Who Created the Highest Margins Among Global Car Producers in 2017?

Top Companies by EBITDA Margin (%)
Automotive | February 23, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 27 firms among Global Car Producers, Ferrari generated the highest EBIIDA Margin in 2017 followed by Porsche AG and Volkswagen Group.

Ferrari made EBITDA of EUR 1,036 mil, which translates into EBITDA margin of 30.3%. Historically, the firm’s margin reached an all time high of 30.3% in 2017 and an all time low of 24.5% in 2014. The average EBITDA margin in the last five years amounted to 26.9%.

Comparing Ferrari with its closest peers, Porsche AG generated EBITDA of EUR 6,420 mil with a EBITDA margin of 27.3% in 2017, Volkswagen Group grossed EUR 35,983 mil (EBITDA margin of 15.6%) and Skoda Auto announced a profit of EUR 2,390 mil translating into a margin of 15.4%.

You can see all the companies ebitda margin data on the EBITDA Margin indicator page or you can download a special statistical dossier on the Global Car Producers in the reports section.

EBITDA Margin Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Audi Group % 14.9% 14.3% 14.1% 12.8% 10.5% ...
BMW Group % 15.6% 15.5% 16.7% 15.5% 15.3% ...
Chongqing Changan Automobile % 17.5% 12.6% 18.0% 17.4% 16.1% ...
Daimler Group % 11.3% 12.9% 12.1% 12.4% 12.0% ...
Dongfeng Motor Group % -8.70% 0.580% 3.54% 3.01% 2.46% ...
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles % 9.06% 8.91% 7.86% 7.19% 9.76% ...
Ford Motor Company % 8.45% 13.1% 5.26% 10.5% 9.73% ...
Subaru Corporation % 9.06% 15.1% 17.1% 19.8% 14.9% ...
Honda Motor Company % 11.5% 11.3% 9.72% 7.97% 10.8% ...
Hyundai Motor Company % 13.0% 12.5% 11.3% 9.93% 7.86% ...
Kia Motors Corporation % 9.71% 9.16% 8.30% 7.26% 7.87% ...
Mazda Motor Corporation % 5.16% 8.91% 8.96% 8.98% 6.47% ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation % 6.28% 8.02% 8.01% 7.50% 3.83% ...
Nissan Motor Company % 5.55% 5.17% 5.58% 6.88% 6.77% ...
PSA Peugeot Citroen % -3.24% 1.76% 5.13% 8.44% 9.45% ...
Renault % 8.46% 7.66% 9.29% 10.7% 11.9% ...
SAIC Motor Corporation % ... ... ... 11.4% 12.3% 12.1% ...
SEAT % 2.21% 1.85% 2.60% 3.65% 5.43% ...
Skoda Auto % 11.4% 11.1% 12.7% 17.7% 15.4% ...
Suzuki Motor Corporation % 9.25% 10.3% 10.4% 11.4% 13.6% ...
Tata Motors % 12.9% 13.8% 14.9% 11.3% 13.7% ...
Toyota Motor Corporation % 11.0% 13.8% 15.3% 15.8% 13.1% ...
Volkswagen Group % 12.8% 13.4% 14.6% 7.31% 12.9% ...
Tesla Inc. % -88.4% 2.22% 1.41% -7.27% 4.00%
Porsche AG % 25.6% 27.9% 26.7% 25.6% 26.7% ...
Ferrari % ... 25.8% 27.2% 24.5% 25.2% 27.1% ...
Jaguar Land Rover % 14.7% 18.9% 17.2% 13.5% 13.0% ...
AVERAGE % 5.74% 6.57% 11.5% 11.6% 11.2% 11.6% 11.5% 7.05%