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, representing a decrease to the bottom line. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.15 which shows that technically this company has the 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 66.92% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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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. ($mil)||3283.0||5245.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||35471.0||36212.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||10787.0||10872.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||8.1||15.95|
|Return on Assets||8.54||12.07|
|Return on Equity||141.61||67.53|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||905.0||923.0|
|Div / share||0.67||0.62|
|Book value / share||2.37||7.01|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3529959.0||3645350.0|
HOLD. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.40 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 41.52 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 21.56. 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 proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UPS 29.95||Peers 25.40||UPS 15.52||Peers 14.25|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|UPS 17.08||Peers 19.42||UPS 0.53||Peers 0.78|
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 significant discount to its peers.
|UPS 41.52||Peers 21.56||UPS -29.01||Peers 10.05|
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.
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 1.53||Peers 1.26||UPS 5.03||Peers 10.81|
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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