Mladá Boleslav, 26 July 2019 – ŠKODA AUTO on course for further growth: between January
and June, the company’s sales revenue increased by 10.8% to 10.154 billion euros, while
operating profit increased by 0.3% to 824 million euros in the same period. Return on sales
remained at a high level in the first half of the year at 8.1%. ŠKODA AUTO invested heavily in
the company’s future during the reporting period, increasing expenditure for research and
development and investments in tangible assets (+33.8%). These funds are going towards new
products, drive and battery technologies as well as further site development.
Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, says: "ŠKODA can look back on a solid first half-year, and the
company remains on track. Our new compact SCALA and KAMIQ models have made a strong start in
the market and have been very well received by our customers around the world. We anticipate some
headwinds, however, due to the ongoing uncertainties on the global markets. We expect growth
impetus from the recently upgraded SUPERB and the new SUPERB SCOUT."
The manufacturer delivered 620,900 vehicles worldwide in the first half of the year, below the record
result of the previous year (January to June 2018: 652,700 vehicles, -4.9%). The main reason for this
is the current situation in the Chinese car market. In the rest of the world, deliveries to customers
increased by 1.6% to 495,000 vehicles in the first six months of the year (first half of 2018: 487,200
In the first six months of 2019, sales increased to 559,900 vehicles (+9.6%), with sales revenue rising
to 10.154 billion euros (+10.8%). The increase in sales and a part of the increase in sales revenue are
attributable to the recent consolidation of other Group Brands’ Indian business following ŠKODA’s
assumption of responsibility for the region. This has also had a significant impact on the return on
sales compared to the previous year.
Klaus-Dieter Schürmann, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance and IT, explains: “Despite the
increasingly challenging environment with markets currently in decline, we gained market shares in
Europe and overseas in the first half of 2019 and achieved a very good operating profit of 824 million
euros, which is slightly above last year's level. Our active sales management with volume and mix
improvements, as well as the first effects of our extensive performance programme, have paid off.
Offsetting these factors were negative exchange rate developments and the intermediate need for
higher spending, particularly in light of the switch to the new WLTP standard.”
In mid-May, ŠKODA introduced its new e-mobility sub-brand iV in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava
alongside the upgraded SUPERB and the new SUPERB SCOUT. In addition, the manufacturer
showed the first two electric series models in the company’s history, the CITIGOe iV and the SUPERB
iV. This marks ŠKODA’s official entry into the era of electromobility. By 2022, the car manufacturer will
have brought out 30 new models – including more than ten electric vehicles.
ŠKODA AUTO Group* – Key figures in the first half of the year 2019/2018**
Units 2019 2018 change in %
Deliveries to customers
Cars 620,900 652,700 (4.9)
Deliveries to customers
Cars 495,000 487,200 1.6
Cars 528,700 486,200 8.7
559,900 510,700 9.6
Million EUR 10,154 9,161 10.8
Million EUR 824 821 0.3
Return on Sales
Percent 8.1 9.0 -
Investments in tangible assets
Million EUR 369 276 33.8
Net cash flow
Million EUR 1,025 980 4.6
* The ŠKODA AUTO Group comprises ŠKODA AUTO a.s, ŠKODA AUTO Slovensko s.r.o., ŠKODA AUTO
Deutschland GmbH, ŠKODA AUTO India Pvt. Ltd., Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. (since 1.1.2019), Volkswagen Group
Sales India Pvt. Ltd. (since 1.1.2019) and a share in the company OOO VOLKSWAGEN Group RUS.
** Percentage deviations are calculated from non-rounded figures.
*** includes production in the ŠKODA AUTO Group, excluding production at partner assembly plants in China,
Slovakia, Russia and Germany, but includes other Group brands such as SEAT, VW and AUDI; vehicle production
excluding part/complete kits
**** includes ŠKODA AUTO Group sales to distribution companies, including other Group brands such as SEAT,
VW, AUDI, PORSCHE and LAMBORGHINI; vehicle sales excluding part/complete kits