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Five year trends

Five-year trends

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Revenue - letters ($m)

2,554.0

2,433.7

2,216.3

1,996.4

1,794.4

Revenue - non-letters ($m)

4,253.2

4,443.3

4,773.5

5,502.8

6,479.3

Expenditure ($m)

6,687.6

6,757.6

6,950.3

7,447.5

8,174.4

Profit before tax ($m)

126.1

125.7

41.1

53.6

100.7

Profit after tax ($m)

95.4

134.2

40.6

42.9

69.6

Total assets ($m)

5,537.3

5,589.1

5,542.7

6,785.3

7,064.9

Shareholder return on equity (%)

4.8

6.0

1.7

1.9

3.0

Return on average operating assets (%)

4.0

3.3

1.6

2.1

2.6

Debt to debt plus equity (%)

24.9

22.9

23.6

24.6

15.7

Dividends declared ($m)

63.3

83.1

25.4

27.9

44.3

Dividends paid ($m)

50.1

78.5

42.2

21.0

46.2

Estimated cost of community service obligations ($m)

389.9

403.5

392.2

393.3

348.3

Total taxes and government charges ($m)

469.5

540.2

529.4

480.6

571.0

Capital expenditure ($m)

295.6

310.2

423.9

316.1

450.0

Basic Postage Rate1 (BPR) and consumer price index (CPI)

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

BPR cents

100

100

100

110

110

BPR concession cents

60

60

60

60

60

CPI all groups 8 capitals base 2011-12=100

110.7

113.0

114.8

114.4

118.8

Year on year change in BPR (%)

0.0

0.0

0.0

10.0

0.0

  1. Postage rates applicable to standard letters carried within Australia by ordinary post.

Five-year trend chart Charts showing key financial metrics for the past five years and our letter volume vs delivery points from 2016 - 2021