3-Aug-2012 10:33 AM

Deutsche Post DHL profits down in 2Q2012 but upgrades full-year guidance

Deutsche Post DHL revenue up 7% - financial highlights:

  • Three months ended 30-Jun-2012:
    • Revenue: EUR13,732 million, +7.3% year-on-year;
      • Mail: EUR3288 million, +0.9%;
      • Express: EUR3244 million, +10.7%;
      • Global forwarding, freight: 3973 million, +5.7%;
      • Supply chain: EUR3528 million, +12.5%;
    • Operating profit: EUR543 million, -3.4%;
      • Mail: EUR38 million, -79.6%;
      • Express: EUR367 million, +51.7%;
      • Global forwarding, freight: EUR137 million, +19.1%;
      • Supply chain: EUR101 million, -9.0%;
    • Net profit: EUR201 million, -27.7%;
  • Six months ended 30-Jun-2012:
    • Revenue: EUR27,096 million, +5.8%;
      • Mail: EUR6845 million, +1.0%;
      • Express: EUR6264 million, +10.3%;
      • Global forwarding, freight: EUR7659 million, +4.1%;
      • Supply chain: EUR6937 million, +9.2%;
    • Operating profit: EUR1234 million, +3.6%;
      • Mail: EUR431 million, -22.9%;
      • Express: EUR598 million, +31.1%;
      • Global forwarding, freight: EUR224 million, +20.4%;
      • Supply chain: EUR192 million, +1.6%.
    • Net profit: EUR734 million, +21.7%;
    • Total assets: EUR34,929 million, -9.1% when compared to period ended 31-Dec-2011;
    • Cash and cash equivalents: EUR2340 million, -25.1% when compared to period ended 31-Dec-2011;
    • Total liabilities: EUR23,666 million, -5.6% when compared to period ended 31-Dec-2011;
  • FY2012 forecast:
    • EBIT: EUR2600 million to EUR2700 million, compared to previous forecast of EUR2500 million to EUR2600 million;
      • Mail: EUR1000 million to EUR1100 million;
      • DHL: EUR2000 million, EUR100 million more than previous forecast. [more – original PR]

DHL: "For the second half of the year, the Group continues to expect that the world economy will grow moderately and that the company – driven by the DHL divisions – will continue to boost revenues and earnings compared with the previous year. On the basis of these assumptions and the company’s positive development in the second quarter, the Group has made an upward adjustment to its earnings guidance for the ongoing fiscal year. Looking beyond this year, the company remains optimistic and expects that its positive earnings trends will continue: the Group forecasts earnings at DHL to rise by an average of 13% to 15% annually between 2010 and 2015.” Source: Company statement, 02-Aug-2012.

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