Key figures and outlook

Here you can find all information on the development of the key figures in the last years, a financial summary and our outlook.

Overview of key figures

Revenue (in € million)
Adjusted EBITA (in € million)*
Market capitalisation (in € billion)**
Total dividend per share (in €)

2013 Revenue and EBITDA restated for IFRS 11
2014 EBITDA restated for changes in purchase price allocation
*See Key performance indicators below
**As of 31 December

Financial summary

RTL Group analyses key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage its businesses, including revenue, organic growth/ decline, Adjusted EBITA, Adjusted EBITA margin, net debt, operating cash conversion rate and audience shares in main target groups. RTL Group’s key performance indicators are mostly determined on the basis of so-called alternative performance measures, which are not defined by IFRS. Management believes they are relevant for measuring the performance of the Group’s operations, financial position and cash flows, and for making decisions. These KPIs also provide additional information for users of the financial statements regarding the management of the Group on a consistent basis over time and regularity of reporting. These should not be considered in isolation but as complementary information for evaluating the Group’s business situation. RTL Group’s KPIs may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other groups due to differences in the way these measures are calculated.

Further details can be found in the chapter on key performance indicators.


RTL Group confirms its Adjusted EBITA outlook presented on 5 August 2022. Due to timing effects at Fremantle, RTL Group revised its revenue outlook.

The outlook does not reflect the announced combination of RTL Nederland and Talpa Network in the Netherlands as it is still subject to regulatory approval, but reflects the full consolidation of Gruner + Jahr (as at 1 January 2022), the acquisition of Lux Vide (as at 3 March 2022), Dancing Ledge Productions (as at 6 April 2022) and Element Pictures (as at 10 May 2022) by Fremantle and the sales of RTL Belgium (as at 31 March 2022) and
RTL Croatia (as at 1 June 2022)1.

On this basis and subject to the above:

  • RTL Group expects its revenue to increase to around €7.2 billion (previous guidance: €7.3 to €7.5 billion). The revenue increase is explained by positive scope and foreign exchange rate effects of approximately €0.5 billion and organic revenue growth of around €0.1 billion (previously €0.2 billion to €0.4 billion), depending on the performance of the TV advertising markets in the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • RTL Group expects its Adjusted EBITA for 2022 to be between €1.05 and €1.15 billion, including streaming start-up losses of up to €250 million (2021: €166 million). The Group expects its ‘Adjusted EBITA before streaming start-up losses’ to be between €1.3 and €1.4 billion. As the TV advertising markets have been weaker than expected, RTL Group expects Adjusted EBITA to come in at the lower end of the range.

  • RTL Group’s dividend policy remains unchanged: RTL Group plans to pay out at least 80 per cent of the adjusted full-year net result.




2022e old

2022e new






Adjusted EBITA





Streaming start-up losses




up to €0.25bn

‘Adjusted EBITA before
streaming start-up losses’





RTL Group: strategic targets for the streaming services RTL+ and Videoland


2026e new

Paying subscribers



Streaming revenue



Content spend per annum



Fremantle: revenue target

Fremantle targets full-year revenue of €3 billion by 2025.

To reach this goal and keep up with the increasing demand for content, RTL Group will invest significantly in Fremantle – both organically and via acquisitions – in all territories across drama and film, entertainment and factual shows and documentaries.

1 In addition, the outlook includes, among other scope effects, the deconsolidation of SpotX (as at 30 April 2021) and Ludia (as at 8 September 2021) and the full consolidation of Eureka (as at 17 May 2021), Super RTL (as at 1 July 2021) and This is Nice Group (as at 30 September 2021)

2 Total of Adjusted EBITA from RTL+, Videoland/ RTL XL, Salto and Bedrock as consolidated on RTL Group level. The Adjusted EBITA of RTL+ and Videoland/ RTL XL includes synergies with TV channels on business unit level. For the definition of Adjusted EBITA please see Key performance indicators.