Daimler has seen a faster than expected market recovery and a particularly strong September performance. This, combined with diligent cost discipline, extensive cash preservation measures and further efficiency enhancements means that Industrial Free Cash Flow, Daimler Group EBIT adjusted, Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans EBIT adjusted, Daimler Trucks & Buses EBIT adjusted and Daimler Mobility EBIT adjusted are all significantly above market expectations for the third quarter of 2020. The unusually strong Industrial Free Cash Flow in the quarter reflects the extensive cost and cash preservation measures and strong operative performances across all divisions leading to favourable cash-conversion ratios. In addition, the quarter saw the expected receipt of a \u20ac 1.2 billion dividend from Daimler\u2019s Chinese joint venture BBAC and a positive contribution from working capital. \u201cThe third quarter shows a very strong performance and provides further proof that we are on the right path to reducing the break-even of our company. At the same time, we continued to seize opportunities from improving markets with the great products of Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans and Daimler Trucks & Buses. This gives us confidence to push ahead with our work both on the strategic and operational side of the business. We expect positive momentum to continue in the fourth quarter, however with the regular year-end seasonality,\u201d stated\u00a0Harald Wilhelm, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Finance & Controlling and Daimler Mobility.\u00a0The following stated figures for the third quarter 2020 are preliminary and unaudited: \tIndustrial Free Cash Flow: \u20ac 5,139 million (consensus: \u20ac 2,973 million) Industrial Free Cash Flow adjusted \u20ac 5,345 million (consensus: n\/a) \tNet Industrial Liquidity: \u20ac 13.1 billion (Q2-20: \u20ac9.5 billion) \tDaimler Group EBIT: \u20ac 3,071 million (consensus: \u20ac 1,950 million) EBIT adjusted: \u20ac 3,480 million (consensus: \u20ac 2,498 million) \tMercedes-Benz Cars & Vans EBIT: \u20ac 2,118 million (consensus: \u20ac 1,320 million) EBIT adjusted: \u20ac 2,417 million (consensus: \u20ac 1,782 million) Return on Sales (RoS) adjusted: 9.4% (consensus: 6.5%) \tDaimler Trucks & Buses EBIT: \u20ac 541 million (consensus: \u20ac 350 million) EBIT adjusted: \u20ac 603 million (consensus: \u20ac 400 million) Return on Sales (RoS) adjusted: 6.5% (consensus: 4.3%) \tDaimler Mobility EBIT: \u20ac 590 million (consensus: \u20ac 381 million) EBIT adjusted: \u20ac 602 million (consensus: \u20ac 406 million) Return on Equity (RoE) adjusted: 16.5% The preliminary results include the following adjustments affecting EBIT: \tExpenses of \u20ac 407 million mainly for ongoing efficiency programs and including \u20ac 68 million for adjustment and realignment of capacities within the global production network in connection with the intended sale of the car plant in Hambach. \tTotal of legal proceedings and related measures for Daimler Group: \u20ac 2 million. Given the development of the third quarter, Daimler also expects a positive impact for the remainder of the year, however with the fourth quarter 2020 to show the usual year-end seasonality pattern. Please note this statement is made under the assumption of no further COVID-19 lockdowns. Accordingly, Daimler expects to publish updated guidance for the financial year 2020 together with its quarterly results on October 23, 2020. EBIT, EBIT adjusted, RoS adjusted, RoE adjusted, Industrial Free Cash Flow and Industrial Free Cash Flow adjusted are defined on pp. 64 and 73 of the Daimler Annual Report 2019. HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR Top 10 Smartphone Brands Capture 88% Market Share in Q2 2020 as Huawei and Samsung Tie at 20% Worldwide\u00a0smartphone\u00a0sales suffered a hit during the second quarter of 2020, dropping by 20.4%. In total, 294.7 million units were sold during the three-month period compared to 370.3 million units in Q2 2019. 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