Risks and opportunities
The following section describes risks and opportunities that can have a significant influence on the profitability, cash flows and financial position of the Daimler Group. In general, the reporting of risks and opportunities takes place in relation to the individual segments. If no segment is explicitly mentioned, the risks and opportunities described relate to all the segments. Reporting on the risks and opportunities takes place in line with the new corporate structure. As of January 1, 2020, the business operations of the Group are managed in the segments Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and Daimler Mobility. These segments reflect the future internal reporting and organizational structure. The Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans segments are aggregated in the Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans reportable segment in line with the type of products and services offered, their brands, sales channels and customer profiles.
In addition to the risks and opportunities described below, risks and opportunities that are not yet known or classified as not material can influence profitability, cash flows and financial position.