United Parcel Service Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 1.74% to $1.13 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.15 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 1.18% to $13.51 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: United Parcel Service, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.13 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $1.13. It missed the average revenue estimate of $13.59 billion.

Quoting Management: “Market conditions and shipper preferences clearly impacted our freight forwarding and International business,” said Scott Davis, UPS’s chairman and CEO. “UPS is adapting to these conditions to ensure we deliver a solid second half.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 0.54% from $13.43 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 8.65% from $1.04 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.25 to a profit $1.16. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $4.98 to a profit of $4.76 over the last ninety days.

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