bpost: third quarter 2015 results

Third quarter 2015 highlights

  • Operating income (revenues) at EUR 550.5m thanks to improved Domestic Mail performance and solid Parcels contribution but down -3.3% due to lower SGEI compensation and management's decision to curtail some International Mail activities, with positive EBIT impact.
  • Improved Underlying Domestic Mail volume trend at -4.7% (-5.7% for 1H15) driven by pick up in Advertising Mail and better performance in Press.
  • Excellent Domestic Parcels volumes growth up 13.5%, best quarterly performance to date against an already very strong quarter last year (+10.3%) still driven by strong e-commerce growth and continued positive trend in C2C. Negative price/mix effect of -3.1%.
  • International Parcels up EUR 4.2m, with continued organic growth from US and positive FX contribution, but slower growth from and to China.
  • Continued impact of the curtailment of the International Mail business in Additional Sources of Revenues while overall profitability improved.
  • Significant cost savings (EUR -28.4m, excluding one-offs) and strong productivity improvement (average FTE reduction of 854).
  • Normalized EBITDA up EUR 9.6m. Reported EBITDA impacted by Alpha social plan restructuring provision of EUR 54.5m.
  • Normalized net profit of bpost SA/NV under BGAAP up EUR 4.7m at EUR 51.3m.
About bpost

About bpost group 

bpost is Belgium’s leading postal operator and a growing parcel & omni-commerce logistics partner in Europe, North-America and Asia. Our 36,000 employees in Belgium and across the globe connect consumers, businesses and government, by delivering mail and parcels to millions of doorsteps and providing e-commerce logistics services. As a people- and planet-friendly company we create long-term sustainable value for our customers and shareholders. In 2020 bpost generated a turnover of EUR 4,154.6 million.

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