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United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

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Jun 30, 2020 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
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 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).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. United Parcel Service Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 and from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. United Parcel Service Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.
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 number of days of payables outstanding decreased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly increased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Receivables Turnover

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

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Jun 30, 2020 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)
Revenue
Accounts receivable, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 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 Q2 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020 + RevenueQ4 2019 + RevenueQ3 2019) ÷ Accounts receivable, net
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. United Parcel Service Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.

Payables Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 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)
Cost of revenue
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 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 Q2 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of revenueQ2 2020 + Cost of revenueQ1 2020 + Cost of revenueQ4 2019 + Cost of revenueQ3 2019) ÷ Accounts payable
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity 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 ratio increased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Working Capital Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 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)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Revenue
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 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 Q2 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020 + RevenueQ4 2019 + RevenueQ3 2019) ÷ Working capital
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity 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 ratio deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 and from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Average Receivable Collection Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 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
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 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 Q2 2020 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. United Parcel Service Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.

Average Payables Payment Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 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
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 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 Q2 2020 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity 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 number of days of payables outstanding decreased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly increased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.