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Product of the month: Deutsche Post DHL

Release date: 23 Sep 2014 | Eurex Exchange

Product of the month: Deutsche Post DHL

Founded in 1490 as “Imperial Post” (Kaiserliche Reichspost), the Deutsche Post AG has long outgrown its mailbox origins to become the largest provider of postal services in Europe. Beyond that, the company also comprises DHL, one of the world's leading providers of express delivery and logistics services.

Deutsche Post delivers about 66 million letters a day. However, DHL-branded business activities account for the majority of Deutsche Post DHL's sales: international express delivery, freight forwarding, global mail, and supply chain business. Logistics is one the major economic factors that have fuelled the export-oriented growth of the German economy in recent years. By matching the needs of a comprehensive national and international infrastructure Deutsche Post establishes a basis for introducing innovative services and expanding into strongly growing markets. Its entire value production is based on state-of-the-art information technology.

The Deutsche Post DHL share is a component of the DAX index and also became a member of the EURO STOXX 50 index in September 2013.

Increased revenue in the first half of 2014

In the first half of 2014, Deutsche Post DHL increased revenue slightly despite the fact that its business continued to suffer from substantial currency effects. Earnings growth was more significant thanks to an improved margin, with EBIT increasing by 3.8%. The German parcel business and the international express business continue to achieve dynamic growth. The company also reported a solid earnings improvement in the supply chain division. By contrast, business was under pressure in the global forwarding, freight division, particularly in air freight.

Deutsche Post DHL in Asia

With over 30 years of experience, DHL is the leading logistics brand in Asia. DHL divisions Express, Global Forwarding and Supply Chain are the clear market leaders in the international express, air freight and contract logistics business in the region as well as in many of the region’s most dynamic country markets such as China. DHL’s outstanding market position is based on its extensive investment in infrastructure and its own array of services.

With the DHL Express North Asia Hub opened in 2012 at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport DHL has built its biggest express hub in Asia.

The company has also announced plans to further invest EUR 100 million to add eight dedicated aircraft to service high-demand routes between Shanghai and North Asia, Europe and the US, by 2014.

DHL expects China to be responsible for some 40 percent of trade, led by the import of raw materials into China and the exports of textiles, industrial machinery, telecommunications and office equipment and foodstuff. Of these, China’s trade with Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand will continue to dominate trade volumes.

DHL plans to generate one third of its revenues in Asia by 2017.


Key figures H1 2014 | Q2 2014

Consolidated revenue                       January - June€ 27 264 000
Consolidated revenue (of which international revenue)€ 18 842 000
Profit from operating activities (Consolidated EBIT)  €  1 380 000
Consolidated net profit€     963 000
Earnings per share        €           0.80

Revenue by region

Consolidated revenue                   January - June€ 27,264 000
Germany   €   8,422 000
Europe (excl. Germany)     €   8,954 000
Americas   €   4,537 000
Asia Pacific€   4,264 000
Other regions €  1,087 000   

More information about Deutsche Post DHL can be found in the Interview with CFO Larry Rosen on the Financial Figures H1 2014.

Share Price development (2004-Jun 2014)



Shareholder Structure

The free float is 79.0 %, of which 11.2 % are held by private investors.KfW Bankengruppe holds approximately 21.0 % of the share capital.

Eurex derivatives contracts related to the Deutsche Post AG Share

Eurex lists three contracts that are directly based on the share price of Deutsche Post AG: Single Stock Futures, Single Equity Dividend Futures, and Single Stock Options, whose trading volumes have significantly increased over the last 12 months:



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