Daimler achieved new records in unit sales, revenue and earningsStaff writer ▼ | April 6, 2016
With a total workforce of 284,015 employees (2014: 279,972), the Group sold more than 2.9 million vehicles worldwide (2014: 2.5 million).
Daimler The best year in the history of Daimler AG
EBIT from the ongoing business increased by 36% to €13.8 billion (2014: €10.1 billion), and net profit amounted to €8.9 billion (2014: €7.3 billion).
As a result of the strong earnings and the successful course of business in the year 2015, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board have proposed to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting the distribution of the highest dividend so far in the history of Daimler AG of €3.25 per share (prior year: €2.45).
The total dividend payout amounts to €3,477 million (prior year: €2,621 million) and is the highest dividend paid by a DAX30 company so far in 2016. The dividend payout ratio is 40.2% of the net profit attributable to the Daimler shareholders (prior year: 37.6%).
In 2016, Daimler celebrates the 130th anniversary of the invention of the automobile and the 120th anniversary of the invention of the truck.
“2015 was the most successful year in the history of Daimler AG,” states Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG. ■