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Continental is an automotive manufacturing company that specializes in parts for the automotive and transportation industries. It operates through three divisions: the Automotive Technologies, Rubber Technologies, and Powertrain Technologies. The Automotive Technologies division provides advanced driver assistance systems, hydraulic brake systems, passive safety and sensorics, vehicle dynamics, as well as commercial vehicles and services, connected car networking solutions, and human machine interface. The Rubber Technologies division offers commercial vehicle tires, original equipment passenger and light truck tires (PLT), replacement PLT, two-wheel tires, air spring systems, conveying solutions, industrial fluid and surface solutions, mobile fluid systems, and vibration control services. The Powertrain Technologies provides electronic controls, electrification technology, and sensing and actuation solutions.

TypePublic
Founded1871
HQHannover, DE
Websitecontinental.com

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)232,023(-3%)
Job Openings922
Revenue (FY, 2019)€44.5 B
Share Price (Oct 2020)€99.6 (+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Continental

Elmar Degenhart

Elmar Degenhart

Chairman of the Executive Board
Frank Jourdan

Frank Jourdan

Member of the Executive Board, Autonomous Mobility and Safety​​​​​​​
Christian Kötz

Christian Kötz

Member of the Executive Board, Tires
Helmut Matschi

Helmut Matschi

Member of the Executive Board, Vehicle Networking and Information​​​​​​​
Ariane Reinhart

Ariane Reinhart

Member of the Executive Board, Group Human Relations, Director of Labor Relations, Sustainability
Wolfgang Schäfer

Wolfgang Schäfer

Member of the Executive Board, Group Finance and Controlling Group Compliance, Law and Intellectual Property Group Information Technology
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Continental Office Locations

Continental has offices in Hannover, Aachen, Alzenau, Anklam and in 193 other locations
Hannover, DE (HQ)
9 Vahrenwalder Str.
Aachen, DE
Philipsstraße 15
Alzenau, DE
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 9
Anklam, DE
Lilienthalring
Aschheim, DE
Karl-Hammerschmidt-Straße 50
Babenhausen, DE
VDO-Straße 1
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Continental Financials and Metrics

Continental Revenue

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Continental's revenue was reported to be €44.48 b in FY, 2019 which is a 0.2% increase from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (Q2, 2020)

6.6b

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

1.0b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

15.3%

Net income (Q2, 2020)

(737.5m)

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

(829.1m)

Market capitalization (6-Oct-2020)

19.9b

Closing stock price (6-Oct-2020)

99.6

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

2.5b

EV

26.1b
Continental's current market capitalization is €19.9 b.
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

44.0b44.4b44.5b

Revenue growth, %

1%0%

Cost of goods sold

32.6b33.3b33.9b

Gross profit

11.4b11.1b10.6b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Revenue

11.0b11.4b10.8b11.0b11.3b11.1b9.8b6.6b

Cost of goods sold

8.2b8.4b8.2b8.4b8.5b8.4b7.6b5.6b

Gross profit

2.8b2.9b2.6b2.7b2.7b2.7b2.3b1.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

25%26%24%24%24%24%23%15%
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

1.9b2.8b3.3b

Accounts Receivable

7.7b7.6b7.7b

Prepaid Expenses

199.4m191.9m203.3m

Inventories

4.1b4.5b4.7b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Cash

2.3b2.1b1.6b1.8b1.8b2.0b2.5b2.5b

Accounts Receivable

8.3b8.4b8.4b8.6b8.4b8.7b7.2b6.5b

Inventories

4.4b4.5b4.7b4.9b4.9b5.0b5.2b4.8b

Current Assets

16.9b17.1b16.9b17.4b17.5b17.9b17.0b16.0b
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

3.0b3.0b(1.2b)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.1b2.2b5.2b

Inventories

(484.3m)(358.4m)(49.1m)

Accounts Payable

737.6m456.7m(544.7m)
Quarterly
EURFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

186.9k

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2.3 x
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Continental Operating Metrics

FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Order Intake (Automotive Group)

€35 b$40 b€40 b

Order Intake (Chassis and Safety)

€13.50 b€14.70 b€13.40 b

Order Intake (Interior)

€10 b€11.70 b€14.80 b

Order Intake (Powertrain)

€11.50 b€13.40 b€11.40 b
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Continental Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Merlett GroupJuly 01, 2019
DRUSTJune 18, 2019
Kathrein AutomotiveFebruary 04, 2019
Advanced Imaging TechnologiesNovember 13, 2017
OTA keysSeptember 21, 2017
ParkpocketSeptember 13, 2017
Quantum InventionsJuly 07, 2017
ZonarOctober 04, 2016€280 m
Advanced Scientific ConceptsMarch 16, 2016
ElektrobitMay 19, 2015€600 m
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Continental Cybersecurity Score

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79/100

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Continental Revenue Breakdown

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Continental revenue breakdown by business segment: 14.2% from ContiTech, 17.1% from Powertrain, 21.0% from Chassis & Safety, 26.2% from Tires and 21.4% from Interior

Continental revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 21.9% from Asia, 26.1% from North America, 29.5% from Europe, 18.8% from Germany and 3.7% from Other

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Continental News and Updates

Continental to shut German car plant, slash 1,800 jobs

German car parts maker Continental on Tuesday said it plans to close a tyre plant, costing 1,800 jobs, in the latest blow to the beleaguered auto industry. The firm aims to shut down its factory in the city of Aachen in northwestern Germany

Continental launches app for commercial tire dealers, fleets

Continental has released a new mobile app, which the company says makes it easy to get information about Continental products.

Continental to sell parts of Vitesco, Contitech- paper

German car parts maker Continental CONG.DE plans to sell some of its automotive operations, including parts of powertrain arm Vitesco Technologies and rubber unit Contitech, Chief Executive Elmar Degenhart told daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Vitesco Technologies Launches the World's first Transmission Control System with Comprehensive Overmolding Technology

Regensburg, Nuremberg (Germany), Debrecen (Hungary). October 5, 2020. With a new, globally unique manufacturing process for a transmission control unit, Vitesco Technologies, a leading international manufacturer of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions, is once again underscoring i…

Flood of tires sowed the seeds for Continental cuts

Continental AG said its massive restructuring that will lead to the elimination or transfer of 30,000 jobs was spurred in part by Asian rivals piling into Europe and flooding the market with too many tires.

Enhancing Competitiveness, Safeguarding Viability: Supervisory Board Approves Reorganization Plan

In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Continental AG approved the structural measures at the German locations Aachen, Karben and Regensburg as well as the termination of the joint venture with Osram. As things stand, all of the comparable structural measures in the Transformation 2019–2029 …
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Continental Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Continental founded?

    Continental was founded in 1871.

  • Who are Continental key executives?

    Continental's key executives are Elmar Degenhart, Frank Jourdan and Christian Kötz.

  • How many employees does Continental have?

    Continental has 232,023 employees.

  • What is Continental revenue?

    Latest Continental annual revenue is €44.5 b.

  • What is Continental revenue per employee?

    Latest Continental revenue per employee is €191.7 k.

  • Who are Continental competitors?

    Competitors of Continental include Bosch, Goodyear and Bridgestone.

  • Where is Continental headquarters?

    Continental headquarters is located at 9 Vahrenwalder Str., Hannover.

  • Where are Continental offices?

    Continental has offices in Hannover, Aachen, Alzenau, Anklam and in 193 other locations.

  • How many offices does Continental have?

    Continental has 227 offices.