Stock Analysis Report

Header cover image

Österreichische Post

Executive Summary

Österreichische Post AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides postal and parcel services in Austria, Germany, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.

Similar Companies

Share Price & News

How has Österreichische Post's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




AT Logistics


AT Market

1 Year Return




AT Logistics


AT Market

Return vs Industry: POST underperformed the Austrian Logistics industry which returned 3.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: POST exceeded the Austrian Market which returned -22.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.2%1.0%4.0%
30 Day-13.2%6.6%4.5%
90 Day-0.2%0.5%-16.6%
1 Year0.2%0.2%6.8%5.8%-18.6%-19.7%
3 Year-13.3%-22.0%3.1%-4.6%-14.7%-21.3%
5 Year-16.8%-32.9%24.5%8.0%9.7%-4.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Österreichische Post undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: POST (€30.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€50.09)

Significantly Below Fair Value: POST is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: POST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the Logistics industry average (13.9x).

PE vs Market: POST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the Austrian market (11.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: POST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: POST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the XE Logistics industry average (2.1x).

Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Österreichische Post forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: POST's forecast earnings growth (11.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: POST's earnings (11.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (21% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: POST's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (3.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: POST's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: POST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.7%)

Next Steps

Past Performance

How has Österreichische Post performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: POST has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: POST's current net profit margins (6.4%) are lower than last year (7.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: POST's earnings have grown by 5.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: POST's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: POST had negative earnings growth (-9.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Logistics industry average (-0.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: POST's Return on Equity (17.6%) is considered low.

Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Österreichische Post's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: POST's short term assets (€858.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€861.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: POST's short term assets (€858.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (€643.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: POST's debt to equity ratio (0.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: POST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1.1% to 0.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: POST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25050%).

Interest Coverage: POST earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

Next Steps


What is Österreichische Post's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: POST's dividend (6.9%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.73%).

High Dividend: POST's dividend (6.9%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (5.18%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: POST's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: POST's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (106.7%), POST's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: POST's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (87% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Georg Pölzl (62yo)





Mr. Georg Pölzl has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Management Board at Oesterreichische Post AG (also known as, Austrian Post) since October 1, 2009. Mr. Pölzl has been Spokesman of the M ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Georg's total compensation ($USD2.90M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD1.63M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Georg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Georg Pölzl
Chairman of Management Board & CEO10.58yrs€2.64mno data
Walter Oblin
CFO and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Deputy CEO of Mail & Finance1.33yrs€1.73mno data
Peter Umundum
Director of Parcel & Logistics Division and Member of Management Board9.08yrs€1.59mno data
Gabriela Zraunig
Head of Finance and Accountingno datano datano data
Harald Hagenauer
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Anneliese Ettmayer
Head of the Legal Departmentno datano datano data
Manuela Bruck
Head of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Franz Nigl
Head of Human Resources Managementno datano datano data
Robert Modliba
Head of Production & Logistics - Mail and Branch Network Divisionno datano datano data
Thomas Auböck
Head of Salesno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: POST's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Edith Hlawati
Independent Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board5.08yrs€50.60kno data
Peter Kruse
Independent Member of Supervisory Board6.08yrs€50.00kno data
Manfred Wiedner
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board21.17yrs€5.40kno data
Martin Palensky
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board18.25yrs€3.00kno data
Helmut Köstinger
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board15.08yrs€9.00kno data
Herta Stockbauer
Independent Member of Supervisory Board5.08yrs€36.80kno data
Chris Muntwyler
Independent Member of Supervisory Board10.08yrs€45.00kno data
Edeltraud Stiftinger
Independent Deputy Chairwoman of Supervisory Board5.08yrs€48.00kno data
Maria Klima
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board1.58yrs€3.00kno data
Huberta Gheneff
Independent Member of Supervisory Board2.08yrs€26.52kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: POST's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 years average tenure).


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

Österreichische Post AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Österreichische Post AG
  • Ticker: POST
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Air Freight and Logistics
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: €2.037b
  • Shares outstanding: 67.55m
  • Website: https://www.post.at

Number of Employees


  • Österreichische Post AG
  • Rochusplatz 1
  • Vienna
  • Vienna
  • 1030
  • Austria


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
POSTWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesBearer SharesATEURMay 2006
O3PDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesBearer SharesDEEURMay 2006
OERC.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesBearer SharesUSUSDMay 2006
0NTMLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesBearer SharesGBEURMay 2006
O3PXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesBearer SharesDEEURMay 2006
POSTVBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesBearer SharesGBEURMay 2006
POSTSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesBearer SharesCHCHFMay 2006


Österreichische Post AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides postal and parcel services in Austria, Germany, and internationally. The company operates in two divisions, Mail & Branch Network and Parcel and Logistics. The Mail & Branch Network division engages in the collection, sorting, and delivery of letters, postcards, direct mail items and newspapers, print media, and parcels and packets delivered jointly with the mail; and provision of intelligent input, digital document, mailroom, and data and address management, as well as dual delivery, document scanning, and digital advertising services. It also offers telecommunications products; financial services; various online services, such as e-letters and cross-media solutions, as well as physical and digital services; and retail goods. The Parcel and Logistics division is involved in the transportation of parcels and express mail service shipments; and provision of value-added services, including warehousing, order pickling, returns management, and web shop logistics and infrastructure. The company also offers specialized logistics services, such as express mail delivery and value logistics; and data and output management services, as well as document collection, digitization and processing, etc. It operates a network of 1,770 postal service points, including 415 company-operated postal branches and 1,355 postal partners. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Oesterreichische Post AG is a subsidiary of Österreichische Beteiligungs AG. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/27 23:18
End of Day Share Price2020/05/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.