At a glance
Excerpts from Deutsche Post AG's 2014 Group Annual Report.
Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading mail and logistics services provider. The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands represent a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communications (Deutsche Post) services. We provide our customers with both easy-to-use standardised products as well as innovative and tailored solutions ranging from dialogue marketing to industrial supply chains. More than 480,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories form a global network focused on service, quality and sustainability. With programmes in the areas of environmental protection, disaster management and education, we are committed to social responsibility.
|2014||+/– %||Q4 2013
|Q4 2014||+/– %|
|Profit from operating activities (EBIT)||€m||2,865||2,965||3.5||888||905||1.9|
|Return on sales2||%||5.2||5.2||–||6.1||5.9||–|
|EBIT after asset charge (EAC)||€m||1,501||1,551||3.3||–||–||–|
|Consolidated net profit for the period3||€m||2,091||2,071||–1.0||772||640||–17.1|
|Free cash flow||€m||1,669||1,345||–19.4||1,128||1,114||–1.2|
|Return on equity before taxes||%||26.7||26.3||–||–||–||–|
|Earnings per share5||€||1.73||1.71||–1.2||0.64||0.53||–17.2|
|Dividend per share||€||0.80||0.856||6.3||–||–||–|
|Number of employees7||479,690||488,824||1.9||–||–||–|
- 1 Note 4.
- 2 EBIT/revenue.
- 3 After deduction of non-controlling interests.
- 4 Calculation Group Management Report.
- 5 Basic earnings per share.
- 6 Proposal.
- 7 Headcount at the end of the year, including trainees.