Daimler Group Q1 EBIT Significantly Better Than Expectations

AutoInformed.comDaimler Group AG (ticker: DAI) has achieved a Group EBIT* for Q1 of 2017 that is significantly above stock market expectations in Daimler’s view.

The Daimler Group EBIT of €4.008 million for Q1 of 2017 surpassed Q1 2016 EBIT at €2.148 million.

All figures are preliminary and unaudited.


Mercedes-Benz Cars: €2,234 million (Q1 2016: €1,395 million)
Daimler Trucks: €668 million (Q1 2016: €516 million)
Mercedes-Benz Vans: €357 million (Q1 2016: €301 million)
Daimler Buses: €65 million (Q1 2016: €39 million)
Daimler Financial Services: €524 million (Q1 2016: €432 million)
Reconciliation: €160 million (Q1 2016: -€535 million)

Return on Sales

Mercedes-Benz Cars: 9.8% (Q1 2016: 7.0%)
Daimler Trucks: 8.4% (Q1 2016: 6.3%)
Mercedes-Benz Vans: 11.9% (Q1 2016: 10.7%)
Daimler Buses: 7.2% (Q1 2016: 4.7%)
Automotive Business: 10.6% (Q1 2016: 5.7%)

Impact of following earnings effects are included in the above-mentioned EBIT and RoS figures for Q1 2017:

  • Positive Valuation effect about new partners/investors in HERE €183 million
  • Gain from the sale of real estate at MFTBC (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation) €267 million
  • Reversal of impairment of investment in BAIC Motor €240 million

*EBIT is defined as earnings before income taxes, minus interest income, plus interest expenses, plus amortization of capitalized borrowing costs.

  • Return on Sales (RoS) is defined as the quotient of EBIT and revenue.

The full quarterly results will be published on April 26, 2017.

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