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Royal Mail Group is a postal service and courier company developing a network to deliver letters, parcels, and other products. It operates two main businesses: UK Parcels, International & Letters (UKPIL) and General Logistics Systems (GLS). The UKPIL business engages in the provision of services for the collection, sorting, and delivery of parcels and letters. The GLS business leverages a ground-based deferred parcel network and provides logistics services. The company operates under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands.

TypePublic
Founded1516
HQLondon, GB
Websiteroyalmailgroup.com

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)159,000
Job Openings78
Revenue (FY, 2020)£10.8 B(+3%)
Share Price (Mar 2021)£5.2 (+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Royal Mail

Keith Williams

Keith Williams

Interim Executive Chair
Stuart Simpson

Stuart Simpson

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Rita Griffin

Rita Griffin

Non-Executive Director
Mick Jeavons

Mick Jeavons

Group Chief Financial Officer
Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Non-Executive Director
Michael Findlay

Michael Findlay

Non-Executive Director
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Royal Mail Office Locations

Royal Mail has offices in London and Sheffield
London, GB (HQ)
100 Victoria Embankment
Sheffield, GB
Pond Street
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Royal Mail Financials and Metrics

Royal Mail Revenue

Royal Mail's revenue was reported to be £10.84 b in FY, 2020 which is a 2.4% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2020)

10.8b

Revenue growth (FY, 2019 - FY, 2020), %

2.4%

Net income (FY, 2020)

161.0m

EBIT (FY, 2020)

55.0m

Market capitalization (30-Mar-2021)

5.2b

Closing stock price (30-Mar-2021)

5.2

Cash (31-Mar-2020)

1.6b

EV

6.4b
Royal Mail's current market capitalization is £5.2 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

9.8b10.2b10.6b10.8b

Revenue growth, %

4%4%2%

Sales and marketing expense

2.1b2.4b2.6b2.8b

General and administrative expense

5.6b6.0b5.8b6.1b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

4.8b4.9b5.2b

Sales and marketing expense

1.1b1.2b1.3b

General and administrative expense

2.9b2.7b2.9b

Operating expense total

4.7b4.7b5.0b
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

299.0m600.0m236.0m1.6b

Accounts Receivable

979.0m999.0m1.2b1.2b

Inventories

23.0m25.0m27.0m19.0m

Current Assets

1.5b1.8b1.6b3.0b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

229.0m218.0m222.0m

Inventories

27.0m28.0m28.0m

Current Assets

1.5b1.5b1.5b

PP&E

2.0b2.0b3.1b
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Depreciation and Amortization

301.0m341.0m391.0m516.0m

Inventories

(2.0m)(2.0m)(2.0m)(1.0m)

Accounts Payable

56.0m89.0m(51.0m)126.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

754.0m905.0m493.0m950.0m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Depreciation and Amortization

166.0m167.0m252.0m

Inventories

(4.0m)(3.0m)(1.0m)

Accounts Payable

(103.0m)(210.0m)(123.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

250.0m38.0m279.0m
GBPFY, 2017

EV/EBIT

20.4 x

EV/CFO

5.9 x

Revenue/Employee

61.5k

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.7 x

P/E Ratio

15.2
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Royal Mail Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Countries

42 43 44 40

Local Collect Network (Royal Mail)

11.60 k11.40 k11 k11.20 k

Vehicles (Royal Mail)

48 k48 k48 k48.50 k

Mail Centers (Royal Mail)

38 37 37 37
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Royal Mail Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Mountain Valley Express co, IncSeptember 30, 2019
Mountain Valley Freight SolutionsSeptember 30, 2019
Dicom CanadaSeptember 04, 2018c$360 m
Intersoft Systems & ProgrammingMarch 30, 2016
NetDespatch Ltd.December 22, 2015
ecourierNovember 19, 2015
Storefeeder LtdFebruary 24, 2015
Agone S.r.L
Angard Staffing Solutions Limited
Der Kurier Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
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Royal Mail Revenue Breakdown

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Royal Mail revenue breakdown by business segment: 70.9% from UKPIL and 29.1% from GLS

Royal Mail Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

91/100

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Royal Mail Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

out of 100

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Royal Mail Online and Social Media Presence

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Royal Mail News and Updates

Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in 'an astonishing reversal of fortunes'

Royal Mail shareholders are set for a bumper payday as the company announced it expects to pay them a dividend The post Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in 'an astonishing reversal of fortunes' appeared first on CityAM.

Royal Mail Resumes Dividend Payouts as Virus Lifts Parcel Demand

Royal Mail Resumes Dividend Payouts as Virus Lifts Parcel Demand

Royal Mail hikes profit forecasts as it delivers letter boost

Royal Mail today lifted its profit forecasts after it delivered better-than-expected letter volumes and revenue since the start of the The post Royal Mail hikes profit forecasts as it delivers letter boost appeared first on CityAM.

'Boutique' residential scheme gets go-ahead at former Royal Mail sorting office

A former Royal Mail sorting office in London’s Temple Fortune is set to become home to a new multi-million pound residential offering. ‘Luxury’ developer Godfrey London has gained planning consent to create four new apartments at its £15m development on St George’s Road. Replacing the disused red-br…

Royal Mail reports busiest Christmas on record as parcel revenue soars

More than 496 million parcels were delivered by Royal Mail during the third quarter, the busiest period in its history. The post Royal Mail reports busiest Christmas on record as parcel revenue soars appeared first on CityAM.

Royal Mail appoints former Apple exec as new boss

Royal Mail has this morning announced that director Simon Thompson will become its new chief executive. The former Apple executive The post Royal Mail appoints former Apple exec as new boss appeared first on CityAM.
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Royal Mail Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Royal Mail founded?

    Royal Mail was founded in 1516.

  • Who are Royal Mail key executives?

    Royal Mail's key executives are Keith Williams, Stuart Simpson and Rita Griffin.

  • How many employees does Royal Mail have?

    Royal Mail has 159,000 employees.

  • What is Royal Mail revenue?

    Latest Royal Mail annual revenue is £10.8 b.

  • What is Royal Mail revenue per employee?

    Latest Royal Mail revenue per employee is £68.2 k.

  • Who are Royal Mail competitors?

    Competitors of Royal Mail include Stamps.com, Deutsche Post and XPO Logistics.

  • Where is Royal Mail headquarters?

    Royal Mail headquarters is located at 100 Victoria Embankment, London.

  • Where are Royal Mail offices?

    Royal Mail has offices in London and Sheffield.

  • How many offices does Royal Mail have?

    Royal Mail has 2 offices.