(Solved): € million Note 2016 2015

€ million Note 2016 2015

Sales revenue 1 217,267 213,292
Cost of sales 2 -176,270 -179,382
Gross profit 40,997 33,911
Distribution expenses 3 -22,700 -23,515
Administrative expenses 4 -7,336 -7,197
Other operating income 5 13,049 12,905
Other operating expenses 6 -16,907 -20,171
Operating result 7,103 -4,069
Share of profits and losses of equity-accounted investments 7 3,497 4,387
Finance costs 8 -3,247 -2,393
Other financial result 9 -61 773
Financial result 189 2,767
Earnings before tax 7,292 -1,301
Income tax income/expense 10 -1,912 -59
Current -3,273 -2,859
Deferred 1,361 2,800
Earnings after tax 5,379 -1,361
of which attributable to
Noncontrolling interests 10 10
Volkswagen AG hybrid capital investors 225 212
Volkswagen AG shareholders 5,144 -1,582

Basic earnings per ordinary share in € 11 10.24 -3.20
Diluted earnings per ordinary share in € 11 10.24 -3.20
Basic earnings per preferred share in € 11 10.30 -3.09
Diluted earnings per preferred share in € 11 10.30 -3.09

What is the Profit Margin Ratio for 2016 and 2015? (Net income/Net sales)

Expert Answer


$ ‘mn
Particulars 2016 2015
Sales     217,267.00     213,292.00
Cost of Sales (176,270.00) (179,382.00)
Gross Profit        40,997.00        33,910.00
Distributionexpenses     (22,700.00)     (23,515.00)
Administrativeexpenses        (7,336.00)        (7,197.00)
Otheroperatingincome        13,049.00        12,905.00
Otheroperatingexpenses     (16,907.00)     (20,171.00)
Operating profit          7,103.00        (4,068.00)
Income on Investments          3,497.00          4,387.00
Financecosts        (3,247.00)        (2,393.00)
Otherfinancialresult              (61.00)              773.00
Earningsbeforetax          7,292.00        (1,301.00)
Incometaxincome/expense        (1,912.00)              (59.00)
Earning After Tax          5,380.00        (1,360.00)
Profit Margin Ratio
(Earning after tax/Sales)
                 0.02                (0.01)
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