United Internet AG

United Internet AG

United Internet AG

Overview
Date Founded

1988

Headquarters

Elgendorfer Strasse 57, Montabaur, 56410, DEU

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

9,414

Industries

Internet Software & Services

Company Description

United Internet AG engages in the provision of Internet services. It operates through the following segments: Access and Applications. The Access segment comprises fixed line and mobile access products, including the corresponding applications such as home networks, online storage, telephony and entertainment. The Applications segment includes ad-financed and free based subscriptions such as domains, home pages, webhosting and e-shops, personal information management applications, group work, online storage and office software. The company was founded by Ralph Dommermuth on January 29, 1998 and is headquartered in Montabaur, Germany.

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May 9, 2018
EQS-News: United Internet with successful Q1 2018
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November 22, 2017
EQS-News: Drillisch AG: Change in the supervisory board
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Supervisory Board

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Recent Transactions
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Axel Springer Digital GmbH, Awin AG purchase affilinet GmbH from United Internet AG

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Drillisch AG purchases 1&1 Telecommunication AG from United Internet AG

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United Internet AG purchases ProfitBricks GmbH

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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Zalando SE operates online retail stores, which offers shoes and fashion apparels. Its products include apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. The company was founded by Robert Gentz and David Schneider in October 2008 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Deutsche Telekom AG engages in the provision of telecommunication and information technology services. It operates through the following segments: Germany, United States, Europe, and Systems Solutions, and Group Headquarters and Group Services. The Germany segment comprises all fixed-network and mobile activities. The United States segment combines all mobile activities in the U.S. market. The Europe segment encompasses all fixed-network and mobile operations of the national companies in Greece, Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Austria, Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro. The Systems Solutions segment offers integrated solutions for fixed and mobile networks, highly secure data centers, and comprehensive cloud ecosystem made up of standardized platforms, and global partnerships. The Group Headquarters and Group Services segment focuses on board department such as gloabl network factory, and group technology unit as well as the Pan-Net industries. The company was founded on January 2, 1995 and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$9.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$13.4B
Earnings Per Share
$3.07
Revenue
$4.21B
Net Profit
$614M
EBITDA
$947M
EBITDAMargin
22.52%
Total Debt
$2.05B
Total Equity
$4.05B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.18x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
14.11x
TEVNet Income
21.75x
Debt TEV
0.15x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11.13%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11.91%
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preisauskunft.de AG online Informationssysteme operates as an Internet shopping portal. Its products include computers, digital cameras, notebooks, Mp-3 players, Sports and music instruments, bicycles, fitness equipment, CDs, books, videocassettes, and house hold furniture. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Versatel GmbH provides telecommunication services. It offers data, voice, fixed data lines, value-added and Internet services for business and residential customers. The firm operates through three business segments, including residential, business and wholesale. Its residential segment markets telephony and broadband products. The firm's wholesale segment offers interconnection services to carry voice and data traffic, and marketing lines and broadband capacity. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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Rocket Internet SE operates as a holding company, which engages in the provision of Internet platform. It operates through the following segments: HelloFresh, GFG, Jumia, Home and Living, and Other. The HelloFresh segment provides personalized fresh food at home. The GFG segment operates the Lamoda, Dafiti, Namshi, and Zalora online fashion platforms. The Jumia segment provides fashion, beauty, electronics, phones, and grocery products; and online services. The Home and Living segment retails home, home design, and living products operating in Europe, Latin America, Europe, CIS, and Latin America via Home24 and Westwing. The Other segment includes the business activities of Rocket Internet SE, joint ventures Asia Internet Holding, and Middle East Internet Holding. The company was founded by Oliver Samwer on June 4, 2007 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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Suppliers
Weborama SA Internet Software & Services | Paris, IF

Weborama SA provides Internet marketing services for advertisers, communication agencies, and website publishers. It is an audience driven advertising platform, which adapts to the new digital advertising ecosystem and translates into an original approach to the transformation of raw data into marketing value. The company was founded by Rodolphe Rodrigues, Sunny Paris and François Chassaing on May 6, 1998 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Deutsche Telekom AG Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications | Bonn, NW

Deutsche Telekom AG engages in the provision of telecommunication and information technology services. It operates through the following segments: Germany, United States, Europe, and Systems Solutions, and Group Headquarters and Group Services. The Germany segment comprises all fixed-network and mobile activities. The United States segment combines all mobile activities in the U.S. market. The Europe segment encompasses all fixed-network and mobile operations of the national companies in Greece, Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Austria, Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro. The Systems Solutions segment offers integrated solutions for fixed and mobile networks, highly secure data centers, and comprehensive cloud ecosystem made up of standardized platforms, and global partnerships. The Group Headquarters and Group Services segment focuses on board department such as gloabl network factory, and group technology unit as well as the Pan-Net industries. The company was founded on January 2, 1995 and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

Symantec Corporation IT Consulting & Services | Cupertino, CA

Symantec Corp. engages in the provision of security, storage, and systems management solutions. It operates through the Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security segments. The Consumer Digital Safety segment focuses on providing a digital safety solution to protect information, devices, networks, and the identities of consumers. It includes Norton-branded services, which provides multi-layer security across desktop and mobile operating systems, public wireless fibre connections, and home networks, to defend against increasingly online threats to individuals, families and small businesses, and LifeLock-branded identity protection services. The Enterprise Security segment protects organizations to conduct business while leveraging new platforms and data. It includes endpoint protection products, endpoint management, messaging and information protection products, cyber security services, website security, and web and cloud security offerings. The company was founded by Gary Hendrix in April 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Competitors
Microsoft Corporation Computer Software - REDMOND, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the provision of developing and marketing software and hardware services. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and intelligent devices. It also offers server applications for distributed computing environments, productivity applications, business solution applications, desktop and server management tools, software development tools, video games, and online advertising. It operates through the following segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment consists of products and cloud services in portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services. It comprises of office commercial, office consumer, and microsoft dynamics business solutions. The Intelligent Cloud segment offers hybrid server products and cloud services. It comprises of server products and cloud services and enterprise services. The More Personal Computing segment comprises of windows, devices, gaming, and search advertising. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Alphabet, Inc. Computer Software - Mountain View, California

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Verizon Communications, Inc. IT Consulting & Services - TEXAS

Verizon Communications, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision wireless communications products and services. It operates through Wireless, and Wireline segments. The Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, which are provided to consumer, business, and government customers. The Wireline segment offers broadband video and data; corporate networking solutions; data center and cloud services; security and managed network services; and local and long distance voice services. The company was founded on June 30, 2000 and is headquartered in New York, NY.