Who Made the Most on a Car Produced in 2017?

Net Profit Per Car Sold, 2017 or latest
Automotive | February 25, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 24 companies within the Global Car Producers group, Ferrari produced the highest net profit per car sold in 2017 followed by Porsche AG and Tata Motors.

Ferrari made a net profit of EUR 63,752, for each car sold, up 28.1% compared to the previous year. Historically, the firm’s net profit reached an all time high of EUR 63,752 in 2017 and an all time low of EUR 27,605 in 2012. The average profit in the last five years amounted to EUR 44,294.

When compared with company's price per vehicle sold, Ferrari sold each car for EUR 406,870 on average in 2017.

The company generated an average return on equity of 96.1% for its shareholders in the last five years with a maximum of 257% and a minimum of 10.9%.

Comparing Ferrari with its closest peers, Porsche AG generated a net profit of EUR 12,746 for each car sold with a ROE of 23.1% in 2017, Tata Motors netted EUR 4,259 (ROE of 49.9%) and Tata Motors made a net profit of EUR 16.9 per car sold giving a ROE of 16.9%.

You can see all the companie's net profit per vehicle sold data on the Net Profit Per Vehicle Sold indicator page or you can download a special Statistical dossier on the Global Car Producers in the reports section.

Net Profit Per Vehicle Sold Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Audi Group EUR 2,903 2,621 2,262 2,258 2,077
BMW Group EUR 2,925 2,762 2,700 2,738 2,834
Chongqing Changan Automobile CNY 491 739 1,589 2,972 3,585
Daimler Group EUR 2,699 2,924 2,907 2,735 2,953
Dongfeng Motor Group CNY 4,824 4,218 4,100 4,699 4,029
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EUR ... ... ... 287 123 72.6
Ford Motor Company USD 3,549 999 1,887 195 1,111
Subaru Corporation USD 754 2,068 2,561 2,555 3,872
Honda Motor Company JPY 85,206 107,732 175,478 142,819 95,703
Hyundai Motor Company KRW 1,867,740 1,949,410 1,848,480 1,519,510 1,325,070
Kia Motors Corporation KRW 1,378,550 1,426,730 1,393,090 1,033,700 916,266
Mazda Motor Corporation JPY -86,394 27,777 101,953 113,672 87,614
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation JPY 23,901 38,464 99,953 108,442 84,988
PSA Peugeot Citroen EUR 52.4 -1,743 -799 -235 194
Renault EUR 768 695 223 697 1,008
SAIC Motor Corporation CNY 5,044 4,622 4,858 4,977 5,048
SEAT EUR -180 -95.8 -419 -168 15.0
Skoda Auto CZK 18,284 16,348 12,366 17,760 29,196
Tata Motors INR 139,228 88,527 137,093 140,206 103,549
Toyota Motor Corporation JPY 38,569 108,466 199,991 242,236 266,409
Volkswagen Group EUR 1,843 2,324 935 1,075 -137
Porsche AG EUR 12,283 12,993 11,958 11,593 10,372
Ferrari EUR ... ... 27,605 34,429 35,975 37,554
Jaguar Land Rover GBP 5,323 3,393 4,326 4,409 2,520