The revenue of the Audi Group for the first three months of 2013 – €11.734 billion – nearly matched the previous year’s record level.
The operating profit of €1.307 billion translates into an operating return on sales of 11.1 percent – well above the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent. Although the economic climate has deteriorated further in a number of European countries, Audi enjoyed a very successful opening quarter with some 369,500 deliveries to customers. Sales will likely rise once more thanks to the new A3 and the A3 Sportback as well as the A3 Sedan, which made its world debut just a few days ago in Shanghai.
Picture: Axel Strotbek, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Finance and Organization