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Mladá Boleslav, 29 July 2022 – ŠKODA AUTO delivered 360,600 automobiles worldwide within the first half of 2022 – 30% fewer than in the identical interval final 12 months. The explanations for this embody the struggle in Ukraine and the continuing scarcity of semiconductors. The working revenue of €676 million is 30.6% under the earlier 12 months, whereas the return on gross sales stays robust at 6.6% (earlier 12 months 9.6%). ŠKODA AUTO is constant its NEXT LEVEL EFFICIENCY+ programme and nonetheless expects a strong return on gross sales for the 12 months as a complete.

“Regardless of the various geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges, it’s clear that ŠKODA AUTO is crisis-proof. Our enterprise is powerful, demand for our fashions stays excessive and prospects have stayed loyal to us despite the unavoidable ready occasions. I thank them for this, and I’d additionally prefer to thank the complete workforce, who’re demonstrating nice resilience and suppleness in these occasions whereas doing all the things they will to make sure our prospects obtain their new ŠKODA as shortly as potential. We count on the provision of semiconductors to additional enhance over the approaching weeks and months. On the finish of August, we’ll be presenting to the world our new model identification that may reposition ŠKODA for the last decade of transformation.”


ŠKODA AUTO CEO Klaus Zellmer

“The challenges we confronted initially of the 12 months intensified within the second quarter. Nonetheless, ŠKODA is coping very effectively: Though considerably fewer automobiles had been delivered to prospects because of the provide bottlenecks, and costs for power and uncooked supplies have elevated prices significantly, we had been capable of preserve the strong return on gross sales of 6.6%, within the second quarter. By way of robust teamwork, we’ll proceed to deal with the challenges, particularly the worldwide provide chain disruptions and the affect of struggle in Ukraine. We’re subsequently persistently pursuing our NEXT LEVEL EFFICIENCY+ price and effectivity programme.”


ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance and IT Christian Schenk

“We will look again on a particularly difficult first half of the 12 months. Along with the semiconductor scarcity and coronavirus pandemic, the struggle in Ukraine has had a very robust affect on us: In Russia, our second most necessary market, we suspended automobile manufacturing at our Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod vegetation till additional discover and halted all exports to the nation. As well as, a hearth at one in every of our suppliers pressured us to cease manufacturing of our best-selling OCTAVIA at sure factors over the previous couple of months. Nevertheless, now we have now resumed manufacturing at full capability. We’re additionally optimistic in regards to the international demand for our automobiles, which stays excessive. We’re working tirelessly to course of the backlog of orders and shorten ready occasions for our prospects.”


ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Martin Jahn

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The income of the ŠKODA AUTO Group* elevated barely by 0.2% to €10.2 billion on account of consolidation. As a result of OOO Volkswagen Group Rus has been consolidated underneath ŠKODA AUTO a.s. because the starting of the 12 months, the figures can’t be immediately in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months. The return on gross sales remained at a strong degree of 6.6% (9.6% in the identical interval final 12 months), with working revenue falling 30.6% to €676 million. The Czech carmaker is persistently addressing the various challenges by maximising earnings potential and optimising materials, manufacturing and stuck prices via its NEXT LEVEL EFFICIENCY+ programme. ŠKODA AUTO continues to give attention to notably reasonably priced entry-level fashions and a powerful, electrified mannequin portfolio. Based mostly on this, the corporate expects to keep up a strong working revenue and steady return on gross sales for the 12 months as a complete.

ŠKODA AUTO Group* – Key figures for the primary half of the 12 months, January to June 2022/2021**:

         

2022

 

2021

 

change in %

 
Deliveries to prospects   automobiles   360,600 515,300 -30.0  
Deliveries to prospects excl. China   automobiles   335,900 471,300 -28.7  
Manufacturing***   automobiles   456,200 458,700 -0.6  
Gross sales****   automobiles   446,800 463,000 -3.5  
Gross sales income   million EUR   10,223 10,199 0.2  
Working revenue   million EUR   676 974 -30.6  
Return on gross sales   %   6.6 9.6    
Investments in tangible property   million EUR   201 196 2.6  
Internet money circulate   million EUR   700 678 3.2  
             

 

* ŠKODA AUTO Group contains ŠKODA AUTO a.s, ŠKODA AUTO Slovensko s.r.o., ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH, SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Personal Ltd. and OOO VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus.
** Proportion deviations are calculated from non-rounded figures.
*** Contains manufacturing within the ŠKODA AUTO Group, excluding manufacturing at accomplice meeting vegetation in China, Slovakia and Germany, however together with different Group manufacturers reminiscent of SEAT, VW and AUDI; automobile manufacturing excluding half/full kits.
**** Contains ŠKODA AUTO Group gross sales to distribution corporations, together with different Group manufacturers reminiscent of SEAT, VW, AUDI, PORSCHE and LAMBORGHINI; automobile gross sales excluding half/full kits

First half of 2022: ŠKODA AUTO delivers 360,600 automobiles worldwide
Within the first six months of the 12 months, the Czech automotive producer delivered 360,600 automobiles to prospects worldwide. This represents a lower of 30.0% in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months (January to June 2021: 515,300).

In Western Europe, deliveries from January to June dropped 24.1% to 180,500 automobiles (2021: 237,900 automobiles). In Germany, the corporate’s single largest market on this planet, deliveries to prospects had been down 16.4% year-on-year to 63,500 automobiles (first half 2021: 75,900 automobiles).

In Central Europe, ŠKODA AUTO recorded 69,800 deliveries to prospects within the first half of 2022 in comparison with 97,400 from January to June 2021 (-28.4%). Within the Czech home market, there have been 35,500 deliveries to prospects in the identical interval, 19.4% fewer than in the identical timeframe final 12 months (first half of 2021: 44,000).

In Japanese Europe excluding Russia, the automotive producer delivered 15,200 automobiles to prospects (January to June 2021: 21,700, -30.1%)

ŠKODA AUTO posted robust development in India, delivering 25,900 automobiles from January to June 2022 – a rise of 428.7% in comparison with the earlier 12 months (first half of 2021: 4,900 automobiles).

Halting shipments has had a big affect in Russia, the place the carmaker has not delivered any automobiles to prospects since 3 March. Between January and June, ŠKODA AUTO recorded a complete of 14,600 automobiles delivered (first half of 2021: 52,800, -72.3%)

In Turkey, the corporate delivered 9,800 automobiles (January to June 2021: 17,600, -44.4%)

In China, deliveries to prospects within the first half of 2022 fell 43.9% to 24,700 models (the identical interval in 2021: 44,000).

ŠKODA model deliveries to prospects within the first half of 2022
(in models, rounded, listed by mannequin; +/- in per cent in comparison with earlier 12 months):
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (61,000; -49.5%)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (50,600; -21.8%)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (47,200; -36.0%)
ŠKODA FABIA (45,900; -19.0%)
ŠKODA KAROQ (43,000; -43.1%)
ŠKODA SUPERB (33,100; -17.5%)
ŠKODA ENYAQ (22,200; +52.2%)
ŠKODA SCALA (21,300; -23.7%)
ŠKODA KUSHAQ (13,500; –)
ŠKODA RAPID (12,300; -67.5%)
ŠKODA SLAVIA (10,300; –)

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