Audi continues the essential growth

At a half-year press discussion in Munich, CFO Axel Strotbek stated: “Despite vital challenges, Audi is evenly stability along a trail of high-quality growth.” Audi appeals to business with a appealing indication portfolio. The association therefore expects to broach significantly some-more than 1.6 million cars of a code with a Four Rings this year, once again violation a prior-year record.

From Jan by June, a Audi Group delivered to business 869,355 automobiles with a Four Rings: an boost of 11.4 percent (H1 2013: 780,467). The association sole 50 percent some-more units of a new A3 family* than in a initial half of final year. At a same time, a vast models A6*, A7*, Q7* and A8* together available an boost in section sales of 10.1 percent.

Due to a enlargement in car deliveries, income augmenting notwithstanding disastrous banking effects by 5.8 percent to € 26,690 million (H1 2013: € 25,234).

As a outcome of a volume enlargement as good as aloft investigate and enlargement output for groundbreaking technologies and new products, a Audi Group’s cost of sales in a initial 6 months of this year augmenting by 8.3 percent to € 21,870 million (H1 2013: € 20,190). At a same time, placement costs rose to € 2,419 million (H1 2013:€ 2,284). The association achieved an handling distinction for a initial half of 2014 of € 2,671 million (H1 2013: € 2,644).

The handling lapse on sales for a initial 6 months was 10.0 percent (H1 2013: 10.5), and was so during a top finish of a vital aim mezzanine of 8 to 10 percent. The Audi Group posted a distinction before income taxes of € 3,102 million for a initial half of this year (H1 2013:€ 2,974), homogeneous to a lapse on sales of 11.6 percent (H1 2013: 11.8). Profit after income taxes amounted to € 2,323 million (H1 2013: € 2,178).

Axel Strotbek, CFO of AUDI AG, stated: “We are now creation estimable allege output that will compensate off in a middle and prolonged term.” This is because Audi authorized a biggest investment module in a company’s story during a finish of final year. By 2018, a sum of approximately € 22 billion will upsurge into new models, technologies and a invariably expanding worldwide prolongation network. From Jan until Jun 2014, Audi invested € 1,552 million in a business operations (H1 2013: € 1,240), 25 percent some-more than in a prior-year period.

Despite augmenting allege expenditure, Audi totally financed all a investments out of a money upsurge from handling activities, that augmenting in a initial 6 months of a year to € 3,712 million (H1 2013: € 3,236).

Net liquidity of € 15,324 million during Jun 30, 2014 was significantly aloft than a year progressing (June 30, 2013: € 13,536).

In 2014, a Audi Group intends to grow in all regions of a universe and to strengthen a heading position in both Europe and in China. Depending on a mercantile conditions, a code with a Four Rings expects to post income enlargement in full-year 2014.

The systematic enlargement of general prolongation structures, augmenting allege output for new models and technologies – in sold to perform increasingly despotic CO2 regulations around a creation – will during initial have a disastrous impact on gain this year. At a same time, a certain enlargement of section sales and income and a continual improvements in capability and processes instituted in a past will yield certain procedure for a enlargement of handling profit. In total, a Ingolstadt-based association anticipates an handling lapse on sales within a vital aim mezzanine of 8 to 10 percent.

Fuel expenditure of a models mentioned above:

Audi A3:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.1 – 3.2;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 165 – 85

Audi A3 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.0 – 3.3;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 162 – 88

Audi A3 Sedan:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.0 – 3.3;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 162 – 88

Audi A6:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.8 – 4.4;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 229 – 114

Audi A7 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.8 – 4.7;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 229 – 122

Audi Q7:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 10.7 – 7.2;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249 – 189

Audi A8:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11.3 – 5.9;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 264 – 144