United Parcel Service, Inc.: Transport and Logistics Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report by ICDResearch

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United Parcel Service, Inc.                                                   Financial Snapshot

                                                                              Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                        55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E., ATLANTA,   The company reported revenue of US$53,105 million
Headquarters Address
                                        30328,United States of America        during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                              revenue grew at a CAGR of 1.67% during 2007–
Telephone                               + 1 404 8286000
                                                                              2011, with an annual growth of 7.19% over 2010. In
                                                                              2011, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                     N/A                                   11.45%, as against 11.39% in 2010.

Website                                 N/A
                                                                              Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange           UPS, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                     398,000

Fiscal Year End                         December

Revenue (in US$ million)                53,105




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                               Weaknesses

Strong Financial Performance            Geographic concentration of revenue

Strong market position                  Lawsuits

Strong network base

Opportunities                           Threats

Acquisition of TNT Express              Foreign exchange risks

Growing freight transportation industry Stringent regulations

Growing international cargo RTM         Volatility in crude oil prices




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United Parcel Service, Inc. - SWOT Profile                                                                         Page 1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................13
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................14
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 15
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................15
    3.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................15
    3.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................15
    3.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................16
    3.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................16
4     History .................................................................................................................................................... 17
5     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 20
6     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 22
7     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 23
    7.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................23
    7.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................23
8     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 25
    8.1       Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................25
    8.2       Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................25
    8.3       Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................29




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................................6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................7
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ..................................................................................................................................................9
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ..................................................................................................................................9
Table 5: History.....................................................................................................................................................................17
Table 6: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................20
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................22
Table 8: Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................23
Table 9: Locations ................................................................................................................................................................24




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List of Figures

Figure 1: Revenue and Operating Profit ...............................................................................................................................10
Figure 2: Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ...................................................................................................................................11
Figure 3: Solvency ................................................................................................................................................................12
Figure 4: Valuation ...............................................................................................................................................................13




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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is a provider of logistics and supply chain solutions. The company provides logistics,
distribution, transportation and freight services through air, sea, ground and rail. It also provides freight forwarding,
international trade management, customs brokerage, financing and specialty services through a fleet of around 101,000
vehicles. Furthermore, UPS offers value added services such as the UPS stores, mail boxes, customer centers, and drop
boxes. The company operates through 800 logistics facilities located in over 120 countries. As of December 31, 2011, it
delivered an average 15.80 million pieces per day worldwide and a total of 4.01 b
								
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