SsangYong Motor Posts Profits during 2016 Q1-Q3 with Highest Sales Volume in 14 Years


  • Company reports profits during 2016 Q1-Q3, with sales and revenue growth of 7.5% and 8.8% respectively
  • Domestic sales (highest in 12 years) and exports (largest in 7 quarters) contribute to highest sales performance for first three quarters since 2002
  • Company expects to turn to profit this year by increasing sales of upgraded models and operating efficient production system


Seoul, S. Korea, October 19, 2016: SsangYong Motor Company(CEO Choi Johng-sik;, part of the Mahindra Group, today announced that for three cumulative quarters of this year from January to September 2016, the company has recorded sales of 111,683 units, revenue of 2.6279 trillion won, operating profit of 20 billion won and a net profit of 23 billion won.

This performance (through the end of Q3) was supported by the strong global sales of the Tivoli brand models, which grew by 39.7% year-on-year. YTD sales and revenue rose by 7.5% and 8.8% year-on-year respectively, resulting in the highest sales performance in 14 years. This is the first time in 9 years since 2007 that the company reports a profit during this period.

In the first three quarters of 2016, its domestic sales recorded 73,929 units with an increase of 6.8% year-on-year. These are the highest domestic sales in 12 years since 2004 (75,669 units) supported by the popularity of the Tivoli brand models which are growing at 37.6%. Its domestic sales performance has been improving for seven consecutive years.

In Q3 2016, SsangYong's exports achieved the highest quarterly sales in 7 quarters since Q4 2014 (15,278 units) thanks to expanding export of the Tivoli brand models. The company's January-September 2016 sales grew by 9% over the same period last year showing a healthy sales uptrend.

SsangYong posted a net profit for four consecutive quarters from Q4 2015 to Q3 2016 based on strong sales growth. It resulted in 20 billion won of operating profit and 23 billion won of net profit in the first three quarters of this year, indicating a steady turnaround since Q4 2015.

In Q3 2016, the company posted sales of 37,106 cars, revenue of 850.8 billion won, operating loss of 7.3 billion won and a net profit of 2.7 billion won.

Overall, Ssangyong's business performance and major indices such as sales, revenue and profit & loss are continuously showing an improvement since the turn to profit in Q4 2015.

The upgraded models including the Korando Sports 2.2, launched in Q3 with a stronger powertrain, as well as the 2017 Tivoli featuring high-tech safety technologies have just started to be sold globally, and the company expects to further sales growth in Q4 2016.

Choi Johng-sik, CEO of SsangYong Motor Company, commented, "Despite economic uncertainties including the depression in the emerging markets as well as domestic market, and the unstable exchange rate, the Tivoli brand continues to grow which helps the Company maintain its profitable trend," adding, "We will achieve a profitable year with strong sales of the face-lifted models and a more efficient production system."

2016 Q3 Sales

(in units)

  2016 2015 Yoy(%)
Sales Valume 37,106 111,683 34,074 103,874 8.9% 7.5%
Domestic 23,233 73,929 23,833 69,243 -2.5% 6.8%
Export 13,873 37,754 10,241 34,631 35.5% 9.0%
(Full-CKD) - 90 (1) (223) -100.0% -59.6%

2016 Q3 P&L

(unit : billion won)

  2016 2015 Yoy(%)
Revenue 850.8 2,627.9 819.5 2,415.3 3.8% 8.8%
Operating income(loss) -7.3 20.0 -3.6 -57.7 Expanded loss Turn to profit
PBT (loss) 2.7 23.0 -27.1 -81.1 Turn to profit
Net profit (loss) 2.7 23.0 -27.1 -81.1 Turn to profit

* Based on consolidated financial statement

2016 Quartlerly Sales and P&L

(unit : unit/bil. won)

Q1 Q1 Q2 Q3
Sales 33,666 40,911 37,106
P&L Revenue 813.2 964.0 850.8
Operating income(loss) 8.1 19.3 -7.3
PBT 2.4 18.0 2.7
Net profit 2.3 18.0 2.7

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