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  • Growth investments stepped up again: Multi-channel marketing campaign started, product enhancements implemented, and new products launched
  • Q3 Group revenues increased by 1 % year-on-year to EUR 89.6 million
  • Residential Real Estate business remains strongest growth driver with 3.3 % revenue growth despite continued “free-to-list” initiative

Munich/Berlin, 11 November 2020 – Scout24 Group's business model is proving to be resilient and robust during the Covid-19 (...)

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  • Greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 60 percent
  • Remaining emissions will be compensated
  • Company establishes its own sustainability committee

Munich / Berlin, 9 September 2020 – Scout24 aims to become climate-neutral by 2025. By then, the digital company wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by around 60 percent compared to the base year 2018. In 2020, the company has already saved around 30 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2018, primarily (...)

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  • Revenue from continuing operations is up 1% year-on-year at EUR 173 million 
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin increases to 61%
  • The Residential Real Estate business shows strongest performance with 3% revenue growth
  • New guidance for the year 2020 forecasts revenue roughly at previous year’s level with an ordinary operating EBITDA margin of around 60% 

Munich/Berlin, 13 August 2020 Following revenue growth of 5.6% in the first quarter and a decline of 3.5% in the (...)

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In his speech, CEO Tobias Hartmann addressed the most important strategic, organizational and operational developments of the 2019 financial year. He illustrated the business model of the Scout24 Group, which focuses on the real estate segment, with examples and emphasized its excellent strategic positioning and high growth potential: “With ImmoScout24, we want to develop from a classifieds portal to a fully networked digital marketplace of the future. The (...)

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"Our new brand identity is the most comprehensive redesign in the history of the company. I am even more pleased that we have been awarded one of the most prestigious German brand prizes for our courage. With the new design we convey our promise and our mission even more tangible: we make complex decisions concerning real estate easy for our customers and users," says Dr Thomas Schroeter, Chief Product Officer of Scout24.

Characteristic of the new design of the Scout24 (...)

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  • Revenues from continuing operations increased by 6 % to EUR 89 million
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin improved by 5 percentage points to 62 %
  • Comprehensive Covid-19 action programme to support customers put in place
  • Sale of AutoScout24, FinanceScout24 and FINANZCHECK successfully completed
  • 2019 dividend of EUR 0.90 per share and share buybacks of up to EUR 1.69 billion reconfirmed

Munich/Berlin, 14 May 2020 - Scout24 delivered a solid performance in the first (...)

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Unusual times require strong alliances. In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, leading associations and companies in the real estate industry have joined forces to drive the digital transformation of the real estate market. At the heart of the initiative is the need to ensure that the real estate industry functions properly. Members of the alliance include the Federal Association for the Real Estate Industry (BVFI), eBay Classifieds, Flowfact, the Federal Association (...)

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Berlin/Munich, 2 April 2020

  • ImmoScout24 launches debate platform “Rethinking how we live”
  • Berlin Social Academy held for the seventh time
  • In 2020, the focus will be on effects on the environment and climate

The complete sustainability report is available for download at

Tobias Hartmann, CEO of Scout24 AG: “"Make it happen" stands for the next level of our commitment to sustainability, which we achieved last year. We are proud to have (...)

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Munich, 1 April 2020 

  • All closing conditions met
  • Cash received
  • Focus lies now on ImmoScout24

Control of the carved-out unit of AutoScout24 is transferred to the buyer as of today, 1 April 2020. Scout24 AG confirms receipt of payment of the purchase price, adjusted by net working capital and net debt, in the amount of EUR 2.84bn.

With the closing of the transaction, Scout24 now initiates a large capital return programme as previously announced. This includes repayment (...)

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  • Preliminary results for the financial year 2019 confirmed
  • 10% revenue growth in continuing operations with 60% ordinary operating EBITDA margin
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 0.90 per share at the upper end of the dividend policy
  • Immediate-action programme for customers and partners started
  • Suspension of 2020 guidance due to corona crisis

“The coronavirus pandemic currently has the world in a state of shock. This affects our employees as well as our customers, users and (...)

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Munich / Berlin, 19 February, 2020

  • The Group fully achieves its targets for the 2019 financial year
  • Group revenue increases by 15.4% to EUR 613.6 million
  • Group ordinary operating EBITDA margin stands at 52.5%
  • Future focus will be on high-margin business ImmoScout24

“We made the right strategic decisions in 2019. At the same time, we set a new record in our operating business. Following the successful sale of AutoScout24, FinanceScout24 and, our focus (...)

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Munich/Berlin, 17th December 2019 

  • Hellman & Friedman will acquire 100% of AutoScout24 for approx. EUR 2.9bn 
  • Transaction represents a very attractive valuation underpinned by strong performance  
  • Scout24 will fully focus on further advancing its market-leading platform ImmoScout24  
  • Intention to return capital to Scout24 shareholders  

The Management Board and Supervisory Board of Scout24 have unanimously taken the decision that the sale of AutoScout24 would unlock (...)

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Munich / Berlin, November 28th, 2019

  • Corporate strategy can now also be experienced emotionally in the brand
  • Most comprehensive redesign in the company's history
  • Modern highlighter style and fresh colours for more orientation and simplicity
  • ImmobilienScout24 is now called ImmoScout24

The modern highlighter style with vibrant colours improves orientation and makes hard decisions in the areas of property, mobility and finance easy. 

Twenty years ago, anyone looking (...)

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Munich/Berlin, 26th November 2019

  • Scout24 details its strategic roadmap to strengthen its two leading verticals tapping into a larger total addressable market
  • Accelerated product innovation, streamlining of organizational structure and optimization of cost base will drive profitable growth
  • Confident to grow group revenues in the mid-teens by 2022, with group operating EBITDA margin to reach up to 58% in 2022
  • AutoScout24 with continued strong growth and profit (...)
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  • Group revenue up 15.6% to EUR 155.6 million
  • Group ordinary operating EBITDA margin at 53.0%
  • Solid high-margin revenue growth at ImmobilienScout24
  • Continued strong revenue growth at AutoScout24 with margin exceeding 60%
  • Slowing growth momentum at Consumer Services
  • Group targets for the financial year 2019 confirmed

“We are making good progress in implementing our strategic roadmap. We have started reviewing the strategic options for AutoScout24 and will give an (...)

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Munich / Berlin, 07 October 2019. 

"We are delighted that we were able to win Carolyn Schlak and Christian Ronge for Scout24. Both are proven experts in their fields and will drive projects forward for the AG. Carolyn Schlak has more than 20 years of HR experience and has worked for international and fast-growing companies. Christian Ronge brings extensive experience in all corporate, capital markets and data protection issues,“ says Tobias Hartmann, CEO of Scout24 AG.

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Berlin, 25 September 2019

  • From 21 to 24 October 2019, experts from companies will pass on their know-how to non-profit organisations and social start-ups
  • The Berlin Social Academy was founded in 2013
  • Berlin State Secretary Sawsan Chebli is patroness of the initiative

The 7th round of the Berlin Social Academy will take place from 21 to 24 October 2019. Around 50 experts will pass on their knowledge to non-profit organisations and social start-ups in 40 workshops and (...)

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Munich, 30 August 2019

  • Dividend increases 14% year on year to EUR 0.64
  • Annual General Meeting elects Frank H. Lutz, André Schwämmlein and Christoph Brand as new members of the Scout24 AG's Supervisory Board

The Annual General Meeting of Scout24 AG ("Scout24", "the Company" or together with its subsidiaries "the Group") took place in Munich today. The attending shareholders represented more than 79%of Scout24 AG's share capital. Key resolutions included the further (...)

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Munich / Berlin, 13 August 2019

  • Group revenue grows by about 20% to more than EUR 300 million
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin reaches 51.2%
  • AutoScout24 delivers compelling high growth
  • Management Board confirms targets for full year 2019

In the first six months of 2019, the company posted double-digit growth rates for both revenue and earnings. Scout24 is thus fully on track to reach its targets for the full year and, in turn, achieve an increase in revenue of (...)

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Munich/Berlin, 19 July 2019

  • Three-pillar strategy upgrade including:
  1. Strengthening of Scout24’s two core verticals;
  2. Continued top-line growth combined with operational efficiency enhancements;
  3. Capital allocation optimisation
  • Three new members for the Supervisory Board

Scout24 AG (“Scout24”, “the Group” or “the Company”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European (...)

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Munich/Berlin, June 4, 2019 – Dr. Dirk Schmelzer was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Scout24 AG by the Supervisory Board with effect from June 18, 2019. The 52-year-old was CFO of the NuCom Group and played an instrumental role in the development of the Commerce Segment as one of the corporate pillars of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Prior to that, Schmelzer was CFO of the public listed company Tomorrow Focus AG, which later became HolidayCheck Group AG. Schmelzer (...)

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Berlin/Munich, 29 May 2019 – Scout24, a leading operator of digital marketplaces with a focus on real estate and automobiles in Germany and other selected European countries, has received an award for the service quality of its online marketplaces. The German Institute for Service Quality and the TV station n-tv awarded the prize to ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 for the second time in a row.

Dr. Thomas Schroeter, Chief Product Officer at Scout24, comments on the (...)

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Munich / Berlin, 5 August 2019 – Over the recent months, Scout24 has engaged actively with our shareholders, including Elliott, ahead of, and following the announcement of our Strategic Roadmap on 19 July 2019, where we announced comprehensive steps aimed at strengthening our two core business areas, continuing revenue growth while simultaneously increasing operating efficiency and optimizing our capital structure.

We are looking forward to maintaining a constructive (...)

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Munich/Berlin, 14 May 2019 –

  • Group revenue climbs 20.6% to EUR 148.8 million
  • Excellent development of business in all three segments
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin stands at 47.7%
  • Reaffirm to reaching the corporate targets for the 2019 financial year

According to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, Group revenue increased by 20.6% from EUR 123.4 million to EUR 148.8 million in the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted for consolidation effects[1], th (...)

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Munich / Berlin, 14 May 2019 –

  •  Minimum acceptance threshold of 50 percent plus one share not met
  • Forward-looking strategy, growth targets, and forecast for 2019 not affected by failed takeover bid

Tobias Hartmann, CEO of Scout24, says: “Although we had expressed support for the strategic partnership with Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone, we fully respect the decision of our shareholders and consider it a vote of confidence in Scout24’s future and management. We will (...)

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Munich/Berlin, 10 April 2019 –

  • Joint reasoned statement of Management Board and Supervisory Board published
  • Consideration of EUR 46.00 per Scout24 share is adequate
  • Management Board and Supervisory Board consider in particular the bidder's intention to form a strategic partnership to be positive

After careful examination of the takeover offer, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Scout24 believe that the takeover offer is in the best interest of the (...)

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Berlin/Munich, 1 April 2019 -

  • Update of CSR Report 2018 released today
  • ImmobilienScout24 determined the most searched apartment in Germany
  • Gender pay gap reduced from 10% to 7% within one year
  • Focus for 2019: sustainable product development
ImmobilienScout24 brings data expertise to debate on housing shortages

Scout24 used its extensive databases in 2018 more specifically to make a contribution to socially relevant issues. In the course of the German government's (...)

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Munich/ Berlin, March 25, 2019 –

  • Strong revenue growth of 12.5% to EUR 531.7 million
  • Earnings growth outpaces revenue: Ordinary operating EBITDA up 15.3% to EUR 291.5 million
  • Growth boost anticipated in the 2019 financial year: revenue growth ranging between 15% and 17% planned

“With an impressive power of innovation, the teams of ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 have digitised the classifieds business over the last 20 years. Not only does that confirm the sustained (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 15 February 2019 –

  • Voluntary public takeover offer with a price of EUR 46 per Scout24 share in cash
  • Management Board and Supervisory Board welcome the offer
  • Investment agreement regarding strategic partnership signed

The Takeover Offer implies an equity value of Scout24 of approximately EUR 4.9 billion and an enterprise value of approximately EUR 5.7 billion. The offer price represents:

  • ca. 27.4% premium to the unaffected share price of EUR 36.1 on (...)
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Berlin / Munich, 12 February 2019 –

  • Group revenues grow by 12.5% to EUR 531.7 million
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin reaches 54.8% (56.5% excl.
  • 2018 results at upper level of expected range

The preliminary figures indicate that Group revenues increased by 12.5% year on year to EUR 531.7 million (2017: EUR 472.6 million). This figure reflects a contribution of EUR 12.3 million attributable to the acquisition (or 2.6 percentage points). (...)

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Munich / Madrid, 21. December 2018 

The cooperation will help to significantly increase the number of users and listings, as well as to provide enhanced services to users and professional car dealers and improve the portal’s position in the market.

With more than 110.000 vehicles on offer and more than 2,800 affiliated dealers, AutoScout24 is currently number 3 in the Spanish market. In total, AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online car marketwith more than 2 (...)

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  • Dr. Thomas Schroeter becomes Chief Product Officer and Ralf Weitz assumes the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Scout24
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht said: "The decision stands for continuity in the Group's strategy".

Berlin / Munich, 12 December 2018 – Scout24 AG, operator of the marketplaces ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, is expanding its Management Board by two additional members. The Supervisory Board resolved to appoint Dr. (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 19. November 2018

Last week, the Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG appointed him a member of the Management Board with effect from 19 November 2018 and at the same time appointed him Chief Executive Officer of Scout24 AG. Gregory Ellis, previously CEO of the Scout24 Group, will remain a member of the Management Board until 31 December 2018 at the latest and will then leave the company. The change at the top of Scout24 AG was announced at the end of (...)

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Berlin , 14. November 2018 -

  • Scout24 wins in the category "medium-sized businesses" with a comprehensive transformation approach to data-driven work 
  • Expert jury recognizes approach that encompasses change in technology, organization and corporate culture
  • Markus Schmidberger, Head of Data Technology at Scout24: "Data-controlled work is one of the central corporate values of Scout24. Thanks to our new data organisation, we are enabling more and more employees to (...)
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Berlin, 13. November 2018

  • Scout24 accepts award for pro bono initiative
  • Governing Mayor, IHK Berlin and Berlin Chamber of Skilled Crafts award Berlin companies for their social commitment
  • Chief Financial Officer Christian Gisy: "We are pleased about the recognition of our commitment to competence expansion. The award is an incentive for us to continue working for a strong civil society in the future".

"We are delighted about the recognition of our commitment to (...)

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Berlin / München, 7. November 2018

  • Group revenues up 13.6%, with mainly organic growth
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA-margin stands at 55.8% 
  • Management reiterates the outlook for financial year 2018

According to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, Group revenues, excluding the effects of the acquisition, increased by 10.8% to EUR 131.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 (Q3 2017: EUR 118.5 million). Accounting for the acquisition of (...)

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Berlin, 15. October 2018 - 

  • From 15 to 18 October, experts from Berlin companies will pass on their know-how pro bono to employees and volunteers from non-profit organisations and social startups.
  • More than 1,500 participants have taken part in the Berlin Social Academy since 2013.
  • CFO Christian Gisy: "Together with the Berlin Social Academy and our partners, we are already offering help for self-help in the sixth year. That's well received."

"Since 2013, the Berlin (...)

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Munich / Berlin, 25. September 2018 –

Tobias Hartmann, currently member of the Management Board of HelloFresh SE and responsible for business in the USA, will be the new Chairman of the Management Board of Scout24 AG. The 46-year-old will take office on 1 January 2019 or earlier. The current CEO of Scout24, Gregory Ellis, is leaving the company on 31 December 2018. As already announced, Ellis is leaving for personal reasons and at his own request.t

Hans-Holger (...)

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Munich, 11. September 2018 –

"Thanks to our collaboration with The Media Trust's risk management platform, we have a complete insight into the third-party code that runs through our platforms," says Vaughan Belhamine, Vice President Product, Scout24 Media. "The platform allows us to be at the forefront of the basic data protection regulation and to take a proactive role to ensure that we only work with providers who comply with the GDPR rules".

"Online marketplace (...)

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Munich, 29 August 2018 - operates an online platform for consumer financing and offers users a fast and efficient comparison of consumer loans in real time. In addition, cooperates via its own technology platform for consumer financing with affiliate websites, point-of-sale financing partners and partner networks in Germany. With regard to market share and market positioning in the online comparison of consumer loans, is one (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 13 August 2018 –

First half of financial year 2018

  • Revenues up by 9.7% to EUR 251.2 million
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA-Margin up 1.6 pp to 55.3% 
  • Well on track to achieve guidance for full year

According to the unaudited, yet reviewed by the auditor, consolidated financial statements, Group revenues for the first half-year 2018 increased by 9.7% to EUR 251.2 million. Group ordinary operating EBITDA improved at a disproportionately higher rate of 13.0% (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 9. August 2018 -

  • When it comes to investments such as buying a house or a car, trust is most important
  • Solid financing offers facilitate the decision
  • Women rely even more than men on the seriousness of providers and intermediaries

Germans' quest for security is particularly evident in long-term and major investment decisions. Also important are a good market overview of existing offers (80 percent) and an orientation guide to the price-performance (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 19 July 2018 –

  • Comprehensive financing package with a volume of EUR 1.0 billion 
  • Further improvement of interest conditions with expected annual savings of EUR 2.4 million euros post recent acquisition, EUR 630 million of undrawn debt available for acquisition purposes
  • CFO Christian Gisy: “We can manage shareholder profit participation and debt reduction at the same time and we will perform accordingly in the future.”

Scout24 AG has concluded a (...)

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Berlin / Munich / Hamburg, 18 July 2018 – 

  • Great fit with Scout24’s Consumer Services vertical and highly complementary to Scout24’s market network strategy 
  • Enabling Scout24 and to jointly connect the dots along the car and home buyer consumer journey 
  • with high growth profile in a healthy > EUR 80 billion German consumer loan market

Scout24 agreed to acquire from Acton Capital Partners, btov Partners, Highland Europe, (...)

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Munich, 21 June 2018 –

  • Deezer CEO, Dr. Hans Holger Albrecht, says: "Scout24 is in excellent shape: an innovative, powerful and highly profitable digital company".
  • HR expert Ciara Smyth newly elected to the Supervisory Board
  • Dividend for investors will be increased from €0.30 to €0.56 per share

Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG ("Scout24"), the leading operator of digital marketplaces for real estate and automobiles in (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 5 June 2018 –

  • Company reaches another milestone in its history
  • CEO Greg Ellis: "Scout24 is in excellent shape. We are proud to be promoted to the next stock market league."
  • CFO Christian Gisy: "Membership of the MDAX will be of great benefit to the publicity and development of our shares, and thus also to our shareholders.”

Scout24 has qualified for the MDAX with the continuously increased stock exchange turnover of its shares over the past months and (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 8 May 2018 -

First Quarter 2018

  • Strong revenue growth of 10.3% to 123.4 million euros
  • High profitability: ordinary operating EBITDA margin at 51.6%
  • CFO Christian Gisy: "In the new Scout24 Consumer Services segment we are further expanding our range of services for our users.“
  • Positive outlook for the 2018 financial year

According to the unaudited consolidated interim financial statements for the first quarter of 2018, the Group revenues increased (...)

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Berlin/Munich, April 26, 2018 -

  • Our clear-cut goal: Embedding sustainability in all business areas
  • 4,800 hours invested in charitable projects
  • 2018 set to bolster sustainability in product development

"Scout24 is among those German digital companies that devote significant efforts toward corporate social responsibility and those efforts are reflected in our day-to-day operations. To us, CSR means developing a responsible and sustainable relationship with our (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 28 March 2018 –

Positive outlook for 2018

  • Robust topline growth with revenues up 8.5% to EUR 479.8 million
  • Strong increase in profitability with ordinary operating EBITDA up 12.6% to EUR 252.8 million yielding a margin of 52.7%
  • Management and Supervisory Board propose a dividend of EUR 0.56 per share 
  • Expected revenue growth rate for 2018 between 9% and 11%

According to the audited consolidated financial statements published today, Group revenues (...)

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Berlin / Munich, March 20, 2018 –

  • The SDAX company in the digital economy reaches new target groups with its innovative financial communication
  • Short and entertaining content formats on the company and topics related to innovation encourage sharing on social networks
  • On March 28, Scout24 will release its earnings for 2017 

Under the title “Discover. Connect. Fulfil.”, Scout24 has been going live with the publication of a new story every Wednesday, inviting users, (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 13 February 2018 –

  • Performance fully in line with expectations
  • Robust topline growth with revenues up 8.5% to EUR 479.8 million
  • Surge in profitability with ordinary operating EBITDA up to EUR 252.8 million yielding a margin of 52.7% underlining high scalability of the business model

Preliminary Group revenues of EUR 479.8 million (2016: EUR 442.1 million) for the full year 2017 are up 8.5% year-over-year. The key drivers of the strong results were a (...)

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Berlin/Munich, February 01, 2018 –

Jesko Schäfermann (41) has been appointed Vice President People, Organization & Culture with immediate effect, with overall responsibility for the HR Division of Scout24 AG. The corporate group includes the leading digital market places, ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, with over 1,000 employees in nine European countries. In this newly created role, Jesko Schäfermann reports to Michael Bütter, Managing Director of ImmobilienScout24 (...)

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