BMW Group's net debt reached EUR 85,609 mil and accounted for 157% of equity at the end of 2017. The ratio is down 17.3% when compared to the previous year.
Historically, the firm’s net debt to equity reached an all time high of 269% in 2009 and an all time low of 157% in 2017.
When compared to EBITDA, net debt amounted to 5.82x 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 -37.7%x and -1.29x when compared to EBITDA at the end of 2017. Daimler Group ended the year 2017 with a net debt at 176%x of equity and 5.65x when compared to its EBITDA while Daimler Group had net debt at 176%x of equity and 5.65x to EBITDA at the end of the year.