Consolidated Income Statement  

in € millionsH1 2015H1 2014
Other operating income251289
Changes in inventories183200
Own costs capitalized159
Cost of materials(2,723)(2,861)
Royalty and license fees(666)(540)
Personnel costs(2,663)(2,524)
Amortization/depreciation, impairment losses and reversals of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment(293)(389)
Other operating expenses(1,501)(1,504)
Results from investments accounted for using the equity method428
Impairment and reversals of impairment on investments accounted for using the equity method
Results from financial assets6(3)
Results from disposals of investments176
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)670557
Interest income910
Interest expenses(66)(58)
Other financial income67
Other financial expenses(68)(84)
Financial result(119)(125)
Earnings before taxes from continuing operations551432
Income taxes(156)(178)
Earnings after taxes from continuing operations395254
Earnings after taxes from discontinued operations33
Group profit or loss398257
attributable to:
Bertelsmann shareholders
Earnings from continuing operations214121
Earnings from discontinued operations33
Earnings attributable to Bertelsmann shareholders217124
Non-controlling interests
Earnings from continuing operations181133
Earnings from discontinued operations
Earnings attributable to non-controlling interests181133