Overall assessment of expected performance
Our strong position as market leader in the German mail and parcel business and in nearly all of our logistics activities is the best possible basis for further growth. The Board of Management expects consolidated EBIT to reach between €2.9 billion and €3.1 billion in financial year 2014 and world economic growth to be slightly above the previous year at best. A similar development is expected for world trade. The MAIL division is likely to contribute around €1.2 billion to consolidated EBIT. Compared with the previous year, we expect an additional improvement in overall earnings to between €2.1 billion and €2.3 billion in the DHL divisions. The Corporate Center/Other result should be better than €–0.4 billion. We expect to see a further positive development in EBIT after asset charge and operating cash flow, in line with the EBIT trend.
Status Annual Report 2013