Daimler at a Glance Financial Year 2017

Daimler at a Glance


Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motivation and commitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: from hightech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa.

Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz (Source: Interbrand-Study „The Anatomy of Growth“, 10/5/2016), as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2017, the Group sold around 3.3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of more than 289,300 people; revenue totalled €164.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €14.7 billion.

2017
2016
EBIT14,682
12,902
Value added7,246
5,243
Net profit10,864
8,784
Earnings per share (in €)9,84
7,97
Investment in property, plant and equipment6,744
5,889
Research and development expenditure8,711
7,572
thereof capitalized2,773
2,315

in million EUR

20172016
Revenue
164,330
153,261
Europe68,437
63,417
thereof Germany23,939
23,509
NAFTA46,916
44,960
thereof United States40,459
39,169
Asia38,766
35,562
thereof China18,280
15,984
Other markets10,211
9,322

By divisions
Mercedes-Benz Cars94,695
89,284
Daimler Trucks35,707
33,187
Mercedes-Benz Vans13,164
12,835
Daimler Buses4,351
4,176
Daimler Financial Services23,775
20,660

in million EUR

Employees (31.12.)20172016
Total289,321
282,488
Germany172,089
170,034
United States23,513
21,857
Rest of World93,719
90,597
 
By divisions
Mercedes-Benz Cars142,666
139,947
Daimler Trucks79,483
78,642
Mercedes-Benz Vans25,255
24,029
Daimler Buses18,292
17,899
Daimler Financial Services13,012
12,062
Group functions and Services 10,613
9,909