Ad hoc: Deutsche Post AG sees earnings increase in Q3 and will raise 2022 EBIT guidance
Disclosure of inside information pursuant to Article 17 MAR
Management has today assessed the preliminary group results for the month of September and hence Q3 2022 as well as the outlook for the remainder of the year.
Despite the increasing macroeconomic uncertainties, the group has recorded a good business development in the third quarter of this year. Against the background of a meanwhile well-advanced e-commerce normalization, the year-on-year comparison of B2C volumes has improved in Q3 from the more pronounced decline observed in the first half year. B2B volumes reflect a softer demand in line with the general economic development; nevertheless, we were able to maintain good utilization levels across all our network activities. The capacity situation in Ocean and Air Freight markets has meanwhile eased, so that the expected normalization is now also in progress here, which is accordingly reflected in weakening market rates.
For Q3 2022 the EBIT performance is forming out as follows:
Preliminary Group EBIT reached around EUR 2.040 billion in Q3 2022 (Q3 2021: EUR 1.771 billion). As a reminder, Q3 2021 EBIT included EUR -178 million for the one-time pandemic bonus.
The divisional results in Q3 in detail:
EBIT in the Express division reached around EUR 1,010 million in the third quarter of 2022 compared to previous year's Q3 of EUR 971 million.
EBIT in Global Forwarding, Freight stood at around EUR 585 million in Q3 2022, once more clearly ahead of previous year's Q3 of EUR 372 million.
EBIT at Supply Chain came in at around EUR 220 million in Q3 2022, also well above last year's Q3 result which stood at EUR 142 million.
Also, eCommerce Solutions recorded Q3 2022 EBIT of around EUR 85 million. It was at EUR 91 million in Q3 2021.
EBIT in Post & Parcel Germany in Q3 2022 was around EUR 285 million (Q3 2021: EUR 300 million).
Group Functions/Consolidation recorded a result of around EUR -150 million in Q3 2022; last year's Q3 reached EUR -105 million.
The good earnings development is also again reflected in a strong cash flow generation: free cash flow in Q3 2022 amounted to more than EUR 1.5 billion (Q3 2021: EUR 1.257 billion).
Based on these preliminary Q3 results, Group EBIT for the first nine months of this year reached around EUR 6.5 billion. Therefore, 2022 EBIT guidance (currently: EUR 8.0bn +/-5%) will be revised upwards with the formal release of full Q3 2022 earnings on November 8th, 2022.
Explanations on these financial indicators are available in the 2021 Deutsche Post DHL Group Annual Report (see page 26f) which is published on the company's website at the link below: