The lockdown that started in mid-December gave PostNL a significantly higher profit than the company took into account. The postal company therefore provided preliminary figures for the past year earlier than planned.
Thus, the letterbox post took a big flight in December. Since the start of the lockdown, more than twice as many cards and letters have been delivered as usual. Also many more packages were sent.
result, the company had an exceptionally good last quarter. It estimates that the profit before interest and tax in the last three months was EUR 55 million higher than if there had been no coronacrisis.
Over the whole of 2020 PostNL expects a profit before interest and tax of around 240 million euros, according to its own words “significantly more than previously stated”.
PostNL was able to deliver a record number of packages last year: 337 million in total. About 25 million parcels were sent only because of corona, the company estimates. It takes into account that this is a one-time question, which disappears again when the pandemic is over.