“ŠKODA has made an excellent start to the year,” says ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier, adding, “We have seamlessly continued the success of last year into the first quarter of 2016. We owe this especially to our strong model range, with the new ŠKODA SUPERB as an additional driving force, our highly motivated workforce and our commercial partners in the markets. The encouraging sales figures and strong financial results of the first quarter provide a solid foundation for further profitable growth. Our next model campaign begins with the upcoming launch of the new ŠKODA KODIAQ.”
ŠKODA’s sales revenue rose 6.4 % to 3.379 billion euros between January and March 2016 (first quarter of 2015: 3.175 billion euros). Operating profit increased 30.2 %, reaching 315 million euros (first quarter of 2015: 242 million euros). Operating margin rose to 9.3% after 7.6% in the first quarter of the previous year. The higher profitability was primarily due to positive mix effects and better product costs.
“Thanks to this strong first quarter, ŠKODA’s profitable growth has continued and the company has again confirmed its financial strength and profitability,” explains ŠKODA CFO Winfried Krause. “Although the economic conditions remain challenging and the situation in some markets is difficult, we can build on our financial strength,” adds Krause.
ŠKODA AUTO Group – Key figures quarterly comparison, January to March 2016/2015*:
|Deliveries to customers (DTC)||Cars||276,600||265,100||4.3|
|DTC without China||Cars||201,200||193,400||4.0|
|Sales revenue||Million EUR||3,379||3,175||6.4|
|Operating profit||Million EUR||315||242||30.2|
|Operating profit as % of sales revenue||%||9.3||7.6||–|
|Investments (w/o capitalized development costs)||Million EUR||71||68||3.8|
|Net liquidity||Million EUR||3,393||2,395||41.7|
* Deviations in the percentages are due to calculations using unrounded figures.
** Vehicle production excluding CKD units