Daimler at a Glance Financial Year 2020

Daimler at a Glance

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s largest producer of trucks above 6 tons. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, investment products and brokerage of credit cards and insurance, as well as innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motivation and commitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: from hightech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa.

Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz (Source: Interbrand-Study, 10/4/2018), as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2018, the Group sold 3.4 million vehicles and employed a workforce of around 298,700 people. Group revenue amounted to €167.4 billion. Group EBIT amounted to €11.1 billion.


in millions of euros 2019 2018
EBIT 4,329 11,132
Free cash flow of the industrial business 1,368 2,898
Net profit 2,709 7,582
Earnings per share (in €) 2.22 6.78
Investment in property, plant and equipment 7,199 7,534
Research and development expenditure 9,662 9,107
thereof capitalized 3,076 2,526


in millions of euros 2018 2017
Revenue 172,745 167,362
Europe 69,541 68,496
thereof Germany 26,339 24,802
NAFTA 52,196 47,952
thereof United States 45,422 41,152
Asia 40,657 40,627
thereof China 18,954 19,790
Other markets 10,351 10,287
By division    
Mercedes-Benz Cars 93,877 93,103
Daimler Trucks 40,235 38,273
Mercedes-Benz Vans 14,801 13,626
Daimler Buses 4,733 4,529
Daimler Mobility 28,646 26,269

Employees (31.12.) 2019 2018
Total 298,655 298,683
Germany 173,813 174,663
United States 25,788 26,310
Rest of World 99,054 97,710
By division    
Mercedes-Benz Cars1 152,048 151,316
Daimler Trucks1 83,437 82,676
Mercedes-Benz Vans1 21,346 21,810
Daimler Buses1 17,960 17,729
Daimler Mobility 12,680 14,070