Press Release


Profit 2007 and underlying operating income at record levels

Publish Date : 18 February 2008 at 08:00 CET - TNT N.V. has published it's 2007 Full Year & Fourth Quarter Results.


  • Q4 2007 developments
    • Express record operating income of € 188 million (excluding Innight)
    • Mail restructuring charges for Master plans (€ 110 million ) and UK Parcels (€ 28 million)
    • Agreement on settlement UK tax matters
  • 2007: year of solid results in line with outlook
    • Revenues up 9.5%
    • Underlying profit from continuing operations up 4.5%
    • Profit at € 986 million versus € 670 million in 2006
  • 2007 proposed dividend of 85 euro cents per share (55 euro cents final dividend); dividend per share over 2007 up 16.4%
  • Phase II Focus on Networks 'Grow and Build Value' announced
    • Clear growth and return objectives for 2008-2012
  • Outlook 2008 in line with ‘Focus on Networks' objectives
Key figures Q4 2007
Underlying*
Q4 2007
€ mil
% Change
Revenues
EBITDA 455 1.8%
Operating income (EBIT) 363 2.3%
Profit from continuing operations 232 -1.7%
Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations
Profit/(loss) attributable to the shareholders
*The underlying figures in the table above exclude the impact of the Mail Master plan provision €110 million.
Key figures Q4 2007
As Reported
Q4 2007
€ mil
Q4 2006
€ mil
% Change
Revenues 3,004 2,767 8.6%
EBITDA 345 447 -22.8%
Operating income (EBIT) 253 355 -28.7%
Profit from continuing operations 150 236 -36.4%
Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations 0 (46)
Profit/(loss) attributable to the shareholders 148 189 -21.7%
Key numbers FY 2007
Underlying*
FY 2007
€ mil
% Change
Revenues
EBITDA 1,651 3.6%
Operating incomes (EBIT) 1,302 2.0%
Profit from continuing operations 865 4.5%
Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations
Profit/(loss) attributable to the shareholders
EPS from continuing operations (in € cents)
Earnings per share (in € cents)
Dividend per share over the year (in € cents)
*The underlying figures in the table above exclude the impact of the Mail Master plan provision €110 million.
Key numbers FY 2007
As Reported
FY 2007
€ mil
FY 2006
€ mil
% Change
Revenues 11,017 10,060 9.5%
EBITDA 1,541 1,594 -3.3%
Operating incomes (EBIT) 1,192 1,276 -6.6%
Profit from continuing operations 783 828 -5.4%
Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations 206 (157)
Profit/(loss) attributable to the shareholders 986 670 47.2%
EPS from continuing operations (in € cents) 203.6 196.6 3.6%
Earnings per share (in € cents) 257.4 159.3 61.6%
Dividend per share over the year (in € cents) 85.0 73.0 16.4%

CEO Peter Bakker:
'2007 has been a good year for the group. In Express, TNT has been able to expand its market share in Europe again. The acquisitions in the emerging markets performed according to our plans and establish unique platforms for the future. Express EBIT increased again and is now at record levels. In Mail, underlying results were solid and largely provided the necessary offset for the declining Mail volumes in the Netherlands. The discussions with the labour unions in the Netherlands on the new Collective Labour Agreement are ongoing in a constructive manner. A provision of € 110 million for the costs associated with efficiency projects at TNT Post has now been recorded. The liberalisation of mail in Europe is- although planned for 2011- under serious pressure from the developments in Germany with respect to the minimum wage. This will continue to require our relentless effort in 2008.

For 2008 our outlook is in line with our mid term objectives as presented on 6 December 2007. As the economic outlook is more uncertain, TNT is carefully monitoring this development to be able to respond in an appropriate way if required.'

Page publication date: 18 February 2008 at 08:00 CET