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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.48
UPS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. UPS: 0.48 )
UPS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.48

Equity to Asset 0.18
UPS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. UPS: 0.18 )
UPS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.18

0.12
0.54
Interest Coverage 18.51
UPS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 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: 4.37
M-Score: -2.79
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.69
UPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. UPS: 12.69 )
UPS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 15.3
Current: 12.69

1.16
15.3
Net-margin (%) 7.89
UPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. UPS: 7.89 )
UPS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 10.18
Current: 7.89

0.77
10.18
ROE (%) 67.53
UPS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. UPS: 67.53 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 67.53
Current: 67.53

3.14
67.53
ROA (%) 12.07
UPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. UPS: 12.07 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 13.54
Current: 12.07

0.98
13.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.98
UPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. UPS: 36.98 )
UPS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 36.98
Current: 36.98

2.82
36.98
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
UPS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 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
80% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 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
78% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. UPS: 11.50 )
UPS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.3   Max: 109.9
Current: 11.5

-50.3
109.9
» UPS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

UPS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Lou Simpson 1,439,345 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 65,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 30,879 sh (+612.65%)
Bill Frels 1,111,769 sh (+5.11%)
Tom Gayner 747,506 sh (+0.63%)
Jeff Auxier 19,415 sh (+0.01%)
Murray Stahl 3,967 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 611,600 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 6,815 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 59,400 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,400 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,089,624 sh (-0.94%)
Ken Fisher 8,159 sh (-2.36%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,520,788 sh (-3.38%)
Wallace Weitz 395,000 sh (-3.66%)
Jim Simons 1,233,900 sh (-7.59%)
Lee Ainslie 2,895,391 sh (-14.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,455 sh (-60.73%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,531 sh (-87.49%)
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Q3 2013

UPS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chris Davis 2,326 sh (New)
Mark Hillman 7,000 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%)
Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 611,600 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 59,400 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)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Mark Hillman Sold Out
Larry Robbins 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

Brian Rogers 3,132,800 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UPS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.7%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.35-1%0
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Add 8.16%0.9%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.35-1%2378662
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Reduce -41.02%0.57%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.35-1%234150
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.77%0.02%$88.7 - $104.92 $ 97.35-1%7270
Lou Simpson 2013-09-30 Add 52.8%3.7%$85.48 - $91.8 $ 97.3511%2199286
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.38%0.79%$85.48 - $91.8 $ 97.3511%2218405
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$85.48 - $91.8 $ 97.3511%0
Lou Simpson 2013-06-30 New Buy7.4%$82.37 - $89.03 $ 97.3514%1439345
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Reduce -14.93%0.57%$82.37 - $89.03 $ 97.3514%2895391
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -60.73%0.11%$82.37 - $89.03 $ 97.3514%16455
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 326.37%2.91%$73.73 - $85.9 $ 97.3519%3403631
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 360.28%0.14%$73.73 - $85.9 $ 97.3519%41899
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$73.73 - $85.9 $ 97.3519%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$73.73 - $85.9 $ 97.3519%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.00
UPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. UPS: 21.00 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.04   Max: 428.75
Current: 21

14.04
428.75
P/B 13.80
UPS's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UPS: 13.80 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.17   Max: 26.12
Current: 13.8

4.17
26.12
P/S 1.66
UPS's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. UPS: 1.66 )
UPS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.66

0.8
2.7
PFCF 17.50
UPS's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. UPS: 17.50 )
UPS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 141.08
Current: 17.5

7.31
141.08
EV-to-EBIT 13.50
UPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. UPS: 13.50 )
UPS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 241.4
Current: 13.5

9.3
241.4
PEG 8.00
UPS's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. UPS: 8.00 )
UPS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 569
Current: 8

0.69
569
Shiller P/E 31.60
UPS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. UPS: 31.60 )
UPS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.87   Max: 42.66
Current: 31.6

13.87
42.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.60
UPS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. UPS: 2.60 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.57
Current: 2.6

1.18
4.57
Dividend Payout 0.54
UPS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
53% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. UPS: 0.54 )
UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.67
Current: 0.54

0.27
4.67
Dividend growth (3y) 9.70
UPS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 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) 3.95
UPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. UPS: 3.95 )
UPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 6.94
Current: 3.95

1.79
6.94
Share Buyback Rate 1.90
UPS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 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 25.60
UPS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
79% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UPS: 25.60 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.92   Max: 37.43
Current: 25.6

5.92
37.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
UPS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
52% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UPS: 1.90 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 3.73
Current: 1.9

1.78
3.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UPS: 1.10 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.1

0.72
1.9
Price/Graham Number 4.80
UPS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. UPS: 4.80 )
UPS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 12.03
Current: 4.8

2.36
12.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
UPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. UPS: 7.40 )
UPS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.7
Current: 7.4

0.4
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.08
UPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. UPS: -0.08 )
UPS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 34.3
Current: -0.08

-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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