sales rose 4.1 percent to 15.4 billion euros, the operating earnings (Ebit) climbed by 28.1 percent to 1.2 billion euros. Analysts had expected a turnover of 15.3 billion euros and an Ebit of EUR 1.16 billion.

The group reiterated its goals: 2019 Post want to increase in-chief Frank Appel, the operating profit of 3.9 to 4.3 billion euros. In the year 2020, there should be more than five billion euros. (SDA)