Company Profile

Figures and Facts

12. September 1995
Accounting standard
HGB (German Commercial Code)
End of business yearDecember 31
Executive Board

Tobias Kaulfuss (CEO)

Supervisory Board

Dr. Joachim Bernecker (Chairman)
Business consultant

Thomas Krüger (Deputy Chairman)
Managing Director, Ad Astra Erste Beteiligungs GmbH & Ad Astra Venture Consult GmbH

Michael Neises

Business area and products

asknet, a pioneer in the development of global e-commerce solutions, offers manufacturers comprehensive expertise and customized shops to allow them to sell their products and services 24/7 in more than 190 countries. Customers benefit from international payment and logistics processes, both for digital and physical goods, as well as from the experience that results from several dozen successful e-commerce solutions.

The Karlsruhe-based company also operates portals for software distribution in the academic research and teaching segment. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the company is a partner to around 80 percent of Germany’s universities and research institutes. asknet acts as a large account reseller for Adobe and Microsoft in the academic market. Using the established internet platform, asknet also offers students a wide range of software for personal use.


Market Data (aus of March 20, 2017)

Total shares issued5.094.283
Capital stock5.094.283
Shareholder structureUnicredit - 3.9%
SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp. - 7.2%
Supervisory Board - 34.6%
Employees & Management - 1.8%
Nominee – 19.6%: as of Februar 21, 2017 for Digital River Holding GmbH
Free float - 32,9%
Lead brokerBaader Wertpapierhandelsbank AG
ApplicantLang & Schwarz Broker GmbH
Deutsche Börse Listing PartnerLang & Schwarz Broker GmbH
Designated SponsorLang & Schwarz Broker GmbH

Business Figures

(in million euros)2009201020112012 2013 20142015
Sales revenues69,172,765,674,8 82,8 89,974,0
Gross profit9,610,410,010,8 10,7 10,810,6
Gross profit margin13,9%14,3%15,3%14,2% 12,9% 12,0%14,3%
EBT-1,1-0,6-0,90,1 0,2 0,10,1
Net profit-1,1-0,7-0,90,1 0,2 0,10,1