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KEY FINANCIAL FIGURES

 

 

 

 

%

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

2005

 

2004

1

Ratio of cash flows from operating activities to current and noncurrent financial liabilities.

2

Including allocation of consolidation adjustments between the Automotive and Financial Services divisions.

3

Including the vehicle-production investments Shanghai-Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. and FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. These companies are accounted for using the equity method.

4

For details, see Value-based management.

5

Ratio of property, plant and equipment to total assets.

6

Ratio of inventories to total assets.

7

Profit before tax as a percentage of average equity (in 2006: continuing operations).

Volkswagen Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

15.1

 

15.0

 

13.2

 

13.0

 

11.8

Personnel expense ratio

 

13.9

 

13.4

 

16.6

 

15.7

 

15.8

Return on sales before tax

 

5.8

 

6.0

 

1.7

 

1.7

 

1.2

Return on sales after tax

 

4.1

 

3.8

 

2.6

 

1.2

 

0.8

Equity ratio

 

22.3

 

22.0

 

19.7

 

17.8

 

17.8

Dynamic gearing1 (years)

 

0.2

 

0.3

 

0.2

 

0.2

 

0.2

Automotive Division2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in unit sales3

 

+1.3

 

+8.2

 

+10.2

 

+1.0

 

+2.5

Change in sales revenue

 

+3.9

 

+2.9

 

+12.0

 

+6.8

 

+5.0

Operating profit as a percentage of sales revenue

 

5.3

 

5.3

 

1.2

 

2.0

 

0.9

Return on investment after tax4

 

10.9

 

9.5

 

2.1

 

2.4

 

1.3

Cash flows from operating activities as a percentage of sales revenue

 

8.5

 

13.8

 

12.2

 

9.5

 

11.1

Cash flows from investing activities as a percentage of sales revenue

 

11.2

 

6.6

 

6.4

 

6.7

 

8.8

Investments in property, plant and equipment as a percentage of sales revenue

 

6.6

 

4.6

 

3.8

 

5.0

 

6.8

Ratio of noncurrent assets to total assets5

 

26.2

 

25.0

 

28.0

 

32.9

 

35.5

Ratio of current assets to total assets6

 

19.2

 

17.4

 

17.2

 

18.3

 

17.1

Inventory turnover

 

6.3

 

7.4

 

7.3

 

6.8

 

6.4

Equity ratio

 

32.6

 

32.3

 

28.8

 

25.3

 

26.1

Financial Services Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in total assets

 

15.4

 

6.3

 

0.4

 

4.7

 

17.9

Return on equity before tax7

 

12.1

 

16.1

 

16.9

 

18.2

 

20.0

Equity ratio

 

10.6

 

10.4

 

9.6

 

9.7

 

8.8

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