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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.46
UPS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. UPS: 0.46 )
UPS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.46

Equity to Asset 0.16
UPS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 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
83% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 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: 4.48
M-Score: -2.85
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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history
Operating margin (%) 10.68
UPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. UPS: 10.68 )
UPS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 15.3
Current: 10.68

1.16
15.3
Net-margin (%) 6.54
UPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. UPS: 6.54 )
UPS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 10.18
Current: 6.54

0.77
10.18
ROE (%) 67.97
UPS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. UPS: 67.97 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 78.58
Current: 67.97

2.76
78.58
ROA (%) 10.32
UPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. UPS: 10.32 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 13.13
Current: 10.32

1.06
13.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.44
UPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. UPS: 32.44 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 56.26
Current: 32.44

2.97
56.26
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
UPS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. UPS: 5.80 )
UPS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 14
Current: 5.8

1.3
14
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.30
UPS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 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 (%) 9.80
UPS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UPS: 9.80 )
UPS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.3   Max: 113
Current: 9.8

-50.3
113
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Mark Hillman 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%)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 234,150 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 59,400 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%)
Wallace Weitz 234,150 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 3,988 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 715,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,279,438 sh (-0.69%)
Jeff Auxier 13,323 sh (-23.08%)
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Q3 2014

UPS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 149,364 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 244,175 sh (+28.39%)
Pioneer Investments 603,926 sh (+20.21%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 72,674 sh (+18.64%)
Wallace Weitz 239,150 sh (+2.14%)
Bill Frels 1,301,325 sh (+1.81%)
Tom Gayner 726,500 sh (+1.54%)
Chris Davis 2,388 sh (+0.67%)
Jeff Auxier 13,324 sh (+0.01%)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 3,988 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 2,608,081 sh (-0.68%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,159,698 sh (-2.8%)
Ken Fisher 365,069 sh (-7.82%)
Jim Simons 383,100 sh (-84.59%)
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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
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.11%$95.05 - $104.52 $ 107.358%149364
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 28.39%0.05%$95.05 - $104.52 $ 107.358%244175
Lou Simpson 2014-06-30 Add 2.29%0.25%$95.78 - $104.08 $ 107.357%2625929
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 74.35%0.1%$95.78 - $104.08 $ 107.357%190175
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 47.8%0.03%$95.78 - $104.08 $ 107.357%396033
Lou Simpson 2014-03-31 Add 7.92%0.8%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 107.3510%2567106
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.29%0.26%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 107.3510%4309038
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 1400.33%0.15%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 107.3510%109074
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.76%0.02%$93.62 - $105.08 $ 107.3510%267951
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.7%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 107.359%0
Mark Hillman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.1%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 107.359%0
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Add 8.16%0.9%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 107.359%2378662
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Reduce -41.02%0.57%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 107.359%234150
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.77%0.02%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 107.359%7270
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.60
UPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. UPS: 26.60 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.04   Max: 442.58
Current: 26.6

14.04
442.58
P/B 17.40
UPS's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. UPS: 17.40 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.17   Max: 26.12
Current: 17.4

4.17
26.12
P/S 1.70
UPS's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UPS: 1.70 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.7

0.8
2.7
PFCF 22.00
UPS's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UPS: 22.00 )
UPS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 141.08
Current: 22

7.3
141.08
EV-to-EBIT 17.01
UPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 20.42 vs. UPS: 17.01 )
UPS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 241.4
Current: 17.01

9.3
241.4
PEG 10.64
UPS's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UPS: 10.64 )
UPS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 853.5
Current: 10.64

0.67
853.5
Shiller P/E 34.10
UPS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 40.50 vs. UPS: 34.10 )
UPS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.82   Max: 42.13
Current: 34.1

13.82
42.13
Current Ratio 1.46
UPS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UPS: 1.46 )
UPS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.46

1
2.43
Quick Ratio 1.46
UPS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UPS: 1.46 )
UPS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.46

1
2.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.50
UPS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UPS: 2.50 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 4.57
Current: 2.5

1.23
4.57
Dividend Payout 0.65
UPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. UPS: 0.65 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.65

0.15
1.78
Dividend growth (3y) 9.70
UPS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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) 3.79
UPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. UPS: 3.79 )
UPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 6.94
Current: 3.79

1.87
6.94
Share Buyback Rate 1.90
UPS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 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 36.90
UPS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. UPS: 36.90 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5   Max: 123.47
Current: 36.9

5
123.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
UPS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. UPS: 2.20 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.2

1.56
3.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. UPS: 1.10 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.1

0.65
1.89
Price/Graham Number 6.50
UPS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UPS: 6.50 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 21.09
Current: 6.5

2.08
21.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
UPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. UPS: 5.90 )
UPS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.7
Current: 5.9

0.4
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.09
UPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. UPS: 3.09 )
UPS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 33.6
Current: 3.09

-10.1
33.6

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Integrated Shipping & Logistics
Compare:DPSGY, FDX, KHNGY, LFUGY, CHRW » details
Traded in other countries:UPAB.Germany, UPSS34.Brazil, UPS.Mexico
United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) was incorporated in Delaware on July 15, 1999. It is a package delivery company less-than-truckload industry and provider of supply chain management solutions. The Company delivers packages each business day for approximately 1.5 million shipping customers to 7.9 million receivers in over 220 countries and territories. It serves the market for logistics services, which include transportation, distribution, forwarding, ground, ocean and air freight, brokerage and financing. The Company also provides control and visibility of customers' inventories and supply chains via its technology platform. It operates in three reportable segments; U.S. Domestic Package, International Package and Supply Chain & Freight. U.S. Domestic Package segment offers U.S. domestic ground and air package transportation services. It also offers UPS SurePost, a residential ground service for customers with non-urgent, light weight residential shipments. UPS SurePost is a contractual residential ground service that combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery provided by the U.S. Postal Service. International Package segment includes the small package operations in Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Africa. It offers a wide selection of day and time-definite international shipping services. The Supply Chain & Freight segment consists of forwarding and logistics services, the Company's UPS Freight business, and its financial offerings through UPS Capital. The Company operates in two geographic segments, United States and International. Its competitors include postal services, various motor carriers, express companies, freight forwarders, and air couriers.
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