3rd Quarter Interim Report 2018

October 25, 2018 - Daimler achieves EBIT of €2.5 billion in a volatile environment.

  • Slight decrease in unit sales to 794,700 vehicles (-4%)
  • Revenue close to prior-year level at €40.2 billion (Q3 2017: €40.7 billion)
  • Group EBIT of €2.5 billion (Q3 2017: €3.4 billion)
  • Net profit of €1.8 billion (Q3 2017: €2.2 billion)
  • Free cash flow of the industrial business in the period of January through September of minus €60 million (Q3 2017: plus €5.8 billion)
  • Slight increase in unit sales and revenue and significant decrease in Group EBIT expected for full-year 2018
  • Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “The automotive industry and thus also Daimler are still in a very challenging environment. The continued high demand from our customers makes us confident for the fourth quarter.”
  • Bodo Uebber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Finance & Controlling and Daimler Financial Services: “Despite the volatile environment, it is important and right for Daimler to invest in the future. In doing so, we profit from our strong balance sheet and from our global and diverse refinancing possibilities.”

EBIT, units sales and group revenue compared over five years

Third-quarter EBIT of €2.5 billion in a volatile environment

Slight decrease in unit sales Q3 2018 to 794,700 vehicles (-4%) (In thousand Units)

Group revenue Q3 2018 close to prior-year level at €40.2 billion

Conference call for journalists (only in German language)


Conference call for analysts and investors

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