1st Quarter Interim Report 2018

April 27, 2018 - Bodo Uebber: “We made a good start to the year and have continued investing in the future. With our strong balance sheet and good earnings, we are setting the course for a successful future for the company and for mobility.”

  • Unit sales 7% above prior-year level at 806,900 vehicles
  • Revenue up by 3% to €39.8 billion, up 8% after adjusting for exchange-rate effects
  • Group EBIT with €3.3 billion (Q1 2017: €3.8 billion) significantly below prior-year-level, positive special reporting items of €700 million included in first quarter 2017
  • Net profit of €2.4 billion (Q1 2017: €2.7 billion)
  • Free cash flow of industrial business of €1.8 billion (Q1 2017: €1.9 billion) in the first three months of 2018
  • Slight growth in unit sales, revenue and Group EBIT anticipated for full-year 2018
  • Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “We are sustainably continuing along our profitable growth course and sold more vehicles than ever before in a first quarter. We aim to continue building on this and will systematically implement our strategy with the five pillars – CORE, CASE, CULTURE, COMPANY and CUSTOMER.”
  • Bodo Uebber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Finance & Controlling and Daimler Financial Services: “We made a good start to the year and have continued investing in the future. With our strong balance sheet and good earnings, we are setting the course for a successful future for the company and for mobility.”

Conference call for analysts and investors


Conference call for journalists (only in German language)

Group EBIT in Q1 2018 significantly below prior year

Unit sales Q1 2018 are 7 % above prior year (In thousand Units)

Group revenue Q1 2018 increased by 3 %; exchange-rate-adjusted by 8 %

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