DaimlerChrysler AG first quarter earnings exceeded Wall Street expectations, despite a dip in operating profit. Unit sales increased 9.4% to 1.32 million vehicles, generating $39.2 billion in revenue. That is an increase of 21.8%, partly due to a weaker euro than like-1999. Net income rose 7.5% to $1.62 billion and earnings per share increased 7.3% to $1.62 from $1.51 — more than Wall Street estimates of $1.58. Operating profit dropped 3% based on the euro (DC's official currency), but ...
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