Overall consumer spending for holiday shopping fell slightly below expectations, however; UPS still delivered more than 500 million packages, including almost 28 million on its peak day, both new records.
For the year ending Dec. 31, UPS generated $5.4 billion in free cash flow after capital expenditures of $2.2 billion. UPS repurchased 21.8 million shares for approximately $1.6 billion and paid dividends totaling $2.1 billion, up 9.6% per share.
|U.S. Domestic Package||4Q 2012||4Q 2012||4Q 2011||4Q 2011|
|Revenue||$8.93 B||$8.67 B|
|Operating profit (loss)||($1.80 B||)||$1.38 B||$0.84 B||$1.32 B|
|Operating margin||(20.1 %||)||15.4%||9.7 %||15.2 %|
|Average volume per day||16.2 M||15.7 M|
As on-line retailers continue to rely on UPS to serve their customers, daily package volume was up 3.0%, led by 7.7% growth in UPS Next Day Air®, while ground improved 3.0%.
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