Daimler slices its dividend on Tuesday to 0.90 euros ($0.98) an offer after 2019 income more than halved, overloaded by rebuilding and lawful charges in what adds up to the third benefit cautioning for new Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius.
The German automaker sliced its profit proposition from 3.25 euros a share in 2018.
Daimler said its net benefit tumbled to 2.7 billion euros, down from 7.6 billion euros in the year sooner, in spite of record conveyances of Mercedes autos that saw the brand hold its title as the world's top-selling premium carmaker.
The Stuttgart-based carmaker said it would look to slice regulatory and staff expenses by more than 1.4 billion euros before the end of 2022 to help balance costs from lawful procedures and investments in innovations.
Daimler said it had booked charges of 4.2 billion euros identified with diesel tests and lawful procedures, just as 828 million euros in rebuilding costs in its vans division after Mercedes rejected its X-Class pickup truck.
A further 405 million in charges hit profit after Daimler rebuilt its mobility services unit, the automaker said.
EBIT tumbled to 4.3 billion euros from 11.1 billion of every 2018. Net benefit slipped to 2.7 billion euros from 7.6 billion euros in a similar period a year sooner.
Mercedes-Benz will dispatch an electric A-Class and an electric van this year, keeping ventures into property, plants and hardware and innovative work costs at generally a similar level the earlier year, Daimler said.