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BMW Group named “World’s most attractive employer” (automotive) and again takes number-one spot in Young Professionals Barometer 2020. +++ Ilka Horstmeier: “Being a highly attractive employer helps us recruit the best talents in a highly competitive market.” +++

 

Munich. The BMW Group has ranked among the leaders for employer image in both national and international comparisons for years. The company earned top positions again this year in numerous studies measuring employers’ perceived attractiveness.

The BMW Group has successfully defended its number-one spot in the Trendence Young Professionals Barometer in Germany since 2012 and came out on top for the ninth consecutive year in 2020. At the same time, a majority of students in Germany rated the BMW Group among the top companies this year, earning it second place in the business category in the Trendence Graduate Barometer 2020. The BMW Group also ranked fourth in the engineering category and sixth among young IT talents – making it the most attractive company in the automotive sector for IT graduates. The BMW Group also moved up one place from last year in the current Trendence School Leaver Barometer and now ranks fourth.

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High level of supply chain flexibility speeds up transformation towards e-mobility +++ Extensive measures to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards and secure access to many critical raw materials +++ Sustainability measures in supply chain delivering results: CO2 emissions reduced by 17% in BMW iX* +++ Wendt: “Sustainability is an integral part of all purchasing activities” +++

Munich. The BMW Group is increasingly gearing up its purchasing for future growth in e-mobility and setting new standards for sustainability. The expansion of e-mobility makes value creation in the supplier network more important than ever, both with respect to CO2 emissions and sourcing of so-called critical raw materials, like those needed for producing battery cells.

“We believe sustainability is an integral part of all purchasing activities. So, as we accommodate the planned growth in electrified vehicles in the supplier network, we are at the same time integrating our sustainability requirements into all contract awards. In this way, we are taking sustainable development to the next level. Particularly as a premium manufacturer, we aspire to lead the way in sustainability and take responsibility,” said Dr Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network. 

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Zipse: “Third-quarter performance underlines BMW Group’s operational strength” +++ Peter: “We are in an intense cost competition” +++ Profit before tax in Q3 rises to approximately € 2.5 billion +++ Return on sales of 9.4% in Q3 +++ Free cash flow in Q3 exceeds € 3 billion +++ EBIT margin for Automotive segment within 2020 target range for nine-month period +++ E-autos to be manufactured at all German plants by 2022

 

Munich. The BMW Group increased sales volume and net profit in the third quarter of 2020 and, at the nine-month stage, is on track to meet its targets for the full year. The BMW Group was able to benefit during the third quarter from regional upturns in demand as well as from the attractive model portfolio on offer to customers. At the same time, cost efficiency and cash management remain decisive factors in coping with the ongoing impact of the corona pandemic in its varying regional forms to the best possible extent.

“The third-quarter performance underlines the BMW Group’s operational strength and ability to perform well within a challenging environment. We improved Group earnings compared to one year earlier and are therefore firmly on track towards achieving our targets for the full year. We manage our day-to-day operations closely, taking regional fluctuations in demand into account, and can respond to changing market situations at any time,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in Munich on Wednesday. In this way, the Group generated profit before tax in the region of € 2.5 billion in the third quarter. Free cash flow in the Automotive segment was in excess of € 3 billion. “We are shaping the transformation of our industry from a position of strength and are very well positioned for the years to come. At the same time, we are already strategically and technologically aligning the Group for the period after 2025 – including key aspects such as vehicle architectures and planning for vehicle production by plant.”

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Deliveries to customers BMW, MINI & Rolls-Royce.
Delivery figures have been adjusted retrospectively going back to 2015. The basis for the adjustments is a review of sales data in prior periods for the BMW Group’s 16 most important markets. The retrospective adjustment enables better comparability.

BMW Group Sales Distribution in major regions.
Sales Volume of Automobiles in 9M-2020.

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Including the joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd., Shenyang (2020: 437,549 units 2019: 392,394 units).
Delivery figures have been adjusted retrospectively going back to 2015. The basis for the adjustments is a review of sales data in prior periods for the BMW Group’s 16 most important markets. The retrospective adjustment enables better comparability.

Corona pandemic significantly holds down
automotive deliveries in 9M-2020.

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In g CO2/km;
From 2018, adjusted value based on planned conversion to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure).

CO2 EMISSIONS OF BMW GROUP AUTOMOBILES (EU-28).

DIVIDEND FOR THE FINANCIAL YEARS 2016 - 2019.
(PER ORDINARY STOCK IN €)

MANAGEMENT SUMMARY.
OUTLOOK FOR THE BMW GROUP IN 2020.

BMW Group.

  • Profit before tax: significant decrease
  • Workforce size at year-end: slight decrease

AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT.

  • Deliveries to customers: significant decrease
  • Carbon fleet emissions (EU-28): significant decrease
  • EBIT margin: between 0 and 3%
  • Return on capital employed: significant decrease

MOTORCYCLES SEGMENT.

  • Deliveries to customers: moderate decrease
  • EBIT margin: between 3 and 5%
  • Return on capital employed: significant decrease

FINANCIAL SERVICES SEGMENT.

  • Return on equity (RoE): moderate decrease

The economic shifts caused by the coronavirus pandemic make it difficult to provide a reliable forecast. The outlook is therefore subject to a high degree of uncertainty.

 

 

Outlook in accordance with DRS 20.

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