Current Group Key Figures

EBIT, Net Profit, Net Liquidity: Here you will find the latest Daimler key figures of the third quarter 2019, including a brief explanation. For some key figures we have created charts showing the quarterly development 2017-2019.

How was Daimler's financial result?*

43,270 mn


Q3/2018: € 40,211 mn

2,694 mn


Q3/2018: € 2,488 mn

1,813 mn

Net profit

Q3/2018: € 1,761 mn

* The figures relate to the third quarter of 2019.

In the third quarter of 2019, the Daimler Group’s revenue was significantly above the prior-year level. Adjusted for positive exchange-rate effects, revenue was slightly higher than in the prior-year quarter. The third-quarter EBIT was slightly above the prior-year figure. Net profit for the third quarter is at the level of the prior-year figure. Net profit attributable to the shareholders of Daimler AG amounts to €1,719 million.

Charts: quarterly development 2017-2019

How is Daimler positioned in financial terms?

Due to the introduction of lessee accounting according to IFRS 16 and the associated recognition of leasing liabilities for outstanding lease payments, the net liquidity of the industrial business decreased by €3.2 billion to €13.1 billion at January 1, 2019. At the end of the third quarter 2019, net liquidity decreased by a further €3.5 billion to €9.6 billion. In addition to the negative free cash flow of the industrial business, the main driver of the decrease in net liquidity was the dividend payment to Daimler AG shareholders, which was only partly offset by positive exchange-rate effects.

How much does Daimler invest in its future?*

2,849 mn

Capital expenditure

Q3/2018: € 2,884 mn

1,774 mn

Investment in property, plant, equipment

Q3/2018: € 2,065 mn

2,501 mn

R&D expenditure

Q3/2018: € 2,373 mn

* The figures relate to the third quarter of 2019.

The main focus of capital expenditure was for preparing the start of production of the successor models of the S-Class, C-Class and compact cars. Another area of capital expenditure was for battery production. More than three quarters of the research and development expenditure was at the Mercedes-Benz Cars division. This includes an increasing volume of development costs for the next generation of electric vehicles. Other key areas that are gaining importance are digitization and automated driving.

Charts: quarterly development 2017-2019

Key Figures about employees and sales*


Employees (Q3/2019)

Q3/2018: 298,683 employees


Sold vehicles (Q3/2019)

Q3/2018: 794.749 vehicles

* The figures relate to the third quarter of 2019.


Of that total, 178,097 were employed in Germany (end of 2018: 174,663), 27,029 in the United States (end of 2018: 26,310), 11,076 in Brazil (end of 2018: 10,307) and 10,054 in Japan (end of 2018: 9,918). Our consolidated companies in China employed 4,427 people at the end of September (end of 2018: 4,424).

Sold vehicles

The Group’s total passenger cars and commercial vehicles unit sales rose by 6%.

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