Royal Mail growth fails to allay analysts’ questions over business’s long-term prospects

Royal Mail

Analysts have reacted cautiously to Royal Mail’s year end results, which saw the group’s turnover grow 2% year-on-year but annual profit fall by more than a third (37%). Brokerage Jefferies said the group was underperforming and estimated operating expenses would remain stable at best despite a cost drive. It added that much of the business’s future cost avoidance target of £230m rested on the success of a trial of a reduced working week agreed in the new pay and pensions […]