United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) Swings to Loss in Fiscal Q4 on Pension Related Charges

United Parcel Service, Inc (NYSE:UPS) turned to loss in fiscal fourth-quarter on a charge of $3 billion related to pension-accounting, masking broad revenue expansion.

Atlanta, Georgia based package-delivery giant forecasted EPS of $4.80 to $5.06 per share for the year, while analyst’s survey by Thomson Reuters recently estimated $5.11 per share.

The corporation announced international volume hiked 2.2% for the three months period.

United Parcel announced a loss of $1.75 billion or $1.83 per share, evaluated against earnings of $725 million or 74 cents per share a year ago. Analysts most recently estimated earnings of $1.38 on $14.43 billion of revenue.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Air T, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRT) fell -2.03% to settle at $8.69, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) moved up +0.08% to end at $101.45 while Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) dropped -0.51% to finish at $42.90 on Thursday.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) last session’s volume of 9.50 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 3.91 million shares. The stock after opening at $79.75 hit high price of $80.83 and then closed at $79.29 by scoring -2.39%.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.59 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 1.99 and long-term debt to equity ratio remained at 1.48. The Company had total cash of $9.03 billion at hand and a book value per share as $7.89 in the most recent quarter.

The stock’s price volatility was 1.19% for a week and 1.11% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.03 and its beta remained at 0.90.

UPS generated revenue of $53.72 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $3.37 billion. The Company showed a positive 6.27% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 10.17%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 2.24%.

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