Tamedia

The leading Swiss media group

About Tamedia

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.

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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

Divisions

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.

Strategic highlights

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)

Income Statement 2016 2015 Change
Revenues 1'004.8 1'063.8 -5.5%
Operating income before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) 201.0 243.4 -17.5%
Margin 20.0% 22.9% -12.6%
Operating income (EBIT) 113.5 130.6 -13.1%
Margin 11.3% 12.3% -8.0%
Net income... 122.3 334.0 -63.4%
...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
Publishing Regional 425.2 468.8 -9.3%
Publishing National 354.0 374.0 -5.4%
Digital 225.6 221.0 2.1%
Balance sheet 2016 2015 Change
Current assets 308.9 343.2 -10.0%
Non-current assets 2'112.2 2'165.6 -2.5%
Balance sheet total 2'421.1 2'508.9 -3.5%
Liabilities 665.0 847.4 -21.5%
Equity 1'756.1 1'661.5 5.7%
Financial key data 2016 2015 Change
Equity ratio 72.5 66.2 9.5%
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
306.2 318.7 -3.9%
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

Chairman, CEO and CFO

Dr. Pietro Supino

Dr. Pietro Supino

Publisher and Chairman of the Board of Directors, of the Journalism Committee, of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, of the Business Development Committee and of the Advisory Board for Media Technology and Innovation

Christoph Tonini

Christoph Tonini

Chief Executive Officer

Sandro Macciacchini

Sandro Macciacchini

Head of the Finances & Human Resources Division

Contact

Christoph Zimmer

Christoph Zimmer

Head of Communications

+41 44 248 41 35

Michele Paparone

Michele Paparone

Investor Relations Tamedia

+41 44 248 41 92

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