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United Parcel Service

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  • Previous Rank138
  • Country
  • Revenues ($M)$71,861.00
  • Revenue Percent Change9.1%
  • Profits ($M)$4,791.00
  • Profits Percent Change-2.4%
  • Assets ($M)$50,016.00
  • 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 Information

David P. Abney
Mail, Package, and Freight Delivery
HQ Location
Years on Global 500 List25

United Parcel Service Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$71,861.009.1%
Profits ($M)$4,791.00-2.4%
Assets ($M)$50,016.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,021.00-

Profit Ratios

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