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Daimler

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Germany

The German automobile manufacturer carries a long history, starting with Carl Benz applying for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine” in 1886. Today the company is better known for its luxury line, the Mercedes-Benz. But the Mercedes-Benz is just one of Daimler’s many divisions. The company also makes and sells city buses, coaches, and bus chassis around the world. Lately, Daimler’s had its hands full trying to handle a growing crisis over diesel emissions concerns by recalling more than 3 million vehicles.

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CEO

Dieter Zetsche

Sector

Motor Vehicles & Parts

Industry

Motor Vehicles and Parts

HQ Location

Stuttgart, Germany

Years on Global 500 List

23

Employees

282,488

Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$169,4832.2%
Profits ($M)$9,428.40.9%
Assets ($M)$256,262
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$61,116
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues5.6%
Profits as % of Assets3.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity15.4%
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