UPS Misses 4Q, Grows Y/Y (Look on FDX Board For Complete Version)
UPS Misses 4Q, Grows Y/Y
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United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of $1.32, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.38. However, earnings per share registered growth of 3.1% from $1.28 in the year-ago quarter.
Adjusted earnings for the quarter exclude the impacts of a non-cash $3 billion after tax charge for pension and retirement benefits, arising from decline in discount rates. Adjusted earnings for the year grew 4.1% year over year to $4.53 per share.
Total revenue for the quarter inched up 2.9% year over year to $14,571 million but fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $14,387 million. The year over year growth was driven by improvement in freight pricing in both, ground and air products. In the reported quarter, consolidated volume and average revenue per piece respectively grew 2.9% and 1.4% year over year.
For the year 2012, total revenue increased 1.9% year over year to $54,127 million. Volume and increased 3.2% year over year and average revenue per piece remained flat year over year.
Total operating profit increased 1.2% year over year to $2,049 million. Operating margin fell 20 basis points (bps) year over year to 14.1%. For 2012, total adjusted operating profit rose 2.9% year over year to $7,070 million, resulting in an operating margin of 13.1%, up 20 bps year over year.