Daimler AG

Daimler AG

Daimler AG

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

Mercedesstr. 137 Stuttgart, 70327, Germany

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

299K

Industries

Automobiles
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Compliance Officer

Head, Integrity & Legal Affairs

Head-Daimler Trucks & Daimler Buses Division

Head, Legal Department

Member, Board of Management-Human Resources & Director of Labor Relations, IT & Mercedes-Benz Vans

Member-Mercedes Benz Cars Marketing & Sales

Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development

Supervisory Board

Future Chief Executive Officer at Daimler AG (Effective 05/2019)

Head, Integrity & Legal Affairs at Daimler AG

Head-Daimler Trucks & Daimler Buses Division at Daimler AG

Former Chief Financial Officer at Daimler AG

Executive Vice President for Truck Europe & Latin Amerika & Head of Mercedes-Benz Truck at Mercedes-Benz España SA

Member, Board of Management-Human Resources & Director of Labor Relations, IT & Mercedes-Benz Vans at Daimler AG

Member-Mercedes Benz Cars Marketing & Sales at Daimler AG

Chief Executive Officer at Daimler AG

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Daimler AG

President & Chief Executive Officer at Siemens AG

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KIA-IM is a conservative manager which aims to achieve a long term investment return on the financial reserves entrusted by the State of Kuwait to the Kuwait Investment Authority, providing an alternative to oil reserves, which would enable Kuwait's future generations to face the uncertainties ahead with greater confidence. The firm does not invest in sectors where gaming and alcohol-related activities constitute the main source of business and does not use any derivative products as investment vehicles. They also do not borrow for investment purposes as this is prohibited by the Kuwait's Constitution. KIA-IM invests funds through external fund managers out of Kuwait. They manage Kuwait's GRF and FGF. The GRF consists of investments in Kuwait and other MENA countries as well as hard currency assets held by KIA-IM on behalf of the State of Kuwait. The GRF also holds other government assets, including Kuwait's participation in public enterprises such as the Kuwait Fund or Arab Economic Development and Kuwait Petroleum Company in addition to Kuwait's participation in multilateral and international organizations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, amongst others. The FGF is a long-term investor in various asset classes ranging from more traditional assets such as equities and bonds to alternatives such as private equity, real estate and infrastructure.

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Harris uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, Harris may hedge a client's exposure to direct or indirect foreign currencies. In constructing portfolios for their clients, the firm seeks out companies that they believe are trading in the market at significant discounts to their underlying value. Harris believes purchasing businesses at a discount to intrinsic value minimizes risk while providing substantial profit potential. The firm uses a bottom-up approach focused on individual companies, rather than focusing on specific economic factors or industries. Harris generates their research ideas from a variety of internal and external sources. The firm's research process seeks to identify companies selling at a discount to its estimate of intrinsic value.

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FvS is an active manager which utilizes their core values of diversification, quality, flexibility, solvency and value to construct portfolios invested in equity, fixed-income, money-market instruments and derivatives across regions and sectors. They work with clients to develop an investment strategy using special funds or customized mandates, offering clear investment guidelines, risk management, securities dealing via a network of international brokers with reporting and independent control throughout the entire process.The firm's global equity funds target large companies with stable profits, companies with attractive dividend profiles, companies with a proven business model, opportunities with small caps or companies that are restructuring and a small- and mid-cap companies. To determine if a company has an attractive stock market valuation, they employ their in-house CaRat (cash-flow rating) valuation model to select individual stocks, evaluating cash flows that the company is expected to generate on a sustainable basis in relation to the total value of the company.For bonds and convertibles, FvS focuses on government bonds, covered bonds and corporate bonds. They hedge foreign currency risks and select stocks based on fundamental analysis utilizing in-house research tools. They invest in investment-grade and lower-rated bonds and may selectively enter foreign currency risks. Their currency diversification bonds do not hedge currency risks against the euro and employ in-house fundamental research to select currency areas. For global convertible bonds they may combine bonds and call options and hedge foreign currency risks, typically focusing on European convertible bonds.For multi-asset, they invest mainly in shares and bonds with an attractive risk/reward profile and in precious metals. No investment lower limits or benchmark are defined and investment decisions are based on diversification. The investment process is fundamental-driven. Strategy, derived from the macroeconomic environment, and stock selection determine the allocation. They utilize the CaRat model to identify investments.For their SICAV range they invest in global equities, bonds, convertible bonds, currencies, precious metals and investment funds according to the principle of risk diversification. Derivatives may be used for hedging purposes or to optimize income and a percentage of the portfolio may be invested in equities. When selecting individual stocks, they employ rating models developed in-house.

Recent Transactions
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Daimler AG, EvoBus GmbH purchase IVU Traffic Technologies AG

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Daimler AG purchases Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd.

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Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH purchase GHT Mobility GmbH from Daimler AG

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onDaimler AG purchases Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. from Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

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Advised onCerberus Capital Management LP purchases Chrysler LLC from Daimler AG

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Advised onCerberus Capital Management LP purchases Chrysler LLC from Daimler AG

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Advised onKBM Motorfahrzeuge GmbH & Co. KG purchases Taunus-Auto-Verkaufs-GmbH from Daimler AG

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Advised onInvestor AB, EQT Partners AB purchase MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH from Daimler AG

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Advised onInvestor AB, EQT Partners AB purchase MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH from Daimler AG

Advisors & Consultants
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Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Co-Chair, Law Firm Defense Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Co-Chair, National Securities Litigation Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Clients

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation and ownership of various media, communications, and entertainment businesses. It operates through the SIRIUS XM and Formula 1 segments. The SIRIUS XM provides a subscription based satellite radio service. The Formula 1 segment refers to a global motorsports business that holds exclusive commercial rights with respect to the World Championship, an annual, motor race-based competition. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

PVH Corp. ("PVH") has grown exponentially from its 1881 roots of selling and mending shirts for miners in Pottsville, PA and its 1920's introduction of the Van Heusen soft-folding collar to become a global company with revenues of over $5.5 billion by successfully growing brands globally through a strategic combination of wholesale, retail and licensing operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Our brands include Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW and Bass. In addition, we license brands for dress shirts and neckwear offered in the U.S. and Canada. In less than a decade, PVH has experienced a tremendous amount of change that has redefined the identity, culture, performance and potential of the Company - first with the successful acquisition of Calvin Klein in 2003 and then with the addition of Tommy Hilfiger in 2010. Through these transformative acquisitions, we have secured our position as one of the largest global apparel companies, with a diversified portfolio of iconic lifestyle and apparel brands, led by Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. The Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands together represent over 75% of the Company's profits and are expected to drive future revenue and profitability growth

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is an international transportation services company, which engages in the distribution of commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Non-Automotive Investments and Other. The Retail Automotive segment consists of retail automotive dealership operations. The Retail Commercial Truck segment is the dealership operations of commercial trucks in the U.S. and Canada. The Other segment is comprised of commercial vehicle and power systems distribution operation and other non-automotive consolidated operations. The Non-Automotive Investments segment is the equity method investments in non-automotive operations. Penske Automotive was founded in October 1992 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$56.3B
Total Enterprise Value
$170B
Earnings Per Share
$6.78
Revenue
$167B
Net Profit
$7.25B
EBITDA
$24.3B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.84%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.24%
EBITDAMargin
14.5%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.02x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
7.01x
TEVNet Income
23.46x
Debt TEV
0.85x
Total Debt
$145B
Total Equity
$66.1B
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Sandown Motor Holdings Pty Ltd. sells new and used cars. The company is headquartered in Bryanston, South Africa.

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Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. operates as a formula one motor racing team. The company was founded by Ross Brawn on March 6, 2009 and is headquartered in Brackley, the United Kingdom.

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Daimler Fleet Management South Africa Pty Ltd. provides fleet management products and services to the automotive industry. It provides services such as fleet management solutions, bespoke service to three specific groups which include passenger cars, commercial vehicles and government fleets. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa.

Suppliers
BorgWarner, Inc. Auto Parts & Tires | Auburn Hills, MI

BorgWarner, Inc. engages in the provision of technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. It operates through Engine and Drivetrain segments. The Engine segment develops and manufactures products to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. The Drivetrain segment focuses in the products that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and enhance performance in combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI.

Gentex Corp. Auto Parts & Tires | Zeeland, MI

Gentex is a global, high technology electronics company that is managed by engineers and others who understand the freedom and discipline that's required to run an entrepreneurial company. We are a unique, profitable company that is vertically integrated in highly automated electronics, CMOS camera development and manufacturing, vacuum coatings, and glass bending and fabrication. We specialize in a broad spectrum of technologies and processes to deliver high quality products to the automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries.

Harman International Industries, Inc. Private Equity & Venture Capital | Stamford, Connecticut

HARMAN is the parent company behind an array of legendary brands that includes AKG®, Harman Kardon®, JBL®, Mark Levinson®. Lexicon®, Infinity® and more. We are a leading global provider of premium audio and infotainment solutions, engaging customers around the home, in the car and on the go. Our family of distinguished brands enjoys a legacy spanning more than 60 years of leading-edge innovation and premium quality. Our customers include the top names in entertainment, automotive and venue design – linked by a common passion for high-fidelity sound and multimedia. We operate worldwide through a network of more than 12,000 talented employees and best-in-class channel partners, positioned to serve both the emerging and established markets. Many among our team began their careers on the stage or in the recording studio, bringing their personal experience as customers to the design and production of innovative new audio technologies. We develop and deliver solutions that embrace innovation, superior value and a highly-satisfying customer experience. We achieve this by fostering a culture of employee empowerment and creativity, blended with integrity and accountability. We are committed to continuous improvement in delivering new value to our investors and every HARMAN stakeholder

Competitors
Ford Motor Company Automobiles - DEARBORN , MI

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. Automobiles - Seoul, SL

Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following business areas: Vehicle, Financial and Others. The Vehicle division offers motor vehicles. The Financial division provides financing, leasing and credit cards. The Other division includes manufacture of railways. The company was founded on December 29, 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Toyota Motor Corp. Automobiles - Toyota , AI

Toyota Motor Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following segments: Automotive Operations, Financial Services, and All Other. The Automotive Operations segment designs, manufactures, assembles and sells passenger cars, minivans, trucks, and related vehicle parts and accessories. It is also involved in the development of intelligent transport systems. The Financial Services segment offers purchase or lease financing to Toyota vehicle dealers and customers. It also provides retail leasing through lease contracts purchase by dealers. The All Others segment deals with the design and manufacture and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda on August 28, 1937 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

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