Delivery Service Companies' Financial Health Case Study by Eric T

Delivery Service Companies' Financial Health
This paper examines the ratio analysis and statement of cash flows of United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx).
# 64857 | 1,995 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that investors can evaluate the desirability of investing in United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) by examining their financial statements, such as the cash flow statements and the annual reports, which these publicly traded companies are required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The author points out, when evaluating cash flow statements, it becomes apparent that many internal events affect the cash flow position of the organization such as an increase of expenses rising in comparison to the previous year in gas prices. The paper relates that analysis ratios, such as Current Ratio, Return on Sales, Earnings per Share (EPS), Debt Ratio, and Price to Earnings (PE) Ratio, are helpful in determining a company's solvency, liquidity and profitability; both companies are liquid and solvent because both companies' current assets (cash, accounts receivable, inventory and short-term investments) outweigh their short-term liabilities. Chart.

Table of Contents
The Cash Flow Statement - UPS
Cash Flow Statement - FedEx
Internal Events - UPS
Internal Events - FedEx
Revenue and Net Income
Financial Analysis Ratios

From the Paper:

"The Income Statements generated by these organizations also help any outsider gain insight into these organizations' revenue and net income statistics. United Parcel Service Inc. conducts its financial statements through a calendar year, starting on January 1 and ending on December 31. Over the last couple of years, the company's revenue has increased by $5.31 billion. December 31, 2002, finished with an amount of $31,272,000,000 in total revenue, followed by $33,485,000,000 on December 31, 2003. The most recent revenue is of $36,582,000,000 for the end of last year, December 31, 2004. It would be extremely welcoming for UPS to maintain all of its revenue; however, there are other expenses and costs that the organization must pay accordingly, which leads to the anticipated number of Net Income. UPS' Net Income continues to grow along with its revenue. On the December 31, 2002, UPS' books show a net income of $3,182,000,000."

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