United Parcel Service Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, July 23rd. United Parcel Service, Inc.(NYSE:UPS) delivers packages and documents throughout the United States and in other countries and territories. The Company also provides global supply chain services and less-than-truckload transportation, primarily in the U.S. UPS’s business consists of integrated air and ground pick-up and delivery network

Here is your Cheat Sheet to United Parcel Service Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.14 per share on revenues of $13.61 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 95.53.

Analyst Trends:

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 $1.17. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.8, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how United Parcel Service has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 51,486 45,297 49,545 53,105 54,127
Diluted EPS ($) 2.94 2.14 3.48 3.84 0.83

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 13,349.00 13,071.00 14,571.00 13,434.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.15 0.48 -1.83 1.08

Past Performance:
United Parcel Service has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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