Key figures

FY/Q4 2019

    2018
2019
+/–% Q4 2018
Q4 2019
+/–%
Revenue
€m
61,550 63,341 2.9 16,926 16,956 0.2
Profit from operating activities (EBIT) €m
3,162 4,128 30.6 1,134 1,258 10.9
Return on sales1) % 5.1 6.5 6.7 7.4
EBIT after asset charge (EAC) €m
716 1,509 >100 509 595 16.9
Consolidated net profit for the period2) €m
2,075 2,623 26.4 813 858 5.5
Free cash flow €m
1,059 867 –18.1 1,307 1,163 –11.0
Net debt3) €m
12,303 13,367 8,6
Return on equity before taxes % 19.3 24.6
Earnings per share4) 1.69 2.13 26.0 0.66 0.70 6.1
Dividend per share 1.15 1.255)
Number of employees6)   547,459 546,924 –0.1
1)
EBIT/revenue.
2)
After deduction of non-controlling interests.
3)
Calculation see Combined Management Report, page 45.
4)
Basic earnings per share.
5)
Proposal.
6)
Headcount at the end of the year, including trainees.

Divisional key figures

Deutsche Post DHL Group offers integrated services and customised solutions for the processing and transport of goods and information in a global market. The Group is organised into five operating divisions, each of which operates under the control of its own divisional headquarters. The Group management functions are performed by the Corporate Center.

  • Key figures by operating divisions

    €m
      2018
    adjusted1)
    2019

    +/– %

    Q4 2018
    adjusted1)
    Q4 2019

    +/– %

    Revenue

      15,108 15,484 2.5 4,189 4,290 2.4

    of which Post

      9,760 9,640 –1.2 2,626 2,600 –1.0

    Parcel

      5,556 6,073 9.3 1,627 1,753 7.7

    Other/Consolidation

      –208 –229 –10.1 –64 –63 1.6

    Profit from operating activities (EBIT)

      683 1,230 80.1 372 522 40.3

    Return on sales (%)2)

      4.5 7.9 8.9 12.2
    Operating cash flow
      1,106 1,137 2.8 544 657 20.8
    1)
    See Note 9 to the consolidated financial statements.
    2)
    EBIT/revenue.
  • Key figures by operating divisions

    €m
      2018
    2019

    +/– %

    Q4 2018
    Q4 2019

    +/– %

    Revenue

      16,147 17,101 5.9 4,423 4,643 5.0

    of which Europe

      7,245 7,650 5.6 1,972 2,096 6.3

    Americas

      3,296 3,599 9.2 913 985 7.9

    Asia Pacific

      5,740 6,097 6.2 1,585 1,659 4.7

    MEA (Middle East and Africa)

      1,142 1,229 7.6 300 320 6.7

    Consolidation/Other

      –1,276 –1,474 –15.5 –347 –417 –20.2

    Profit from operating activities (EBIT)

      1,957 2,039 4.2 570 611 7.2

    Return on sales (%) 2)

      12.1 11.9 12.9 13.2
    Operating cash flow 
      3,073 3,291 7.1 905 970 7.2
    2)
    EBIT/revenue.
  • Key figures by operating divisions

    €m
      2018
    2019

    +/– %

    Q4 2018
    Q4 2019

    +/– %

    Revenue

      14,978 15,128 1.0 4,002 3,854 –3.7

    of which Global Forwarding3)

      10,668 10,680 0.1 2,884 2,724 –5.5

    Freight3)

      4,453 4,565 2.5 1,155 1,160 0.4

    Consolidation/Other

      –143 –117 18.2 –37 –30 18.9

    Profit from operating activities (EBIT)

      442 521 17.9 161 173 7.5

    Return on sales (%)2)

      3.0 3.4 4.0 4.5
    Operating cash flow
     
    523 801 53.2 286 386 35.0
    2)
    EBIT/revenue.
    3)
    Prior-year figures adjusted due to reclassifications.
  • Key figures by operating divisions

    €m
      2018 2019

    +/– %

    Q4 2018 Q4 2019

    +/– %

    Revenue

      13,350 13,436 0.6 3,743 3,571 –4.6

    of which EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)

      6,871 6,708 –2.4 1,824 1,750 –4.1

    America

      4,385 4,759 8.5 1,352 1,324 –2.1

    Asia Pacific

      2,147 1,992 –7.2 578 502 –13.1
    Consolidation/Other
      –53 –23 56.6 –11 –5 54.5

    Profit from operating activities (EBIT)

      520 912 75.4 184 177 –3.8

    Return on sales (%)2)

      3.9 6.8 4.9 5.0
    Operating cash flow 
     
    1,322 1,330 0.6 936 809 –13.6
    2)
    EBIT/revenue.
  • Key figures by operating divisions

    €m
      2018 2019

    +/– %

    Q4 2018 Q4 2019

    +/– %

    Revenue

      3,834 4,045 5.5 1,065 1,087 2.1

    of which Americas

      1,064 1,153 8.4 304 319 4.9

    Europe

      2,216 2,307 4.1 608 611 0.5

    Asia

      560 586 4.6 155 159 2.6
    Other/Consolidation
      –6 –1 83.3 –2 –2 0.0

    Loss from operating activities (EBIT)

      –27 –51 –88.9 –6 –11 –83.3

    Return on sales (%)2)

      –0.7 –1.3 –0.6 –1.0
    Operating cash flow 
     
    159 161 1.3 105 33 –68.6
    2)
    EBIT/revenue.

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