The Jaguar Land Rover success story shows no sign of abating, as the company reports another significant rise in sales and profits during the past 12 months. The company has reported revenues of £15.8bn for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2013, up 17% year on year (£13.5bn last year).
Retail sales increased 22% to 374,636 vehicles, supported by significant product actions including the Range Rover, Jaguar all-wheel drive XF and XJ and the XF Sportbrake. The company generated positive sales growth in all regions: China up 48%, Asia Pacific up 27%, UK up 20%, Europe up 18%, North America up 9% and other overseas markets up 19%. Profit before tax increased by 11% to £1,675m for the fiscal year (£1,507m last year).
Commenting on the results, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ralf Speth said: ‘The positive result for the financial year demonstrates that we have strong demand for our great, solid product portfolio all around the world. During this period Jaguar Land Rover unveiled major new products, the all-new all aluminium Range Rover and the Jaguar Sportbrake, the AWD XF and AWD XJ and the stunning F-Type.’
Dr Speth continued: ‘Jaguar Land Rover invested significantly in the product creation process, in our advanced manufacturing sites and created more than 3000 jobs. This commitment is set to continue with a sustained programme of investment which will see us spend in the region of £2.75bn on new product, people and infrastructure in the year to March 2014.’
Jaguar Land Rover 2012/13 Fiscal Year Retail Sales:
|TOTAL||374,636 up 22%|
|Europe||80,994 up 18%|
|China||77,075 up 48%|
|UK||72,270 up 20%|
|North America||62,959 up 9%|
|Asia Pacific||17,849 up 27%|
|Overseas||63,489 up 19%|