Annual Report 2017

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows1

  2017 2016
In millions of euros    
     
Profit before income taxes 14,301 12,574
Depreciation and amortization/impairments 5,676 5,478
Other non-cash expense and income -1,507 -1,064
Gains (-)/losses (+) on disposals of assets -453 -46
Change in operating assets and liabilities    
Inventories -1,455 -1,272
Trade receivables -1,592 -962
Trade payables 1,288 757
Receivables from financial services -11,145 -6,848
Vehicles on operating leases -3,681 -4,209
Other operating assets and liabilities -48 2,150
Dividends received from equity-method investments 843 103
Income taxes paid -3,879 -2,950
Cash used for/provided by operating activities -1,652 3,711
Additions to property, plant and equipment -6,744 -5,889
Additions to intangible assets -3,414 -2,944
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 812 366
Acquisition of Athlon Car Lease International B.V. 41 -3,650
Investments in shareholdings -1,146 -334
Proceeds from disposals of shareholdings 418 79
Acquisition of marketable debt securities -6,729 -7,724
Proceeds from sales of marketable debt securities 7,266 5,394
Other -22 36
Cash used for investing activities -9,518 -14,666
Change in short-term financing liabilities 751 503
Additions to long-term financing liabilities 63,116 50,723
Repayment of long-term financing liabilities -47,073 -35,463
Dividend paid to shareholders of Daimler AG -3,477 -3,477
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests -250 -201
Proceeds from the issue of share capital 114 65
Acquisition of treasury shares -42 -38
Acquisition of non-controlling interests in subsidiaries -10 -103
Cash provided by financing activities 13,129 12,009
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents -868 -9
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,091 1,045
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 10,981 9,936
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 12,072 10,981

1 See Note 28 for other information on consolidated statements of cash flows.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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