The leading Swiss media group
Tamedia is the leading and by far most profitable Swiss media group. With it’s digital platforms, Tamedia reaches four of five people living in Switzerland, and two-thirds of them read a newspaper or magazine published by the group. Half of profits are already coming from digital activities. The company employs 3,300 staff members in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Germany and has been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange since 2000 (TAMN, CH0011178255). The founding family stills holds a majority stake in the company.
History of Tamedia
1893: Foundation of the company
2000: IPO of Tamedia AG
2003-2005: Takeover of 20 Minuten Switzerland
2004-2010: Takeover of Homegate AG
2007-2008: Merger with Espace Media Groupe
2009-2011: Merger with the Swiss activities of Edipresse
2012: Takeover of jobs.ch in partnership with Ringier
2014: Swisscom and Tamedia reach agreement on a common approach in the market for directory services
2015: Tamedia takes over the Ricardo Group
2016: Acquisition of chatbot scheduling assistant Meekan for Doodle
Classifieds, Marketplaces & Services Number one positions in the Swiss real estate (homegate.ch), jobs (JobCloud) and general classifieds markets (tutti.ch) as well as in marketplaces (ricardo.ch).
Publishing Regional Largest publisher of paid dailies and news sites in Switzerland: such as Tages-Anzeiger, 24 heures, etc.
Publishing National 20 Minuten free daily, the only one in all three languages.
Classifieds & marketplaces Expand number 1-positions into new markets and leverage Tamedia’s unrivalled digital reach and data potential for new advertising offers.
Paid Media To successfully leverage the synergies of Switzerland’s largest newspaper network to work on costs and maintain profitability in a shrinking market and increase digital subscriptions with new offers.
Free media Expand the highly successful free media network into new markets such as Austria.
Key figures 2016 (in CHF mn)
|Operating income before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)||201.0||243.4||-17.5%|
|Operating income (EBIT)||113.5||130.6||-13.1%|
|...of which attributable to Tamedia shareholder||104.7||321.4||-67.4%|
|...of which attributable to non-controlling interests||17.6||12.6||39.5%|
|Operating revenue by division (third parties)||2016||2015||Change|
|Balance sheet total||2'421.1||2'508.9||-3.5%|
|Financial key data||2016||2015||Change|
|Return on equity||7.0||20.1||-65.3%|
|Employee key data||2016||2015||Change|
|Headcount as of balance sheet date (1)||3'296||3'366||-2.1%|
|Revenue per employee (2)
in CHF 000
|Key figures per share||2016||2015||Change|
|Net income per share in CHF||9.89||30.32||-67.4%|
|Dividends per share in CHF (3)||4.5||4.5||0.0%|
|Dividend yield (4)||2.9%||2.6%||9.6%|
|Price/earnings ratio (4)||15.8||5.6||179.8%|
(1) Number of full-time equivalent
(2) Based on the average number of employees
(3) Proposed appropriation of profit by the Board of Directors
(4) Based on year-end-price