Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

United Parcel Service Inc., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. United Parcel Service Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. United Parcel Service Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. United Parcel Service Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. United Parcel Service Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. United Parcel Service Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

United Parcel Service Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21).

1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. United Parcel Service Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

United Parcel Service Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating profit
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Transportation
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating profit ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. United Parcel Service Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Net Profit Margin

United Parcel Service Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Transportation
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21).

1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. United Parcel Service Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

United Parcel Service Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Equity for controlling interests
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
ROE, Sector
Transportation
ROE, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21).

1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Equity for controlling interests
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. United Parcel Service Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

United Parcel Service Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
ROA, Sector
Transportation
ROA, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21).

1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. United Parcel Service Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.