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Declining profits: The package is a problem of the Deutsche Post

Despite the Online Shopping boom, deserves the Deutsche Post always less in the letter and parcel business. A new Manager, and a Mega-postage increase should result in the crisis division back on track.

The birthday letter to grandma, the letter of application to the employer, and the Christmas post to loved ones Relatives could soon be significantly more expensive. The Post hopes on a postage increase to 85 to 90 cents this summer. So far, there are only 70 cents.

postage increase to 90 cents?

70-Cent stamp of the Deutsche Post

should Actually be the postage for the today's 1 April will be raised to 80 cents. However, the network Agency refused to and just wanted to grant an increase of postage by 4.8 cents. But then the Federal government intervened: The German Federal Ministry for economic Affairs announced an Amendment to the Post-tariff regulation regulation. The scope for price increases could increase as a result.

What's for the increasingly rare letter writers ends annoying, should be pleased with the Post. A hefty postage increase would you flush more money into the cash-strapped.

PeP with red Numbers in the fourth quarter

For the mail and parcel business, has become the great problem child of the group. in the fourth quarter of the division Post e-commerce Parcel, a short PeP slipped deep into the red. In 2018, the operating result fell to 683 million euros.

The yellow giant is transported is less and less letters. The amount fell last year by four percent. At the same time, staff increased costs.

The last mile is the Problem

The package boom did not compensate for the letter doldrums. Although the Post office delivered a record level of 1.5 million packages - and 7.5 percent more than in the previous year. However, costs grew faster than revenue. "Our industry has a fundamental Problem, because the delivery is to be paid low," complains Post chief Executive Frank Appel. In fact, the last 50 meters were up to the front door is the most expensive part of the service.

Further course information, to Deutsche Post

Because of the problems in the letter and parcel business in the Post 2018 issued a profit warning, the longtime chief of the division, Jurgen Gerdes had to go. Post-Chef Appel pulled the emergency brake and a tough restructuring decided on a program, So officers should be prematurely sent into retirement.

2019 it is supposed to give more profit

The tag of the unit will take a few months to the progress in the balance sheet, announced Appel at the beginning of March. Already this year, the first successes are likely to be visible. "In 2019, we will make a big step forward and in the German mail and parcel business will be better positioned. This year, the Post office wants to improve the operating profit to 3.9 to € 4.3 billion. In 2018, it slumped by about 15 percent to 3.16 billion euros.

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01.04.2019 07:32 PM

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Top-of-the renovators is to make the package business fit

Deutsche Post DHL Board of management member Tobias Meyer

The business afloat, Tobias Meyer. The 43-year-old Ex-McKinsey Manager, directs from 1. April, the division. The industrial engineer knows the sites very carefully, since he was already involved in the preparation and implementation of the rehabilitation programme. In 2015, he nights already, the weakening in the freight forwarding business back on track. Meyer is considered a man for difficult cases. He "knows the importance of good operational Performance in the delivery of letters and packages," praise him Post-Chef Appel.

Meyer could give the share price a boost. This fell on the one-year point of view, to 17 percent. The majority of analysts see the yellow giant on track 13 of 21 analysts recommend buying the share. Joel Leap from the private Bank Berenberg says that the letter and parcel business of the Post office was rated significantly lower than the other comparable companies.

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