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Daimler

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  • Previous Rank16
  • Revenues ($M)$169,483
  • Revenue Percent Change2.2%
  • Profits ($M)$9,428.4
  • Profits Percent Change0.9%
  • Assets ($M)$256,262
  • Employees282,488

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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Company Information

CEO
Dieter Zetsche
Sector
Motor Vehicles & Parts
Industry
Motor Vehicles and Parts
HQ Location
Stuttgart, Germany
Websitehttp://www.daimler.com
Years on Global 500 List23
Employees282,488
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Daimler Rank History

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%