It thus achieved Group return on sales of 18.9 per cent (previous-year period: 15.5 per cent). Group operating profit was 5.05 billion euros – an increase of 40.6 per cent from 3.59 billion euros in the first nine months of 2021. The increase in sales revenue was mainly driven by an attractive product mix with significantly higher proceeds per vehicle, exchange rate effects and higher Group sales volumes.
"Despite significant global challenges, Porsche has achieved compelling financial growth during the first nine months of 2022," says Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Porsche AG. "In this volatile and difficult market environment we are demonstrating our ability to operate profitably, in particular through cost discipline and an attractive product mix. At the same time, we are decisively pushing ahead with our modern luxury strategy."
During the first nine months of 2022, Porsche generated Automotive net cash flow of 3.27 billion euros (previous-year period: 2.88 billion euros). "Our ambition is to deliver the best products and service to our customers, thus we are continuously investing in future projects while at the same time working to generate strong Automotive net cash flow", says Lutz Meschke.
Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG: "In our view, these results demonstrate that Porsche is well positioned in the sweet spot of the luxury automotive segment. Our attractive product portfolio covers both luxury and sport. In addition, we have ambitious goals in terms of sustainability: We are working towards achieving a net carbon-neutral value chain in 2030 and a net carbon-neutral use phase for future BEV models."
By the end of the third quarter of 2022, Porsche achieved a slight increase in deliveries. In total, the Porsche Group delivered 221,512 vehicles to customers. This is a 2.0 per cent increase compared to the same period last year (217,198 deliveries).
The Group’s Financial Services segment, comprising Porsche Financial Services ("PFS"), the Group’s own captive financial services business, exhibited solid performance in the first nine months of 2022, with sales revenue of 2.47 billion euros and operating profit of 301 million euros. In the previous-year period, PFS reported sales revenue of 2.32 billion euros and operating profit of 227 million euros. This equates to increases in sales revenue and operating profit of 6.0 per cent and 32.7 per cent, respectively.
Despite the significant global challenges presented by disruptions to global supply chain and parts availability for production, Porsche AG is confirming its outlook for the full year 2022: Porsche expects return on sales to be in the range of 17 to 18 per cent for 2022. This outlook remains unchanged despite the newly announced employee IPO bonus to be paid in the fourth quarter of 2022. Over the medium term, Porsche confirms its return on sales target in a range of approximately 17 to 19 per cent. Porsche’s long-term ambition continues to be to achieve Group return on sales of more than 20 per cent. CFO Lutz Meschke emphasizes: "Despite the challenging times we remain confident with respect to our strong profitability and financial and operational resilience."
IPO opens up new possibilities
One month after its IPO, Porsche AG looks back satisfied: On 29 September 2022, the Preferred Shares started trading on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard). The final offer price was 82.50 euros.
"The third quarter of 2022 was quite volatile and challenging from a political, economic and social perspective. Nevertheless we were able to successfully list Porsche and get off to a flying start. This demonstrates the attractiveness of our business model and the uniqueness of the Porsche brand", says Lutz Meschke. "Many thanks to the entire team. Our highly motivated and qualified crew made this performance possible through their great commitment."
|Group Sales Revenue
|26.74 bn €
|23.12 bn €
|Group Operating Profit
|5.05 bn €
|3.59 bn €
|Group Return on Sales
|Automotive Net Cash Flow
|3.27 bn €
|2.88 bn €
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