United Parcel Service, Inc (NYSE: UPS), a world’s largest package delivery company has held well through the pandemic but its share has tumbled down 4.68% after losing -7.76 on Thursday. UPS is known for its letter and package delivery, logistics, specialized transportation, and financial services. It delivers millions of packages around the world each day.
United Service Parcel is continuously improving its logistics and strives to give customers flexibility and security. UPS is now open for business and continue with daily pickup and deliveries. As the pandemic has disrupted the various businesses around the world, UPS has also experienced the shock but it held well and continues to deliver worldwide where permitted.
United Service Parcels’ main priority is to ensure the health and safety of its customers and workforce. It has implemented the constant monitoring of air and ground networks to address sources of disruption. COVID-19 has badly affected businesses like UPS but also increases the opportunities for many businesses as e-commerce growth increases.
Shares of United Parcel Service went down 4.68% as it lost -7.76 on Thursday. In the past 52-weeks of trading, this company’s stock has oscillated between the low of $82.00 and a high of $166.20. UPS has moved up 92.71% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -4.92% from its 52-weeks high. If we look at its profitability, it has a return on assets, equity, and investment of 7.50%, 106.20%, and 23.10%, respectively. United Parcel Service market capitalization has remained high, hitting $134.62 billion at the time of writing. Focusing on its liquidity, it has a current ratio of 1.20.
If we compare the sales of United Parcel Service of 2019 and 2020, it has generated $71.86 billion in sales. While in 2020 Q2, its sales rose 13% to $20.46 billion. Meanwhile, its earning increases by 9% to $2.13 per share. Its earnings beat analyst’s expectations because of increasing demand for e-commerce deliveries. United Parcel Service has spent more to adapt to e-commerce growth and implement new strategies that are helpful for the business.
United Parcel Service has a major role in the fight against the pandemic as the government around the world has labeled it as an essential service provider. It has earlier experienced the hit because of the transition in its management. Earlier this year, its COO Jim Barber has announced his plan to resign from his position in December 2019.
UPS’s main rival is FedEx but there are some major differences in their services. United Parcel Service’s main focus is retail customers and small businesses. They also offer some postal and shipping related services. UPS has a single pickup and delivery network and its competitive edge is its domestic ground delivery services. While its rival FedEx specialty is the rapid delivery of packages and time-sensitive mail. UPS stock is not currently providing a valid buy point.