Η Ferrari ανακοίνωσε ότι το πρώτο τρίμηνο του 2012 πούλησε 1.733 αυτοκίνητα +11.5%, με 556.1 εκατ. έσοδα +13.2%, με λειτουργικά κέρδη 60 εκατ, ευρώ +13.2%. Το εμπορικό κέρδος της αυξήθηκε κατά 13.4% σε 60.5 εκατ. ευρώ ενώ τα καθαρά κέρδη της αυξήθηκαν κατά 17.2% σε 42.1 εκατ. ευρώ. Το πρώτο τρίμηνο μπήκαν στα ταμεία της Ferrari 152 εκατ. ευρώ ενώ στα ταμεία της, πλέον υπάρχουν περισσότερα από 860 εκατ. ευρώ σε μετρητά.
Παράλληλα, η Ferrari ανακοίνωσε ότι το event Ferrari Racing Days, επιστρέφει τον Σεπτέμβριο στη πίστα του Silverstone. Εκεί θα δώσουν το παρόν οι ιδιοκτήτες των αυτοκινήτων του προγράμματος F1 Clienti, FXX, 599XX, Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli και Ferrari Club Challenge. Φετινός στόχος είναι κάνει νέο ρεκόρ Guinness με τις περισσότερες Ferrari στο ίδιο μέρος, αφού το 2007 είχανε βρεθεί 385 αυτοκίνητα της Ferrari στο Silverstone και για φέτος ο στόχος είναι να μαζευτούν περισσότερες από 500 Ferrari. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
VERY POSITIVE FERRARI FIRST QUARTER GROWTH
Excellent results from the USA (+16%), United Kingdom (+31%), Germany (+24%) and Middle East (+23%)
Maranello, 10th May 2012 – The Board of Directors of Ferrari S.p.A. met today under the chairmanship of Luca di Montezemolo to examine the company’s accounts for the first quarter of 2012.
On March 31st, Ferrari recorded a string of excellent results: revenues rose to 556.1 million euro (+13.2 per cent) and 1,733 cars were delivered to the dealership network, an increase of 11.5 per cent on the same period last year.
These results are the fruit of the success of the 12-cylinder FF and the continuing popularity of the 8-cylinder models, most notably the Ferrari California, which is the company’s best-selling GT, and the coupé and spider versions of the 458 which top the sports car segment.
One hundred per cent of Ferraris are personalised by their owners who, since the start of 2012, have also been able to avail of the innovative Tailor Made programme, which allows each client to tailor their own bespoke car using an extensive variety of unique and exclusive materials, colours and finishes, with the assistance of a specialist team.
The F12berlinetta, the most powerful and high performance Prancing Horse car ever built and the first in a new generation of V12s, made no contribution to these results as deliveries will not commence until the second part of the year.
Trading profit grew by 13.4 per cent to 60.5 million euro, while net profits rose by 17.2 per cent (42.1 million euro).
Ferrari’s industrial net cash position on March 31st was the strongest in its history at over 860 million euro. This was achieved despite keeping product investment extremely high and thanks to a net cash flow for the first quarter of 152 million euro.
The one-make series of the Prancing Horse, the Ferrari Challenge, is also proving to be very successful with the 2012 racing season starting with one hundred 458 Challenge cars on the tracks in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
In terms of sales, the US remains Ferrari’s most important market recording growth of 16 per cent even after the excellent figures recorded in 2011.
Sales in Europe were also very positive with excellent results in the United Kingdom (+31 per cent, 177 cars delivered) and in Germany (up 24 per cent). Italy is the exception to this trend with sales of 121 cars, down 65 compared to the first quarter 2011 as a result of the economic situation and the local government’s recent financial initiatives.
In the Far East, after a record 2011, the Greater China market (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) continued to grow with 154 cars delivered in the first quarter. On May 18th, a major new Ferrari exhibition will open at the Shanghai Expo in China where a 1,000 square metre space will host some of our most iconic road models as well as Formula 1 cars. The display will also feature simulators and interactive points where visitors can learn about Ferrari’s history and the Maranello campus.
The Middle East also delivered extremely significant results with sales this first quarter up by 23 per cent and 81 cars delivered.
“After an extraordinary 2011, starting the year with all the economic indicators on the rise is very satisfying indeed,” declared Ferrari’s Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo. “We have a complete new model range brimming with technological innovations, and which deliver significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, down by 30 per cent on average.” He continued: “At the end of the year, we’ll also be unveiling the new Enzo, a limited series model and our first ever hybrid car.”
Brand activities (retail, wholesale, licensing and e-commerce) are up by 10 per cent overall: there are now 50 Ferrari Stores worldwide, including a new store in Madrid which opens officially at the end of May.
Ferrari also retains its leadership in online activities with over 8 million friends on Facebook and almost one million on Google +.
FERRARI RACING DAYS RETURNS TO SILVERSTONE
The F1 Clienti will see important and historic F1 cars from Ferrari’s illustrious racing heritage take to the track each day for demonstration laps. Ferrari is unique amongst F1 teams because, not only has the Scuderia Ferrari won more F1 Constructor’s Titles than any other team, but also because it allows the most loyal and passionate Ferrari clients the chance to live their dream – to own and drive a Ferrari F1 car on a GP circuit.
The FXX and 599XX experimental development cars will also take to the track twice each day, for development work on new technologies that form the cornerstone of this programme, with Client Test Drivers pushing their XX cars to the limit on the fast and challenging Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. This is the only opportunity for Ferrari fans to see and hear the FXX Evoluzione and 599XX Evoluzione cars running on a circuit in the UK – with the Evoluzione versions of both cars sure to set the Northamptonshire countryside reverberating to the sound of high-revving Ferrari V12s on full throttle.
In addition to the F1 Clienti and FXX/599XX programmes, the Ferrari Racing Days event will see races from both the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and the Ferrari Club Challenge. The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is the one-make racing series for Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 cars, with packed grids of the 458 Challenge currently being raced by experienced and “Gentleman” drivers in two 30 minute races, in round 6 of the 8 race European series. The Ferrari Club Challenge is open to members of the Ferrari Owners Club (UK) with 355 / 360 / F430 / 458 Challenge cars competing for class honours.
Ferrari North Europe will also be attempting to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars on the Saturday evening, at around 18:00. Having previously beaten the record in 2007, with an astonishing 385 cars on the Silverstone Circuit at the Ferrari Racing Days in 2007, the record currently stands at 490 cars. Ferrari North Europe intends to set a new record in excess of 500 cars, and is hoping to attract the support from Ferrari owners all over the UK and abroad to create what promises to be an absolutely memorable spectacle – with Silverstone turned completely red. In addition, Ferrari will be donating £5 for every car entered into the world record attempt to BEN, the automotive industry’s own charity (www.ben.org.uk). For further information and to book tickets please visit www.ferrariracingdays.com