"Consolidated operating profit rose 18.2% to $1.55 billion compared to $1.31 billion for the prior-year period." And "an increase of 387,000 packages per day in the United States." Both quotes taken from Mike Eskew ceo on the UPS investor relations page. Why is it they are always crying poor mouth?... We are loosing packages to every other carrier...go out and sell...lead=jobs...etc...etc.The bottom line is UPS and the board are making money hand over foot and want to reward investors (aka mostly UPS board and management) for investing. How much longer are we going to let them feed us s***?