Article By Kerr & Smith

Historic results of Groupe PSA in 2017: revenue, volume of sales, recurring operating income and net result group share at a record level

Carlos Tavares, Chairman of Group PSA Managing Boardsaid: « Peugeot Citroën DS outstanding results, making significant progress for the 4th year in a row, are the proof of our ability to deliver a profitable and sustainable growth. Our agile, customer focused and socially responsible approach is making the difference. The acquisition of Opel Vauxhallis a great opportunity to boost value creation ».

A dividend of €0.53 per share will be submitted for approval at the next Shareholders’ Meeting.

In 2017, Group revenue amounted to €65,210 million compared to
€54,030 million in 2016 up 20.7%. At constant 2015 exchange rates and perimeter, 2017 Group cumulated revenue was up 12.9%[6]. PCD Automotive division revenue amounted to €40,735 million up by 9.9% compared to 2016. This increase was mainly driven by the product mix (+4.5%) and the volume and country mix (+4.9%) improvement linked to the worldwide success of the Group’s new models that more than compensated the negative impact of exchange rates (-1.6%). OV Automotive division revenue amounted to €7,238 million in 2017[2].

Group recurringoperating income amounted to €3,991 million, up 23.4% compared to 2016. PCD Automotive recurring operating income grew by 33.3% compared to 2016 at €2,965 million. This 7.3% record profitability level was reached despite raw material cost increases and exchange rate headwinds, thanks to a positive product mix and further cost reductions. OV Automotive recurring operatingincome amounted to a €179 million loss in 2017[2].

Group recurring operating margin excluding OV stood at 7.1% versus 6% in 20164 and Group recurring operating margin with OV stood at 6.1%.

Group non-recurring operating income and expenses had a negative impact of -€904 million, compared to -€624 million in 2016.

Group net financial expenses decreased to €238 million compared to €268 million in 2016.

Consolidated net income reached €2,358 million, an increase of €209 million compared to 2016. Net income, Group share, reached €1,929 million compared to €1,730 million in 2016.

The Opel Vauxhall turnaround plan presented on November 9th is delivering its first concrete achievements such as a joint purchasing organization, social agreements and costs savings.

Banque PSA Finance reported recurring operating income of €632 million[7], up 10.7%.

Faurecia recurring operating income was €1,170 million, up 20.6%.

The free cash flow of manufacturing and sales companies was €500 million and the operational free cash flow was €1,554 million.

Total PCD inventory, including independent dealers, stood at 416,000 vehicles at 31 December 2017, an increase of 10,000 units year on year.

The net financial position of manufacturing and sales companies was
€6,194 million at 31 December 2017, compared to €6,813 million at 31 December 2016.

A dividend of €0.53 per share will be submitted for approval at the next Shareholders’ Meeting with an ex-dividend date considered to be on May 2nd 2018, and the payment date on May 4th 2018.

Market outlook: in 2018, the Group anticipates a stable automotive market in Europe, and growth of 4% in Latin America, 10% in Russia and 2% in China.

Operational outlook

The Push to Pass plan sets the following targets for Groupe PSA (excluding Opel Vauxhall):

  • Deliver over 4.5% Automotive recurring operating margin[8]on average in 2016-2018, and target over 6% by 2021;
  • Deliver 10% Group revenue growth by 2018[9] vs 2015, and target additional 15% by 2021[9].

Link to the presentation of FY2017.

Financial Calendar

24 April 2018: First-quarter 2018 revenue

24 April 2018: Shareholders’ Meeting

24 July 2018: 2018 interim results

24 October 2018: Third-quarter 2017 revenue

Groupe PSA consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 were approved by the Managing Board on 19 February 2018 and reviewed by the Supervisory Board on 28 February 2018. The Group's Statutory Auditors have completed their audit and are currently issuing their report on the consolidated financial statements. The report on the annual results and the presentation of the 2017 results can be consulted on the Group’s website (, in the “Finance” section.

[1] Opel Vauxhall turnaround plan launched on November, 9th 2017

[2] Opel Vauxhall (OV) is consolidated since August, 1st 2017

[3] Group revenue includes OV since August, 1st 2017

[4] Recurring operating income related to revenue

[5] Sales and manufacturing companies

[6] Growth at constant exchange rates (2015) and perimeter (excluding OV)

[7] 100% of the result of Banque PSA Finance. In the financial statements of the PSA Group, joint ventures are consolidated using the equity method.

[8] Recurring operating income related to revenue

[9] At constant (2015) exchange rates and perimeter (excluding OV)