FedEx earnings: $4.25 per share, vs expected EPS of $3.88

Key Points
  • FedEx reported results that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday.
  • The stock has outperformed the Dow Jones Transportation Average this year.
  • The company is considered a bellwether of U.S. economic conditions.
FedEx beats on top and bottom line

FedEx reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday.

Here's how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected:

  • EPS: $4.25 vs. $3.88 expected, according to Thomson Reuters
  • Revenue: $15.7 billion vs. $15.56 billion expected, according to Thomson Reuters

The stock initially gained about 2 percent in after-hours trade following the results. It was last seen trading about 1.4 percent higher.

The shipping giant reported sales that beat analysts' expectations, according to StreetAccount, in most segments:

  • Express: $7.18 billion vs. $7.07 billion expected
  • TNT express: $1.91 billion vs. $1.83 billion expected
  • Ground: $4.68 billion vs.$4.68 billion expected
  • Freight: $1.70 billion vs. $1.66 billion expected

The company is considered an indicator of economic conditions in the United States.

Executives at the shipping giant have been meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss FedEx's possible role in the White House infrastructure push, a source told CNBC's Jim Cramer last week.

The company told CNBC in a statement: "While FedEx strongly supports the need for funding an updated and improved system, it is also essential that the cost accounting going forward reflect airline usage, which is a key indicator for system maintenance and growth."

The stock has been on a tear, gaining more than 12 percent so far this year, outperforming the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which gained about 3 percent over the same period.

FedEx shares hit a fresh all-time intraday high of $211.88 as recently as June 16.