BMW Group's net debt reached EUR 72,961 mil and accounted for 1.95 of equity at the end of 2014. The ratio is up 10.8% when compared to the previous year.
Historically, the firm’s net debt to equity reached an all time high of 2.69 in 2009 and an all time low of 1.73 in 2002.
When compared to EBITDA, net debt amounted to 5.43x at the end of the year. The ratio reached an all time high of 13.8 in 2009 and an all time low of 4.21 in 2001.
As far as BMW Group's peers are concerned, Audi Group posted net debt to equity of -44.3x and -1.12x when compared to EBITDA at the end of 2014. Daimler Group ended the year 2014 with a net debt at 1.73x of equity and 4.89x when compared to its EBITDA while Daimler Group had net debt at 1.73x of equity and 4.89x to EBITDA at the end of the year.