Divisions Key Figures 2017

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The divisions of the Daimler Group developed extremely successfully in the year 2017, and in some cases significantly surpassed their growth targets. The Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans divisions set new records for unit sales, thanks to numerous new and successful products. The Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divisions also significantly increased their unit sales. Due to the positive development of the automotive business, the Daimler Financial Services division also continued its steady growth. We further improved the Group’s market position with innovative products and services.

Return on sales 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz Cars continued to grow profitably in 2017. Unit sales and revenue increased signi­ficantly once again and earnings before interest and taxes reached a record level, despite the considerable advance investment we made in our product offensive and new technologies. Our most important new model in the year under review was the upgraded S-Class. We also continued our dream car initiative with new attractive coupes and convertibles. In addition, we offered a preview of our upcoming electric-mobility offensive and the future of mobility by presenting the EQA and smart vision EQ fortwo concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

9,207 m

EBIT 2017

previous year 8,112 m €

94,695 m

Revenue 2017

previous year 89,284 m €

9.7 %

Return on sales 2017

previous year 9.1 %

4,843 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2017

previous year 4,147 m €

6,642 m

R & D expenditure 2017

previous year 5,671 m €

2,373,527

(units) Unit sales 2017

previous year 2,197,956

Daimler Trucks

Our Daimler Trucks division achieved significant growth in both unit sales and earnings in 2017. In all that we do, our focus is on our customers. In order to offer them our best products and solutions, we work continuously on innovations. Our focus is on trucks that are efficient and electric, safe, automated and connected. In order to best meet the needs of our customers in the various regions, we are further expanding our presence in our core markets and in new markets. Using global platforms, our engineers worldwide develop outstanding technologies and utilize economies of scale and the advantage of speed. Our corporate culture is the foundation for the implementation of our strategy: Across national borders and departmental boundaries, we at Daimler Trucks collaborate entrepreneurially, internationally and openly.

2,380 m

EBIT 2017

previous year 1,948 m €

35,707 m

Revenue 2017

previous year 33,187 m €

6.7 %

Return on sales 2017

previous year 5.9 %

1,028 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2017

previous year 1,243 m €

1,322 m

R & D expenditure 2017

previous year 1,265 m €

470,705

(units) Unit sales 2017

previous year 415,108

Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans continued on its successful course of recent years, with a new record for unit sales in 2017. At €1.2 billion, EBIT remained at the high level of the previous year. Growth was mainly driven by the mid-size segment with the Vito van and the V-Class full-size MPV. We continued our “Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global” growth strategy by expanding our product range to include the X-Class — the first pickup from a premium manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz Vans’ future-oriented “adVANce” initiative delivered its first concrete results, and the division is systematically forging ahead with its transformation from a vehicle manufacturer into a supplier of transportation and mobility solutions for cargo and passengers. Among other things, Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to electrify its commercial fleet, beginning with the Vito in the second half of 2018.

1,181 m

EBIT 2017

previous year 1,170 m €

13,164 m

Revenue 2017

previous year 12,835 m €

9.0 %

Return on sales 2017

previous year 9.1 %

710 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2017

previous year 373 m €

565 m

R & D expenditure 2017

previous year 442 m €

401,025

(units) Unit sales 2017

previous year 359,096

Daimler Buses

In 2017, business development at Daimler Buses was strongly influenced by the recovering economic conditions in Latin America and a significant sales increase in India. Lower demand for our buses in Turkey had a negative impact. Our earnings, which were at the very good level of the previous year, enabled us to achieve a 5.6 % return on sales. As the market leader in its most important traditional core markets, Daimler Buses focuses on innovative and pioneering city buses and coaches. In 2017, Daimler Buses once again presented itself as a future-oriented manufacturer with new products and digital services, a “future package” for our production network, and the implementation of the CASE strategy .

243 m

EBIT 2017

previous year 249 m €

4,351 m

Revenue 2017

previous year 4,176 m €

5.6 %

Return on sales 2017

previous year 6.0 %

94 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2017

previous year 97 m €

194 m

R & D expenditure 2017

previous year 202 m €

28,676

(units) Unit sales 2017

previous year 26,226

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 4.8 million at the end of financial year 2017. Record figures were also posted for new business and contract volume, and EBIT set a new benchmark as well. The combination of sales financing with brokered automotive insurance policies continued to gain importance. The division’s range of innovative mobility services was further expanded. Today, services such as car2go , moovel and mytaxi are used by 17.8 million customers all over the world. In 2017, the digitization of financial services was also successfully expanded with the Mercedes Pay electronic payment system and the AutoGravity financing app.

1,970 m

EBIT 2017

previous year 1,739 m €

23,775 m

Revenue 2017

previous year 20,660 m €

70,721 m

New business 2017

previous year 61,810 m €

139,907 m

Contract volume 2017

previous year 132,565 m €

43 m

Investment in property, plant and equipment 2017

previous year 37 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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