UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||14418.0||13977.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||1131.0||1026.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||6417.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||37332.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||13104.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.64||15.59|
|Return on Assets||0.0||8.42|
|Return on Equity||0.0||172.06|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||886.0||901.0|
|Div / share||0.78||0.73|
|Book value / share||0.0||2.03|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2985484.0||3152710.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 30.20 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. 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 discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UPS 19.11||Peers 30.20||UPS NA||Peers 11.29|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
UPS is trading at a significant discount 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 16.79||Peers 18.19||UPS 2.27||Peers 2.26|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|UPS NA||Peers 4.01||UPS 60.52||Peers 12.80|
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.
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.
|UPS 1.58||Peers 1.24||UPS 0.64||Peers 7.45|
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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