freenet AG

freenet AG

freenet AG

Overview
Date Founded

2005

Headquarters

Local Court Kiel,HRB 7306,Büdelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein 24782

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,886

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications

Company Description

freenet AG is a holding company which engages in the provision of telecommunication services. It operates through the Mobile Communications, TV and Media and Other/Holding segments. The Mobile Communications segment encompasses telecommunications, internet, and applications and devices that are connected to the internet by way of a mobile device. The TV and Media segment comprises all services relating to IPTV, the planning,project management and establishment, operation,service and the marketing of broadcast-related solutions for business clients in the radio and media sector as well as DVB-T. services to end users.The Other/Holding segment involves in rendering of portal services such as e-commerce and advertising services. The company was founded on April 15, 2005 and is headquartered in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Head, Human Resources Management

Corporate Counsel

General Manager-Communications

Head-Group Human Resources

Public Relations Officer

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FvS is an active manager which utilizes their core values of diversification, quality, flexibility, solvency and value to construct portfolios invested in equity, fixed-income, money-market instruments and derivatives across regions and sectors. They work with clients to develop an investment strategy using special funds or customized mandates, offering clear investment guidelines, risk management, securities dealing via a network of international brokers with reporting and independent control throughout the entire process.The firm’s global equity funds target large companies with stable profits, companies with attractive dividend profiles, companies with a proven business model, opportunities with small caps or companies that are restructuring and a small- and mid-cap companies. To determine if a company has an attractive stock market valuation, they employ their in-house CaRat (cash-flow rating) valuation model to select individual stocks, evaluating cash flows that the company is expected to generate on a sustainable basis in relation to the total value of the company.For bonds and convertibles, FvS focuses on government bonds, covered bonds and corporate bonds. They hedge foreign currency risks and select stocks based on fundamental analysis utilizing in-house research tools. They invest in investment-grade and lower-rated bonds and may selectively enter foreign currency risks. Their currency diversification bonds do not hedge currency risks against the euro and employ in-house fundamental research to select currency areas. For global convertible bonds they may combine bonds and call options and hedge foreign currency risks, typically focusing on European convertible bonds.For multi-asset, they invest mainly in shares and bonds with an attractive risk/reward profile and in precious metals. No investment lower limits or benchmark are defined and investment decisions are based on diversification. The investment process is fundamental-driven. Strategy, derived from the macroeconomic environment, and stock selection determine the allocation. They utilize the CaRat model to identify investments. For their SICAV range they invest in global equities, bonds, convertible bonds, currencies, precious metals and investment funds according to the principle of risk diversification. Derivatives may be used for hedging purposes or to optimize income and a percentage of the portfolio may be invested in equities. When selecting individual stocks, they employ rating models developed in-house.

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Shareholder Value Management advises the Frankfurter Aktienfonds für Stiftungen, the Share Value Stiftung and the Shareholder Value Beteiligungen AG. The firm specializes in actively managing investments in European and global small-cap stocks with emphasis on companies in German speaking countries which promise a high dividend yield.

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Polaris Capital Management (PCM) is a global and international value equity manager. The firm employs an unconstrained pure value equity selection process that is characterized as an active, all-cap (multi-cap) global investment strategy. Portfolio construction attempts to balance the capitalization ranges subject to the firm’s value discipline. When constructing portfolios, PCM seeks to achieve better than benchmark returns with lower than benchmark risk where risk is measured as the beta of inception-to-date returns relative to the benchmark of the strategy. To achieve this risk objective portfolios are constructed to diversify the portfolio in at least 15 industry groups, 15 countries and across market capitalizations. There is no restriction on country or industry weightings. Portfolios will have exposure to emerging markets with a maximum of 25% portfolio weighting. Typically, global or international portfolios hold 75 or 50 securities respectively. Portfolios are equally weighted at purchase, and may grow to approximately 5% of portfolio assets before being trimmed. Most investments are held for three to five years resulting in low portfolio turnover. In the portfolio construction process, PCM seeks to include a broad range of market-caps in the portfolio but does not attempt to override the results of the bottom-up investment process.

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Econocom Group SA purchases Energy Net GmbH from freenet AG

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freenet AG, mobilcom-debitel GmbH purchase Media Broadcast GmbH

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freenet AG purchases Sunrise Communications Group AG

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Liberty Interactive Corp. owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies which are primarily engaged in the video and on-line commerce industries. The company's principal businesses and assets include its significant consolidated subsidiaries: QVC, Inc., Backcountry.com, Inc., Bodybuilding.com LLC, CommerceHub and Evite, Inc and its equity affiliates Expedia, Inc., HSN, Inc., FTD Companies, Inc., Interval Leisure Group, Inc. and LendingTree, Inc. QVC markets and sells a wide variety of consumer products primarily through live televised shopping programs distributed to worldwide households. Backcountry operates as an e-retailer for outdoor adventure, cycling, action sports and motorcycle gear and clothing. Bodybuilding is an Internet retailer of sports, fitness, and nutritional supplements. It also hosts an online health-and-fitness publication, offering free fitness content, workout programs, video trainers, recipes and health advice. CommerceHub provides a Software-as-a-Service platform for online retailers and their suppliers (manufacturers, and distributors). The retailers use the company's software to sell products to consumers without physically owning inventory, or managing the fulfillment of those products. Evite provides an online invitation and social event planning service on the web. HSN is an interactive multi-channel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone Brands. HSN offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, mobile, in catalogs, and in bricks-and-mortar stores. Cornerstone Brands comprises home and apparel lifestyle brands, including Ballard Design, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, Chasing Fireflies and Travelsmith. Expedia is an online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to efficiently research, plan, book and experience travel. FTD is a premier floral and gifting company that provides floral, gift and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies in need of floral and gifting solutions. Interval Leisure Group is a global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry. LendingTree is the owner of several brands and businesses that provide information, tools, advice, products and services for critical transactions in their customers' lives. Liberty Interactive was founded on September 23, 2011 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
$3.68B
Total Enterprise Value
$4.88B
Earnings Per Share
$1.78
Revenue
$3.36B
Net Profit
$228M
EBITDA
$364M
EBITDAMargin
10.82%
Total Debt
$1.73B
Total Equity
$1.4B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.45x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.43x
TEVNet Income
21.38x
Debt TEV
0.36x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.73%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.88%
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