What we achieved in the first nine months of 2014
Deutsche Post DHL increased consolidated revenue slightly by 2.0% to €41.3 billion, with EBIT rising even further by 4.2% to €2.1 billion. The German parcel business in the Post - eCommerce - Parcel division and the international business in the EXPRESS division continue to generate dynamic growth. Earnings in the SUPPLY CHAIN division benefited from new business, whereas high pressure on margins and transformation costs had a noticeably detrimental effect on the GLOBAL FORWARDING, FREIGHT division.
What we intend to achieve by the end of the year 2014
We continue to expect consolidated EBIT to reach between €2.9 billion and €3.1 billion in the financial year 2014. The Post - eCommerce - Parcel division is likely to contribute around €1.3 billion to this figure. Compared with the previous year, we expect an improvement in EBIT to between €2.0 billion and €2.2 billion in the DHL divisions. Our EBIT after asset charge and operating cash flow performance metrics are expected to see further positive development in line with the respective EBIT trend.