Press & ad hoc releases
Consolidated annual results for fiscal year 2022/23
Edel SE & Co. KGaA in Hamburg increased its sales and consolidated net income for the past financial year 2022/23 (1 October 2022 – 30 September 2023) compared to the previous year. The consolidated turnover of Edel SE & Co. KGaA rose by 1.2% from EUR 277.0 million in the previous year to EUR 280.2 million. EBITDA rose by 1.2% to EUR 31.3 million after EUR 31.0 million in the previous year. EBIT increased from EUR 21.5 million to EUR 22.2 million. Consolidated net profit for the year rose by 2.8% from EUR 12.4 million in the previous financial year to EUR 12.7 million. Earnings after minority interests rose from EUR 11.6 million to EUR 12.2 million. Earnings per share thus totalled EUR 0.57 (previous year: EUR 0.54). The result includes the effects of the adjustment posting for the first half of 2022/23.
Preliminary data for the 2022/23 business year
Edel SE & Co. KGaA in Hamburg was able to increase its sales and consolidated net income for the past financial year compared to the previous year based on the preliminary earnings figures. The consolidated sales of Edel SE & Co. KGaA rose by 1.2% from EUR 277.0 million in the previous year to EUR 280.2 million in the 2022/23 financial year (1 October 2022 – 30 September 2023). EBITDA rose by 1.2% to EUR 31.3 million after EUR 31.0 million in the previous year. EBIT increased from EUR 21.5 million to EUR 22.2 million. Consolidated net profit for the year rose by 2.8% from EUR 12.4 million in the previous financial year to EUR 12.7 million. Earnings after minority interests rose from EUR 11.6 million to EUR 12.2 million. Earnings per share thus totalled EUR 0.57 (previous year: EUR 0.54). The result still includes the effects of the adjustment posting for the first half of 2022/23.
Edel Kids is honored with the Licensing International Germany Industry Award 2023
Edel Kids, one of the leading brands infamily entertainment in Germany and part of the Edel Group, proudly announces the receipt of the prestigious Licensing Industry Award 2023. During the annual Licensing Convention on Tuesday evening, the highly sought-after Licensing Awards were presented. The world’s leading association in media licenses, brands, and merchandising acknowledges the industry’s best for their outstanding achievements in the licensing industry. The Licensing Industry Award recognizes companies that have significantly shaped and influenced the licensing sector over decades.
Edel acquires majority stake in WVG Medien from Splendid Medien AG – continuation of physical home entertainment distribution for the Splendid Group
Edel SE & Co. KGaA acquires a majority stake in WVG Medien GmbH from Splendid Medien AG with effect from October 1, 2023. WVG Medien will – now newly under the umbrella of Edel, but as before under the management of Alexander Welzhofer – continue the distribution for the physical home entertainment programs (Blu-ray and DVD) of the Splendid Group companies Splendid Film GmbH and Polyband Medien GmbH.
Edel Motion + Pandastorm Pictures take TikTok: Welcome to the “16MM ZONE
Edel Motion and Pandastorm Pictures are teaming up for the TikTok Brand “16MM ZONE.” The two film and series labels release new film and series tips and trailers as well as scene clips and memes daily. So far, they reached over 200 followers on the “16MM ZONE” TikTok account and have over 8000 likes. The goal of “16MM ZONE” is to create a brand that brings film and series lovers together. With the help of entertaining TikToks, attention is to be drawn to new high-quality films and series.
BioVinyl – A sustainable vinyl record
In cooperation with PlastChem, optimal media has developed an innovative product that is being offered worldwide for the first time and exclusively by us – the BioVinyl. BioVinyl is a sustainable product made from bio-based PVC (polyvinyl chloride). The petroleum previously required for PVC production is replaced here by recycling used cooking oil or industrial waste gases. Through the use of renewable energies and recycled raw materials, CO2 emissions are significantly reduced. In line with its sustainability strategy, optimal media always pursues the principle of avoidance, reduction and reuse in order to handle valuable resources responsibly. In addition to energy-efficient production facilities, the first sustainable vinyl record was introduced as early as 2020. The ReVinyl, which is pressed on the basis of 100 percent recycled material from the in-house production process, and has since been offered in both black and random colour mixes.
Multi-platinum hard rock legends EXTREME return with a loud bang
Freshly signed to earMUSIC, the international pop-rock label of Edel Music & Entertainment GmbH, the current studio album “SIX” celebrates worldwide success and reaches top positions in the global charts. The “Rock Album of the Year” (Rock Hard) charted among others at #10 in the US Billboard Top Albums and #2 in the US Billboard Rock charts, achieved the first Top Ten placement ever for EXTREME in no less than three countries (#8 in Germany, #4 in Austria & Switzerland), charted at #12 in Japan and reached a total of 15 Top 50 placements. On the day of its release, “SIX” dominated the global iTunes charts, finding itself at #1 on the Top Albums chart 7x worldwide, #1 on the Rock chart 17x, and over 20x on the Top 4-iTunes chart.
Half-year figures 2022/23: Sales up 12% to 150.9 million euros – Operating profit up on previous year
Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) from Hamburg was able to increase its sales by a further 12% in the first half of the 2022/23 fiscal year (October 01, 2022 – March 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 150.9 million euros compared with 135.2 million euros in the first half of the previous fiscal year 2022. Net income for the half year fell to 6.0 million euros from 7.7 million euros (-22%) and, after deducting minority interests, to 5.7 million euros from 7.3 million euros (-23%).
Ad hoc announcement: Change in Supervisory Board of Edel SE & Co. KGaA
Joel Weinstein, a long-standing member of the Supervisory Board of Edel SE & Co KGaA, will resign from his Supervisory Board mandate for personal reasons with effect from the end of the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on March 30. Ms. Sabine Eckhardt will be available for election as her successor. It is also planned to elect Ms. Eckhardt as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, as the current Chairman, Dr. Joerg Pfuhl, is no longer available for this office at his own request. However, he will continue to serve as a member of the Supervisory Board of Edel SE & Co KGaA alongside Charles Caldas.
Consolidated annual results for fiscal year 2021/22
Edel SE & Co. KGaA in Hamburg has been able to increase sales and consolidated net income for the past fiscal year 2021/22 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022) compared to the previous year. The consolidated revenue of Edel SE & Co. KGaA rose by 10% from EUR 251.3 million in the previous year to EUR 277.0 million. EBITDA rose by 19% to EUR 31.0 million from EUR 25.9 million in the previous year. EBIT increased from EUR 16.9 million to EUR 21.5 million. Consolidated net income rose by 68% from EUR 7.4 million in the previous fiscal year to EUR 12.4 million.
Ad hoc announcement Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Dividend of 0,30 EUR for fiscal year 2021/22
The management of Hamburger Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) decided today to propose to the Annual General Meeting, which is expected to take place in spring 2023, the distribution of an increased dividend of 0,30 EUR per share (previous year 0,20 EUR per share) to its shareholders.
Preliminary data for the 2021/22 business year
oday, the management analysed the first, preliminary financial data for the 2021/22 financial year that ended on 30 September 2022. It now expects that the previously forecast consolidated net income (before minority interests) of EUR 10.0 – 15.0 million will actually be between EUR 12.0 and 12.5 million. Due to higher profit shares of the 100% group subsidiaries, the group net profit after minority interests will increase to between EUR 11.3 and 11.8 million…
Alphaville chart orchestral project “Eternally Yours” sensationally at #2 in the album charts
The Alphaville project “Eternally Yours” enters the official German Album Charts at position 2 and thus celebrates the highest album chart entry in the band’s almost 40-year history. Alphaville founder and singer Marian Gold: “We are all very happy about this great success of ‘Eternally Yours’. For Alphaville, a long-awaited dream has come true to realise this album, which had been planned for decades, together with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. And now we can share the result with our fans, in the charts …
Jazz legend Rolf Kühn has passed away in Berlin at the age of 92
It is with a heavy heart that wife Melanie Kühn, brother Joachim Kühn, the Jazzhaus Artists agency and the label Edel/MPS announce the death of jazz clarinettist Rolf Kühn on August 18, 2022 in Berlin. Rolf Kühn could look back on an eventful life. Born in Cologne in 1929 and raised in Leipzig, his childhood was marked by repressions he had to endure as a “half-Jew” in the Third Reich. Already during this time he devoted himself to his beloved clarinet. After an engagement with the RIAS Dance Orchestra in the early 1950s, he lived in…
Edel, ZDF and b.water Animation studioS win the “Goldener Spatz” with their newly produced animated series Pettersson and Findus
The popular children’s media festival “Goldener Spatz”, which takes place once a year in Gera and Erfurt, is the largest festival for German-language children’s media. For six days, pre-selected film and television contributions for children and young people are presented from a large number of submissions. The sponsor of the more than 70 events is the German Children’s Media Foundation “Goldener Spatz”. A distinctive feature of the festival is that the prizes in the various categories are…
Half-year figures: Sales up to 135.2 million euros – sharp rise in costs offset
Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) from Hamburg was able to further increase sales and consolidated net income in the first half of the 2021/22 fiscal year (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022). Sales of 135.2 million euros were achieved, an increase of 10% compared with the same half of the previous year (123.3 million euros). Net income for the half-year rose to 7.7 million euros from 4.6 million euros (+68%) and, after deduction of minority interests, to 7.3 million euros from 4.2 million …
Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Charles Caldas new member of supervisory board
Charles Caldas was elected as a new supervisory board member of Edel, one of Europe’s leading independent music companies based in Hamburg, alongside the existing board members Joel H. Weinstein and Dr. Joerg Pfuhl. Charles Caldas has decades of experience in the music industry and has long been associated with the Edel Group. In the 1990s, he was already CEO of Shock Entertainment Group, then the Edel Group’s Australian distribution partner. He also served as CEO for twelve years at Merlin …
Ad hoc announcement Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Higher earnings forecast for fiscal year 2021/22
The management of Hamburger Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) today analyzed financial data for the fiscal year 2021/22 ending September 30, 2022. It now expects that the previously forecast consolidated net income (before minority interests) will actually be between EUR 10.0 million and EUR 15.0 million (previous forecast EUR 7.0 million to EUR 9.0 million). This assumption is based on…
ALPHAVILLE with first orchestral album in band’s history on label Neue Meister
Alphaville has made itself immortal with international pop hits like “Forever Young”, “Big in Japan” or “Sounds Like A Melody”. After almost 40 years of band history, the time is ripe for a very special project: the re-recording of the greatest and most important hits along with newly created songs in a grandiose orchestral arrangement with the unique voice of the band’s lead singer, Marian Gold. The double album will be released by the label Neue Meister (Edel) in autumn 2022. For spring 2023 is …
Preliminary consolidated net income for fiscal 2020/21
Edel SE & Co. KGaA in Hamburg was able to increase its sales and consolidated net income year-on-year on the basis of preliminary earnings figures for the past fiscal year. Consolidated sales of Edel SE & Co. KGaA rose by 17% from EUR 214.1 million in the previous year to EUR 251.3 million in fiscal year 2020/21 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021). EBITDA increased by 38% to EUR 25.9 million, compared to EUR 18.8 million in the previous year. EBIT increased from EUR 9.3 million to EUR 16.9 million. The consolidated net profit for the year increased …
Ad hoc announcement Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Dividend of 0,20 EUR for fiscal year 2020/21
The management of Hamburger Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) decided today to propose to the Annual General Meeting, which is expected to take place in spring 2022, the distribution of an increased dividend of 0,20 EUR per share (previous year 0,10 EUR per share) to its shareholders. As the distribution will …
First SPIEGEL bestseller for EDEL SPORTS
“Hanning. Power. Handball.” is the first bestseller of the still young publishing house EDEL SPORTS. The biography of Bob Hanning is on the SPIEGEL bestseller list (paperback non-fiction) for the second week after a great nationwide media response and rose by seven places to number 11 compared to last week. Due to the continuing high interest, the first edition is already almost sold out, the second edition will be delivered to bookstores this week. The audiobook – read by actor Kevin Spacey’s dubbing voice, Till Hagen – will also be released in early November.
Edel Music & Entertainment GmbH: new company name
As of October 1, 2021, “Music & Entertainment” will finally once again adorn the name of a subsidiary of Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Edel Germany GmbH will be renamed Edel Music & Entertainment GmbH. Together with its Kontor partner companies, Edel is one of …
Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Higher revenue and earnings forecast for fiscal 2020/21
The management of Hamburger Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) today analyzed financial data for the 2020/21 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. The consolidated net income (before minority interests) is expected to be between 5.5 and 7.5 million Euros (previous forecast 4.0 to 6.0 million Euros) and revenues between 240 and 250 million Euros …
New publishing house for sports bestsellers: Edel Verlagsgruppe founds Edel Sports
Edel Sports is the name of the new publishing house of the Edel Verlagsgruppe GmbH. From the fall of 2021, the Hamburg-based media company will bring together its publishing activities in the sports sector under this brand, which were previously part of the Edel Books imprint. With numerous SPIEGEL bestsellers, Edel has established a leading role in the sports book market in recent years; the current top title is the autobiography “Träumen lohnt sich” by national soccer player Robin Gosens. Initially, 10-12 new publications per year are planned for Edel Sports. Stefan Weikert, publishing director of Edel Sports and Edel Books: “As far as narrative sports books are concerned, we are already the leader .in the German-language market. In our estimation, much more..
Half-year figures: Sales up and earnings significantly above previous year
The Hamburg-based media group Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) generated sales of 123.3 million euros in the first half of 2020/21 (October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021), an increase of 11% compared to the same half of the previous year (111.4 million euros). Net income for the half-year rose to 4.6 million euros from 3.0 million euros (+53%) and, after deducting minority interests, to 4.2 million euros from 2.6 million euros (+62%). The results of the interim consolidated financial statements for the first half of the financial year in detail: EBITDA in the first half of 2020/21 was significantly up on the previous…
Christoph Engel new CFO at Edel
Christoph Engel (43) has joined Edel SE & Co. KGaA in Hamburg and reports to Dr. Jonas Haentjes. Jonas Haentjes, who has led the Edel Group since 2018, has brought a new financial expert to the team in Christoph Engel. Christoph Engel studied orchestral music and economics and social sciences and has spent the past 19 years in the automotive industry, 16 of them with the BMW Group in Munich in various management roles in the Financial Services and BMW Motorcycle divisions as well as in Group Audit and Group Strategy/ M&A. There, Christoph led strategic projects ranging from production to digital mobility services…
Skid Row sign to earMUSIC – new album to follow in 2022
earMUSIC is very happy to announce the latest worldwide signing of iconic US hard-rock band SKID ROW, which marks another outstanding artist addition to the label’s roster. The band just started working on their new studio album with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who comes with an impressive track record from his latest works with bands such as Foo Fighters, Rush, Halestorm, Evanescence, Velvet Revolver and Alice in Chains. The band sends the following …
optimal media and Universal Music Group expand cooperation
optimal media GmbH, a subsidiary of Edel SE & Co. KGaA, announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG), the market leader in music entertainment. With this arrangement, the two companies are significantly expanding their cooperation in logistics as well as in the production of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. As a result, optimal media will become not only the central logistics service provider but also …
Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Higher sales and earnings forecast for fiscal 2020/21
The management of Hamburger Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950) today analyzed financial data for the 2020/21 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. It now expects that the previously forecast consolidated net profit (before minority interests) will actually be between EUR 4.0 million and EUR 6.0 million (previous forecast EUR 2.0 million to EUR 2.4 million). Sales forecast to be slightly below the previous year will …
Alice Cooper celebrates first #1 position ever on the German album charts with earMUSIC
earMUSIC and Alice Cooper are celebrating an historical entry at the top of the official German album charts today, with “Detroit Stories”, an album produced for earMUSIC by long-time Cooper partner and co-writer Bob Ezrin. The previous studio album “Paranormal”, released by earMUSIC in 2017, had already broken a few records, giving Alice Cooper some of his best chart entries in 30 years all over the world (#4 in Germany, #6 in the UK). Despite Cooper´s real icon …
Edel creates clear and strong structures for future growth in the book business
The Hamburg-based company Edel has announced a merger of its book publishing activities within the Edel group of companies. In the sense of a homogeneous and growth-oriented corporate structure, all areas relevant to the publishing house are to be bundled in the Edel Verlagsgruppe GmbH in the future. The management will be in the hands of Jürgen Brandt, Dr. Olaf Conrad and Dr. Jonas Haentjes.
Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Preliminary consolidated annual result for fiscal year 2019/20
Edel SE & Co. KGaA (based in Hamburg) was able to increase sales and consolidated net income for the past fiscal year compared to the previous year, based on the preliminary earnings figures for the past fiscal year. The consolidated sales of Edel SE & Co. KGaA increased in fiscal…
Preliminary data for fiscal 2019/20
Today, Management analyzed initial, preliminary financial data for the 2019/20 fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. They now expect that the consolidated net income (before minority interests) of EUR 2.2 million, which was previously forecast to remain unchanged compared to fiscal 2018/19, will actually reach between EUR 2.5 and 2.8 million. Due to higher profit shares…
“Young giants for the next 100 years” – optimal media offers new possibilities for sustainable production
With the campaign “Young giants for the next 100 years” optimal media in cooperation with the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide nature park now also offers the opportunity to support a regional nature conservation project. For a small surcharge of 2% of the order value for print and 5% for data carrier products, customers receive a sustainable product.
Kontor New Media aquires Arising Empire
Kontor New Media and Arising Empire enter a new strong and strategic partnership. As one of the leading European digital distribution companies Kontor New Media has acquired Arising Empire as of the 01st July, founded in 2015 by Markus Staiger and Tobias “Tobbe” Falarz, the flagship label for Punk, Rock and Metalcore. The future partners jointly look forward…
Half-year figures Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Sales slightly higher, earnings below previous year
The Hamburg-based media group Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950), listed on the Scale Segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, achieved a 3% increase in revenues to EUR 111.4 million in the first half of 2019/20 (1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020) compared to the same period last year (EUR 108.1 million). Net income for the first half fell from EUR 3.2 million to EUR 3.0 million and after deduction of minority interests from EUR 2.8 million to EUR 2.6 million.
Laith Al-Deen releases new studio album “Kein Tag umsonst” on 22 May 2020 at earMUSIC
eearMUSIC, the globally operating rock and pop label of Edel Germany GmbH, is happy about the signing of the distinctive German-speaking pop artist Laith Al-Deen. The newest member of the earMUSIC roster is especially close to the heart of Max Vaccaro’s team, as it is the first German-language signing on the label. This was…
Edel Verlagsgruppe launches social media campaign for solidarity with the book trade: #SolidaritätBuchhandel
Under the hashtag #SolidaritätBuchhandel, the Edel Verlagsgruppe (Publishing Group) is initiating a social media campaign for the stationary book trade that reaches millions. Together with authors, influencers, book bloggers and numerous trade partners, millions of followers are to be called …
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Deep Purple announce title and release date of their brand-new studio album. “Whoosh!” follows their worldwide chart-topping albums “inFinite” (2017) and “NOW What?!” (2013). After the suspense and speculations among the fan community created by cryptic messages and interviews by singer Ian Gillan during last December, the band finally confirms the release of their 21st studio album on August 7th, 2020 on earMUSIC.
Actor Robert Atzorn signs book contract with Eden Books
In 2017 Robert Atzorn had very suddenly and followed by a big media echo said goodbye to the public – and he has consistently carried out his plan, despite numerous offers. This year Robert Atzorn will be 75 years old and will now publish his first book “Showering and Teeth Brushing – What really counts in life” in May at Eden Books, an imprint of the Edel Publishing Group.
ZS Verlag ends cooperation with Gault&Millau – Start of cooperation with GUSTO
Since 2017, the Munich-based ZS Verlag has been the publisher of the Gault&Millau Deutschland restaurant and wine guide. The last few years have been a great pleasure for us as publishers in cooperation with the Gault&Millau editor-in-chief. We have expanded and repositioned the Gault&Millau brand for the German market. This is reflected positively in the numerous feedback we have received from the industry.
New signing at Edel Kultur – Queenz of Piano release their first album with Edel
Edel Kultur in Berlin announces a cooperation with Queenz of Piano. The Queenz of Piano combine the virtuosity and depth of classical music with the atmosphere of a pop concert. In times in which there is not only Goethe, but also Fuck ju Goethe, the two pianists break the boundaries between Bach and beats, E and U music, high and pop culture.
Status Quo celebrate great chart success with “Backbone”
earMUSIC is happy about the success of the new Status Quo album “Backbone” in the European charts. The band’s first album after the tragic death of Rick Parfitt and the first studio album after 8 years could immediately #6 in the German and English album charts. It sold 50,000 units in Europe in the first week after its release.
Edel Kids: Three reasons to celebrate
Edel Kids, the home entertainment brand for children’s entertainment of the Edel Group, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Since 1999, the label has been firmly established in countless children’s rooms with releases of radio plays, DVDs and digital productions on successful licensed themes such as Pettersson and Findus, Miraculous, Spirit: wild and free, Barbie, Dragons, Yakari or Mia and me.
New signing at Edel Kultur – Emmanuel Tjeknavorian signs exclusive contract with Berlin Classics
Edel Kultur announces a long-term collaboration with the Viennese violinist and conductor Emmanuel Tjeknavorian for 2020. As part of a new exclusive contract with the Edel Kultur label Berlin Classics, Tjeknavorian’s second album will be released in February 2020, featuring the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and his father Loris Tjeknavorian. The recording took place with the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Pablo Gonzáles.