United Parcel Service Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. 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 $1.01 per share on revenues of $13.48 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 99.24.

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 $1.27 to a profit $1.23. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.99, 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 ($) in millions 51,490 45,300 49,540 53,100 54,130
Diluted EPS ($) 2.94 1.96 3.33 3.84 0.83

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 14,170 13,140 13,350 13,070 14,570
Diluted EPS ($) 0.75 1.00 1.15 0.48 -1.80

Past Performance:
United Parcel Service has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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