Previously quarter, PostNL noticed the quantity of parcels to be processed decline, as did the turnover. On the similar time, the postal firm has tried to cut back prices, for instance by reorganizing the parcel division and optimizing supply routes.
Turnover for the primary months of 2023 amounted to 783 million euros, a lower of three % on an annual foundation. The quantity of processed packages fell by 6.5 % in that interval. After deduction of prices, the revenue amounted to 4 million euros. That’s significantly lower than a 12 months earlier, when the revenue was nonetheless 34 million euros.
Prime girl Herna Verhagen is nonetheless happy. She speaks of a “optimistic impact of the mandatory steps” that the postal firm needed to take to cut back prices. This consists of measures to counter inflationary pressures and declining volumes. For instance, the elimination of as much as 300 assist jobs within the Parcels division at PostNL. From 2024, all these measures ought to save round 25 million euros in prices yearly.
In keeping with PostNL, the reorganization is progressing in response to plan. “All in all, we’re happy with the way in which the 12 months has began,” stated Verhagen. In keeping with her, the financial local weather stays unsure, however for now the corporate expects to attain a revenue of between 70 million and 100 million euros on the finish of 2023. That’s the revenue earlier than curiosity and taxes. For this quarter, that revenue nonetheless amounted to 7 million euros.