Overall Board of Management assessment of the future economic position
The Board of Management continues to expect 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 Post - eCommerce - Parcel division is now likely to contribute around €1.3 billion to consolidated EBIT. Compared with the previous year, we expect an improvement in EBIT earnings to between €2.0 billion and €2.2 billion in the DHL divisions in the current year against the backdrop of additional investments for the NFE transformation programme. The Corporate Center/Other result should be better than €–0.4 billion. We expect to see further positive development in EBIT after asset charge and operating cash flow, in line with the EBIT trend.