The Mondadori Group is among the most important publishing houses in Europe and is Italy’s biggest publisher of books and magazines. The company is the third among publishers of French consumer magazines. Mondadori's activities also include advertising, radio, retailing and direct marketing.
With more than fifty subsidiary and associated companies and 3,123 employees, the Mondadori Group covers the main publishing activities from the creation of products to marketing and distribution. In 2014, Mondadori Group had consolidated revenue of €1.177 billion.
The Mondadori Group is Italy’s biggest publishing house and undisputed leader in the book and magazines market. Regarding the activities of the Mondadori Group are mainly organised around four publishing houses: Edizioni Mondadori, Giulio Einaudi editore, Edizioni Piemme e Sperling & Kupfer.
The company is represented abroad thanks in large part to Mondadori France – founded in 2006 after the acquisition of Emap France, one of the biggest French publishers of magazines – and to the foreign editions of well known Italian magazines such as Grazia, Interni, Grazia Casa, Flair, Icon and Il mio Papa.
Revenue breakdown by business area
The activities of the Mondadori Group are organised around six business areas: Books, Magazines, Advertising, Retail, Radio and Digital.
Mondadori’s book divsion confirmed its leadership in Italy, with a market share of 26.5% in 2014. The book division is managed through two areas: Trade, which includes fiction and non-fiction, and Educational, which groups internally conceived publications such as text books as well as art and illustrated books.
With a market share of 31.1% (in terms of value; of 30.8% in terms of volume), the Mondadori Group is Italy’s biggest publisher of consumer magazines and one of the leaders in Europe. In recent years, the Group has further strengthened its leadership in this area by launching new titles and pursuing a policy of international expansion. In 2006 that strategy received added impulse from the acquisition of Emap France (rebranded as Mondadori France), the third-largest magazine publisher in France with a portfolio of 29 titles and a market share of 10.7% (in diffusion in terms of volume) and of 10.9% in advertising (in terms of volume).
The company manages advertising sales not only for all its titles, Internet sites and the national radio network R101, but also the titles and Web sites of other important publishers and the national broadcasters Radio KissKiss and Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana.
It deals with all of the Group’s activities in which there is a direct relationship with the customer. The network has about 600 stores and the e-commerce website Mondadoristore.it.
Mondadori entered the radio market in January 2005 with the acquisition of Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, Radio 101, One-O-One (now R101), a national network with a 30-year history of success.
The Mondadori Group on the Stock Exchange
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1982 (ISIN code: IT 0001469383; exchange trading code: MN). The company is part of the Italian stock exchange’s FTSE Italia Mid Cap index, media sector.
Marina Berlusconi was appointed Chairman of Mondadori in February 2003 and in October 2005 she became chairman of Fininvest SpA, the holding company that owns the 50.39% of Mondadori’s shares. Ernesto Mauri has been the chief executive of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore since March 2013.
Oddone Pozzi, the chief financial officer, is also manager in charge of internal control over financial reporting.