PostBus has repaid the unlawfully received subsidies to the Confederation and the cantons. A large part of the repayment amount was recognized under retained earnings as at 1 January 2017. The operating result continued to be impacted by the repayments in 2018, which fell by 77 million francs to –58 million francs. Impairment losses on intangible assets (20 million francs) and the settlement of a legal dispute in France (7 million francs) also weighed on the operating result in 2018. The 29 million franc increase in operating income was mainly due to the expansion of services and associated higher passenger revenue.