Stellantis closed 2022 with 'record results': a net profit of 16.8 billion, up 26% over the previous year and an adjusted operating profit of 23.3 billion, up 29%.
Net revenues amounted to 179.6 billion euros, up 18% thanks to favorable net prices, improved model mix and positive conversion effects.
An ordinary dividend of €4.2 billion will be distributed to shareholders, corresponding to €1.34 per share.
Net industrial cash flow is 10.8 billion (+78%), consistent with the 2030 target of exceeding 20 billion.
Stellantis also achieved net cash benefits of €7.1 billion from synergies, more than two years ahead of its €5 billion year-over-year target.
The board of directors then approved a treasury share buyback program for a maximum value of 1.5 billion euros, to be completed on the market by the end of 2023.
Stellantis is number one in sales of electric commercial vehicles in the EU30, number two in global sales of electric vehicles in the EU30, number one in sales of hybrids in the USA.
Overall, the increase in 2022 was 41%.
The first US electric vehicle, Ram ProMaster, is arriving in 2023. The range of 23 electric models will be available on the market, 9 will arrive in 2023.
The CFO of Stellantis, Richard Palmer, applauds the "record" results achieved in 2022 by the automotive giant born from the merger between FCA and PSA.
"These are very strong results, despite the current market challenges," he said on a conference call with international journalists, citing, among other things, the semiconductor node, energy supplies or inflation.
The Stellantis top manager remained cautious, in particular, on the shortage of semiconductors which, in his opinion, will only be resolved "slowly" and "progressively" and will continue to weigh on the automotive sector in the coming months as well.
As for the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), he said, "it doesn't have a great impact" on the group's strategy, which aims to "locate" production "in our main markets".
Such as the installation of gigafactories in Europe and North America.