Divisions Key Figures 2016

We convince our customers with innovative vehicles and services

Daimler’s business operations developed positively overall in the year 2016. The return on sales of 9.4% in the automotive business adjusted for special items once again surpassed our target. With innovative technologies, groundbreaking concept vehicles and completely new service offerings, we presented solutions for the mobility of the future.

Return on sales 2016

Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz Cars continued to grow profitably and very dynamically in 2016. Unit sales and revenue increased once again, and earnings before interest and taxes reached a record level, despite the considerable advance investment we made in our product offensive. Our most important new model in the year under review was the new E‑Class, “the world’s most intelligent business sedan.” Our model offensive focused on convertibles and roadsters as well. We also once again extended and modernized our very successful range of SUVs. In addition, our new EQ brand and the fascinating Concept EQ vehicle study have laid the foundation for a broad-based electric mobility offensive at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

8,112 m

EBIT 2016

previous year 7,926 m €

89,284 m

Revenue 2016

previous year 83,809 m €

9.1 %

Return on sales 2016

previous year 9.5 %

4,147 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2016

previous year 3,629 m €

5,671 m

R & D expenditure 2016

previous year 4,711 m €

2,197,956

(units) Unit sales 2016

previous year 2,001,438

Daimler Trucks

In financial year 2016, the focus at Daimler Trucks was on mega trends of the future: connectivity and electric drive. With the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck and the third-generation FUSO eCanter, we presented new, locally emission-free vehicles for urban transport. Other topics included digital services such as Mercedes-Benz Uptime and the Fleetboard Store for apps. In this way, we once again underscored our ambition as a technology leader. We systematically strengthened our global presence with our new sales and service organization for commercial vehicles in major growth regions. And we continued to push forward with the use of intelligent platforms in 2016 with the newly developed standardized connectivity hardware, the “Truck Data Center”.

1,948 m

EBIT 2016

previous year 2,576 m €

33,187 m

Revenue 2016

previous year 37,578 m €

5.9 %

Return on sales 2016

previous year 6.9 %

1,243 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2016

previous year 1,110 m €

1,264 m

R & D expenditure 2016

previous year 1,293 m €

415,108

(units) Unit sales 2016

previous year 502,478

Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans continued its success story of recent years, setting a new record for unit sales in 2016. The division’s earnings also reached an all-time high. Growth was primarily driven by the mid-size segment with the Vito van and the V‑Class multipurpose vehicle. The market launches of the V‑Class and Vito in China marked new milestones for our “Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global” growth strategy. We are continuing to implement this strategy by expanding our product range to include the new X‑Class – the world’s first premium pickup. With its future-oriented “adVANce” initiative, Mercedes-Benz Vans is also increasingly transforming itself from a manufacturer of globally successful vans into a provider of holistic system solutions.

1,170 m

EBIT 2016

previous year 880 m €

12,835 m

Revenue 2016

previous year 11,473 m €

9.1 %

Return on sales 2016

previous year 7.7 %

373 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2016

previous year 202 m €

442 m

R & D expenditure 2016

previous year 384 m €

359,096

(units) Unit sales 2016

previous year 321,017

Daimler Buses

Business development in 2016 was again negatively affected by the difficult economic situation in Latin America, leading to a sharp decrease in unit sales. However, thanks to the positive development of our business with complete buses, we were able to achieve a slight increase in revenue. Earnings significantly surpassed the good level of the prior year, and achieved our target for return on sales of 6%. As the leading bus manufacturer in its traditional core markets, Daimler Buses focuses on innovative and forward-looking city buses and coaches. Our presentation of the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus in 2016 marked a new milestone on our path to the mobility of the future.

249 m

EBIT 2016

previous year 214 m €

4,176 m

Revenue 2016

previous year 4,113 m €

6.0 %

Return on sales 2016

previous year 5.2 %

97 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2016

previous year 104 m €

202 m

R & D expenditure 2016

previous year 184 m €

26,226

(units) Unit sales 2016

previous year 28,081

Daimler Financial Services

The number of cars and commercial vehicles financed or leased by Daimler Financial Services reached a new all-time high of more than 4.3 million at the end of financial year 2016. New business and contract volume also rose once again, and the combination of sales financing with brokered automotive insurance policies continued to gain in importance as well. During the year under review, we further expanded our range of innovative mobility services. car2go increased its customer base to more than 2.2 million in 2016, while mytaxi, after merging with Hailo, now has approximately six million customers and more than 100,000 drivers in its taxi network, which is the largest in Europe.

1,739 m

EBIT 2016

previous year 1,619 m €

20,660 m

Revenue 2016

previous year 18,962 m €

61,810 m

New business 2016

previous year 57,891 m €

132,565 m

Contract volume 2016

previous year 116,727 m €

37 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2016

previous year 30 m €

Revenues of the divisions are not consolidated. This means each unit is looked at like an independent company, and deliveries between divisions (e.g. of engines from Mercedes-Benz Cars to Mercedes-Benz Vans) are included in that calculation. These internal deliveries have to be eliminated on Group level. That is why the sum of the unconsolidated revenues of the divisions is not equal to the consolidated revenue of Group level.

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