Revenues of €11.3 billion in the third quarter of 2019

Over Renault

Boulogne-Billancourt - In the third quarter, Groupe Renault sold 852,198 vehicles, down -4.4% in a market that fell by -3.2%. Excluding Iran, the decrease would have been -1.8% in a market down -2.3%.

In Europe, the Group recorded a -3.4% decline in sales in a market up +2.4%. This decrease is partly due to a high comparison basis related to the introduction of the WLTP[3] for passenger cars in September 2018 and the awaiting of the full availability of New Clio in Europe.

In regions outside Europe, the Group over-performed the market. In a market down -6.2%, the Group recorded a -5.4% decrease in sales, mainly due to the decline in markets in Turkey (-21.7%), Argentina (-30.0%), and the end of sales in Iran since August 2018 (23,649 vehicles sold in the third quarter 2018). Excluding Iran, sales would have been down -0.3%.

In Eurasia, market share increased by +1.8 points. Group sales increased by +5.1% despite the fall of the Turkish market. Sales volume increased in Russia (+6.1%) in a market down -1.2%, thanks in particular to the launch of Arkana and the continuing success of Lada products.

In Americas, market share was up +0.2 points. Brazil saw its volumes increase by +5.6% but Argentina recorded a fall of -37.7%.

In Africa, Middle East, India and Pacific region, excluding Iran, market share was up +0.1 points. Sales volumes in the region are impacted by the decline of its main markets. In India, market share increased by +0.5 points, thanks to the successful launch of Triber. Sales fell by -7.8% in a market down -27.4%. In South Korea, the Group recorded a sales increase of +11.5% in a market down -1.7% thanks to the success of QM6.

In the China region, Group’s volumes were down -15.5% in a market down -5.0% awaiting the launch of New Captur and Renault City
K-ZE, the new electric city car.

THIRD QUARTER REVENUES BY OPERATING SECTOR

In the third quarter of 2019, Group revenues reached €11,296 million (-1.6%).
At constant exchange rates and perimeter[4], Group revenues would have decreased by -1.4%.

Automotive excluding AVTOVAZ revenues amounted to €9,662 million, down -3.9%.

Sales to partners dropped by -5.5 points due to lower production for Nissan and Daimler, the closure of the Iranian market since August 2018 and the decline in demand for diesel engines in Europe.

The negative -0.7 points currency effect was mainly due to the devaluation of the Argentinian Peso.

The volume effect weighed -0.8 points, mainly due to the fall in the Argentinian, Indian, Turkish markets and a high comparison basis in 2018 in Europe. This decrease was partially offset by a favorable impact of the change in inventories.

The price effect was positive by +2.1 points. It reflects the effects of the Group’s pricing policy in Europe as well as efforts to offset the devaluation of the Argentinian Peso.

Sales Financing (RCI Banque) posted revenues of €843 million in the third quarter, up +5.4% compared to 2018. The number of new financing contracts fell -0.8%, mainly due to lower activity in Argentina and in Turkey. Average performing assets increased by +5.1% to €47.6 billion.

AVTOVAZ contribution to Group revenues amounted to €791 million in the quarter, up +26.2%, after taking into account a positive exchange rate effect of €59 million. At constant exchange rates, revenues would have been up +16.7%.

OUTLOOK 2019

In 2019, the Global Automotive market[5] is expected to decline by around -4% compared to 2018 (versus around -3% previously anticipated).

The European market is expected to be between 0% to -1% (versus stable previously), the Russian market to be down by around -3% (versus -2% to -3% previously) and the Brazilian market to grow around +7% (versus around +8% previously).

On October 17, 2019, Groupe Renault revised its guidance:

  • Published Group revenues should decline between -3% and -4%
  • Group operating margin should be around 5%
  • The Automotive operating free cash flow should be positive in H2 while not guaranteed for the full year.

GROUPE RENAULT CONSOLIDATED REVENUES

 

(€ million) 2019 2018 Change

2019/2018

Q1  
Automotive excluding AVTOVAZ 10,916 11,646 -6.3%
Sales Financing 844 793 +6.4%
AVTOVAZ 767 716 +7.1%
Total 12,527 13,155 -4.8%
Q2  
Automotive excluding AVTOVAZ 13,875 15,221 -8.8%
Sales Financing 859 820 +4.8%
VTOVAZ 790 761 +3.8%
Total 15,524 16,802 -7.6%
Q3  
Automotive excluding AVTOVAZ 9,662 10,057 -3.9%
ales Financing 843 800 +5.4%
AVTOVAZ 791 627 +26.2%
Total 11,296 11,484 -1.6%
9 months YTD  
Automotive excluding AVTOVAZ 34,453 36,924 -6.7%
Sales Financing 2,546 2,413 +5.5%
AVTOVAZ 2,348 2,104 +11.6%
Total 39,347 41,441 -5.1%

 

TOTAL GROUP’S SALES PC+LCV BY REGION

 

Q3 Ytd end of September
Regions 2019 2018 % var. 2019 2018 % var.
France 136,645 142,320 -4.0% 516,099 531,536 -2.9%
Europe* (Excl France) 280,722 289,548 -3.0% 972,440 971,386 +0.1%
France + Europe Total 417,367 431,868 -3.4% 1,488,539 1,502,922 -1.0%
Africa Middle East India Pacific 99,392 124,205 -20.0% 319,205 428,201 -25.5%
Eurasia 183,507 174,664 +5.1% 536,112 546,428 -1.9%
Americas 109,543 110,709 -1.1% 315,284 324,854 -2.9%
China 42,389 50,138 -15.5% 132,138 167,849 -21.3%
Total Excl France + Europe 434,831 459,716 -5.4% 1,302,739 1,467,332 -11.2%
World 852,198 891,584 -4.4% 2,791,278 2,970,254 -6.0%

* Europe = European Union (exclude France & Romania), Island, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and Balkan states

TOTAL SALES BY BRAND

 

Q3 Ytd end of September
2019 2018 % var 2019 2018 % var
RENAULT
PC 425,786 491,797 -13.4% 1,437,709 1,666,697 -13.7%
LCV 93,036 87,020 +6.9% 309,338 301,673 +2.5%
PC+LCV 518,822 578,817 -10.4% 1,747,047 1,968,370 -11.2%
RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS
PC 21,621 20,218 +6.9% 55,084 58,798 -6.3%
DACIA
PC 156,194 141,484 +10.4% 527,977 496,431 +6.4%
LCV 9,982 10,574 -5.6% 35,291 33,777 +4.5%
PC+LCV 166,176 152,058 +9.3% 563,268 530,208 +6.2%
LADA            
PC 100,803 97,050 +3.9% 294,136 276,800 +6.3%
LCV 3,416 3,184 +7.3% 9,166 9,918 -7.6%
PC+LCV 104,219 100,234 +4.0% 303,302 286,718 +5.8%
ALPINE            
PC 1,103 749 +47.3% 3,949 1,385 +185.1%
JINBEI&HUASONG            
PC 2,838 1,958 +44.9% 7,253 10,615 -31.7%
LCV 37,419 37,550 -0.3% 111,375 114,160 -2.4%
PC+LCV 40,257 39,508 +1.9% 118,628 124,775 -4.9%
GROUPE RENAULT
PC 708,345 753,256 -6.0% 2,326,108 2,510,726 -7.4%
LCV 143,853 138,328 +4.0% 465,170 459,528 +1.2%
PC+LCV 852,198 891,584 -4.4% 2,791,278 2,970,254 -6.0%

 

GROUPE RENAULT’S TOP 15 MARKETS YEAR-TO-DATE SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Year-to-date 09-2019 Volumes* PC+LCV market

share

    (units) (in %)
1 FRANCE 516,099 25.8
2 RUSSIA 367,679 28.9
3 GERMANY 191,852 6.5
4 BRAZIL 174,478 9.0
5 ITALY 170,646 10.7
6 SPAIN+CANARY ISLANDS 144,293 12.8
7 CHINA 132,078 0.8
8 UNITED KINGDOM 89,659 4.2
9 BELGIUM+LUXEMBOURG 71,685 13.0
10 SOUTH KOREA 60,402 4.8
11 INDIA 54,507 2.1
12 POLAND 53,608 11.7
13 ARGENTINA 53,353 14.6
14 TURKEY 53,037 18.9
15 ROMANIA 52,871 37.6

* Sales, excluding Twizy

 

[1] In order to analyze the change in consolidated revenues at constant perimeter and exchange rates, Groupe Renault recalculates revenues for the current year by applying the average annual exchange rates of the previous year, and excluding significant changes in perimeter that occurred during the year.

[2] The evolution of the Global Automotive market for all brands also called Total Industry Volume (TIV) indicates the annual variation in sales* volumes of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles** in the main countries including USA & Canada, provided by official authorities or statistical agencies in each country, and consolidated by Groupe Renault to constitute this world market (TIV).
*Sales: registrations or deliveries or invoices according to the data available in each consolidated country.
**Light commercial vehicles of less than 5.1 tons.

[3] WLTP : Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures

[4] In order to analyze the change in consolidated revenues at constant perimeter and exchange rates, Groupe Renault recalculates revenues for the current year by applying the average annual exchange rates of the previous year, and excluding significant changes in perimeter that occurred during the year.

[5] The evolution of the Global Automotive market for all brands also called Total Industry Volume (TIV) indicates the annual variation in sales* volumes of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles** in the main countries including USA & Canada, provided by official authorities or statistical agencies in each country, and consolidated by Groupe Renault to constitute this world market (TIV).
*Sales: registrations or deliveries or invoices according to the data available in each consolidated country.
**Light commercial vehicles of less than 5.1 tons.

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