United Parcel Service Inc

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UPS : NYSE : Services
$107.16 -0.24 | -0.22%
Today's Range: 106.39 - 107.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 2,241,200
10/21/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.18 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 34.66% 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 Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)14629.014095.0
EBITDA ($mil)2593.02470.0
EBIT ($mil)2038.01960.0
Net Income ($mil)1269.01230.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5672.06222.0
Total Assets ($mil)38339.037251.0
Total Debt ($mil)14366.013152.0
Equity ($mil)2626.01950.0

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.7317.52
EBITDA Margin17.7217.52
Operating Margin13.9313.91
Sales Turnover1.551.56
Return on Assets13.0110.53
Return on Equity189.94201.17
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.321.34
Interest Expense97.089.0
Interest Coverage21.0122.02

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)879.0896.0
Div / share0.780.73
Book value / share2.992.18
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2214946.02589275.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.92 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.54. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 36.25 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 20.14. 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
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UPS 19.44 Peers 21.92   UPS 12.04 Peers 11.00

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.


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.

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  Price to
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UPS 17.49 Peers 17.83   UPS 2.31 Peers 2.42

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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UPS 36.25 Peers 20.14   UPS 30.14 Peers 39.85

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 trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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UPS 1.60 Peers 1.25   UPS 1.85 Peers 10.44

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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