In the first half of 2016, Swiss Post generated Group profit of 313 million francs (previous year: 391 million francs). The market environment in which Swiss Post operates continues to be difficult: operating profit (EBIT) fell to 383 million francs (previous year: 504 million francs) due to lower contributions to the results from the financial services, communication and logistics markets.
In the first six months of 2016, Swiss Post generated Group profit of 313 million francs, 78 million francs less than in the prior-year period. At 383 million francs, operating profit was 121 million francs down year-on-year. The company’s business performance is characterized by an ongoing decline in the volume of letters, growing pressure on parcel margins and low interest rates in the financial services market. Operating income rose slightly by 1.2 percent to 4,150 million francs (previous year: 4,100 million francs).