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DGAP-Adhoc: Daimler AG: Preliminary results for the third quarter 2020 above market expectations and positive impact for the remainder of the year 2020 expected

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Daimler AG: Preliminary results for the third quarter 2020 above market expectations and positive impact for the remainder of the year 2020 expected

15-Oct-2020 / 22:01 CET/CEST
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Preliminary results for the third quarter 2020 above market expectations and positive impact for the remainder of the year 2020 expected

Stuttgart, Germany - Daimler has seen a faster than expected market recovery and a particularly strong September performance. This, combined with diligent cost discipline, extensive cash preservation measures and further efficiency enhancements means that Industrial Free Cash Flow, Daimler Group EBIT adjusted, Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans EBIT adjusted, Daimler Trucks and Buses EBIT adjusted and Daimler Mobility EBIT adjusted are all significantly above market expectations for the third quarter of 2020.

The following stated figures for the third quarter 2020 are preliminary and unaudited:

- Industrial Free Cash Flow: € 5,139 million (consensus: € 2,973 million)
  Industrial Free Cash Flow adjusted € 5,345 million (consensus: n/a)

- Net Industrial Liquidity: € 13.1 billion (Q2-20: €9.5 billion)

- Daimler Group EBIT: € 3,071 million (consensus: € 1,950 million);
  EBIT adjusted: € 3,480 million (consensus: € 2,498 million)

- Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans EBIT: € 2,118 million (consensus: € 1,320 million);
  EBIT adjusted: € 2,417 million (consensus: € 1,782 million)
  Return on Sales (RoS) adjusted: 9.4% (consensus: 6.5%)

- Daimler Trucks & Buses EBIT: € 541 million (consensus: € 350 million);
  adjusted EBIT: € 603 million (consensus: € 400 million)
  Return on Sales (RoS) adjusted: 6.5% (consensus: 4.3%)

- Daimler Mobility EBIT: € 590 million (consensus: € 381 million);
  adjusted EBIT: € 602 million (consensus: € 406 million)
  Return on Equity (RoE) adjusted: 16.5%

The preliminary results include the following adjustments affecting EBIT:

- Expenses of € 407 million mainly for ongoing efficiency programs and including € 68 million for adjustment and realignment of capacities within the global production network in connection with the intended sale of the car plant in Hambach.

- Total of legal proceedings and related measures for Daimler Group: € 2million.

Given the development of the third quarter, Daimler also expects a positive impact for the remainder of the year, however with the fourth quarter 2020 to show the usual year-end seasonality pattern. Please note this statement is made under the assumption of no further COVID-19 lockdowns.

Accordingly, Daimler expects to publish an updated guidance for the financial year 2020 together with its quarter results on October 23, 2020.

EBIT, EBIT adjusted, RoS adjusted, RoE adjusted, Industrial Free Cash Flow and Industrial Free Cash Flow adjusted are defined on pp. 64 and 73 of the Daimler Annual Report 2019.

Jörg Howe, +49 711 17 41341,
Hendrik Sackmann, +49 711 17 35014,
Matthias Krust, +49 160 8653505,

Hendrik Sackmann
Tel.: +49 (0)711 17 35014

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Company: Daimler AG
Mercedesstrasse 120
70372 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 17-0
Fax: +49 (0)711 179 40 75
ISIN: DE0007100000
WKN: 710000
Indices: DAX, EURO STOXX 50
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EQS News ID: 1141249

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