Since Postbank was deconsolidated at the end of February 2009, the previous year’s profit from discontinued operations contains the net loss generated in the first two months and the deconsolidation effect of €444 million. In the reporting period, the Group’s share of Postbank’s profit or loss is included in net income from associates.
Consolidated net profit for the period improved by €835 million or 81.2% to €1,863 million (previous year: €1,028 million). €1,828 million of this amount is attributable to shareholders of Deutsche Post AG and €35 million to minorities. Both basic and diluted earnings per share rose significantly from €0.84 to €1.51 per share.
|Selected indicators for results of operations (continuing operations)
|H1 2009||H1 2010||Q2 2009||Q2 2010|
|Profit from operating activities (EBIT) before non-recurring items||€m||569||1,069||257||503|
|Profit from operating activities||€m||136||765||109||253|
|Return on sales1)||%||0.6||3.1||1.0||2.0|
|Consolidated net profit for the period2)||€m||1,010||1,828||66||81|
|Earnings per share3)||€||0.84||1.51||0.06||0.07|
|2)||Excluding minorities, including Postbank.|