Net value added KPI

The increase in net value added from 35.5 billion euros to 61.5 billion euros is mainly due to significantly higher investments in intangible assets (especially spectrum licenses) and our high investments in network roll-out in 2021. In addition, significantly higher repayments to providers of capital had an impact in 2020 compared with the prior year. Payments to employees increased, among other things, due to the completion of the merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint as of April 1, 2020. This was offset by a reduction in the number of employees in Germany.

In contrast to the statement of income, the net value added only takes account of real payment flows. That means that deferred tax expenses and the accrual of provisions do not impact the net value added of the reporting period. Although these costs are deducted from net profit in the statement of income, they are not linked to any current payments to stakeholder groups, as is the case with net value added. Outpayments in this respect are scheduled for the future and will only be accounted for in net value added in future years.

Reporting against standards


Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • GRI 201-1 (Economic Performance)

Net revenue, EBITDA and net profit KPI

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Revenue development KPI

In 2021 Deutsche Telekom generated Group revenue of 108.8 billion euros. With growth of 7.8 billion euros, it rose by around 7.7 percent compared with the previous year's level. The international share of Group revenue increased by 1.3 percentage points to 76.3 percent.

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