Bonn is a location of important and globally operating business enterprises. This is shown, for example, by the analysis of the market capitalization of those stock corporations listed in the DAX indices (DAX 30, MDAX, TecDAX) that have their headquarters in Bonn. According to the most recent survey in May 2019, the combined market capitalization of DAX companies Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post DHL Group was around EUR 106.5 billion (reporting date May 16, 2019). In terms of stock market value, the German city thus ranked third, as in the previous year. This was the result of the "Börsenliga 2019" survey by strategy consultants Simon-Kucher & Partners, which has been conducting such a ranking since 2005. Unchallenged at the top is Munich with 13 companies and a stock market value of 296.5 billion euros. The city of Bonn has been able to maintain a stable position in the top three in Simon-Kucher & Partners' stock market league for many years, and also as number one in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for many years.
With 245 million mobile customers, 25 million fixed-network lines and 21 million broadband customers, Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies. Deutsche Telekom is represented in more than 50 countries and employed 206,759 people worldwide at the end of 2022. In 2022, the Group generated total revenue of EUR 114.4 billion (up EUR 5.6 billion compared with 2021). The international share of Group revenue is 77.9 percent. Deutsche Telekom adjusted its Group strategy in 2021 after seven years and set "Leading Digital Telco" as its new mission statement. The Group is by far the leading telecommunications company in Europe in terms of market capitalization, revenue, and operating earnings power (adjusted EBITDA AL) (as of December 31, 2022). Deutsche Telekom's ambition is to become the leading digital telecommunications company. The strong presence in Europe and the United States is a good starting position for this. The core business, i.e., the provision and sale of networks and lines, will remain the basis for this, according to the statement in the 2022 Annual Report.
The DHL Group is the world's leading logistics company and provides an international portfolio of services under the DHL brand in the areas of express shipping, freight transport, supply chain management, e-commerce solutions, and mail and parcel delivery. At the end of 2022, DHL Group employed around 600,278 employees in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. In 2022, the Group generated revenues of 94.4 billion euros (up 12.7 billion euros from 2021). DHL Group is guided by the "Strategy 2025 - Excellence in a Digital World". The triad of corporate purpose, vision and values forms the three pillars of Strategy 2025: excellent execution along the three target dimensions of becoming the employer, provider and investment of choice, strengthening the profitable core business and digital transformation. Sustainability was also anchored in every part of DHL Group's business strategy via the company's purpose and own values, according to the 2022 Annual Report. On May 4, 2023, the long-serving Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Frank Appel, handed over responsibility for the company to Dr. Tobias Meyer as the new Chairman.
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