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United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)
UPS : NYSE : Services
$104.18 | %
Today's Range: 103.71 - 104.41
Avg. Daily Volume: 2,956,700
11/27/15 - 1:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.99 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 65.71% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)14237.014290.0
EBITDA ($mil)2528.02439.0
EBIT ($mil)2001.01954.0
Net Income ($mil)1257.01214.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5689.05571.0
Total Assets ($mil)39002.035906.0
Total Debt ($mil)14601.012251.0
Equity ($mil)1929.05627.0

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin17.7617.07
EBITDA Margin17.7517.06
Operating Margin14.0513.67
Sales Turnover1.491.6
Return on Assets10.1610.43
Return on Equity205.5966.57
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.141.46
Interest Expense87.089.0
Interest Coverage23.021.96

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)891.0908.0
Div / share0.730.67
Book value / share2.176.2
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2978757.03088574.0


BUY. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.81 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 47.80 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 25.37. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
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UPS 23.79 Peers 29.81   UPS 11.61 Peers 13.23

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

UPS is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

UPS is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
UPS 17.92 Peers 18.17   UPS 0.39 Peers 0.48

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.


Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
UPS 47.80 Peers 25.37   UPS 7.67 Peers -10.43

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

UPS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

UPS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
UPS 1.58 Peers 1.25   UPS 1.55 Peers 7.29

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 significant premium to its industry.


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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