Tell me if this idea holds any weight...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ManInBrown, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I've heard this idea floated in my center recently by more than one longtime driver.

    Amazon buys UPS. I sure hope not. Do they have the capital to pull that move off? That would be a disaster.
  2. They are worth several times what UPS is worth.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why do you think that it would be a disaster?

    It would never happen as Jeff Bezos does not have the funds for a hostile takeover of a Fortune 500 company.
  4. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    Corporate UPS sold out before (going public) so don't think for a second they wouldn't at least consider the possibility of selling us off. I'm sure the stockholders would if they thought their quarterly dividends would increase. I would rather see UPS buy Amazon but that'll never happen.
  5. And only class B shares are on the market.
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  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Agree. There is no way Bezos is paying us $35.00 an hour to hump cardboard
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Because of the way the shares are set up it would be nearly impossible for the public to take controlling interest in the company
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's a new twist---rather than buy the whole company, would they instead just go after our operating companies?
  9. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    What does that mean?
  10. Class B only have one vote. Class A has 10 votes.
  11. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Please explain what that means.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Google it.
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  13. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    What they're worth and what they have are two different things.

    They could not pull this off and stay afloat. They don't have the capital.

    And ups wouldn't sell.
  14. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

  15. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    No. Bezos doesn't have the liquid cash too. He's have to leverage Amazon and rack even more debt then he does now.

    Ups board would not let Bezos take control of any aspect of ups.

    He knows this.

    That's why he wants the PO to be privatized so he can buy it cheap from the government
  16. I believe UPS is worth a lot more than their current market value
    Look how much property , trucks and planes that they own.
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS has a lot of real value in equipment and property. Most of the tech companies are floating on promises and dreams.
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  18. Plus landing rights and all if the other things they own.
  19. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    It is. Ups is very conservative with their debt to asset ratio. Amazon is not. They borrow and borrow to expand.
  20. I wish UPS would spend some money on upgrading our capacity.
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