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Overview last five years

Here you can find information about our mid and long-term Group development based on earnings and key financial figures for the last five financial years and about the most relevant information on the number of clients and connections.

Financial data

Deutsche Telekom AG has been reporting according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) since 2005. The financial figures from 2004 and previous years were based on the German GAAP

billions of €

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2020

2019

2018

20172016
Net revenue

25.4

101.0

80.5

75.7

74,9

73,1

Of which: domestic

%

24.5

30.5

32.2

32,8

33,7

Of which: international 

%

75.5

69.5

67.8

67,2

66,3

Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)

2,4

12.8

9.5

8.0

9,4

9,2

Net profit (loss)

29,4

4.2

3.9

2.2

3,5

2,7

Net profit (loss) (adjusted for special factors)

46,8

5.7

4.9

4.5

6,0

4,1

EBITDA

6,3

38.6

27.1

21.8

24,0

22,5

EBITDA (adjusted for special factors)

3,8

40.4

28.7

23.3

22,2

21,4

EBITDA AL margin (adjusted for special factors)a 

%

34.7

30.7

30.5

29,7

29,3

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

ROCE %

%

4.6

5.1

4.7

5,8

5,7

billions of €

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2020

2019

2018

20172016
Total assets

55.2

264.9

170.7

145.4

141,3

148,5

Shareholders’ equity

56.9

72.6

46.2

43.4

42,5

38,8

Equity ratio

%

27.4

27.1

29.9

30,0

26,2

Net debt

58.1

120.2

76.0

55.4

50,8

50,0

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

2.78

2.65

2.4

2,3

2,3

billions of €

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2020

2019

2018

20172016
Net cash from operating activities

2.9

23.7

23.1

17.9

17,2

15,5

Cash capex

30.2

(18.7)

(14.4)

(12.5)

(19.5)

(13.6)

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

6.1

10.8

10.1

6.2

5,5

4,9

Net cash used in investing activities

59.2

(22.6)

(14.2)

(14.3)

(16.8)

(13.6)

Net cash (used in) from financing activities

n.a.

(7.6)

(7.1)

(3.3)

(4.6)

(1.3)

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2020

2019

2018

20172016
(full-time equivalents, without trainees)

 thousands

5.0

224

213

216

216

221

Revenue per employee

 thousands of €

19.4

451.8

378.4

349.7

346,2

331,4

Change
compared to
prior year
(%)

2020

2019

2018

20172016
Earnings per share (basic and diluted)

7.3

0.88

0.82

0.46

0,74

0,58

Dividend per sharec

0.0

0.60

0.60

0.70

0,65

0,60

Total dividendd

billions of €

0.0

2.8

2.8

3.3

3.1

2.8

Total number of ordinary shares at the reporting datee

 millions

0.0

4,761

4,761

4,761

4,761

4,677

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.

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Non-financial performance indicators

Change compared to prior year (%)

2020

2019

2018

20172016
Mobile customers

31.4

241.8

184.0

178.4

168,4

165,0

Fixed-network lines

(0.7)

27.4

27.5

27.9

27,9

28,5

Broadband customers

3.5

21.7

21.0

20.2

18,9

18,4

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