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United Parcel Service, Inc. [NYSE:UPS]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock traders often pay close attention what Wall Street analysts have to say about a potential investment. For United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS], the latest consensus recommendation available followed its financial results for the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give UPS an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 89.89 to 125.09. This is compared to its latest closing price of $113.64.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] is sitting at 2.42. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.52.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] generated $19.85 billion in sales. That’s 0.43% lower than the average estimate of $19.93 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Thu 25 Apr (In 9 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] sitting at +9.84 and its Gross Margin at +19.70, this company’s Net Margin is now 6.70%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 27.69, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 22.50%. Its Return on Equity is 238.30, and its Return on Assets is 10.04. These metrics all suggest that United Parcel Service, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 752.60. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 88.27, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 45.46. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 659.75, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 77.38. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 12.51 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.45. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.61, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.22. United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] has a Price to Book Ratio of 27.70, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 6.68 and P/E Ratio of 20.64. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] earns $149,503 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 7.10 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.51. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.12 and its Current Ratio is 1.15. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] has 857.49M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $97.45B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 89.89 to 125.09. At its current price, it has moved by -9.10% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 26.50% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.19, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 57.01. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. [UPS], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.