Audi CEO Stadler: “We plan to continue our growth in 2016”
- Financial year 2015: revenue of €58 billion, operating profit of more than €4.8 billion, operating return on sales of 8.3 percent
- Before special items: operating profit of €5.1 billion and operating return on sales of 8.8 percent
- Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “This year, we will invest more than €3 billion and push forward with electrification and digitization”
- CFO Axel Strotbek: “Our operating profit and significantly positive cash flow are evidence of a robust business model”
- Thomas Sigi, Board of Management Member for HR: “We will strengthen our core competencies with 1,200 additional experts”
- Audi is entering a new market segment with the Audi Q2 and will be the first premium automobile manufacturer to open a plant in Mexico
The Audi Group plans to launch more than 20 new or revised models and to continue its growth in 2016. Despite major challenges, the Ingolstadt based company performed successfully last year and set a new record for unit sales: Worldwide deliveries increased compared with 2014 by 3.6 percent to 1,803,246 automobiles. As a result of the strong demand, the company achieved a new record also for revenue, posting a figure of €58.4 billion. Operating profit amounted to €4.8 billion and operating profit before special items of €5.1 billion was at the high level of the previous year. Before the worldwide rollout of important models like the new Audi A4, the operating return on sales amounted to 8.3 percent despite the challenging conditions, and was thus within the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent; before special items it was 8.8 percent.