Deutsche Post DHL is the world's largest courier company. With its headquarters in Bonn, the corporation employs over 450,000 people in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
In 2012, the Company reached total sales of EUR 55.5 bil, up 70% compared to year 2000. However, net profit has increased by less than 10% compared to the year 2000, to EUR 1,658 mil in 2012. Although still nicely profitable, the Company's return on equity has declined to 17.3% on average in 2008-2012 compared to 24.1% seen in 2003-2007