Annual Report 2017

The Divisions

  2017 2016 2015 17/16
€ amounts in millions       % change
         
Mercedes-Benz Cars        
Revenue 94,695 89,284 83,809 +6
EBIT 9,207 8,112 7,926 +13
Return on sales (in %) 9.7 9.1 9.5 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 4,843 4,147 3,629 +17
Research and development expenditure 6,642 5,671 4,711 +17
thereof capitalized 2,388 2,008 1,612 +19
Unit sales 2,373,527 2,197,956 2,001,438 +8
Employees (December 31) 142,666 139,947 136,941 +2
         
Daimler Trucks        
Revenue 35,707 33,187 37,578 +8
EBIT 2,380 1,948 2,576 +22
Return on sales (in %) 6.7 5.9 6.9 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 1,028 1,243 1,110 -17
Research and development expenditure 1,322 1,265 1,293 +5
thereof capitalized 45 57 26 -21
Unit sales 470,705 415,108 502,478 +13
Employees (December 31) 79,483 78,642 86,391 +1
         
Mercedes-Benz Vans        
Revenue 13,164 12,835 11,473 +3
EBIT 1,181 1,170 880 +1
Return on sales (in %) 9.0 9.1 7.7 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 710 373 202 +90
Research and development expenditure 565 442 384 +28
thereof capitalized 310 238 153 +30
Unit sales 401,025 359,096 321,017 +12
Employees (December 31) 25,255 24,029 22,639 +5
         
Daimler Buses        
Revenue 4,351 4,176 4,113 +4
EBIT 243 249 214 -2
Return on sales (in %) 5.6 6.0 5.2 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 94 97 104 -3
Research and development expenditure 194 202 184 -4
thereof capitalized 30 11 13 +173
Unit sales 28,676 26,226 28,081 +9
Employees (December 31) 18,292 17,899 18,147 +2
         
Daimler Financial Services        
Revenue 23,775 20,660 18,962 +15
EBIT 1,970 1,739 1,619 +13
New business 70,721 61,810 57,891 +14
Contract volume 139,907 132,565 116,727 +6
Investment in property, plant and equipment 43 37 30 +16
Employees (December 31) 13,012 12,062 9,975 +8

Daimler AG is one of the world‘s most successful automobile companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the vehicle manufacturer is one of the biggest suppliers of premium cars and is the largest producer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, investment products and brokerage of credit cards, as well as innovative mobility services. For more information:  daimler.com

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