Royal Mail share sale – should you buy?

The Royal Mail is up for sale.

Ed Bowsher looks at whether it’s worth buying in, and how you would go about getting your hands on the shares.

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  • Tom O’Neill

    The first dividend payment will be July 2014.

    A lot could happen to the share price between now and then…

    Do we believe the company’s figures? Which bank/analyst provided them?

    Divi: really twice covered? I wonder.

  • Russell Bruce

    One of the questions hanging over parcels growth is a strange pricing structure. Up to 1 Kilo RM is good value but over that it gets very expensive for the public and small businesses. To achieve the growth they must be offering heavy discounts on the retail price structure for volume users. That you would expect but being uncompetitive on 1kilo plus parcels does not make a lot of sense from the point of view of offering customer value