Volkswagen AG, BMW AG, Continental AG, Plastic Omnium, and Lithia Motors, Inc.
Receive Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards Presented by PwC and
DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013
DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Automotive News announced the winners
of the Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards for one- and three-year
performance periods by Global Vehicle Manufacturers, Global Automotive
Suppliers and U.S. Automotive Retailers. The annual event was held January
16, in conjunction with the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit,
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The winners were determined by their total shareholder return relative to the
PwC Global Automotive Shareholder Value Index in each of the three categories.
Developed specifically for the automotive sector, the indices provide
information on relative returns.
This year's winners are represented in the following table, along with the
Award Category Company H.Q. Return Shareholder
Three-year BMW AG Germany +125.6% +40.2%
Global vehicle Volkswagen
One-year Germany +64.5% +33.7%
Global automotive Plastic
Three-year France +256.5% +43.3%
Global automotive Continental
One-year Germany 89.7% +23.6%
U.S. automotive Lithia Motors,
Three-year U.S.A. +377.1% +123.1%
U.S. automotive Lithia Motors,
One-year U.S.A. +74.0% +28.7%
The PwC Shareholder Value Index determines a company's performance by taking
into account both increases and decreases in a share price, dividends, share
buy-backs and new share issues. The result is one benchmark that measures
shareholder value for stock market-listed automotive companies.
"It is an honor to recognize the 2012 shareholder value winners," said Rick
Hanna, global automotive leader, PwC. "The returns generated by this year's
winning companies and the overall shareholder value indices are reflective of
the strength of the recovery in industry. The fact that winning vehicle
manufacturers and suppliers are European entities demonstrates the truly
global nature of the industry. Congratulations to this year's winning
Shareholder Value Indices have been reported in Automotive News on a quarterly
basis since January 2000. The 2012 complete year-end results and Automotive
Shareholder Award winners will be announced in the January 16, 2013, and in
the January 21 print edition of Automotive News at www.autonews.com and can
also be found at www.pwc.com/auto from that date.
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