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BMW sold 594,533 cars in the first quarter of 2024, still low on profits: Know-why?

BMW has experienced a decline in profits during the first quarter of 2024, despite robust sales growth- particularly in high-end models. The company disclosed earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell by approximately a quarter compared to the previous year, amounting to 4.05 billion euros.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2024 17:59 IST
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BMW, a German car manufacturing brand has reportedly made less profit in the first quarter of 2024. Despite a good run with expensive models and an increase in sales, the company reported a profit drop on Wednesday.

BMW has earned before interest and taxes dropped by around a quarter year-on-year to 4.05 billion euros ($4.35 billion), the company announced.

The model changeover of BMW's important 5 Series vehicle hurt the figures, as did the higher proportion of fully electric cars, which are less profitable to sell for the company.

In a statement, Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG said, "The past nine quarters underline BMW's continuity and reliability. As planned, we are dynamically expanding the share of electric vehicles while maintaining our high level of profitability. Some call this transformation -- for us, it is continuous progress.”

The company's profit margin before interest and taxes in the car business, perhaps the most important key figure for investors, BMW lost 3.3 percentage points to 8.8 per cent of sales.

Total sales for BMW and its brands remained roughly stable at 36.6 billion euros (USD 39.3 billion).

BWM sold 594,533 cars in the first three months, an increase of 1.1 per cent. On balance, the car manufacturer made a group profit of 2.95 billion euros (USD 3.17 billion), nearly a fifth less than a year earlier.

Oliver Zipse, chief executive of BMW confirmed the company's previous annual forecasts.

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Inputs from IANS

 

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