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UPS

UPS

The world’s largest delivery company has been beating analyst expectations recently–a big change from just two years ago when the company consistently under-delivered. Booming e-commerce continues to impact the company’s operations, leading to more residential delivery–though the company makes less money on home delivery than on fulfilling bulk business to business shipments. UPS last year acquired truck broker Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion. More hubs and automation are giving the company runway for growth. On the other hand, a potential multi-billion-dollar pension fund obligation hangs over the company’s head, pending a U.S. Treasury ruling. Rivals like FedEx and, increasingly down the line, Amazon, pose threats to the business.

CEO

David P. Abney

Sector

Transportation

Industry

Mail, Package, and Freight Delivery

HQ Location

Atlanta, GA

Years on Fortune 500 List

22

Employees

341,240

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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$58,3630.2%
Profits ($M)$4,84459.8%
Assets ($M)$38,311
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$2,470
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$93,277
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues8.3%
Profits as % of Assets12.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity196.1%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)5.35
EPS % Change (from 2014)63.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)9.0%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)-10.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)8.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)5.4%
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News about UPS

UPS Tests Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies

It traveled 25 miles in 8 minutes. Not bad.

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John Stumpf managed to unite the usually discordant Senate Banking Committee in a chorus of outrage.

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Fedex Shares Rise 3% on Stronger Than Expected Profits

This was the first full quarter since FedEx completed its acquisition of Dutch firm TNT Express.

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UPS Expands 3D Printing to Stay Ahead of a Threat

The company could make and ship parts instead of storing them for other companies.

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UPS Will Hire About 95,000 Seasonal Employees This Holiday Season

To handle the surge in e-commerce sales seen in recent years.

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