Bonn 03/11/2015 -Deutsche Post DHL Group increases earnings and continues to invest in long-term success
- Operating earnings increase by 3.5 percent to EUR 2.97 billion
- Group proposes to raise dividend to EUR 0.85 per share
- Further growth expected in 2015; full year operating earnings of EUR 3.05 billion to EUR 3.2 billion targeted
- CEO Frank Appel: “We will remain on our growth path in 2015 and focus on the opportunities and challenges we face, as we execute our Strategy 2020.”
Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading postal and logistics company, has increased revenues and met its targets for EBIT and cash flow in 2014. Compared to last year, revenues rose by 3.1 percent to EUR 56.6 billion (2013: EUR 54.9 billion) with all four of the company’s operating divisions contributing to this improvement. Organically, Group revenues climbed by 4.2 percent in 2014, supported by steady volume and revenue gains in the international express and German parcel businesses in particular.
These improvements are the result of the company’s outstanding market position in the world’s growth segments – namely E-Commerce and emerging markets – and its strong operational performance, which have enabled margin improvements that led to an EBIT increase of 3.5 percent, or EUR 100 million, to EUR 2.97 billion in 2014 (2013: EUR 2.87 billion). Operating earnings therefore finished the full year 2014 within the targeted corridor of between EUR 2.9 billion and EUR 3.1 billion. Post – eCommerce – Parcel (PeP) contributed EUR 1.3 billion as projected and the DHL divisions EUR 2.02 billion.
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