UPS Releases 3Q 2019 Earnings


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Operating Profit Up More Than 20%, with Margin Expansion in All Segments

  • 3Q19 EPS of $2.01, Up More Than 16%; Adjusted* EPS Up 13.7% to $2.07
  • U.S. Daily Volume Grew Above 9%; Next Day Air Volume Jumped Nearly 24%
  • U.S. Operating Profit Rose Over 28%; Grew Nearly 26% on an Adjusted Basis
  • Positive Operating Leverage in U.S. Driven by Lower Unit Cost
  • International Operating Profit Up 24.4%; and 20.3% on an Adjusted Basis
  • Supply Chain and Freight Operating Margin of 7.3%; Adjusted Margin of 7.6%
  • Reaffirms 2019 Adjusted EPS and Raises Adjusted FCF Target to Over $4.0B

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced third-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $2.07, a 13.7% increase over the same period last year. The company delivered strong operating profit growth of more than 20%, led by the U.S. Domestic and International segments. U.S. Domestic performed exceptionally well year-over-year, with volume gains across all products.

Our results reflect significant progress from our transformation initiatives, and our ability to generate growth and deliver increased efficiencies in a dynamic economic environment,” said David Abney, UPS chairman and CEO. “As we recently announced, we continue to forge new partnerships and create innovative solutions to accelerate growth in the most attractive opportunities.”

Transformation strategy costs are excluded from adjusted results. Adjusted third-quarter 2019 results exclude a pre-tax transformation charge of $63 million, or $0.06 per diluted share after tax. Adjusted third-quarter 2018 results excluded a pre-tax transformation charge of $97 million, or $0.09 per share after tax.