Who Created the Largest EBITDA Among Global Car Producers?

Top Companies by EBITDA (EUR mil), 2018
Automotive | July 26, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 28 firms among Global Car Producers, SAIC Motor Corporation generated the highest earnings before interest cost, taxes and depreciation (so called EBITDA) in 2018 followed by Volkswagen Group and Skoda Auto.

SAIC Motor Corporation made EBITDA of EUR 13,088 mil, down 0% compared to the previous year. Historically, the firm’s EBITDA reached an all time high of EUR 13,088 mil in 2017 and an all time low of EUR 9,192 mil in 2014. The average profit in the last five years amounted to EUR 11,536 mil.

The company generated an average EBITDA margin of 11.8% for its shareholders in the last five years with a maximum of 11.5% and a minimum of 11.5%.

Comparing SAIC Motor Corporation with its closest peers, Volkswagen Group generated EBITDA of EUR 36,311 mil with a EBITDA margin of 15.4% in 2018, Skoda Auto grossed EUR 2,390 mil (EBITDA margin of 15.4%) and Toyota Motor Corporation announced a profit of EUR 31,999 mil translating into a margin of 14.1%.

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

EBITDA Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Audi Group EUR mil 7,109 7,589 7,506 6,211 8,264 ... ...
BMW Group EUR mil 11,810 13,441 14,279 14,384 14,702 ... ...
Chongqing Changan Automobile CNY mil 4,948 9,536 11,628 12,655 9,706 ... ...
Daimler Group EUR mil 15,183 15,751 18,570 18,380 20,358 ... ...
Dongfeng Motor Group CNY mil 216 2,942 3,806 3,010 1,203 ... ...
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EUR mil 7,532 7,364 7,949 10,837 12,234 ... ...
Ford Motor Company USD mil 19,295 7,585 15,641 14,764 13,935 ... ...
Subaru Corporation JPY bil 364 493 639 496 482 ... ...
Honda Motor Company JPY bil 1,412 1,296 1,164 1,515 1,547 ... ...
Hyundai Motor Company KRW bil 10,877 10,044 9,133 7,358 6,829 ... ...
Kia Motors Corporation KRW bil 4,360 3,908 3,598 4,148 2,518 ... ...
Mazda Motor Corporation JPY bil 240 272 306 208 233 ... ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation JPY bil 168 175 170 73.1 167 ... ...
Nissan Motor Company JPY bil 542 634 838 793 629 ... ...
PSA Peugeot Citroen EUR mil 936 2,645 4,612 5,108 5,767 ... ...
Renault EUR mil 3,135 3,816 4,849 6,123 6,852 ... ...
SAIC Motor Corporation CNY mil ... ... 72,043 82,279 90,583 99,110 ... ...
SEAT EUR mil 120 195 304 467 577 ... ...
Skoda Auto CZK mil 27,039 37,995 55,673 53,420 62,907 ... ...
Suzuki Motor Corporation JPY bil 304 312 361 430 525 ... ...
Tata Motors INR bil 322 391 311 377 378 ... ...
Toyota Motor Corporation JPY bil 3,543 4,160 4,480 3,605 4,134 ... ...
Volkswagen Group EUR mil 26,321 29,488 15,587 27,896 35,848
Tesla Inc. USD mil 44.8 45.2 -294 280 3.92
Porsche AG EUR mil 3,994 4,597 5,528 5,958 6,420 ... ...
Ferrari EUR mil 634 678 719 843 1,036 ... ...
Jaguar Land Rover GBP mil 3,658 3,806 3,001 3,175 3,439 ... ...
General Motors USD mil 13,172 8,768 13,025 18,505 20,922