1&1 Drillisch AG - Das Unternehmen
1&1 Drillisch AG - Das Unternehmen

1&1 Drillisch AG Company Profile and Outlook

Company Portrait

1&1 Drillisch AG is a listed stock corporation and one of the large network-independent telecommunications providers in Germany. The Company provides its customers with a comprehensive portfolio of services and products from the fields of DSL, mobile voice and data services. The core business of 1&1 Drillisch Group is telecommunications and is essentially conducted by the wholly-owned subsidiaries Drillisch Online AG ("Drillisch Online"), Maintal, and 1&1 Telecommunication SE ("1&1"), Montabaur. Drillisch's primary activity is the marketing of postpaid and prepaid products in the networks of Telefónica and Vodafone as well as landline and DSL products, including the related applications (such as home networking, online storage, telephony, video on demand or IPTV).

The Group has a total workforce of about 2.860 associates. In FY 2017, we realised revenues of €2,812.3 million (2016: €2,430.1 million).

Despite the investments in customer growth, the adjusted consolidated EBITDA from the continued operation (earnings from the continued operation before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) increased by €144.3 million (37.2%) to €532.2 million in fiscal year 2017 (2016: €387.9 million). The adjusted EBITDA margin from the continued operation rose to 18.9% (2016: 16.0%).


1&1 Drillisch in an excellent position to take the next steps in the Company’s development and is looking ahead to the future with confidence. 1&1 Drillisch is planning an increase of about 1.2 million in the number of customer contracts subject to charge. Growth drivers are coordinated brand management, higher marketing budgets and the significantly increased offering of subsidised smartphones (mostly without initial additional payment) in sales via GMX and WEB.DE as well as for the 1&1 Drillisch discount brands (smartmobil.de, yourfone, winSIM and others). These measures will affect both new and current customers.

In May 2014, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) promulgated the standard IFRS 15 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”. Application is mandatory for reporting periods beginning on 1 January 2018 and later.

Based on IFRS 15, 1&1 Drillisch projects a rise in revenue to about €3.7 billion (2017: €2.8 billion) in fiscal year 2018. This will result from the planned organic growth, the consolidation of Drillisch for the entire year and the increased offering of subsidised smartphones in conjunction with the earlier realisation of hardware sales in accordance with IFRS 15 (revenue effect: approximately €200 million).

The EBITDA in the Group is expected to reach approximately €3.7 billion (2017: €2.8 billion). This includes about €300 million in diminished earnings from the additional subsidies for smartphones (recovered via higher rate prices) and the contrary positive effect of about €300 million from balance sheet disclosures pursuant to IFRS 15. Synergies of about €50 million from the merger of 1&1 and Drillisch, related especially to savings during the procurement of network advance services and smartphones, are also included in the planned EBITDA. These cost savings are contrasted by about €30 million in diminished earnings from an increased marketing budget and about €20 million in one-off expenditures for integration projects.

Press Releases


Drillisch AG

Implementation of the planned change in the Management Board following closing of the overall transaction
Drillisch AG
Maintal, October 17, 2017: The Local Court Hanau has appointed Mr. Kurt Dobitsch, Mr. Kai-Uwe Ricke and Mr. Michael Scheeren as members of the Supervisory Board of Drillisch AG with effect as of October 16, 2017. The appointment of the three candidates named by United Internet AG took place after...


Drillisch AG

Drillisch AG: Implementation of the planned change in the Management Board
Maintal, September 29, 2017. After completion of the step-by-step acquisition of 1&1 Telecommunication SE by Drillisch AG, the Management Board Spokesman of Drillisch AG, Mr. Vlasios Choulidis, resigns from Drillisch AG’s Management Board as planned. This had already been agreed between the company and United Internet AG in the Business...


Drillisch AG

United Internet and Drillisch successfully complete overall transaction
Joint Press Release of United Internet AG and Drillisch AG
Montabaur/Maintal, September 8, 2017. Drillisch AG successfully completed the acquisition of 1&1 Telecommunication SE. With today’s registration of the capital increase in the Commercial Register, Drillisch acquired the remaining 92.25 percent of 1&1 Telecommunication. The capital increase had been approved by an extraordinary general meeting of Drillisch on July 25,...
Further press releases


Annual Report 2017

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Income Statement Q3 2017

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Report of the first half-year 2017

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Report of the first quarter of 2017

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Annual Report 2016

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Further reports
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