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Facts and figures 2017

In the following you find a brief overview over the DB Group.

DB Group offers globally mobility and logistical services and operates in over 130 countries world-wide. The group management is located in Berlin. More than 310,000 employees work for the DB Group, of which about 40% are located in Germany. We design and operate the transport networks of the future. Through the integrated operation of traffic and railway infrastructure as well as the economically and ecologically intelligent connection of all modes of transport, we move people and goods.

In the Passenger transport division DB Group transports in its trains and busses Europe-wide (including Germany) over 12 million passengers daily. In the Transport & Logistics division around 300 million tons are transported via rail and more than 100 million shipments with land transport annually in our European network. In our world-wide networks about 1.3 million tons of air freight and nearly 2.1 million TEU of ocean freight are transported.

During the 2017 financial year DB Group posted revenues (adjusted) of about € 42.7 billion, and an EBIT of a good € 2.15 billion after adjustments for special items. 

DB Group's strategy focuses the strenghtening and the expansion of our market positions in order to maintain competitiveness. In addition, sustainability and sustainable success is an essential factor in ensuring our future viability and hence the continued business success. Through a clear strategic focus in the operational divisions we want to continue to convince our customers.


KEY PERFOMANCE FIGURES

PASSENGER TRANSPORT 
Passengers4,652 million
Passengers per day12.7 million
RAIL PASSENGER TRANSPORT 
Passengers2,564 million
   thereof in Germany2,075 million
Passengers per day7.0 million
Trains per day*24,189
BUS TRANSPORT 
Passengers2,088 million
Passengers per day5.7 million
RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT 
Freight carried271,0 million tons
Trains per day4.263
FREIGHT FORWARDING AND LOGISTICS 
Shipments in European land transport100,452 thousand shipments
Air freight volume1,300 thousand tons
Ocean freight volume2,169 thousand TEU
INFRASTRUCTURE 
Train kilometers1,073 million train-path km
Station stops153.2

* Excluding DB Arriva.

KEY FINANCIAL FIGURES

REVENUES AND PROFIT 
Revenues adjusted€ 42,704 million
EBITDA adjusted€ 4,930 million
EBIT adjusted€ 2,152 million
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 
Gross capital expenditures€ 10,464 million
Net capital expenditures€ 3,740 million
 

CUSTOMER AND QUALITY

Punctuality (%)201720162015
DB Group in Germany (rail)93.994.393.6
Passenger transport   
DB passenger transport in Germany94.194.493.7
   DB Long-Distance78.578.974.4
   DB Regional (rail)94.494.894.2
   DB Cargo  (Germany)73.476.272.9

DB Arriva (rail: Great Britain,

Denmark, Sweden,

the Netherlands and Poland)

92.391.090.6
DB Regional (bus)90.590.69.5
DB Cargo (Europe)72.775.673.9



Product quality rail infrastructure in Germany (%)201720162015
Punctuality in Germany 1) 93.693.993.7
Facilities quality (passenger stations)  (grade)2.89 2)9.922.94
Supply reliability (energy)99.993)99.99 3)99.99 

1) Non-Group and DB Group train operating companies.
2) Preliminary figure.

3) Preliminary figure (not rounded).

Customer satisfaction (SI)201720162015
Passenger75.876.076.4
   DB Long-Distance777775
   DB Regional (rail)686971
   DB Regional (bus)747574
   DB Arriva (bus and rail Great Britain)808183
   DB Netze Stations (stations (passengers/visitors))696969
   DB Sales828181
   DB Connect (Carsharing)787678
   DB Connect (Call a Bike)797777
Freight transport and logistics 1)70.5-67.5
   DB Cargo 1)67-64
   DB Schenker 1)74-71
  DB Netze Track676968
  DB Netze Stations   
      Stations (TOC2) and transport authorities)626265
      Tenants787877
  DB Netze Energy 3)-8078
     Traction current and diesel 3)-7977
     Electricity and gas plus (DB Group customers) 3)-8283
     Electricity and gas plus (non-DB Group customers) 3)-8283

1) Survey every two years (annually from 2017 onwards).
2) Train operating companies.

3) No survey in 2017.

Employee satisfaction (SI1))201720162015
DB Group-3.7-
   DB Long-Distance-3.5-
   DB Regional-3.5-
   DB Arriva-3.7-
   DB Cargo-3.4-
   DB Schenker -3.8-
   DB Netze Track-3.7-
   DB Netze Station -3.7-
   DB Netze Energy-3.8-
   DB Schenker-3.8-
Follow-up workshop implementation rate DB Group (%)97.1-96.7

The employee survey is conducted every two years. When no survey has been conducted the proxy indicator “Follow-up workshop implementation rate” is used

1) Satisfaction index.

Employer attractiveness (rank in Germany)201720162015
DB Group131620
   High school students152629
   Students/graduates202422
   Skilled workers131216
   Academically experienced professionals10917

Young professionals

as of Dec 31 (NP1))

201720162015
Vocational Trainees2) 9,5409,5309,918
Dual degree students 2)9009411,021
Graduate trainees3)109114103
Interns 3)537503508
»Chance plus« participants 250250290

1) Natural persons.

2) Germany. Includes all class years of vocational training (usually three class years of trainees and dual degree students).

3) Germany (companies with about 98% of domestic employees).

Share of women in Germany
as of Dec 31 based on (%)

201720162015
DB Long-Distance27.127.726.6
DB Regional16.016.116.0
DB Cargo10.611.211.4
DB Schenker30.831.932.1
DB Netze Track18.818.617.7
DB Netze Stations46.247.347.6
DB Netze Energy13.513.313.2
Other29.830.045.5
DB Group23.023.022.8


Demographic preparedness 201720162015
Percentage of staffing needs covered in Germany as of Dec (%)97.197.397.3

Germany (companies with about 84% of domestic employees).


Health rate in Germany based on hours (%)201720162015
DB Long-Distance93.493.493.3
DB Regional92.292.492.3
DB Cargo92.792.892.9
Db Schenker 93.394.695.4
DB Netze Track94.594.594.6
DB Netze Stations93.493.093.8
DB Netze Energy95.695.795.6
Other93.693.593.5
DB Group93.493.593.6
Employees as of Dec 31 (FTE 1))20172016Change
absolute
Change
%
DB Long-Distance15,99316,326–333–2.0
DB Regional35,65136,008–357–1.0
DB Arriva54,65054,150+500+0.9
DB Cargo28,25729,671-1,414-4.8
DB Schenker71,88863,388+3,500+5.1
DB Netze Track45,37543,974+1,401+3.2
DB Netze Stations5,4635,093+370+7.3
DB Netze Energy1,7211,736–15-0.9
Other51,93751,022+915+1.8
DB Group310,935306,368

+4,567



+1.5

1) Full-time employees; for better comparability part-time employees are converted into equivalent full-time employees in accordance with their share of the normal annual work time.

Employees by regions
as of Dec 31 (FTE1))
20172016Change
absolute
Change
%
Germany189,423187,395+2,028+1.1
Europe (excluding Germany)93,65592,694+961+1.0
Asia/Pacific15,97115,016+955+6.4
North America8,9218,556+365+4.3
Rest of world2,9652,707+258+9.5
DB Group310,935306,368+4,567+1.5

1) Full-time employees; for better comparability part-time employees are converted into equivalent full-time employees in accordance with their share of the normal annual work time.

Employees as of Dec 31 (NP1))20172016Change
absolute
Change
%
DB Long-Distance17,05817,400–342–2.0
DB Regional37,51937,853–334–0.9
DB Arriva56,84856,564+284+0.5
DB Cargo28,77130,084+1,313–4.4
DB Schenker74,62870,805+3,823+5.4
DB Netze Track46,48944,957+1,532+3.4
DB Netze Stations 5,7695,396+373+6.9
DB Netze Energy1,7681,777–9–0.5
Other54,53153,496+1,035+1.9
DB Group323,381318,332+5,049+1.6

1) Natural persons.


Employees by regions
as of Dec 31 (NP1))
20172016Change
absolute
Change
%
Germany197,985195,692+2,293+1.2
Europe (excluding Germany)97,30796,119+1,188+1.2
Asia/Pacific16,04615,084+962+6.4
North America9,0558,730+325+3.7
Rest of world2,9882,707+281+10.4
DB Group323,381318,332+5,049+1.6

1) Natural persons.


Specific CO₂ emmissions by journeys and transports of DB Group20172016Change absoluteChange %
Regional rail passenger transport (g/pkm)57.359.6–2.3–3.9
             thereof in Germany56.858.4–1.6–2.7
Long-distance rail passenger transport (g/pkm)13.013.2–0.2–1.5
Bus service (g/pkm)79.680.7–1.1–1.4
             thereof in Germany89.291.4–2.2–2.4
Rail freight transport (g/tkm)20.620.8–0.2–1.0
Road freight transport (g/tkm)1)92.397.4–5.1+5.2
Air freight (g/tkm) 725757–32–4.2
Ocean freight (g/tkm)6.86.9–0.1–1.4

Well-to-Wheel (WTW); Scope 1–3; without pre- and onward carriage; Rail passenger companies are calculated with their specific energy mix
1) Change in method from 2015 onwards.

Specific primary energy consumption by trips and transports of DB Group20172016Change
absolute
Change
%
Regional rail passenger transport (MJ/pkm)0.900.97–0.07–7.2
            thereof in Germany0.910.98–0.07–7.1
Long-distance rail passenger transport (MJ/pkm)0.360.38–0.03–7.7
Bus service  (MJ/Pkm)1.181.19–0.01–0.8
             thereof in Germany1.261.30–0.04–3.1
Rail freight transport  (MJ/tkm)0.340.35–0.0.1–2.9
Road freight transport (MJ/tkm)1)1.311.38

–0.07

–5.1
Air freight (MJ/tkm)9.8210.25–0.43–4.2
Oceanfreight (MJ/tkm)0.090.09

Well-to-Wheel (WTW); Scope 1–3; without pre- and onward carriage; 
1) Change in method from 2015 onwards.

 

Noise remediation and prevention in Germany201720162015
Noise remediation (existing network)   
Sound barriers erected (km)1)503852
Homes with passive measures1,6341,4951,853
Track kilometers noise remediated in total (rounded) 2) as of Dec 31 (km) 1,7001,6001.500
Noise remediation (new construction and expansion)   
Sound barriers erected (km)234417

Homes with passive measures3) as of Dec 31

1,400 - -

1) Determined on the basis of the funds spent. 

2) Accumulated length of track of noise remediation areas (according to Annex 1 of the overall concept “noise remediation program”) from noise remediation projects with completed active noise protection measures (sound barriers) and initiated passive noise protection measures (noise protection at homes), including sections to be remediated in new construction and expansion projects.

3) Previous yearsʼ figures are under review.

Freight cars in operation equipped with V brake shoes in Germany as of Dec 31201720162015
New freight cars total8,3238,3028,178
Freight cars refitted with whisper brakes in total 31,28124,09412,282
Quiet freight cars in Germany total39,60432,39620,460
Volume of waste in Germany according to type of disposal201720162015
Total waste (thousand t)12,64212,92111,814
    Recycling rate (%)98.097.397.2
    Share of thermal recovery (%)0.91.41.6
    Share of disposal (%)1.11.41.2
Share of hazardous waste of total volume1) (%)3.35.16.3

1) Pursuant to the List of Wastes Ordinance, for example waste oil.