Picture Five years overview

Longterm development of important KPIs at a glance

Here you find an overview of the most important KPIs and how they developed in the past.

In millions

Change compared to prior year (%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

Mobile customers

2.8

248.2

241.8

184.0

168,4

165,0

156.4

150.5

142.5

Fixed-network lines

(4.7)

26.1

27.4

27.5

27.9

28.5

29.0

29.8

30.8

Broadband customers

0.7

21.6

21.7

21.0

18.9

18.4

17.8

17.4

17.1

billions of €

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

Net revenue

7.7

108.8

101.0

80.5

75.7

74,9

73,1

69.2

62.7

Of which: domestic

%

23.0

24.5

30.5

32.2

32,8

33,7

36.2

39.9

Of which: international 

%

77.0

75.5

69.5

67.8

67,2

66,3

63.8

60.1

Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)

2.0

13.1

12.8

9.5

8.0

9,4

9,2

7.0

7.2

Net profit (loss)

0.4

4.2

4.2

3.9

2.2

3,5

2,7

3.3

2.9

Net profit (loss) (adjusted for special factors)

2.6

5.9

5.7

4.9

4.5

6,0

4,1

4.1

2.4

EBITDA

4.9

40.5

38.6

27.1

21.8

24,0

22,5

18.4

17.8

EBITDA (adjusted for special factors)

6.9

43.2

40.4

28.7

23.3

22,2

21,4

19.9

17.6

EBITDA AL margin (adjusted for special factors)a 

%

34.3

34.7

30.7

30.5

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

ROCE %

%

4.1

4.6

5.1

4.7

5,8

5,7

4.8

5.5

billions of €

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

Total assets

6.3

281.6

264.9

170.7

145.4

141,3

148,5

143.9

129.4

Shareholders’ equity

12.3

81.5

72.6

46.2

43.4

42,5

38,8

38.2

34.1

Equity ratio

%

28.9

27.4

27.1

29.9

30,0

26,2

26.5

26.3

Net debt

9.9

132.1

120.2

76.0

55.4

50,8

50,0

47.6

42.5

Relative debt (Net debt/EBITDA (adjusted for special factors))

3.06

2.78

2.65

2.4

2,3

2,3

2.4

2.4

billions of €

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

Net cash from operating activities

35.5

32.2

23.7

23.1

17.9

17.2

15.5

15.0

13.4

Cash capex

41.0

26.4

(18.7)

(14.4)

(12.5)

(19.5)

(13.6)

(14.6)

(11.8)

Free cash flow (before dividend payments, spectrum investment)b

33.2

14.3

10.8

10.1

6.2

5,5

4,9

4.5

4.1

Net cash used in investing activities

21.0

(27.4)

(22.6)

(14.2)

(14.3)

(16.8)

(13.6)

(15.0)

(10.8)

Net cash (used in) from financing activities

n.a.

(10.8)

(7.6)

(7.1)

(3.3)

(4.6)

(1.3)

(0.9)

(3.4)

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

Energy consumption in GWh

3.7

13,323

12,843

9,324

9,224

8,943

8,531

8,845

9,092

CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) in kt CO2

90.2

247

2,512

1,797

2,354

2,896

4,169

4,364

n.a.

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

(full-time equivalents, without trainees)

 thousands

3.1

217

224

213

216

216

221

226

228

Revenue per employee

 thousands of €

n.a.

n.a.

451.8

378.4

349.7

346,2

331,4

n.a.

n.a.

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2021

2020

2019

2018

20172016

2015

2014

Earnings per share (basic and diluted)

1.1

0.87

0.88

0.82

0.46

0,74

0,58

0.71

0.65

Dividend per sharec

6.7

0.64

0.60

0.60

0.70

0,65

0,60

0.55

0.50

Total dividendd

billions of €

12.4

3.2

2.8

2.8

3.3

3.1

2.8

2.5

2.3

Total number of ordinary shares at the reporting datee

 millions

1.5

4.813

4,761

4,761

4,761

4,761

4,677

4,553

4,476

a Comparatives for 2018 were calculated on a pro forma basis for the key performance indicators redefined as of January 1, 2019 following the introduction of the IFRS 16 accounting standard.
b And before interest payments for zero-coupon bonds and termination of forward-payer swaps at T‑Mobile US (both in 2020), as well as before AT&T transaction and compensation payments for MetroPCS employees (both in 2013).
c Subject to approval by the relevant bodies and the fulfillment of other legal requirements.
d Subject to approval by the 2021 shareholders’ meeting concerning the dividend payments for the 2020 financial year. For further information, please refer to Note 34 “Dividend per share” in the notes to the consolidated financial statements.
e Including treasury shares held by Deutsche Telekom AG.

The figures have been rounded in accordance with standard commercial practice. This may mean that individual values do not add up exactly to the totals given.

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