Annual Report 2017

Outlook

Due to the interrelations between Daimler AG and its subsidiaries and the relative size of Daimler AG within the Group, we refer to the statements in the “Outlook” chapter, which largely reflect our expectations also for the parent company. (See Outlook) For financial year 2018, we expect Daimler AG to achieve net profit at the level of 2017. This will result from a higher planned operating profit and a lower income tax expense, which will be offset by the anticipated decrease in financial income. We expect Daimler AG to achieve unit sales and revenue in 2018 at the prior-year level.

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