Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Poste Italiane SpA provides postal, logistics, and financial and insurance products and services in Italy.

Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record second-rate dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Poste Italiane's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PST has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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AT Market

Return vs Industry: PST exceeded the Austrian Insurance industry which returned 15.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PST exceeded the Austrian Market which returned 5.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.05%2.1%2.4%
30 Day6.3%4.5%0.07%
90 Day0.3%6.8%0.8%
1 Year49.6%40.7%23.9%16.3%8.5%4.8%
3 Yearn/a44.6%23.3%27.1%15.6%
5 Yearn/a59.5%23.3%56.2%34.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Poste Italiane's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Poste Italiane undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PST (€10.92) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€5.8)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PST is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PST is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the Insurance industry average (13.1x).

PE vs Market: PST is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the Austrian market (14.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the XE Insurance industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Poste Italiane forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PST's forecast earnings growth (2.3% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: PST's earnings (2.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: PST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: PST's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-6.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PST's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.4% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PST's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.9%).

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Past Performance

How has Poste Italiane performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PST has a large one-off loss of €757.0M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: PST's current net profit margins (4.4%) are higher than last year (3.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PST's earnings have grown significantly by 25.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PST's earnings growth over the past year (39.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (25.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: PST earnings growth over the past year (39.7%) exceeded the Insurance industry 13.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: PST's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Poste Italiane's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: PST has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: PST's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: PST's level of assets compared to its equity is very high.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if PST has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: PST reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if PST has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: PST has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if PST has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is Poste Italiane's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: PST's dividend (4.03%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.58%).

High Dividend: PST's dividend (4.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.47%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, PST has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: PST's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.3%), PST's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: PST's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.3% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Matteo Del Fante (52yo)



Dr. Matteo Del Fante has been Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and Director at Poste Italiane SpA since April 27, 2017. He has been Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director at Poste  ...

Leadership Team

Matteo Del Fante
CEO, GM & Director2.8yrsno datano data
Guido Nola
Chief Financial Officer1.5yrsno datano data
Antonio Nervi
Head of Investment Governance5.3yrsno datano data
Giuseppe Cannizzaro
Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs0yrsno datano data
Massimo Rosini
Head of the Mail Communications & Logistics Department3.8yrsno datano data
Paolo Bruschi
Vice GM-HR & Organization3.7yrsno datano data
Manlio Caporali
Head of Purchasing13.1yrsno datano data
Paolo Casati
Head of Internal Audit & Member of Supervisory Board0yrsno datano data
Anna Sassano
Head of Digital Architecture & Services - Public Administration5yrsno datano data
Giuseppe Dallona
Head of Information Technology Systems5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PST's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Matteo Del Fante
CEO, GM & Director2.8yrsno datano data
Mauro Lonardo
Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors3.8yrsno datano data
Carlo Cerami
Director2.8yrsno datano data
Maria Flour
Chairwoman2.8yrsno datano data
Roberto Rao
Director5.8yrs€52.80kno data
Giovanni Azzone
Director3.8yrsno datano data
Mimi Kung
Director3.8yrsno datano data
Antonella Guglielmetti
Director2.8yrsno datano data
Francesca Isgrò
Director2.8yrsno datano data
Roberto Rossi
Director2.8yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PST's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Poste Italiane SpA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Poste Italiane SpA
  • Ticker: PST
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Life and Health Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: €14.225b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.30b
  • Website: https://www.posteitaliane.it

Number of Employees


  • Poste Italiane SpA
  • Viale Europa, 190
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • 144
  • Italy


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PSTBIT (Borsa Italiana)YesOrdinary SharesITEUROct 2015
7PIDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEUROct 2015
PSTMBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEUROct 2015
0RC2LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEUROct 2015
PSTWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesATEUROct 2015


Poste Italiane SpA provides postal, logistics, and financial and insurance products and services in Italy. It operates through four segments: Mail, Parcels and Distribution; Payments, Mobile and Digital; Financial Services; and Insurance Services. The Mail, Parcels and Distribution segment offers letter post, express delivery, logistics, parcels, and philately services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated a network of 12,812 post offices in Italy. The Payments, Mobile and Digital segment provides payment services, card payments, and mobile telecommunications services, as well as digital services for the public sector. The Financial Services segment engages in the collection of various forms of savings deposits; provision of payment and foreign currency exchange services, as well as investment services; and promotion and arrangement of loans issued by banks and other authorized financial institutions. The Insurance Services segment offers life and non-life insurance products. Poste Italiane SpA is based in Rome, Italy. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/17 22:58
End of Day Share Price2020/02/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.