United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery company, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results before the opening bell on Tuesday, February 2.
The consensus First Call EPS estimate stands at $0.73 compared to last year's gain of $0.83, while revenue is expected to decrease by 3.7% to $12.2 billion.
What follows are some facts and figures on how UPS shares traded in the most recent earnings reports.
United Parcel Service
Missed revenue estimates for 4 of the past 8 quarters
Met EPS estimates for 4 of the past 8 quarters, beat twice, and missed two times
Met annual EPS estimates for 3 of the past 5 years
Dollar impact? In 2008, 25% of revenue derived from outside the United States
UPS shares are up 1% in 2010, and 52% since the March low
Competitors' Performance in 2010: FedEx -4%, TNT -5%, and Dynamex -13%
UPS shares hit a new 52-week high of $63.38 on January 11, 2010
The company's shares are trading 1% below their 50-day moving average
Stock Performance By The Numbers
- In the past 8 quarters, UPS shares rose 2.18%, on average, the day the company reported its quarterly results
- Over the past 10 earnings reports, UPS shares remained relatively flat to slightly down within 20 days, posting an overall average decline of 1.1% (MarketHistory.com)
S&P Industrials Sector:
- Second best performing sector so far in 2010, down 0.2%
- Leaders year-to-date: Boeing +14%, Textron +9% and Equifax +7%
- Losers year-to-date: First Solar -13%, Quanta Services -12% and Monster Worldwide -11%
Earning Estimates Source: CNBC & Thomson Reuters