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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
BMW Group – an overview
Change in %
Profit before financial result
Profit before taxation (EBT)
Earnings per share2
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
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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.