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Bpost Q4 net profit rises to 101.7 million euros
Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017 12:33pm EST 

Bpost SA : Q4 net profit EUR 101.7 million versus EUR 95.6 million year ago . Q4 revenues EUR 690.7 million versus EUR 642.9 million year ago . Q4 domestic mail revenue EUR 381.2 million versus EUR 398.9 million year ago . Q4 EBITDA EUR 141.5 million versus EUR 137.1 million year ago . Q4 parcel revenue EUR 118.3 million versus EUR 98.0 million year ago . Proposed dividend of EUR 1.31 gross per share . For 2017 sees double digit volume growth in domestic parcels . Sees recurring EBITDA and dividend for 2017 at same level as 2016 . Expects continued growth in international parcels supported by acquisitions in 2017 . Confirms ambition of at least EUR 620.0 million EBITDA by 2020 .Gross capex is expected to be around EUR 90 million mainly related to vision 2020 investments.  Full Article

Bpost decided not to pursue an offer for PostNL
Wednesday, 7 Dec 2016 11:48am EST 

Bpost SA :Bpost has decided not to pursue an offer for postnl and continues to explore other growth opportunities.  Full Article

Bpost announces payment of interim dividend
Monday, 5 Dec 2016 11:47am EST 

Bpost Sa : Announces the payment of an interim dividend of 1.06 euro ($1.14) gross per share . Will pay an interim dividend of 212.0 million euros or 1.06 euros gross per share on December 12, 2016 .Net result after tax of bpost N.V./S.A. for the 10 month period ended on Oct 31, 2016 amounted to 248.2 million euros.  Full Article

Bpost makes a final and improved proposal to PostNL
Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 06:23pm EST 

Bpost Sa : Bpost makes a final and improved proposal to PostNL for a combination of both companies . Bpost - increased its offer price with EUR 0.376 in cash per PostNL share, representing a total amount in cash of EUR 167 million . Bpost - increased offer price now amounts to EUR 3.201 in cash and 0.1202 shares Bpost per share PostNL Further company coverage: [BPOST.BR] (Bengaluru Newsroom) ((+1 646 223 8780;)).  Full Article

PostNL re-iterates its position on Bpost's takeover proposal
Friday, 18 Nov 2016 06:00am EST 

PostNL NV : PostNL re-iterates its position in response to Bpost's unchanged proposal .Boards have carefully reviewed the bpost letter and the accompanying attachments, taking into consideration the interests of PostNL’s shareholders and other stakeholders.  Full Article

Bpost has ambition to achieve at least 620 million euros EBITDA by 2020
Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 02:30am EST 

Bpost SA : Has ambition to achieve at least 620 million euros EBITDA by 2020 . Reconfirms ambition to pay a gross dividend per share of at least the same level of last year based on the results of the financial year 2016 . Maintains sustainable yearly dividend based on at least 85 pct pay-out of bgaap net profit . For international parcels: wants to at least double our revenues by 2020 from the 2015 base .For domestic parcels: wants to achieve profitable volume growth of at least +75 pct by 2020 from the 2015 base.  Full Article

Bpost Q3 normalized EBITDA up at 114.0 million euros, reconfirms outlook
Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016 11:47am EST 

Bpost SA : Q3 operating income (revenues) at 538.1 million euros ($588.57 million), down 2.3 pct . Q3 underlying domestic mail volume decline at -5.9 pct (-4.7pct or 3Q15) . Outlook for 2016 reconfirmed: on track and confident to deliver our full year guidance . 2016 gross capex expected to be around 80 million euros . Q3 normalized EBITDA 114.0 million euros versus 110.1 million euros year ago . Q3 normalized net profit 62.1 million euros versus 60.8 million euros year ago .Q3 parcels revenue 85.7 million euros versus 78.3 euros million year ago.  Full Article

Bpost confirms exploration of possible friendly approach to PostNL
Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016 02:32am EDT 

Bpost SA : Confirms exploration of possible friendly approach to PostNL .Says internal discussions have not yet reached the decision-making stage and have not led to a proposal for consideration by Bpost's board of directors.  Full Article

Bpost Q2 EBITDA stable at 159.4 million euros
Monday, 8 Aug 2016 12:00pm EDT 

Bpost SA : Q2 EBITDA 159.4 million euros ($176.47 million) versus 159.8 million euros year ago . Q2 net profit 87.9 million euros versus 91.2 million euros year ago . Q2 revenue 591.9 million euros versus 597.6 million euros year ago . Q2 EBITDA margin 26.9 percent versus 26.7 percent year ago . H1 parcel revenue 175.3 million euros versus 164.5 million euros year ago . H1 domestic mail revenue 718.0 million euros versus 735.3 million euros year ago . For 2016 expects recurring EBITDA and dividend for 2016 at least at the same high levels as 2015 . Expects to be able to realize at least same results and dividend as last year . For 2016 expects underlying domestic mail volume decline around 5 percent . Expects double digit volume growth in domestic parcels and continued growth supported by acquisitions in international parcels for 2016 . Gross capex is expected to be around 80.0 million euros for 2016 Further company coverage: [BPOST.BR] ($1 = 0.9033 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom:) ((Gdynia.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com; +48 58 772 09 20;)).  Full Article

bpost NV - Cost savings boost Bpost's first quarter earnings - Reuters News
Monday, 2 May 2016 03:31pm EDT 

bpost NV:Belgian postal operator Bpost on Monday unveiled a core profit above analyst expectations, after it saved money on wages and transportation costs.The group, majority owned by the Belgian state, said it had reduced the number of employees by 355 compared to the same period last year and lowered transport costs by 4.2 percent.Overall, core profit (EBITDA) was 175.9 million euros ($202.46 million) in the first quarter, a 1.8 percent increase compared to last year and just above a company-compiled consensus of 11 analysts, which had expected 171 million euros on average.The group maintained its outlook for its EBITDA and dividend in 2016 to be at the same level as last year.  Full Article

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PostNL rejects Bpost offer as lacking 'compelling value'

Dutch postal company PostNL rejected Belgian rival Bpost's 2.4 billion-euro ($2.61 billion) offer on Friday as not being of "sufficiently compelling value", saying it was confident it could thrive as a standalone company.