UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||15895.0||14976.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||453.0||1167.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||5245.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||36212.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||10872.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||4.97||15.86|
|Return on Assets||0.0||12.07|
|Return on Equity||0.0||67.53|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||908.0||923.0|
|Div / share||0.67||0.62|
|Book value / share||0.0||7.01|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3670852.0||3373757.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 26.94 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UPS 31.05||Peers 26.94||UPS NA||Peers 13.78|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
UPS is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|UPS 17.64||Peers 20.01||UPS 2.65||Peers 1.88|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
UPS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
UPS trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|UPS NA||Peers 4.24||UPS -29.01||Peers 5.41|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
Ratio not available.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, UPS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|UPS 1.59||Peers 1.31||UPS 5.03||Peers 10.55|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
UPS is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
UPS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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