Daimler earnings recovery is gaining even more traction

Our view: At EUR 44.60, Daimler shares are currently valued at 7.4x prospective 2012E earnings, which is at a 37% discount to the 5-year (2004-08) low historic valuation of 11.7x and a 26% discount to the 10-year (1999-2008) low historic valuation of 10.0x. This is inconsistent with the implication that our estimates for 2012E EPS (EUR 6.04), which we do not expect to be peak earnings, are 57% above 2007’s pre- crisis EUR 3.83 and the 10-year average of EUR 3.84 and 96% above the 5-year average of EUR 3.08. (See pp. 25-26 for details.) Our indepth report…

100510 CGI Daimler Earnings Update