The BMW Group posted sales volume, revenue and earnings records in 2011. Group revenues increased by 13.8% to €68.8 billion (2010: €60.4 b) with net profit soaring 51% to €4.9b. Earnings before interest and taxation of €8.02 b. The total number of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered to customers increased by 14.2% to a new record figure of 1,668,982 units (2010: 1,461,166 units).
As a result, BMW Board of Management and the Supervisory Board will propose to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 16 May 2012 that the dividend be increased to a record €2.30 (2010: €1.30) per share of common stock and €2.32 (2010: €1.32) per share of preferred stock, equivalent to a payout ratio of 30.7%.
Strong sales of sport utility vehicles and luxury cars, the booming China market and cost cutting were all factors in the blowout year. The BMW Group continues to contradict the conventional wisdom that scale is required to succeed in the global auto industry, since it operates largely in premium segments or gets a premium for its motorcycles on Mini models in other segments.
“The past year has been the best year in the BMW Group’s corporate history. We have achieved new sales volume, revenues and earnings highs, and exceeded our targets“, said Norbert Reithofer, the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG on Thursday in Munich.
The automotive segment also reported record figures for 2011. Revenues increased by 16.8% to €63.2 b (2010: €54,1 b). EBIT jumped by 72% to €7,477 million (2010: €4.3 b) and a profit before tax by 75.5% to € 6.8 b (2010: € 3.8 b). The EBIT margin for the automotive segment was 11.8%, compared to the full-year EBIT margin of “over 10%” previously forecast.
BMW Group 2011
|Revenues € mil||68,821||60,477||13.8|
|Profit before financial result € mil||8,018||5,111||56.9|
|Profit before tax € mil||7,383||4,853||52.1|
|Net profit € mil||4,907||3,243||51.3|
|Earnings per share €||7.45/7.47||4.93/4.95|
|Dividend per sharecommon/preferred €||2.30/2.32||1.30/1.32|