United Parcel Service, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. United Parcel Service, Inc. offers services in the package and freight delivery industry. It operates through three segments: International Package, U.S. Domestic Package and Supply Chain and Freight.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.04 per share, a rise of 23.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.03. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $4.34 per share, a rise of 21.9% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 3 cents, reporting profit of 88 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 85 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $13.13 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 7.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $53.5 billion for the year, a rise of 8% from last year’s revenue of $49.54 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 19 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and six rating it as a hold.

Key Stats:

The company has now seen net income rise in three straight quarters. In the first quarter, net income rose 66% while it rose 47.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 80.5% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 7.3% to $12.58 billion in first quarter. The figure rose 8.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 9.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 12.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) and Air T, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRT).

Stock Price Performance: During June 21, 2011 to July 20, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.87 (4.1%) from $70.65 to $73.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 3.3% (+$2.27) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between June 2, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for five-straight days, falling 4.2% (-$3.06) over that span. Shares are up $1.95 (+2.7%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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