2nd Quarter Interim Report 2018

July 26, 2018 - Bodo Uebber: “Our earnings and the good liquidity and financial situation enable us to continue investing in the future and in new technologies.”

  • Unit sales increased to 833,000 vehicles (+1%)
  • Revenue of €40.8 billion (Q2 2017: €41.2 billion)
  • Group EBIT of €2.6 billion (Q2 2017: €3.7 billion)
  • Net profit of €1.8 billion (Q2 2017: €2.5 billion)
  • Free cash flow of the industrial business of €1.8 billion in first half of year (Q1-2 2017: €3.0 billion)
  • Expectation of slight growth in unit sales and revenue and Group EBIT slightly lower than in 2017
  • Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “We plan to further strengthen and expand our position with numerous new models and technologies. We are focusing on innovative technologies not only with our CASE strategy, at the same time, we are using Project Future to shape our company for a sustainable and successful future. In this way, Daimler is optimally positioning itself for the future in terms of technology, culture and structure.”
  • Bodo Uebber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Finance & Controlling and Daimler Financial Services: “Our earnings and the good liquidity and financial situation enable us to continue investing in the future and in new technologies. In addition, we have made optimum use of the favorable conditions in a volatile environment and have created a long-term liquidity buffer with the early renewal of the existing credit line at attractive conditions.”

Conference call for journalists (only in German language)


Conference call for analysts and investors

Group-EBIT in Q2 2018 of €2.6 billion despite negative factors

Unit sales Q2 2018 increased to 833,000 vehicles (+1%) (In thousand Units)

Group revenue Q2 2018 at €40.8 billion, adjusted for exchange-rate effect, revenue increased by 2 %

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