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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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Munich. The preliminary free cash flow for the Automotive segment of BMW AG in the third quarter 2020 amounts to €3,065 million (previous year: €714 million) and thus exceeds current market expectations.

This was due in particular to a faster recovery in several markets, which led to higher sales growth. In addition, a focused management has led to an optimisation of working capital and a further reduction of fixed costs and capital expenditure.

The impact of this development on the free cash flow for the Automotive segment for the full year will be communicated with the release of the Quarterly Statement to 30 September 2020. 

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BMW Group sells 675,680 units in third quarter (+8.6%) +++ Europe region delivers 275,618 vehicles to customers in Q3 (+7.1%) +++ China up 6.4% after first nine months (559,681 vehicles) +++ Sales situation still reflects regional impact of coronavirus pandemic +++ Pieter Nota: “Sales growth of almost 50 percent for electrified vehicles in third quarter”

 

Munich. The BMW Group posted solid year-on-year sales growth of 8.6 percent in the third quarter, with a total of 675,680 vehicles delivered to customers. As expected, the sales performance from January to September meanwhile reflects the global impact of the Corona Pandemic. During this period, the company sold 1,638,316 (-12.5%) premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles worldwide.

“Thanks to our strong model line-up, we were able to increase our third-quarter sales year-on-year, despite the lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales. “We are especially pleased with the sales growth of almost 50 percent in electrified vehicles. This makes electromobility a substantial growth driver. We have already delivered around 10,000 fully-electric MINIs* since the start of the year. This shows how much our customers appreciate this car,” Nota continued. 

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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.

 

 

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