By the Numbers

UPS Earnings By the Numbers

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. 

A hydraulic hybrid UPS delivery truck is seen with the Philadelphia skyline in the background during a demonstration in Philadelphia, on Friday, June 23, 2006. The UPS truck uses an Environmental Protection Agency patented hydraulic hybrid technology that the EPA claims will increase fuel efficiency by 60 to 70 percent. Full hydraulic hybrid technology means that the conventional transmission and transfer case have been removed and replaced with a hydraulic drivetrain. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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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% (

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