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BMW Group reports second-quarter burst in earnings

BMW Group reports second-quarter burst in earnings

Rise in second entertain EBT to euro 1,299 million
Automobiles shred increases EBIT to euro 1,317 million
EBIT domain of 9.6% for Automobiles shred in Q2
Six-month EBIT domain of 6.6% for Automobiles shred
Strong step in 2010 towards achieving profitability targets
Aiming for full-year sales volume expansion of around 10%

Munich. The BMW Group accessible a poignant boost in sales volume, revenues and gain in a second entertain 2010. Group revenues increasing by 18.3% to euro 15,348 million (2009: euro 12,971 million) while a distinction before financial outcome (EBIT) rose to euro 1,717 million (2009: euro 169 million). This corresponds to an EBIT domain of 11.2%. The distinction before taxation jumped to euro 1,299 million (2009: euro 151 million), with a distinction after taxation improving to euro 834 million (2009: euro 121 million). The series of vehicles sole during a duration from Apr to Jun increasing by 12.5% to 380,412 units (2009: 338,190 units).

“Sharp sales volume expansion on vital markets and a high-value indication brew are a categorical reasons for a clever second-quarter performance. We have also used a mercantile predicament as a source of event and have softened potency significantly in all areas of a company”, settled Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG on Tuesday in Munich. “We have done good swell towards achieving a profitability targets for a year 2012. But we have no goal of resting on a laurels. We are energetic to sojourn on lane to make a association sustainably fit for a future”, he continued.

Six-month revenues increasing by 13.5% to euro 27,791 million (2009: euro 24,480 million). EBIT for a duration amounted to euro 2,166 million (2009: euro 114 million) and a distinction before taxation was euro 1,807 million (2009: detriment before taxation of euro 47 million). The Group EBIT domain was therefore 7.8%. The distinction after taxation was euro 1,158 million (2009: detriment of euro 31 million). The sum series of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles delivered to business during a initial 6 months of a year rose by 13.1% to 696,026 units (2009: 615,454 units).

Targeting EBIT domain of over 5% in Automobiles shred in 2010
The clever direct for new models such as a BMW 5 Series and BMW X1 alongside a pointy expansion achieved with other models – including a BMW 7 Series – advise that gain will continue to arise boldly during a residue of a year. In perspective of a marketplace success enjoyed by a products and a generally softened meridian on ubiquitous automobile markets, a BMW Group lifted a full-year gain and sales volume forecasts in mid-July.

The association now expects to grasp an even larger alleviation in pre-tax gain than creatively forecast. “We are aiming to grasp significantly aloft organisation gain in 2010 than in 2009, so creation an critical step towards achieving a targets we have set for 2012”, settled Reithofer. The aim is to grasp an EBIT domain of over 5% in a Automobiles shred as good as neatly softened pre-tax gain and a lapse on equity of over 18% in a Financial Services segment.

Attractive products and a worldwide mercantile liberation will assistance to boost sales volumes in 2010: “We intend, as a world’s heading manufacturer of reward cars, to boost a sales volume in a stream year by around 10% to over 1.4 million vehicles”, commented Reithofer.

“That said, we still need to keep in mind that some mercantile risks could insist during a second half of a year”, continued Reithofer. For this reason, a foresee is given with a portion that a mercantile liberation continues and that ubiquitous business conditions are not significantly dampened.

In 2012, a BMW Group aims – as partial of a Strategy Number ONE – to grasp an unvaried EBIT domain of 8 to 10 percent in a Automobiles shred and a lapse on equity of during slightest 18% in a Financial Services segment.

Sharp alleviation in Automobiles segment’s EBIT margin
The Automobiles shred put in an intensely energetic second-quarter performance. The segment’s distinction softened neatly on a behind of aloft sales volumes worldwide, a higher-value model-mix and softened offered prices. Benefits are also already entrance by from a increasing use of modular components.

The second-quarter EBIT rose to euro 1,317 million (2009: disastrous EBIT of euro 31 million) on revenues of euro 13.669 million (2009: euro 10,827 million/+26.2%), giving an EBIT domain of 9.6%. The second-quarter distinction before taxation increasing to euro 938 million (2009: detriment before taxation of euro 158 million). Six-month revenues of a Automobiles shred rose to euro 24,341 million (2009: euro 20,432 million/+19.1%). The shred EBIT for a six-month duration incited from a detriment of euro 282 million to a distinction of euro 1,608 million, analogous to an EBIT domain of 6.6%. The shred distinction before taxation softened to euro 1,158 million (2009: detriment before taxation of euro 629 million). Adjusted for a serve externalisation of grant obligations (euro 410 million), giveaway money upsurge generated by a Automobiles shred amounted to euro 1,199 million (2009: euro 623 million/+92.5%) for a six-month period.

The sum series of cars sole by a BMW code during a initial half of a year rose by 14.1% to 585,755 units (2009: 513,591 units). Models contributing to this expansion enclosed a BMW X1, a BMW X5 und X6, a BMW 7 Series and BMW Z4. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan has also had a good start: given a introduction to a European markets in mid-March, some 25,000 units have been sold. The new indication has been accessible in a USA given Jun and is receiving a matching turn of commend among business there.

Further appealing new models going on sale in a entrance months are a new BMW 5 Series Touring, a extended-wheelbase chronicle of a BMW 5 Series Sedan for a Chinese market, a BMW X3 and a MINI Countryman.

During a initial half of a year, sales of a BMW X1 and BMW 5 Series GT totalled 46,705 units and 11,803 units respectively. The sales volume of all 5 Series models taken together rose by 10.8% to 94,699 units (2009: 85,476 units), thanks, among other factors, to a successful start of a new 5 Series Sedan.

Also induction good expansion were a BMW 7 Series with 30,711 units sole (2009: 20,479 units /+50.0%) and a BMW X5 and X6 models with a sum sum of 68,632 units sole (+7.1%/2009: 64,078 units). Sales of a BMW Z4 Roadster grew by 74.7% to 14,236 units (2009: 8,148 units) for a six-month period. As a result, a BMW 7 Series, a BMW X5 and X6 as good as a BMW Z4 all remained marketplace leaders in their particular segments. The traditionally best offered indication also increasing a sales volume during a duration underneath report: six-month sales of a BMW 3 Series were adult by 3.0% to 199,027 units (2009: 193,186 units).

MINI code sales climbed by 7.6% in a initial half of a year to 109,301 units (2009: 101,534 units). Once a MINI Countryman comes onto a marketplace from autumn onwards, a MINI code will afterwards have 4 variants. The BMW Group is assured that a initial MINI Crossover model, and indication revisions of a residue of a indication range, will beget good sales movement over a march of a second half of a year.

Rolls-Royce sole some-more cars during a initial half of 2010 than it has in any six-month duration given creation a lapse to a marketplace in 2003. With 970 units (2009: 329 units) handed over to customers, a sales volume roughly tripled in a initial 6 months of a year.

The BMW Group accessible sales volume expansion in probably all markets during a initial half of a year, with China, a Americas and Europe induction a top expansion rates. In Europe, a series of cars sole rose by 4.0% to 389,831 units. The association also remained on a expansion march in a largest ubiquitous marketplace during a duration underneath report, with sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code cars rising in a USA by 6.4% to 121,912 units. The BMW Group therefore remained a best-selling European reward automobile manufacturer in a US market.

Sales in Asia during a duration from Jan to Jun climbed by 57.7% to 128,845 units. The Chinese marketplace continued to grow dynamically, with a series of cars sole during a six-month duration some-more than doubling to 75,615 units (2009: 37,627 units/+101.0%). The sales volume including Hong Kong and Taiwan was 81,807 units (+99.5%).

BMW Motorrad reports neatly softened second-quarter earnings
BMW Motorrad’s gain increasing neatly in a second entertain on a behind of a good sales volume opening notwithstanding differently unlucky business conditions. Six-month shred revenues rose by 30.7% to euro 439 million (2009: euro 336 million). EBIT for a duration rose to euro 54 million (2009: euro 26 million) and a outcome before taxation softened to euro 53 million (2009: euro 24 million). Six-month revenues increasing to euro 790 million (2009: euro 626 million/+26.2%). The shred reported an EBIT for a initial half of a year of euro 86 million (2009: euro 54 million) and a distinction before taxation of euro 83 million (2009: euro 50 million).

Sales of BMW code motorcycles in a second entertain increasing by 21.6% to 36,175 units (2009: 29,742 units). During a initial half of a year, BMW Motorrad sole 57,015 units (2009: 46,974 units). This corresponds to an boost of 21.4%. The best-seller list was headed by a large, long-distance enduro R 1200 GS, creation it a best-sold bike in a 500 cc and motorcycles shred worldwide. Sales of a S 1000 RR – a initial supersport bike made by BMW Motorrad – reached a sum of 6,459 units worldwide in a six-month duration from Jan to Jun (of that 1,223 were sole in June).

Two new lush BMW Touring motorcycles, a K 1600 GT and a K 1600 GTL, will be presented to a open for a initial time in autumn. For a initial time in a segment’s history, both of these models will be propitious with six-cylinder in-line engines.

Sharp arise in Financial Services shred earnings
The Financial Services shred again achieved good during a duration from Apr to Jun 2010. Second-quarter shred revenues, during euro 4,198 million (2009: euro 4,224 million), were probably matching to a prior year. The pre-tax distinction softened to euro 379 million (2009: euro 81 million) interjection to a mercantile liberation and significantly reduce refinancing costs. The second-quarter shred EBIT jumped to euro 379 million (2009: euro 75 million). The six-month shred distinction before taxation rose to euro 601 million (2009: euro 153 million), while a shred EBIT softened to euro 592 million (euro 145 million).

At 30 Jun 2010, a Financial Services shred was handling a portfolio of 3,119,340 franchise and credit financing contracts, 3.0% some-more than in a prior year. The series of new contracts rose worldwide by 8.5% to a sum of 527,044 contracts. The expansion of credit financing (up 10.3% on a initial half of a prior year) contributed generally to this performance. The leasing business accessible a expansion of 4.3%. Lease contracts and credit financing accounted for 28.4% and 71.6% of new business respectively. The suit of new cars of a BMW Group financed or leased by a Financial Services shred was 46.6%, 0.4 commission points next a suit accessible one year earlier.

Workforce of 95,502 employees during a finish of second quarter
The BMW Group had a workforce of 95,502 employees during a finish of a second entertain (2009: 98,261 employees), 2.8% fewer than one year earlier. Compared to a commencement of a year, a series of employees remained some-more or reduction fast (-0.7%). As partial of a forward-looking proceed to skills management, a BMW Group will partisan approximately 1,000 new employees over a march of 2010, of that roughly one half will be formed in Germany. Most of a new staff are being taken on to work in a areas of investigate and growth as good as purchasing and sales. In addition, some 1,080 apprentices will be fasten BMW AG in autumn 2010.

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