Annual Report 2019

dpa group remains on course for growth, increases revenue to more than 140 million euros for the first time

The German Press-Agency has presented its figures for the 2019 financial year: dpa and its subsidiaries earned a revenue of 142.5 million euros, up from the year before, when that number was at 139.8 million euros. Revenue for the agency’s core business, dpa, has remained nearly the same, at 92.9 million euros. The financial year ended with a profit of 1.3 million euros (2018: 1.5 million euros).

dpa’s subsidiaries also delivered positive results and revenue figures. With its digital products, dpa-infocom once again succeeded in noticeably raising its yearly revenue. The news aktuell GmbH, which has specialized in offering solutions for communications departments and PR agencies, made a significant contribution to the economic success of the dpa group for the financial year 2019. Stable sales and results by the dpa Picture-Alliance GmbH also made a major contribution to the group’s overall outcome.

This dpa annual report deals with the situation of the agency in the months of March and April 2020 in the light of the pandemic. Among other things, editor-in-chief Sven Gösmann and CEO Peter Kropsch describe how the agency received the first corona signals from China, what protective measures were initially taken and how dpa subsequently switched almost entirely to mobile work.

Here you can find the digital version of the annual report 2019. The annual reports of the past years can be found in our archive.