Scania Interim Report January–June 2016

Scania’s sales reached an all-time high at SEK 50.1 billion and the company showed a strong operational performance in the first half of 2016.

Summary of the first six months of 2016

  • Operating income amounted to SEK 1,348 m. (4,737), negatively impacted by a provision of SEK 3.8 billion related to the European Commission’s competition investigation 
  • Operating income excluding items affecting comparability rose by 9 percent to SEK 5,148 m. (4,737), resulting in an operating margin of 10.3 (10.1) percent 
  • Net sales rose by 7 percent to SEK 50,110 m. (46,798)
  • Cash flow amounted to SEK -492 m. (1,106) in Vehicles and Services

Comments by Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO
“Scania’s sales reached an all-time high at SEK 50.1 billion and the company showed a strong operational performance in the first half of 2016. Higher vehicle volume in Europe and increased service revenue had a positive impact on earnings while currency rate effects and lower deliveries in Latin America impacted negatively. The high investment level related to Scania’s investment in a new truck generation also had an impact on earnings. Scania’s market share in Europe continued on a high level and amounted to 17.1 percent during the first half of 2016, compared to 17.2 percent in 2015. The replacement need and economic situation in Europe continues to have a positive impact on demand for trucks. The weak performance continued in Latin America, primarily related to Brazil. In Eurasia, Russia now appears to have bottomed out at a low level. However, the outlook for Brazil and Russia is still uncertain. In Buses and coaches, the demand trend is positive, mainly due to strong order bookings in Mexico and Iran. In Engines, demand fell in all regions. Service revenue amounted to SEK 10.5 billion during the first half of 2016, an increase of 9 percent in local currency. Financial Services reported operating income of SEK 506 million and credit losses remain at low levels. In August Scania will initiate the launch of its largest ever investment − the new truck generation. It constitutes an important part of Scania’s ambition to become a leader in sustainable transport, where partnerships and continued digitalisation will play an increasingly important role. In light of the European Commission’s Statement of Objections and recent developments in the competition investigation, Scania is now, in accordance with relevant accounting principles and a prudent approach, making a provision of SEK 3.8 billion. Scania has fully cooperated with the European Commission during the investigation but contests the Commission’s view. The company will fully exercise its rights of defence in the ongoing investigation.”

Contact persons
Susanna Berlin
Investor Relations
Tel. +46 8 553 861 12
Mobil tel. +46 70 086 05 02

Erik Ljungberg
Corporate Relations
Tel. +46 8 553 835 57
Mobile tel. +46 73 988 35 57

Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com  

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON AG. For more information visit: www.scania.com.