Consolidated Income Statement

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in € millionsNotes20172016 (adjusted)
Other operating income2568613
Cost of materials14(5,487)(5,487)
Royalty and license fees(1,547)(1,462)
Personnel costs3(5,541)(5,375)
Amortization/depreciation, impairment losses and reversals on intangible assets and property, plant and equipment4(691)(632)
Other operating expenses5(2,781)(2,866)
Results from investments accounted for using the equity method126329
Impairment losses and reversals on investments accounted for using the equity method12(50)(4)
Results from financial assets6(10)(8)
Results from disposals of investments1318241
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)1,8961,799
Interest income71413
Interest expenses7(134)(146)
Other financial income82614
Other financial expenses8(125)(125)
Financial result(219)(244)
Earnings before taxes from continuing operations1,6771,555
Income tax expense9(472)(419)
Earnings after taxes from continuing operations1,2051,136
Earnings after taxes from discontinued operations(7)1
Group profit or loss1,1981,137
attributable to:
Bertelsmann shareholders
Earnings from continuing operations783685
Earnings from discontinued operations(7)1
Earnings attributable to Bertelsmann shareholders776686
Non-controlling interests
Earnings from continuing operations422451
Earnings from discontinued operations
Earnings attributable to non-controlling interests422451