United Parcel Service Company Profile (NYSE:UPS)

About United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

United Parcel Service logoUnited Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is a package delivery company. The Company is a provider of global supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company delivered packages in over 220 countries and territories. The Company offers a spectrum of the United States domestic guaranteed ground and air package transportation services. The International Package segment includes the small package operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Canada and Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Africa. The Supply Chain & Freight segment includes its forwarding and logistics services, truckload freight brokerage, UPS Freight and its financial offerings through UPS Capital. The Company serves the global market for logistics services, which include transportation, distribution, contract logistics and ground freight.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Air Freight & Logistics
  • Sub-Industry: Air Freight & Logistics
  • Symbol: NYSE:UPS
  • CUSIP: 91131210
  • Web: www.ups.com
  • Market Cap: $103.71 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 865,968,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $117.75
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $111.22
  • 52 Week Range: $102.12 - $120.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.45
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.48
  • P/E Growth: 2.35
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $62.92 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.65
  • Book Value: $1.44 per share
  • Price / Book: 83.17
  • Annual Dividend: $3.32
  • Dividend Yield: 2.8%
  • EBITDA: $7.85 billion
  • Net Margins: 5.68%
  • Return on Equity: 417.18%
  • Return on Assets: 13.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 11.19%
  • Current Ratio: 1.12%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.12%
  • Average Volume: 2.30 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.9
  • Short Ratio: 3.47

Frequently Asked Questions for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

What is United Parcel Service's stock symbol?

United Parcel Service trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UPS."

How often does United Parcel Service pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for United Parcel Service?

United Parcel Service announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.83 per share on Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $3.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. View United Parcel Service's Dividend History.

How were United Parcel Service's earnings last quarter?

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $15.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $15.49 billion. United Parcel Service had a net margin of 5.68% and a return on equity of 417.18%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.43 EPS. View United Parcel Service's Earnings History.

When will United Parcel Service make its next earnings announcement?

United Parcel Service is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for United Parcel Service.

What guidance has United Parcel Service issued on next quarter's earnings?

United Parcel Service updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.86-6.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.96.

Where is United Parcel Service's stock going? Where will United Parcel Service's stock price be in 2017?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for United Parcel Service's shares. Their predictions range from $77.00 to $128.00. On average, they expect United Parcel Service's share price to reach $116.07 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for United Parcel Service.

What are analysts saying about United Parcel Service stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about United Parcel Service stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "United Parcel Service's shares have outperformed its industry as well as rival FedEx over the last three months. While the stock has gained 7.1%, the industry has advanced 5.3%. Shares of FedEx have gained only 1.5% in the period. In fact, UPS is leaving no stone unturned to perform well in the upcoming holiday season. It expects to benefit from the growth in ecommerce. Meanwhile, growth in export shipments continues to boost UPS. Additionally, the company’s efforts to reward its shareholders seem to be encouraging. Earlier this year, it hiked quarterly dividend by 6.4%.  Furthermore, UPS' expansion efforts raise investors’ optimism. However, adverse foreign currency movements and high costs might hurt results in the third quarter of 2017. Results are scheduled to be revealed on Oct 26." (10/6/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "UPS' management outlined the company's financial targets through F2019 at an investor conference in New York on February 21, 2017. Overall revenue and EPS growth targets are in line with our projections but capex is a little higher than expected. Investments in network expansion/modernization and forex headwinds are expected to weigh on near-term performance, with gradual improvement in the latter part of 2017-2019 time frame. We rate UPS Market Perform." (2/22/2017)
  • 3. Aegis analysts commented, "We are upgrading our investment opinion to BUY from HOLD on UPS shares, on the basis of valuation. Our price target remains $120 on discounted 2018 fundamentals, which implies almost a 16% total return from current levels when taking into account the company's 2.9% dividend yield. UPS shares have declined by 10% since the company's EPS release last week. At current levels, UPS shares are now trading at a market multiple, which is about 10% lower than the shares normal valuation. While we are lowering our 2017e EPS estimate from $6.40 to $5.97, much of this has more to do with removing 350bp of tax reform we previously assumed in our 2017e estimates ($0.32), as well as a slower expected share repurchase level $(0.05), and also factoring for about $0.14 of incremental FX headwinds, offsetting about $0.07 in improved volume and margin assumptions." (2/8/2017)

Who are some of United Parcel Service's key competitors?

Who are United Parcel Service's key executives?

United Parcel Service's management team includes the folowing people:

  • David P. Abney, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Richard N. Peretz, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Teri Plummer McClure J.D., Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President, Labor Relations
  • Alan Gershenhorn, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
  • Juan Q. Perez, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Teresa M. Finley, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Business Services Officer
  • Norman M. Brothers Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Kathleen M. Gutmann, Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Solutions
  • James Jay Barber Jr., Senior Vice President, President - UPS International
  • Myron A. Gray, Senior Vice President , President, United States Operations

Who owns United Parcel Service stock?

United Parcel Service's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Cacti Asset Management LLC (0.05%), PGGM Investments (0.03%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.03%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.03%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%) and Sabal Trust CO (0.03%). Company insiders that own United Parcel Service stock include Alan Gershenhorn, D Scott Davis, David A Barnes, James J Barber, Kathleen M Gutmann and Teri P Mcclure. View Institutional Ownership Trends for United Parcel Service.

Who sold United Parcel Service stock? Who is selling United Parcel Service stock?

United Parcel Service's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan, PGGM Investments, Lynch & Associates IN, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Bridges Investment Counsel Inc., Foster & Motley Inc., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and LS Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold United Parcel Service stock in the last year include Alan Gershenhorn, James J Barber, Kathleen M Gutmann and Teri P Mcclure. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Parcel Service.

Who bought United Parcel Service stock? Who is buying United Parcel Service stock?

United Parcel Service's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co., Cacti Asset Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., APG Asset Management N.V., Exane Derivatives, Heritage Way Advisors LLC, Bristlecone Advisors LLC and Rockefeller Financial Services Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Parcel Service.

How do I buy United Parcel Service stock?

Shares of United Parcel Service can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is United Parcel Service's stock price today?

One share of United Parcel Service stock can currently be purchased for approximately $119.76.

MarketBeat Community Rating for United Parcel Service (NYSE UPS)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  423 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  468 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  891
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about United Parcel Service and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $116.07 (3.08% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Price Target History for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Analysts' Ratings History for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutral$113.00 -> $114.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$108.00 -> $116.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingNeutral$117.00 -> $124.00N/AView Rating Details
10/1/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$118.00LowView Rating Details
9/26/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
9/20/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$116.00 -> $123.00LowView Rating Details
8/8/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$115.00 -> $128.00MediumView Rating Details
7/3/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$127.00LowView Rating Details
6/6/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralLowView Rating Details
3/13/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform -> Market Perform$115.00LowView Rating Details
2/23/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/22/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$115.00N/AView Rating Details
2/22/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price Target$77.00N/AView Rating Details
2/7/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$124.00 -> $116.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$122.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold$117.00N/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$115.00 -> $125.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Earnings by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Earnings History by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE UPS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2017$1.47N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$1.46$1.58$15.49 billion$15.75 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$1.29$1.32$15.19 billion$15.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2017Q416$1.69$1.63$17.01 billion$16.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$1.44$1.44$14.72 billion$14.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216$1.43$1.43$14.65 billion$14.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$1.22$1.27$14.57 billion$14.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q415$1.42$1.57$16.28 billion$16.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.37$1.39$14.43 billion$14.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$1.27$1.35$14.54 billion$14.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q1$1.09$1.12$14.30 billion$14.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q414$1.25$1.25$15.77 billion$15.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2014Q314$1.28$1.32$14.20 billion$14.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$1.25$1.21$14.10 billion$14.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.08$0.98$13.91 billion$13.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$1.27$1.25$15.20 billion$14.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2013Q313$1.15$1.16$13.61 billion$13.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$1.13$1.13$13.59 billion$13.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$1.01$1.04$13.47 billion$13.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$1.38$1.32$14.44 billion$14.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$1.06$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$1.17$1.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.02$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012$1.25$1.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.05$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$1.04$1.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.85$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$1.05$1.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.93
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.38
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.28$1.33$1.31
Q2 20173$1.44$1.53$1.47
Q3 20173$1.40$1.53$1.46
Q4 20173$1.66$1.76$1.70
Q1 20181$1.42$1.42$1.42
Q2 20181$1.56$1.56$1.56
Q3 20181$1.57$1.57$1.57
Q4 20181$1.83$1.83$1.83
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Most Recent Dividend:8/30/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.32
Dividend Yield:2.77%
Dividend Growth:8.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.57% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
55.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.23% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

Dividend History by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE UPS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.59%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 52.86%
Insider Trades by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/22/2017Alan GershenhornEVPSell17,699$114.10$2,019,455.90View SEC Filing  
7/31/2017James J. BarberInsiderSell3,556$110.85$394,182.60View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Kathleen M. GutmannSVPSell2,000$107.49$214,980.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Teri P. McclureSVPSell4,500$104.85$471,825.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016James J BarberInsiderSell2,268$109.79$249,003.72View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016David A BarnesSVPSell11,712$102.47$1,200,128.64View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Teri P McclureSVPSell4,500$97.85$440,325.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016D Scott DavisDirectorSell33,713$97.57$3,289,377.41View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Kurt P KuehnSVPSell10,338$98.14$1,014,571.32View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015D Scott DavisChairmanSell30,000$100.44$3,013,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Teri P McclureSVPSell8,000$101.81$814,480.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014D Scott DavisChairmanSell40,000$107.66$4,306,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Kurt P KuehnCFOSell4,098$107.47$440,412.06View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Mitchell R NicholsSVPSell4,525$99.40$449,785.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Teri P McclureSVPSell4,000$104.00$416,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014James J BarberSVPSell3,455$102.96$355,726.80View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014John McdevittSVPSell10,353$98.19$1,016,561.07View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Alan GershenhornSVPSell11,650$98.20$1,144,030.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Carol TomeDirectorSell1,343$96.93$130,176.99View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Michael EskewDirectorSell12,366$94.89$1,173,409.74View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Michael EskewDirectorSell6,183$102.27$632,335.41View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013David BarnesSVPSell8,475$102.10$865,297.50View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Ann LivermoreDirectorSell1,343$101.88$136,824.84View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Michael L EskewDirectorSell6,183$98.45$608,716.35View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Michael EskewDirectorSell6,182$86.25$533,197.50View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Christine OwensSVPSell13,017$85.92$1,118,420.64View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013James BarberSVPSell4,133$86.46$357,339.18View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Michael L EskewDirectorSell6,182$87.46$540,677.72View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Michael L EskewDirectorSell6,182$87.85$543,088.70View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Michael L EskewDirectorSell6,180$85.85$530,553.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Teri P McclureSVPSell3,500$86.24$301,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Alan GershenhornSVPSell21,240$89.04$1,891,209.60View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013D Scott DavisInsiderSell25,848$87.93$2,272,814.64View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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