The Audi Group increased its revenue and earnings under difficult conditions in 2017. For the first time, revenue surpassed the mark of €60 billion, thus more than doubling over the past eight years.
With an operating profit of €5.1 billion before special items, the corresponding operating return on sales of 8.4 per cent is within the target corridor. With the inclusion of business in China, which is presented under financial result, the operating margin would be one percentage point higher. As a result of updated measurement assumptions for the settlement agreements relating to the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue in North America, Audi recognized additional provisions of €387 million in 2017. After these special items, operating profit amounted to €4.7 billion and the operating return on sales was 7.8 per cent. In 2018, Audi will launch more new models than ever before and will enter the age of electric mobility. In view of the ambitious management of multiple model launches and phase-outs, the company anticipates another challenging year, before the model initiative should have a sustained positive impact on deliveries and earnings from 2019 onwards.