Daimler AG / Key word(s): Quarter Results/Quarterly / Interim Statement
July 16, 2020
Preliminary results for the second quarter 2020 above market expectations
Stuttgart (Germany) - Following a better than expected market recovery and a strong June performance, Daimler Group adjusted EBIT, Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans adjusted EBIT and Daimler's Industrial Free Cash Flow for the second quarter of 2020 are all above market expectations.
The following stated figures for the second quarter 2020 are preliminary and unaudited:
- Industrial Free Cash Flow: €685 million (consensus: minus €2,106 million)
- Net Industrial Liquidity: €9.5 billion (Q1 2020: €9.3 billion)
- Daimler Group EBIT: minus €1,682 million (consensus: minus €2,069 million);
- Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans EBIT: minus €1,125 million (consensus: minus €1,400 million); adjusted EBIT: minus €284 million (consensus: minus €1,050 million)
- Daimler Trucks & Buses EBIT: minus €756 million (consensus: minus €823 million);
adjusted EBIT: minus €747 million (consensus: minus €823 million)
- Daimler Mobility EBIT: €205 million (consensus: €258 million);
adjusted EBIT: €313 million (consensus: €258 million)
The preliminary results include the following adjustments affecting EBIT:
Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans:
- Expenses of €687 million for initiated streamlining of global production network and capacity adjustments connected to our operations in Hambach, Tuscaloosa and Aguascalientes.
- Expenses of €53 million for legal proceedings and related measures
- Expenses of €105 million for adjustment of YOUR NOW Holding
Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses, Daimler Mobility, Reconciliation:
- Expenses of €129 million in total for ongoing efficiency programs.
Daimler's deployment of extensive cash preservation measures plus the favorable demand-driven development of working capital combined to deliver positive Industrial Free Cash Flow in the second quarter.
The full quarterly results will be published on July 23, 2020.
EBIT, adjusted EBIT and Industrial Free Cash Flow are defined on pp. 64 and 73 of the Daimler Annual Report 2019.
Matthias Krust, +49 160 8653505, firstname.lastname@example.org
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