The Divisions and Brands

 

  2018 2017 2016 18/17
€ amounts in millions       % change
         
Mercedes-Benz Cars        
Revenue 93,103 94,351 1 89,284 -1
EBIT 7,216 8,843 1 8,112 -18
Return on sales (in %) 7.8 9.4 1 9.1 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 5,684 4,843 4,147 +17
Research and development expenditure 6,962 6,642 5,671 +5
thereof capitalized 2,269 2,388 2,008 -5
Unit sales 2,382,791 2,373,527 2,197,956 +0
Employees (December 31) 145,436 142,666 139,947 +2
         
Daimler Trucks        
Revenue 38,273 35,755 1 33,187 +7
EBIT 2,753 2,383 1 1,948 +16
Return on sales (in %) 7.2 6.7 5.9 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 1,105 1,028 1,243 +7
Research and development expenditure 1,295 1,322 1,265 -2
thereof capitalized 40 45 57 -11
Unit sales 517,335 470,705 415,108 +10
Employees (December 31) 82,953 79,483 78,642 +4
         
Mercedes-Benz Vans        
Revenue 13,626 13,161 1 12,835 +4
EBIT 312 1,147 1 1,170 -73
Return on sales (in %) 2.3 8.7 1 9.1 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 468 710 373 -34
Research and development expenditure 666 565 442 +18
thereof capitalized 176 310 238 -43
Unit sales 421,401 401,025 359,096 +5
Employees (December 31) 26,210 25,255 24,029 +4
         
Daimler Buses        
Revenue 4,529 4,524 1 4,176 +0
EBIT 265 281 1 249 -6
Return on sales (in %) 5.9 6.2 1 6.0 .
Investment in property, plant and equipment 144 94 97 +53
Research and development expenditure 199 194 202 +3
thereof capitalized 41 30 11 +37
Unit sales 30,888 28,676 26,226 +8
Employees (December 31) 18,770 18,292 17,899 +3
         
Daimler Financial Services        
Revenue 26,269 24,530 1, 2 20,660 +7
EBIT 1,384 1,970 1,739 -30
Return on equity (in %) 11.1 17.7 17.4 .
New business 71,927 70,721 61,810 +2
Contract volume 154,072 139,907 132,565 +10
Investment in property, plant and equipment 64 43 37 +49
Employees (December 31) 14,070 13,012 12,062 +8

1 The amounts have been adjusted due to first-time adoption of IFRS 15 and IFRS 9.
   Further information is provided in Note 1 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
2 At the Daimler Financial Services segment, the Group’s internal revenue and cost of sales have been adjusted by the same amount.
   These adjustments have been fully eliminated in the reconciliation.

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, Daimler is one of the biggest suppliers of premium cars and the world’s largest producer of trucks above 6 tons.
Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, investment products, brokerage of insurance and credit cards, as well as innovative mobility services. For more information: daimler.com

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