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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.39
UPS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. UPS: 0.39 )
UPS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39

Equity to Asset 0.16
UPS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. UPS: 0.16 )
UPS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.16

0.1
0.54
Interest Coverage 18.51
UPS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. UPS: 18.51 )
UPS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.35   Max: 36.74
Current: 18.51

2.35
36.74
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.41
M-Score: -2.74
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 10.56
UPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. UPS: 10.56 )
UPS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 15.3
Current: 10.56

1.16
15.3
Net-margin (%) 6.42
UPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. UPS: 6.42 )
UPS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 10.18
Current: 6.42

0.77
10.18
ROE (%) 65.18
UPS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. UPS: 65.18 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 67.53
Current: 65.18

3.14
67.53
ROA (%) 10.41
UPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. UPS: 10.41 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 13.54
Current: 10.41

0.98
13.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.28
UPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. UPS: 31.28 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 36.98
Current: 31.28

2.82
36.98
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
UPS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. UPS: 5.80 )
UPS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 14
Current: 5.8

1.1
14
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.30
UPS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. UPS: 8.30 )
UPS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.8   Max: 48.1
Current: 8.3

-26.8
48.1
EPS Growth (%) 11.50
UPS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UPS: 11.50 )
UPS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.3   Max: 109.9
Current: 11.5

-50.3
109.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UPS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mark Hillman 7,000 sh (New)
Chris Davis 2,326 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 329,102 sh (+3933.61%)
Lou Simpson 2,199,286 sh (+52.8%)
Jim Simons 1,318,200 sh (+6.83%)
Bill Frels 1,160,969 sh (+4.43%)
Murray Stahl 4,067 sh (+2.52%)
Wallace Weitz 397,000 sh (+0.51%)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 611,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 19,318 sh (-0.5%)
Tom Gayner 738,059 sh (-1.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,430,188 sh (-1.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,920 sh (-15.41%)
Lee Ainslie 2,218,405 sh (-23.38%)
Pioneer Investments 799,974 sh (-26.58%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,616 sh (-55.18%)
Steven Cohen 7,823 sh (-74.67%)
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Q4 2013

UPS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 8,649 sh (+10.56%)
Lou Simpson 2,378,662 sh (+8.16%)
Ken Fisher 351,465 sh (+6.8%)
Chris Davis 2,340 sh (+0.6%)
Bill Frels 1,163,685 sh (+0.23%)
Jeff Auxier 19,320 sh (+0.01%)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Mark Hillman Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Tom Gayner 735,800 sh (-0.31%)
Murray Stahl 4,043 sh (-0.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,363,611 sh (-1.04%)
Jim Simons 1,168,800 sh (-11.33%)
Wallace Weitz 234,150 sh (-41.02%)
Pioneer Investments 466,641 sh (-41.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,270 sh (-47.77%)
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Q1 2014

UPS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 109,074 sh (+1400.33%)
Jim Simons 1,762,538 sh (+50.8%)
Steven Cohen 9,472 sh (+9.52%)
Lou Simpson 2,567,106 sh (+7.92%)
Bill Frels 1,240,221 sh (+6.58%)
Pioneer Investments 488,983 sh (+4.79%)
Chris Davis 2,356 sh (+0.68%)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 234,150 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 3,988 sh (-1.36%)
Tom Gayner 715,500 sh (-2.76%)
Jeff Auxier 17,321 sh (-10.35%)
Ken Fisher 267,951 sh (-23.76%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,309,038 sh (-32.29%)
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Q2 2014

UPS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 61,258 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 190,175 sh (+74.35%)
Ken Fisher 396,033 sh (+47.8%)
Jim Simons 2,485,400 sh (+41.01%)
Bill Frels 1,278,197 sh (+3.06%)
Pioneer Investments 502,374 sh (+2.74%)
Lou Simpson 2,625,929 sh (+2.29%)
Chris Davis 2,372 sh (+0.68%)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 3,988 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 715,500 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 234,150 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,279,438 sh (-0.69%)
Jeff Auxier 13,323 sh (-23.08%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UPS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lou Simpson 2014-06-30 Add 2.29%0.25%$95.78 - $104.08 $ 97.72-3%2625929
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 74.35%0.1%$95.78 - $104.08 $ 97.72-3%190175
Lou Simpson 2014-03-31 Add 7.92%0.8%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 97.720%2567106
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.29%0.26%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 97.720%4309038
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 1400.33%0.15%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 97.720%109074
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.7%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.72-1%0
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Add 8.16%0.9%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.72-1%2378662
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Reduce -41.02%0.57%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.72-1%234150
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.77%0.02%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.72-1%7270
Lou Simpson 2013-09-30 Add 52.8%3.7%$85.48 - $91.8 $ 97.7211%2199286
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.38%0.79%$85.48 - $91.8 $ 97.7211%2218405
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$85.48 - $91.8 $ 97.7211%0
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 25.20
UPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. UPS: 25.20 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.04   Max: 428.75
Current: 25.2

14.04
428.75
P/B 16.07
UPS's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. UPS: 16.07 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.17   Max: 26.12
Current: 16.07

4.17
26.12
P/S 1.61
UPS's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. UPS: 1.61 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.61

0.8
2.7
PFCF 24.01
UPS's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UPS: 24.01 )
UPS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 141.08
Current: 24.01

7.31
141.08
EV-to-EBIT 16.19
UPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. UPS: 16.19 )
UPS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 241.4
Current: 16.19

9.3
241.4
PEG 9.69
UPS's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UPS: 9.69 )
UPS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 569
Current: 9.69

0.69
569
Shiller P/E 31.90
UPS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 41.93 vs. UPS: 31.90 )
UPS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.87   Max: 42.66
Current: 31.9

13.87
42.66
Current Ratio 1.48
UPS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UPS: 1.48 )
UPS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.48

1
2.43
Quick Ratio 1.48
UPS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. UPS: 1.48 )
UPS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.48

1
2.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.70
UPS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. UPS: 2.70 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.57
Current: 2.7

1.18
4.57
Dividend Payout 0.66
UPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. UPS: 0.66 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.66

0.14
1.78
Dividend growth (3y) 9.70
UPS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. UPS: 9.70 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.3
Current: 9.7

0
36.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.10
UPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. UPS: 4.10 )
UPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 6.94
Current: 4.1

1.79
6.94
Share Buyback Rate 1.90
UPS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. UPS: 1.90 )
UPS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.9   Max: -1
Current: 1.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 35.28
UPS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. UPS: 35.28 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5   Max: 123.47
Current: 35.28

5
123.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.06
UPS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. UPS: 2.06 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.06

1.56
3.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
UPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. UPS: 1.05 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.05

0.65
1.89
Price/Graham Number 6.21
UPS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. UPS: 6.21 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 21.09
Current: 6.21

2.08
21.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
UPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. UPS: 6.20 )
UPS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.7
Current: 6.2

0.4
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.27
UPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. UPS: 3.27 )
UPS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 34.3
Current: 3.27

-10.5
34.3

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Integrated Shipping & Logistics
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Traded in other countries:UPAB.Germany
United Parcel Service, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware. It was founded in 1907 as a private messenger and delivery service in Seattle, Washington. The Company is a package delivery organization less-than-truckload industry and the premier provider of global supply chain management solutions. The Company delivers packages each business day for 1.1 million shipping customers to 7.7 million consignees in over 220 countries and territories. It creates value for its customers through solutions that lower costs, improve service and provide highly customizable supply chain control and visibility. The Company's services and integrated network allow shippers to simplify their supply chains by using fewer carriers and to adapt their transportation requirements and spend as their businesses evolve. Across its service portfolio, it also provides control and visibility of customers' inventories and supply chains via its UPS technology platform. The information flow from UPS technology drives improvements for its customers, as well as for UPS, in reliability, flexibility, productivity and efficiency. The Company's logistics and distribution capabilities give companies the power to easily expand their businesses to new markets around the world. The Company operates approximately 800 logistics facilities, in more than 120 countries, offering warehouse space of 35 million square feet. The Company serves the market for logistics services, which include transportation, distribution, forwarding, ground, ocean and air freight, brokerage and financing. The Company's technology seamlessly binds its service portfolio. The Company has three reportable segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package and Supply Chain & Freight. The Company's main competitors include worldwide postal services, various motor carriers, express companies, freight forwarders, air couriers and others. The Company is subject to federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations across all of its business units.

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