DaimlerChrysler sees return at 8.5% in 2006-report


FRANKFURT, March 31 (Reuters) - Carmaker DaimlerChrysler AG expects it will take until 2006 before it can boost its return on net assets to 8.5 percent again, German magazine "Capital" reported on Wednesday. The carmaker's return on net assets, a measure of how profitable a company's assets are employed, sank to just 2.4 percent last year from 8.8 percent in 2002 as its net operating income fell on losses at its U.S. Chrysler unit. DaimlerChrysler aims to achieve 13 percent in the long ...

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