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United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

United Parcel Service Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
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-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. United Parcel Service Inc.’s ROE improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. United Parcel Service Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

United Parcel Service Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ1 2020 + Gross profitQ4 2019 + Gross profitQ3 2019 + Gross profitQ2 2019) ÷ (RevenueQ1 2020 + RevenueQ4 2019 + RevenueQ3 2019 + RevenueQ2 2019)
= 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

United Parcel Service Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating profit
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating profitQ1 2020 + Operating profitQ4 2019 + Operating profitQ3 2019 + Operating profitQ2 2019) ÷ (RevenueQ1 2020 + RevenueQ4 2019 + RevenueQ3 2019 + RevenueQ2 2019)
= 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Net Profit Margin

United Parcel Service Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net incomeQ1 2020 + Net incomeQ4 2019 + Net incomeQ3 2019 + Net incomeQ2 2019) ÷ (RevenueQ1 2020 + RevenueQ4 2019 + RevenueQ3 2019 + RevenueQ2 2019)
= 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

United Parcel Service Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Equity for controlling interests
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net incomeQ1 2020 + Net incomeQ4 2019 + Net incomeQ3 2019 + Net incomeQ2 2019) ÷ 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 improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

United Parcel Service Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net incomeQ1 2020 + Net incomeQ4 2019 + Net incomeQ3 2019 + Net incomeQ2 2019) ÷ 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.