BMW Group achieves record gain in 2015

Posted on 09. Mar, 2016 by in BMW Canada

New highs for sales volume, revenues and distinction before tax

BMW Group achieves targets for financial year 2015

Group revenues adult 14.6% to € 92.2 billion

Group distinction before taxation exceeds 9 billion euros for initial time

EBIT domain Automobile shred of 9.2% within aim range

Group net distinction augmenting by 10% to € 6.4 billion

Record dividend: € 3.20 per share of common batch proposed

Associate reward paid tip in German reward automobile industry

 

 


Munich.

The BMW Group achieved a sixth record-breaking year in
duration in 2015, posting new highs to date for sales volumes,
revenues and distinction before tax, notwithstanding a flighty marketplace environment.

 

“We have met all of a desirous targets for a financial
year”, settled Harald Krüger, Chairman of a Board of
Management of BMW AG on Wednesday in Munich. “With another set of
considerable sum in a centenary year, a BMW Group stays the
world’s heading provider of reward vehicles and mobility services.”

 

Automobile sales volume climbed by 6.1% to a
new record turn of 2,247,485 units (2014: 2,117,965 units).

 

With additional tailwind from enlightened banking factors,
Group revenues grew by 14.6% in 2015 to € 92,175
million (2014: € 80,401 million). Profit before financial
result
(EBIT) augmenting by 5.2% to € 9,593 million (2014:
€ 9,118 million), especially on a behind of sales volume growth.
Group distinction before tax (EBT) rose for a first
time above € 9 billion, augmenting by 5.9% to a new high turn of
€ 9,224 million (2014: € 8,707 million). Group net
profit
rose for a initial time above € 6 billion,
augmenting by 10.0% to a new record turn of € 6,396 million (2014:
€ 5,817 million).


 


Dividend of € 3.20 per share of common batch proposed

 

“The indication joining of a workforce and the
trusty trust placed in us by a shareholders are a pivotal topics
that run by a BMW Group’s success story”, elaborated
Krüger. “To symbol a company’s centenary, we are once again
lifting a associate reward for a permanent staff in Germany, the
tip volume paid in a German reward automobile industry. Dividend
payments to a shareholders will also surpass a dual billion euro
symbol for a initial time, reflecting a BMW Group’s glorious performance
in 2015.” At a Annual General Meeting on 12 May 2016 a Board of
Management and a Supervisory Board will introduce to shareholders
that a dividend be augmenting to a new high of
€ 3.20 per share of common batch (2014: € 2.90) and € 3.22 per share
of elite batch (2014: € 2.92). The distribution
rate
stands during 32.9% (2014: 32.7%), good within a BMW
Group’s aim operation of 30 to 40%.

 


Automotive segment’s profitability in aim range


 


Automotive shred revenues

grew by 13.8% year-on-year to € 85,536 million (2014: € 75,173
million), especially reflecting a good sales volume performance, new
models and enlightened banking factors. EBIT
augmenting by 8.2% to € 7,836 million (2014: € 7,244 million). The
EBIT margin came in during 9.2% (2014: 9.6%) and was
so in a tip half of a targeted operation of
8 -10%.
Segment distinction before tax (EBT) softened by 9.3%
to a new high of € 7,523 million (2014: € 6,886 million).

 

The BMW code confirmed a tip position in the
reward shred in 2015 by posting a new record sales volume figure.
Deliveries to business were 5.2% aloft during 1,905,234 units (2014:
1,811,719 units), with glorious performances by a BMW 2
Series, a BMW 4 Series and a BMW X family assisting to expostulate sales
volume growth. Additional movement is approaching in a stream year,
in sole from a new BMW 7 Series and a new BMW X1.

The BMW 2 Series proved unusually popular
in 2015, with deliveries to business reaching a sum of 157,144
units (2014: 41,038 units), including some-more than 107,000 units of the
BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer, that therefore accounted for
some-more than dual thirds of a sum figure for a series. The
BMW 4 Series achieved equally well,
consolidating a position as marketplace personality in a shred with a
27.4% sales volume boost to 152,390 units (2014: 119,580 units).
The brand’s enlargement is also being driven by a success of the
BMW X family. Sales of a BMW
X4
some-more than doubled to 55,050 units (2014: 21,688 units).
Worldwide sales of a BMW X5, also a market
personality in a segment, grew by 14.1% to 168,143 units (2014: 147,381
units), while a BMW X6 accessible a 53.1% increase
to 46,305 units (2014: 30,244 units).

 

The series of BMW i vehicles delivered to
business jumped by 65.9% to 29,513 units (2014: 17,793 units),
comprising 24,057 units (2014: 16,052 units) of a BMW
i3
(+49.9%) and 5,456 units (2014: 1,741 units) of the
BMW i8.

 


MINI

achieved a new sales volume record in 2015, with deliveries up
12.0% to 338,466 units (2014: 302,183 units). Worldwide sales of the
new MINI 5-Door totalled 94,788 units (2014: 13,113
units), while sales of a MINI 3-Door edged adult to
127,194 units (2014: 126,938 units; +0.2%). The new MINI
Clubman
went on sale in Oct and purebred sales of
8,003 units by a finish of a year.

 


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

recorded a second-best opening in a
112-year
history. The Goodwood-based association sole 3,785 units worldwide in
2015 (-6.8%), with a Wraith and
Ghost models creation a largest contributions to
a sales volume figure. Demand for a code remained high around
a world, a usually important difference being China, where a luxury
shred as a whole felt unbending headwinds.

 

In line with a plan of achieving a offset distribution
of worldwide sales, a BMW Group accessible sales volume enlargement in
all vital sales regions. The 4 largest sales
markets for a BMW Group over a past year were China, a USA,
Germany and Great Britain.

 

Sales of BMW Group vehicles in Europe in 2015
exceeded a one-million symbol for a initial time, with a sum of
1,000,427 units (2014: 914,587 units; +9.4%) handed over to
customers. Sales volume was 5.0% aloft in Germany during 286,098 units
(2014: 272,345 units) and 12.6% aloft in Great Britain during 230,982
units (2014: 205,071 units).

 

The gait of enlargement in Asia slowed in 2015 as a
outcome of a stability normalisation of a Chinese market. The
BMW Group sole 685,792 units (2014: 658,384 units) in this region,
4.2% some-more than a prior year, including sales on a Chinese
mainland, that grew by 1.6% to 464,086 units (2014: 456,732 units).

 

The BMW Group also augmenting sales volume in the
Americas region, with a series of vehicles sold
adult 2.8% to 495,897 units (2014: 482,257 units), including 405,715
units (2014: 396,961 units) sole in a USA (+2.2%).


 


Significant boost in Motorcycles shred earnings

 

Motorcycles shred revenues grew 18.5%
year-on-year to € 1,990 million (2014: € 1,679 million).
EBIT softened by 62.5% to € 182 million (2014:
€ 112 million), while profit before tax modernized by
67.3% to € 179 million (2014: € 107 million). Sales
volume
augmenting by 10.9% to 136,963 units (2014: 123,495
units), so outperforming the marketplace as a whole. BMW Motorrad’s
5 largest markets were Germany, a USA, France, Italy and Spain.


 


 


Financial Services shred continues to grow

 

The Financial Services shred also continued to perform good in
2015. Segment revenues were 15.2% aloft at
€ 23,793 million (2014: € 20,599 million), while profit
before tax
softened by 14.6% to € 1,975 million (2014:
€ 1,723 million).

 

In total, 1,655,961 (2014: 1,509,113) new
contracts
were sealed in and with financing and
leasing business, adult 9.7% on a prior year. The
portfolio of franchise and financing contracts in
place with dealers and sell business during a finish of a reporting
duration rose by 8.2% to 4,718,970 contracts (2014: 4,359,572
contracts).


 


Increase in workforce and series of apprentices


 

The workforce augmenting by 5.1% compared with
a prior year. Overall, a BMW Group had a worldwide workforce
of 122,244 employees (2014: 116,324 employees) during a finish of the
stating period.

The boost especially reflects a ongoing enlargement of the
Group’s general prolongation network and a targeted
recruitment of engineers, IT specialists and learned workers needed
to step adult a expansion of destiny technologies and new services.

 

The BMW Group stretched training activities worldwide. During the
past year, approximately 1,500 young people began
an tutelage within a organisation, including 1,200 in
Germany. At a finish of a stating period, 4,700 immature people
worldwide were in vocational training and training programmes for
immature talent within a BMW Group.


 

 


BMW Group targets serve sales volume enlargement in 2016

 

The ceiling trend in worldwide sales volume is
foresee to continue in 2016 in perspective of a BMW Group’s highly
appealing indication range, creatively rejuvenated by a new BMW 7 Series.
“We are again targeting a new sales volume record in 2016, with
sales approaching to be somewhat adult on a prior year,”
commented Krüger. The tellurian domestic and mercantile sourroundings is
also approaching to sojourn volatile.

 


Supervisory Board

 

The Supervisory Board will introduce during a Annual General Meeting
to be hold on 12 May 2016 that Simone Menne, member of a Executive
Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, be re-elected to a BMW AG
Supervisory Board.

 

* * *

 

Further information on a Group Financial Statements 2015 and
a opinion for a stream year will be accessible during a BMW
Group’s Annual Accounts Press Conference to be hold on 16 Mar 2016
in Munich.

 

 


BMW Group – an overview

 

2015

               2014

Change in %

Sales volume

    

Automotive

units

2,247,485

2,117,965

6.1

Thereof:

    

BMW

units

1,905,234

1,811,719

5.2

MINI

units

338,466

302,183

12.0

Rolls-Royce

units

3,785

4,063

-6.8

Motorcycles

units

136,963

123,495

10.9

Workforce1

 

122,244

116,324

5.1

Revenues

€ million

92,175

80,401

14.6

Thereof:

    

Automotive

€ million

85,536

75,173

13.8

Motorcycles

€ million

1,990

1,679

18.5

Financial Services

€ million

23,739

20,599

15.2

Other Entities

€ million

7

7

Eliminations

€ million

-19,097

-17,057

-12.0

Profit before financial result
(EBIT)

€ million

9,593

9,118

5.2

Thereof:

    

Automotive

€ million

7,836

7,244

8.2

Motorcycles

€ million

182

112

62.5

Financial Services

€ million

1,981

1,756

12.8

Other Entities

€ million

169

71

Eliminations

€ million

-575

-65

Profit before taxation (EBT)

€ million

9,224

8,707

5.9

Thereof:

    

Automotive

€ million

7,523

6,886

9.3

Motorcycles

€ million

179

107

67.3

Financial Services

€ million

1,975

1,723

14.6

Other Entities

€ million

211

154

37.0

Eliminations

€ million

-664

-163

Income taxes

€ million

-2,828

-2,890

2.1

Net profit

€ million

6,396

5,817

10.0

Earnings per share2

9.70/9.72

8.83/8.85

9.9/9.8

1 Figures bar asleep practice contracts, employees in a work
and non-work phases of pre-retirement part-time operative arrangements
and low salary earners

2 Earnings per share of common stock/preferred stock

 

 

For questions greatfully contact:

 

Corporate Communications

 

Max-Morten Borgmann, Business and Finance Communications

Telephone: +49 89 382-24118, Fax: +49 89 382-24418


Max-Morten.Borgmann@bmwgroup.com

 

Nikolai Glies, Head of Business and Finance Communications

Telephone: +49 89 382-24544, Telefax: +49 89 382-24418


Nikolai.Glies@bmwgroup.com

 

Internet: www.press.bmwgroup.com

E-mail:
presse@bmw.de

 

 

The BMW Group

 

With a 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 30 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

 

In 2015, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.247 million cars and
scarcely 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for the
financial year 2015 was approximately € 9.22 billion on revenues
amounting to € 92.18 billion. As of 31 Dec 2015, a BMW Group
had a workforce of 122,244 employees.

 

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.

 


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