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  • Previous Rank50
  • Revenues ($M)58,232
  • Revenue Percent Change5%
  • Profits ($M)3,032
  • Profits Percent Change-30.6%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)87,492

The shipping company, stung by bad press and customer complaints after millions of Christmas packages were delivered late in 2013, invested heavily last year to avoid another snafu. It hired more temporary workers and built new facilities to address rising demand for online orders as more shoppers flocked to the Internet to place last-minute orders. Almost all the packages UPS shipped last year were delivered on time, a vast improvement from the prior period. But Chief Executive David Abney admitted the high quality service came at a cost, hurting the company’s profitability last year.

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Company Info

David P. Abney
Mail, Package, and Freight Delivery
HQ Location
Atlanta, GA
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)58,2325%
Profits ($M)3,032-30.6%
Total Stockholder Equity2,141-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)87,492-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues5.2%
Profits as % of Assets8.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity141.6%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.28
EPS % Change (from 2013)-28.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)8.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)1.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)8.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)17.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)5.5%