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United Parcel Service Earnings Analysis: By The Numbers

By CapitalCube

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) reported preliminary financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.

United Parcel Service's revenue for the fourth quarter climbed 6 percent to $15.9 B compared to the same quarter last year.

UPS delivered 1.3 billion packages in the quarter, up 8.1 percent. Daily package volume rose 6.6 percent. Operating expenses rose more than $200 million. Global Q4 shipments climbed 8.1 percent. On a constant currency basis, international revenue rose 5.9 percent to $3.4 billion. US operating results were negatively impacted by a higher-than-expected peak related expenses.

This earnings release follows the earnings announcements from the following peers of United Parcel Service, Inc. - C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW).

Highlights

  • Summary numbers: Revenues of $15.89 billion, Net Earnings of $453 million, and Earnings per Share ((EPS)) of $0.49.
  • Gross margins narrowed from 23.55% to 4.74% compared to the same quarter last year, operating