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United Parcel Service

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  • Previous Rank44
  • Revenues ($M)$71,861.0
  • Revenue Percent Change9.1%
  • Profits ($M)$4,791.0
  • Profits Percent Change-2.4%
  • Assets ($M)$50,016.0
  • Employees364,575

The world’s largest delivery company arrived roughed up on 2019’s doorstep. The 111-year-old Atlanta-based shipper’s share price crashed 30% from a record high of $134 in January of 2018 to a low of just under $90 in December. Chinese trade tariffs and tensions, a narrowly avoided worker strike in November, fears over competition from Amazon, and other disruptions caused tremendous stock volatility. Despite the slide, UPS’s annual revenue grew 9.1% to $71.9 billion as the company delivered 21 million packages per day (about a million more per day than the previous year). UPS has been undergoing a concerted transformation effort since 2017, doubling its capital expenditures to $6.3 billion in 2018 versus two years ago. The company’s reinvestments—which included opening 22 new, automation-friendly facilities last year with 18 more planned for this year—could pay off in the long term, but they’re eating into profits in the short-term.

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Company Info

CEO
David P. Abney
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Transportation
Industry
Mail, Package, and Freight Delivery
HQ Location
Atlanta, Ga.
Websitehttp://www.ups.com
Years on Fortune 500 List25
Employees364,575

United Parcel Service Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$71,861.09.1%
Profits ($M)$4,791.0-2.4%
Assets ($M)$50,016.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,021.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.7%
Profits as % of Assets9.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity158.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5.51
EPS % Change (from 2017)-1.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)3.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.5%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-15.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)1.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.1%