Revenue and earnings
We assume that the Daimler Group will generate revenue i
Despite the expectation of unit sales slightly below and revenue at the prior-year level, we anticipate significant earnings growth for the Daimler Group i
We are standardizing and modularizing our production processes throughout the Group. In this context, we are making intelligent use of vehicle platforms, allowing us to achieve further cost advantages. In parallel, we are pushing forward with digital connectivity in all divisions and at all stages of the value chain – from development to production to sales and service. In this way, we are opening up additional scope to become even faster, more flexible and more efficient – to the benefit of our customers. However, earnings will be reduced by the continuation of high expenditure: for innovative technologies (especially for reducing fuel consumption and for electrification), for the digitization of our products and processes, and for the expansion and modernization of our worldwide production capacities.
On the basis of the market developments we anticipate, the aforementioned factors and the planning of our divisions, we assume that Group EBIT i
For the transparent presentation of the ongoing business, as of the yea
The individual divisions have the following expectations for adjusted returns i
- Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans: adjusted return on sales of 4 to
- Daimler Trucks & Buses: adjusted return on sales of
- Daimler Mobility: adjusted return on equity of 1
At Mercedes-Benz Cars, positive effects will result from a more favorable sales structure for our cars. There should be supporting effects for both cars and vans from measures for efficiency improvements, especially significant material-cost savings and improved personnel costs. There will be negative effects, however, from the continuation of very high expenditure for new technologies and vehicles, especially the expenses incurred to meet the CO2 targets.
Daimler Trucks & Buses should also benefit from efficiency-improving measures, in particular reduced variable costs and lower personnel costs. Opposing effects will result, however, from the expected market contractions in the NAFTA and EU30 regions, as well as from the continuation of high expenditure for new technologies and vehicles.
With regard to the adjusted return on equity expected for Daimler Mobility, there will be positive effects from the fleet-management business and the focus of our mobility services, as well as negative effects from the normalization of credit-risk costs and slightly lower interest income. In addition, a higher equity ratio due to stricter regulatory requirements will have a negative impact on the adjusted return on equity.