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Company Overview of Royal Mail plc

Company Overview

Royal Mail plc primarily provides postal and delivery services in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. It is involved in the collection, sorting, transportation, and delivery of parcels and letters in the United Kingdom. The company operates in two divisions: UK Parcels, International & Letters (UKPIL); and General Logistics Systems (GLS). The UKPIL division collects and delivers parcels and letters primarily through the Royal Mail Core Network and Parcelforce Worldwide networks; and carries out various other letter-related business activities, including marketing mail consulting services. It offers collection and delivery services under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands....

100 Victoria Embankment

London,  EC4Y 0HQ

United Kingdom

Key Executives for Royal Mail plc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Total Annual Compensation: $883.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $756.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Royal Mail plc Key Developments

Royal Mail May Not Be Sold

United Kingdom is not planning to sell Royal Mail plc (LSE:RMG). Vince Cable, Business Secretary said that the government should hold onto its remaining shares of Royal Mail for the "medium long term" to retain some influence in the way the company is run. The government has ruled out selling off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail before general election of 2015.

Royal Mail plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Nov 19, 2014

Royal Mail plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Nov 19, 2014

Royal Mail plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended September 28, 2014; Declares Maiden Interim Dividend for the Half Year to 28 September 2014, Payable on January 14, 2015; Provides Cash Flow Guidance for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2014

Royal Mail plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the half year ended September 28, 2014. For period, the company reported revenues of £4,525 million compared to £4,520 million a year ago. Operating profit after transformation costs was £232 million compared to £283 million a year ago. Operating profit was £116 million compared to £1,592 million a year ago. Earnings before interest and tax were £143 million compared to £1,611 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £167 million compared to £1,580 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent company was £125 million or 12.5 pence per basic and diluted share compared to £1,220 million or 122 pence per basic and diluted share a year ago. EBITDA before transformation costs was £416 million compared to £483 million a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £242 million compared to £292 million a year ago. Purchase of property plant and equipment was £100 million compared to £91 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets (software) was £46 million compared to £23 million a year ago. Total net debt was £570 million compared to £555 million a year ago. Free cash inflow of £117 million compared to £183 million a year ago. Earnings before interest and tax, excluding specific items were £232 million compared to £283 million a year ago. Profit before tax, excluding specific items was £218 million compared to £233 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent company, excluding specific items was £163 million or 16.3 pence per basic and diluted share compared to £168 million or 16.8 pence per basic and diluted share a year ago. The underlying operating profit for the comparable period was GBP 266 million compared to the GBP 279 million, which reported for this period, an improvement of GBP 13 million. The board of the company has declared and approved a maiden interim dividend of 6.7 pence per share for the half year to 28 September 2014, payable on January 14, 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on November 28, 2014. The company expects to see a further cash outflow in relation to the management reorganization program of about GBP 60 million in the second half of fiscal year 2014.

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