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United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)


Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

United Parcel Service Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average No. of Days
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s receivables turnover deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s payables turnover declined from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then increased from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. United Parcel Service Inc.’s working capital turnover deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 exceeding Q3 2018 level.

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. United Parcel Service Inc.’s average payables payment period increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly declined from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

Receivables Turnover

United Parcel Service Inc., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts receivable, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Receivables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = (RevenueQ1 2019 + RevenueQ4 2018 + RevenueQ3 2018 + RevenueQ2 2018) ÷ Accounts receivable, net
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s receivables turnover deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

Payables Turnover

United Parcel Service Inc., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cost of revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = (Cost of revenueQ1 2019 + Cost of revenueQ4 2018 + Cost of revenueQ3 2018 + Cost of revenueQ2 2018) ÷ Accounts payable
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s payables turnover declined from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then increased from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

Working Capital Turnover

United Parcel Service Inc., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = (RevenueQ1 2019 + RevenueQ4 2018 + RevenueQ3 2018 + RevenueQ2 2018) ÷ Working capital
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. United Parcel Service Inc.’s working capital turnover deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 exceeding Q3 2018 level.

Average Receivable Collection Period

United Parcel Service Inc., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.

Average Payables Payment Period

United Parcel Service Inc., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. United Parcel Service Inc.’s average payables payment period increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly declined from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.