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United Parcel Service Operating Margin %

: 14.27% (As of Jun. 2022)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. United Parcel Service's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $3,535 Mil. United Parcel Service's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $24,766 Mil. Therefore, United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 14.27%.

The historical rank and industry rank for United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

UPS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.48   Med: 10.92   Max: 13.56
Current: 13.56


UPS's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
71.29% of 916 companies
in the Transportation industry
Industry Median: 6.43 vs UPS: 13.56

United Parcel Service's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was -0.90% per year.

United Parcel Service's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $3,535 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $13,573 Mil.


United Parcel Service Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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United Parcel Service Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.31 9.77 10.52 9.08 13.17

United Parcel Service Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Operating Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 13.91 12.49 14.01 13.34 14.27

Competitive Comparison

For the Integrated Freight & Logistics subindustry, United Parcel Service's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

United Parcel Service Operating Margin % Distribution

For the Transportation industry and Industrials sector, United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % falls into.



United Parcel Service Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2021 )
=12810 / 97287
=13.17 %

United Parcel Service's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=3535 / 24766
=14.27 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


United Parcel Service  (NYSE:UPS) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

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United Parcel Service Business Description

United Parcel Service logo
Address
55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E. Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30328
As the world's largest parcel delivery company, UPS manages a massive fleet of more than 500 planes and 100,000 vehicles, along with many hundreds of sorting facilities, to deliver an average of about 25 million packages per day to residences and businesses across the globe. UPS' domestic U.S. package operations generate 62% of total revenue while international package makes up 20%. Air and ocean freight forwarding, truckload brokerage, and contract logistics make up the remainder.
Executives
Ford Darrell L officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Johnson Kathleen E director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Stokes Russell director 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Hewett Wayne M. director 5 WESTBROOK CORPORATE CENTER WESTCHESTER IL 60154
Boratto Eva C director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Lane Laura J officer: Chief Corp Affairs & Comms Off 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Hwang Angela director 235 EAST 42ND STREET ATTN: CORPORATE SECRETARY NEW YORK NY 10017
Newman Brian officer: Chief Financial Officer 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Thomas Charlene A officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Tome Carol B director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Markham Rudy director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Burns Michael J director POSTFACH STEIZENSTRASSE 4 CH-8152 GLATTBRUGG ZURICH SWITZERLAND V8 00000
Stankey John T director 208 S. AKARD ST. DALLAS TX 75202
Johnson William R director UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Moison Franck J director C/O COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO 300 PARK AVE 15TH FL NEW YORK NY 10022

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