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Earnings Details
4th Quarter December 2017
Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:00:48 AM
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Summary

United Parcel Service Reports In-line

United Parcel Service (UPS) reported 4th Quarter December 2017 earnings of $1.67 per share on revenue of $18.8 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.65 per share on revenue of $18.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.67 per share. Revenue grew 11.2% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects 2018 earnings of $7.03 to $7.37 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $7.16 per share for the year ending December 31, 2018.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) is a package delivery organization less-than-truckload industry & provider of supply chain management solutions. It operates in three segments; U.S. Domestic Package, International Package and Supply Chain & Freight.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.67
Earnings Whisper
$1.67
Consensus Estimate
$1.65
Reported Revenue
$18.83 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$18.19 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

UPS Growth Accelerates In 2017

Announces Positive 2018 Outlook

-- Revenue Growth Tops 11% for 4Q17 and 8% for Full-Year 2017

-- 4Q17 EPS of $1.27; Adjusted 4Q EPS of $1.67

-- International Export Shipments Rose 16% in 4Q17, Full-Year up 15%

-- Supply Chain & Freight Profit Jumps with Strong Revenue Growth of 21%

-- U.S. Domestic Revenue up 8.4% on Higher Package Demand and Yields

-- 2017 EPS of $5.61; Adjusted 2017 EPS of $6.01

-- UPS Increases Investments for Growth in 2018

-- Announces Full-Year 2018 Adjusted EPS Guidance Range of $7.03 to $7.37

UPS (UPS) today announced fourth quarter 2017 earnings. "We achieved our 2017 adjusted earnings-per-share target through exceptionally strong revenue and yield growth, coupled with benefits from our network investments and portfolio initiatives," said David Abney, UPS chairman and CEO. "We made significant progress on key capacity investments in 2017. Our momentum, transformative actions and the economic catalyst from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), position UPS for growth in 2018 and beyond. We expect to unlock significant resources, which will be available for accelerated investments in our network and create additional opportunities for our people."

Consolidated Results
4Q 2017
Adjusted 4Q 2016
Adjusted
4Q 2017
4Q 2016
Revenue
$18,829 M
$16,931 M
Operating profit (loss)
$1,494 M
$2,294 M $(428) M
$2,223 M
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $1.27
$1.67
$(0.27)
$1.63

Fourth-quarter 2017 GAAP results include a benefit of $0.30 per share attributable to the TCJA. In addition, results include a mark-to-market (MTM) non-cash, pre-tax pension charge of $800 million which represents an after-tax charge of $0.70 per diluted share. In the prior-year period, the company reported non-cash, after-tax charges of $1.90 per diluted share related to mark-to-market pension charges.

For the total company in 4Q 2017:

-- Revenue increased 11.2%; currency-neutral revenue was up 10.9%.

-- 4Q 2017 diluted EPS of $1.27; adjusted diluted EPS of $1.67.

-- During the quarter, the company delivered 1.5 billion packages, up 5.7% over last year.

Record deliveries for Peak Season of 762 million, materially above last year and over plan.

* Information on non-GAAP financial measures is attached to this press release.

U.S. Domestic Segment

The Domestic segment is transforming its network to take full advantage of structural changes in the direct-to-consumer market. Demand for UPS Ground rose in the fourth quarter with volume growth of 5.7% and revenue of 9.3%. Premium Next Day Air shipment growth continued to be strong at 4.9% as customers selected faster delivery options. However, bottom line results were muted by additional peak operating expenses due to cyber-period volume surges and short-term costs related to capacity projects yet to come on-line.

4Q 2017
Adjusted 4Q 2016
Adjusted
4Q 2017
4Q 2016
Revenue
$11,835 M
$10,913 M
Operating profit (loss) $627 M
$1,264 M $(570) M
$1,338 M

For the U.S. Domestic segment in 4Q 2017:

-- Revenue increased $922 million or 8.4% over 4Q 2016, driven by Deferred Air and Ground.

Revenue per piece increased 2.9%, as higher base-rate pricing and fuel surcharges offset headwinds from customer and product mix.

Shipments surged beyond network capacity during Cyber-periods driving additional operating cost of $125 million.

-- Saturday operations provided additional capacity and flexibility during the quarter.

Operating profit includes additional expense from investments in new technology, customer solutions and automated capacity expansion of about $60 million.

-- Adjusted operating profit excludes the MTM pension charge.

International Segment

"Our International segment has generated four consecutive quarters of double-digit export growth," said Abney. "That execution, combined with our growth strategy and the investments we’ve made over the last three-and-a-half years, produced results that exceeded expectations."

4Q 2017
Adjusted 4Q 2016
Adjusted
4Q 2017
4Q 2016
Revenue
$3,753 M
$3,335 M
Operating profit $725 M
$760 M
$281 M
$706 M

For the International segment in 4Q 2017:

-- The segment reported revenue growth of 13% driven by premium products.

Export shipment growth surged 16% per day. All regions of the world contributed to the expansion.

4Q 2017 operating profit was $725 million; 4Q adjusted operating profit increased 7.6% to $760 million, the result of broad, accelerated growth combined with expanded yields.

-- Adjusted operating profit excludes the MTM pension charge.

-- Currency-neutral operating profit increased 19% on an adjusted basis.

* Information on non-GAAP financial measures is attached to this press release.

Supply Chain and Freight Segment

The Supply Chain and Freight segment produced record full-year and fourth-quarter results with double-digit expansion in both revenue and adjusted operating profit. Improved market conditions combined with revenue-quality improvements and structural cost-reduction programs produced strong results.

4Q 2017
Adjusted 4Q 2016
Adjusted
4Q 2017
4Q 2016
Revenue
$3,241 M
$2,683 M
Operating profit (loss) $142 M
$270 M
$(139) M $179 M

For the Supply Chain and Freight segment in 4Q 2017:

Revenue increased 21% over 4Q 2016, the result of deeper alignment with preferred customers, strengthened revenue management initiatives and improved market conditions.

Tonnage gains in Freight Forwarding, UPS Freight and Coyote Logistics contributed to improved top-line results.

-- 4Q 2017 operating profit of $142 million; adjusted operating profit was $270 million.

-- Adjusted operating profit excludes the MTM pension charge.

Full-year 2017 Consolidated Results

-- Total revenue increased 8.2% to $65.9 billion on shipment growth and yield expansion.

-- Full-year 2017 diluted EPS of $5.61; adjusted diluted EPS was $6.01.

Adjusted diluted EPS excludes the impact of both MTM pension charge and TCJA income tax benefit.

-- Company made capital expenditures of $5.2 billion during the year.

-- Paid dividends of $2.9 billion, an increase of 6.4% per share over the prior year.

-- Repurchased 16.1 million shares for approximately $1.8 billion.

Outlook

The company provides guidance on an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis because it is not possible to predict or provide a reconciliation reflecting the impact of future pension mark-to-market adjustments or other unanticipated events, which would be included in reported (GAAP) results and could be material.

"Our growth opportunities are accelerating," said Richard Peretz, UPS chief financial officer. "The strong economic outlook and UPS’s high return on invested capital generates a unique opportunity to create additional long-term value by increasing capital investments. These investments enable UPS to execute our strategy and we are well-positioned for 2018 and beyond."

UPS expects 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share to be in a range of $7.03 to $7.37, which includes about $200 million of additional pre-tax pension expense due to lower discount rates.

-- Our guidance includes TCJA benefits that will increase net income and cash flow.

Capital expenditures planned between $6.5 billion to $7.0 billion, mostly dedicated to investments in new technology, aircraft and automated capacity.

Conference Call Information

UPS CEO David Abney and CFO Richard Peretz will discuss fourth-quarter results with investors and analysts during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET, February 1, 2018. That call is open to others through a live Webcast. To access the call, go to www.investors.ups.com and click on "Earnings Webcast."

About UPS

UPS (UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company’s strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties.

Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations (including tax laws and regulations), our competitive environment, changes in the facts or assumptions underlying our health and pension benefit funding obligations, negotiation and ratification of labor contracts, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company’s Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Financial Measures

We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") with certain non-GAAP financial measures, including, as applicable, "as adjusted" operating profit, operating margin, pre-tax income, net income and earnings per share. The equivalent measures determined in accordance with GAAP are also referred to as "reported" or "unadjusted." Additionally, we periodically disclose free cash flow, free cash flow excluding discretionary pension contributions, as well as currency-neutral revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit.

We consider quantitative and qualitative factors in assessing whether to adjust for the impact of items that may be significant or that could affect an understanding of our ongoing financial and business performance or trends. Examples of items for which we may make adjustments include but are not limited to: amounts related to mark-to-market gains or losses (non-cash); settlement of contingencies; gains or losses associated with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other structural changes; charges related to restructuring programs; asset impairments (non-cash); amounts related to changes in tax regulations or positions; pension and postretirement related items; and debt modifications.

We believe that these non-GAAP measures provide additional meaningful information to assist users of our financial statements in understanding our financial results, cash flows and assessing our ongoing performance because they exclude items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, our underlying operations and may provide a useful baseline for analyzing trends in our underlying businesses. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions. We also use certain of these measures for the determination of incentive compensation award results.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative for, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial information does not represent a comprehensive basis of accounting. Therefore, our non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Mark-To-Market Pension and Postretirement Adjustments

We recognize changes in the fair value of plan assets and net actuarial gains and losses in excess of a 10% corridor for company-sponsored pension and post-retirement obligations immediately as part of net periodic benefit cost. We supplement the presentation of our operating profit, operating margin, pre-tax income, net income and earnings per share with similar non-GAAP measures that exclude the impact of the portion of net periodic benefit cost represented by the gains and losses recognized in excess of the 10% corridor and the related income tax effects. We believe this adjusted net periodic benefit cost provides important supplemental information that reflects the anticipated long-term cost of our defined benefit plans, and provides a benchmark for historical defined benefit cost trends that may provide useful comparison of year-to-year financial performance without considering the short-term impact of changes in market interest rates, equity prices, and similar factors.

This adjusted net periodic benefit cost ($843 million in 2017 and $1,074 million in 2016) is comparable to the accounting for our defined benefit plans in our quarterly reporting under U.S. GAAP, utilizing the expected return on plan assets (8.65% in 2017 and 8.65% in 2016) and the discount rate used to determine net periodic benefit cost (4.34% in 2017 and 4.81% in 2016). The non-adjusted net periodic benefit cost reflects the actual return on plan assets (12.45% in 2017 and 6.06% in 2016) and the discount rate used to measure the projected benefit obligation at the December 31 measurement date (3.81% in 2017 and 4.34% in 2016).

The deferred income tax effects of these mark-to-market pension and postretirement adjustments are calculated by multiplying the statutory tax rates applicable in each tax jurisdiction, including the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various U.S. state and non-U.S. jurisdictions, by the adjustments. The blended average of the applicable statutory tax rates in 2017 and 2016 were 24.1% and 36.9%, respectively.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted that significantly revises U.S. corporate income tax law by, among other things, reducing the corporate income tax rate to 21% and implementing a modified territorial tax system, that includes a one-time transition tax on deemed repatriated earnings of foreign subsidiaries. Net Income and diluted earnings per share as adjusted, excluding the benefit from TCJA of $258 million, is a non-GAAP measure. The tax benefit was primarily due to the TCJA’s reduction in the corporate tax rate that resulted in a remeasurement of our net deferred tax liability. We believe diluted earnings per share excluding the tax benefit is useful in evaluating our ongoing operating performance for the current period to that of other periods presented. The estimates are based on our initial analysis and current interpretation of the TCJA. Given the significant complexity of the Act, anticipated guidance from the U. S. Treasury about implementing the Act, and the potential for additional guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Financial Accounting Standards Board related to the Act, our estimates may be refined in the future.

Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding and Diluted Earnings per Share

The computation of weighted-average shares outstanding and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2016 excludes the effect of certain incentive compensation awards because they were anti-dilutive in consideration of our reported net loss. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for this period includes the dilutive effect of these same shares because we are reporting adjusted net income after excluding the mark-to-market pension and postretirement adjustment.

Currency-Neutral Revenue, Revenue per Piece and Operating Profit

We supplement the reporting of our revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit with similar non-GAAP measures that exclude the period-over-period impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes and hedging activities. We believe currency-neutral revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit information allows users of our financial statements to understand growth trends in our products and results. We evaluate the performance of our International Package and Supply Chain and Freight businesses on a currency-neutral basis.

Currency-neutral revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit are calculated by dividing current period reported U.S. dollar revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit by the current period average exchange rates to derive current period local currency revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit. The derived current period local currency revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit are then multiplied by the average foreign exchange rates used to translate the comparable results for each month in the prior year period (including the period over period impact of foreign currency revenue hedging activities). The difference between the current period reported U.S. dollar revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit and the derived current period U.S. dollar revenue, revenue per piece and operating profit is the period over period impact of currency fluctuations.

Free Cash Flow

We supplement the reporting of cash flows from operating activities with free cash flow and free cash flow excluding discretionary pension contributions, non-GAAP liquidity measures. We believe free cash flow is an important indicator of how much cash is generated by regular business operations and we use it as a measure of incremental cash available to invest in our business, meet our debt obligations and return cash to shareowners. We calculate free cash flow as cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures, proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment, and plus or minus the net changes in finance receivables and other investing activities.

We believe free cash flow excluding discretionary pension contributions is an important indicator of how much cash is generated by regular business operations and we use it to monitor our cash flow performance. We also believe this non-GAAP measure provides investors additional useful information when evaluating our cash flows from operating activities.

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Income Statement Data (in millions, except EPS amounts):
Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
As-Reported
Defined Benefit Impact of TCJA
As-Adjusted
(GAAP)
Plans MTM
(non-GAAP)
Charges
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
627
$
637
$
-
$
1,264
International Package
725
35
-
760
Supply Chain & Freight
142
128
-
270
Total operating profit
$
1,494
$
800
$
-
$
2,294
Income Taxes
$
284
$
193
$
258
$
735
Net income
$
1,104
$
607
$
(258
) $
1,453
Diluted earnings per share
$
1.27
$
0.70
$
(0.30
) $
1.67
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
As-Reported
Defined Benefit Impact of TCJA
As-Adjusted
(GAAP)
Plans MTM
(non-GAAP)
Charges
Operating profit (loss):
U.S. Domestic Package
$
(570
) $
1,908
$
-
$
1,338
International Package
281
425
-
706
Supply Chain & Freight
(139
)
318
-
179
Total operating profit
$
(428
) $
2,651
$
-
$
2,223
Income Taxes
$
(277
) $
978
$
-
$
701
Net income (loss)
$
(239
) $
1,673
$
-
$
1,434
Diluted weighted avg. shares
876
5
881
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
(0.27
) $
1.90
$
-
$
1.63

Note: Certain amounts may not compute due to rounding.

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Income Statement Data (in millions, except EPS amounts):
Year Ended December 31, 2017
As-Reported
Defined Benefit Impact of TCJA
As-Adjusted
(GAAP)
Plans MTM
(non-GAAP)
Charges
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
4,280
$
637
$
-
$
4,917
International Package
2,464
35
-
2,499
Supply Chain & Freight
785
128
-
913
Total operating profit
$
7,529
$
800
$
-
$
8,329
Income Taxes
$
2,238
$
193
$
258
$
2,689
Net income
$
4,910
$
607
$
(258
) $
5,259
Diluted earnings per share
$
5.61
$
0.69
$
(0.29
) $
6.01
Year Ended December 31, 2016
As-Reported
Defined Benefit Impact of TCJA
As-Adjusted
(GAAP)
Plans MTM
(non-GAAP)
Charges
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
3,017
$
1,908
$
-
$
4,925
International Package
2,044
425
-
2,469
Supply Chain & Freight
406
318
-
724
Total operating profit
$
5,467
$
2,651
$
-
$
8,118
Income Taxes
$
1,705
$
978
$
-
$
2,683
Net income
$
3,431
$
1,673
$
-
$
5,104
Diluted earnings per share
$
3.87
$
1.88
$
-
$
5.75

Note: Certain amounts may not compute due to rounding.

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Revenue, Revenue Per Piece and As-Adjusted Currency Neutral Operating Profit
(in millions, except Per Piece amounts):
Three Months Ended December 31
2017 As-
2016 As-
% Change
Currency
2017
% Change
Reported
Reported
(GAAP)
Impact
Currency-
(non-GAAP)
(GAAP)
(GAAP)
Neutral
(non-GAAP)
Average Revenue Per Piece:
International Package:
Domestic
$
6.31
$
5.57
13.3
%
$
(0.45
) $
5.86
5.2
%
Export
28.50
29.50
-3.4
%
0.28
28.78
-2.4
%
Total International Package
$
16.57
$
15.90
4.2
%
$
(0.12
) $
16.45
3.5
%
Consolidated
$
10.19
$
9.85
3.5
%
$
(0.02
) $
10.17
3.2
%
Revenue:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
11,835 $
10,913
8.4
%
$
-
$
11,835
8.4
%
International Package
3,753
3,335
12.5
%
(27
)
3,726
11.7
%
Supply Chain & Freight
3,241
2,683
20.8
%
(25
)
3,216
19.9
%
Total revenue
$
18,829 $
16,931
11.2
%
$
(52
) $
18,777
10.9
%
2017 As-
2016 As-
% Change
Currency
2017
% Change
Adjusted
Adjusted
(non-GAAP) Impact
As-
(non-GAAP)
(non-GAAP)
(non-GAAP)
Adjusted
Currency-
Neutral
(non-GAAP)
As-Adjusted Operating Profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
1,264
$
1,338
-5.5
%
$
-
$
1,264
-5.5
%
International Package
760
706
7.6
%
80
840
19.0
%
Supply Chain & Freight
270
179
50.8
%
1
271
51.4
%
Total operating profit
$
2,294
$
2,223
3.2
%
$
81
$
2,375
6.8
%
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Revenue, Revenue Per Piece and As-Adjusted Currency Neutral Operating Profit
(in millions, except Per Piece amounts):
Year Ended December 31
2017 As-
2016 As-
% Change
Currency
2017
% Change
Reported
Reported
(GAAP)
Impact
Currency-
(non-GAAP)
(GAAP)
(GAAP)
Neutral
(non-GAAP)
Average Revenue Per Piece:
International Package:
Domestic
$
6.08
$
5.85
3.9
% $
(0.03
) $
6.05
3.4
%
Export
28.69
30.38
-5.6
%
0.95
29.64
-2.4
%
Total International Package $
16.22
$
16.29
-0.4
% $
0.41
$
16.63
2.1
%
Consolidated
$
10.53
$
10.30
2.2
% $
0.06
$
10.59
2.8
%
Revenue:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
40,764 $
38,301
6.4
% $
-
$
40,764
6.4
%
International Package
13,338
12,350
8.0
%
325
13,663
10.6
%
Supply Chain & Freight
11,770
10,255
14.8
%
(10
)
11,760
14.7
%
Total revenue
$
65,872 $
60,906
8.2
% $
315
$
66,187
8.7
%
2017 As-
2016 As-
% Change
Currency 2017
% Change
Adjusted
Adjusted
(non-GAAP) Impact
As-
(non-GAAP)
(non-GAAP) (non-GAAP)
Adjusted
Currency-
Neutral
(non-GAAP)
As-Adjusted Operating Profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
4,917
$
4,925
-0.2 %
$
-
$
4,917
-0.2 %
International Package
2,499
2,469
1.2
%
375
2,874
16.4 %
Supply Chain & Freight
913
724
26.1 %
2
915
26.4 %
Total operating profit
$
8,329
$
8,118
2.6
%
$
377
$
8,706
7.2
%
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Liquidity Measures (in millions)
Year Ended December 31
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents
2017
Cash flows from operating activities
$ 1,479
Cash flows used in investing activities
(4,975)
Cash flows from financing activities
3,287
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
53
Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
$ (156)
Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP)
2017
Cash flows from operating activities (GAAP)
$ 1,479
Capital expenditures
(5,227)
Proceeds from disposals of PP&E
24
Net change in finance receivables
5
Other investing activities
1
Free cash flow (non-GAAP)
$ (3,718)
Discretionary pension contributions
7,291
Free cash flow, excluding discretionary pension contributions (non-GAAP) $ 3,573
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Selected Financial Data - Fourth Quarter
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
(amounts in millions, except per share data)
Statement of Income Data:
Revenue:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
11,835
$
10,913
$
922
8.4
%
International Package
3,753
3,335
418
12.5
%
Supply Chain & Freight
3,241
2,683
558
20.8
%
Total revenue
18,829
16,931
1,898
11.2
%
Operating expenses:
Compensation and benefits
10,131
11,322
(1,191 )
-10.5 %
Other
7,204
6,037
1,167
19.3
%
Total operating expenses
17,335
17,359
(24
)
-0.1
%
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
627
(570
)
1,197
N/A
International Package
725
281
444
158.0 %
Supply Chain & Freight
142
(139
)
281
N/A
Total operating profit
1,494
(428
)
1,922
N/A
Other income (expense):
Investment income and other
23
12
11
91.7
%
Interest expense
(129
)
(100
)
(29
)
29.0
%
Total other income (expense)
(106
)
(88
)
(18
)
20.5
%
Income (loss) before income taxes
1,388
(516
)
1,904
N/A
Income tax expense (benefit)
284
(277
)
561
N/A
Net income (loss)
$
1,104
$
(239
)
$
1,343
N/A
Net income (loss) as a percentage of revenue
5.9
%
-1.4
%
Per share amounts:
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
1.27
$
(0.27
)
$
1.54
N/A
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
1.27
$
(0.27
)
$
1.54
N/A
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic
867
876
(9
)
-1.0
%
Diluted
872
876
(4
)
-0.5
%
As adjusted income data:
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package (1)
$
1,264
$
1,338
(74
)
-5.5
%
International Package (1)
760
706
54
7.6
%
Supply Chain & Freight (1)
270
179
91
50.8
%
Total operating profit (1)
2,294
2,223
71
3.2
%
Income before income taxes (1)
$
2,188
$
2,135
$
53
2.5
%
Net income (2)
$
1,453
$
1,434
$
19
1.3
%
Basic earnings per share (2)
$
1.68
$
1.64
$
0.04
2.4
%
Diluted earnings per share (2)
$
1.67
$
1.63
$
0.04
2.5
%

(1) 2017 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of an increase in pension expense due to a mark-to-market loss recognized outside of a 10% corridor of $800 million, allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($637 million), International Package segment ($35 million), and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($128 million).

2016 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of an increase in pension expense due to a mark-to-market loss recognized outside of a 10% corridor of $2.651 billion, allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($1.908 billion), International Package segment ($425 million), and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($318 million).

(2) 2017 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $607 million. 2017 net income also excludes income tax benefits of $258 million attributable to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

2016 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $1.673 billion. 2016 diluted earnings per share is based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 881 million, which includes the effect of 5 million dilutive shares and share equivalents.

United Parcel Service, Inc.
Selected Operating Data - Fourth Quarter
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
Revenue (in millions):
U.S. Domestic Package:
Next Day Air
$
1,905
$
1,834
$
71
3.9
%
Deferred
1,429
1,301
128
9.8
%
Ground
8,501
7,778
723
9.3
%
Total U.S. Domestic Package
11,835
10,913
922
8.4
%
International Package:
Domestic
739
637
102
16.0 %
Export
2,869
2,561
308
12.0 %
Cargo and Other
145
137
8
5.8
%
Total International Package
3,753
3,335
418
12.5 %
Supply Chain & Freight:
Forwarding and Logistics
2,272
1,813
459
25.3 %
Freight
758
686
72
10.5 %
Other
211
184
27
14.7 %
Total Supply Chain & Freight
3,241
2,683
558
20.8 %
Consolidated
$
18,829
$
16,931
$
1,898
11.2 %
Consolidated volume (in millions)
1,515
1,433
82
5.7
%
Operating weekdays
63
63
-
0.0
%
Average Daily Package Volume (in thousands):
U.S. Domestic Package:
Next Day Air
1,660
1,582
78
4.9
%
Deferred
1,868
1,827
41
2.2
%
Ground
17,069
16,142
927
5.7
%
Total U.S. Domestic Package
20,597
19,551
1,046
5.4
%
International Package:
Domestic
1,859
1,815
44
2.4
%
Export
1,598
1,378
220
16.0 %
Total International Package
3,457
3,193
264
8.3
%
Consolidated
24,054
22,744
1,310
5.8
%
Average Revenue Per Piece:
U.S. Domestic Package:
Next Day Air
$
18.22
$
18.40
$
(0.18 )
-1.0 %
Deferred
12.14
11.30
0.84
7.4
%
Ground
7.91
7.65
0.26
3.4
%
Total U.S. Domestic Package
9.12
8.86
0.26
2.9
%
International Package:
Domestic
6.31
5.57
0.74
13.3 %
Export
28.50
29.50
(1.00 )
-3.4 %
Total International Package
16.57
15.90
0.67
4.2
%
Consolidated
$
10.19
$
9.85
$
0.34
3.5
%
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Supplemental Analysis of Currency and UPS Freight
Currency Neutral Revenue Per Piece
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Currency
December 31
Neutral
2017
2016
% Change
Currency
2017*
% Change
Average Revenue Per Piece:
International Package:
Domestic
$
6.31
$
5.57
13.3
%
$
(0.45
)
$
5.86
5.2
%
Export
28.50
29.50
-3.4
%
0.28
28.78
-2.4
%
Total International Package
$
16.57
$
15.90
4.2
%
$
(0.12
)
$
16.45
3.5
%
Consolidated
$
10.19
$
9.85
3.5
%
$
(0.02
)
$
10.17
3.2
%
* Amounts adjusted for period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
Currency Neutral Revenue
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Currency
December 31
Neutral
2017
2016
% Change
Currency
2017*
% Change
Revenue (in millions):
U.S. Domestic Package
$
11,835
$
10,913
8.4
%
$
-
$
11,835
8.4
%
International Package
3,753
3,335
12.5
%
(27
)
3,726
11.7
%
Supply Chain & Freight
3,241
2,683
20.8
%
(25
)
3,216
19.9
%
Total revenue
$
18,829
$
16,931
11.2
%
$
(52
)
$
18,777
10.9
%
* Amounts adjusted for period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
As-Adjusted Currency Neutral Operating Profit
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
As-Adjusted Currency
December 31
Neutral
2017*
2016*
% Change
Currency
2017**
% Change
As-Adjusted Operating profit (in millions):
U.S. Domestic Package
$
1,264
$
1,338
-5.5
%
$
-
$
1,264
-5.5
%
International Package
760
706
7.6
%
80
840
19.0
%
Supply Chain & Freight
270
179
50.8
%
1
271
51.4
%
Total operating profit
$
2,294
$
2,223
3.2
%
$
81
$
2,375
6.8
%
* Amounts adjusted for Defined Benefit Plans MTM charges
** Amounts adjusted for Defined Benefit Plans MTM charges and period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
UPS Freight Selected Operating Data - Fourth Quarter
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
LTL revenue (in millions)
$
653
$
604
$
49
8.1
%
LTL revenue per LTL hundredweight
$
24.63
$
23.42
$
1.21
5.2
%
LTL shipments (in thousands)
2,464
2,447
17
0.7
%
LTL shipments per day (in thousands)
40.4
40.1
0.3
0.7
%
LTL gross weight hauled (in millions of pounds)
2,651
2,578
73
2.8
%
LTL weight per shipment (in pounds)
1,076
1,054
22
2.1
%
Operating weekdays
61
61
-
0.0
%
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Detail of Other Operating Expenses - Fourth Quarter
(unaudited)
(in millions)
Three Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
Repairs and maintenance
$
420
$
388
$
32
8.2
%
Depreciation and amortization
594
563
31
5.5
%
Purchased transportation
3,528
2,823
705
25.0 %
Fuel
817
638
179
28.1 %
Other occupancy
310
275
35
12.7 %
Other expenses
1,535
1,350
185
13.7 %
Total other operating expenses
$
7,204
$
6,037
$
1,167
19.3 %
Earnings Per Share and Share Data - Fourth Quarter
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
(amounts in millions, except per share data)
December 31
2017
2016
Numerator:
Net income (loss)
$
1,104
$
(239
)
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares
861
870
Deferred compensation obligations
1
1
Vested portion of restricted units
5
5
Denominator for basic earnings (loss) per share
867
876
Effect of dilutive securities:
Restricted units
4
-
Stock options
1
-
Denominator for diluted earnings (loss) per share
872
876
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
1.27
$
(0.27 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
1.27
$
(0.27 )
Detail of shares outstanding as of December 31, 2017:
Class A shares
172
Class B shares
687
Total shares outstanding
859
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Selected Financial Data - Year to Date
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
(amounts in millions, except per share data)
Statement of Income Data:
Revenue:
U.S. Domestic Package
$
40,764
$
38,301
$
2,463
6.4
%
International Package
13,338
12,350
988
8.0
%
Supply Chain & Freight
11,770
10,255
1,515
14.8 %
Total revenue
65,872
60,906
4,966
8.2
%
Operating expenses:
Compensation and benefits
34,588
34,770
(182
)
-0.5 %
Other
23,755
20,669
3,086
14.9 %
Total operating expenses
58,343
55,439
2,904
5.2
%
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package
4,280
3,017
1,263
41.9 %
International Package
2,464
2,044
420
20.5 %
Supply Chain & Freight
785
406
379
93.3 %
Total operating profit
7,529
5,467
2,062
37.7 %
Other income (expense):
Investment income and other
72
50
22
44.0 %
Interest expense
(453
)
(381
)
(72
)
18.9 %
Total other income (expense)
(381
)
(331
)
(50
)
15.1 %
Income before income taxes
7,148
5,136
2,012
39.2 %
Income tax expense
2,238
1,705
533
31.3 %
Net income
$
4,910
$
3,431
$
1,479
43.1 %
Net income as a percentage of revenue
7.5
%
5.6
%
Per share amounts:
Basic earnings per share
$
5.64
$
3.89
$
1.75
45.0 %
Diluted earnings per share
$
5.61
$
3.87
$
1.74
45.0 %
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic
871
883
(12
)
-1.4 %
Diluted
875
887
(12
)
-1.4 %
As adjusted income data:
Operating profit:
U.S. Domestic Package (1)
$
4,917
$
4,925
$
(8
)
-0.2 %
International Package (1)
2,499
2,469
30
1.2
%
Supply Chain & Freight (1)
913
724
189
26.1 %
Total operating profit (1)
8,329
8,118
211
2.6
%
Income before income taxes (1)
$
7,948
$
7,787
$
161
2.1
%
Net income (2)
$
5,259
$
5,104
$
155
3.0
%
Basic earnings per share (2)
$
6.04
$
5.78
$
0.26
4.5
%
Diluted earnings per share (2)
$
6.01
$
5.75
$
0.26
4.5
%

(1) 2017 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of an increase in pension expense due to a mark-to-market loss recognized outside of a 10% corridor of $800 million, allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($637 million), International Package segment ($35 million), and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($128 million).

2016 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of an increase in pension expense due to a mark-to-market loss recognized outside of a 10% corridor of $2.651 billion, allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($1.908 billion), International Package segment ($425 million), and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($318 million).

(2) 2017 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $607 million. 2017 net income also excludes income tax benefits of $258 million attributable to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

2016 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $1.673 billion.

United Parcel Service, Inc.
Selected Operating Data - Year to Date
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
Revenue (in millions):
U.S. Domestic Package:
Next Day Air
$
7,088
$
6,752
$
336
5.0
%
Deferred
4,421
4,082
339
8.3
%
Ground
29,255
27,467
1,788
6.5
%
Total U.S. Domestic Package
40,764
38,301
2,463
6.4
%
International Package:
Domestic
2,645
2,441
204
8.4
%
Export
10,167
9,374
793
8.5
%
Cargo and Other
526
535
(9
)
-1.7 %
Total International Package
13,338
12,350
988
8.0
%
Supply Chain & Freight:
Forwarding and Logistics
7,981
6,793
1,188
17.5 %
Freight
2,998
2,736
262
9.6
%
Other
791
726
65
9.0
%
Total Supply Chain & Freight
11,770
10,255
1,515
14.8 %
Consolidated
$
65,872
$
60,906
$
4,966
8.2
%
Consolidated volume (in millions)
5,087
4,868
219
4.5
%
Operating weekdays
254
255
(1
)
-0.4 %
Average Daily Package Volume (in thousands):
U.S. Domestic Package:
Next Day Air
1,460
1,379
81
5.9
%
Deferred
1,400
1,351
49
3.6
%
Ground
14,061
13,515
546
4.0
%
Total U.S. Domestic Package
16,921
16,245
676
4.2
%
International Package:
Domestic
1,714
1,635
79
4.8
%
Export
1,395
1,210
185
15.3 %
Total International Package
3,109
2,845
264
9.3
%
Consolidated
20,030
19,090
940
4.9
%
Average Revenue Per Piece:
U.S. Domestic Package:
Next Day Air
$
19.11
$
19.20
$
(0.09 )
-0.5 %
Deferred
12.43
11.85
0.58
4.9
%
Ground
8.19
7.97
0.22
2.8
%
Total U.S. Domestic Package
9.48
9.25
0.23
2.5
%
International Package:
Domestic
6.08
5.85
0.23
3.9
%
Export
28.69
30.38
(1.69 )
-5.6 %
Total International Package
16.22
16.29
(0.07 )
-0.4 %
Consolidated
$
10.53
$
10.30
$
0.23
2.2
%
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Supplemental Analysis of Currency and UPS Freight
Currency Neutral Revenue Per Piece
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
Currency
December 31
Neutral
2017
2016
% Change
Currency
2017*
% Change
Average Revenue Per Piece:
International Package:
Domestic
$
6.08
$
5.85
3.9
%
$
(0.03
)
$
6.05
3.4
%
Export
28.69
30.38
-5.6
%
0.95
29.64
-2.4
%
Total International Package
$
16.22
$
16.29
-0.4
%
$
0.41
$
16.63
2.1
%
Consolidated
$
10.53
$
10.30
2.2
%
$
0.06
$
10.59
2.8
%
* Amounts adjusted for period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
Currency Neutral Revenue
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
Currency
December 31
Neutral
2017
2016
% Change
Currency
2017*
% Change
Revenue (in millions):
U.S. Domestic Package
$
40,764
$
38,301
6.4
%
$
-
$
40,764
6.4
%
International Package
13,338
12,350
8.0
%
325
13,663
10.6
%
Supply Chain & Freight
11,770
10,255
14.8
%
(10
)
11,760
14.7
%
Total revenue
$
65,872
$
60,906
8.2
%
$
315
$
66,187
8.7
%
* Amounts adjusted for period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
As-Adjusted Currency Neutral Operating Profit
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
As-Adjusted Currency
December 31
Neutral
2017*
2016*
% Change
Currency
2017**
% Change
As-Adjusted Operating profit (in millions):
U.S. Domestic Package
$
4,917
$
4,925
-0.2
%
$
-
$
4,917
-0.2
%
International Package
2,499
2,469
1.2
%
375
2,874
16.4
%
Supply Chain & Freight
913
724
26.1
%
2
915
26.4
%
Total operating profit
$
8,329
$
8,118
2.6
%
$
377
$
8,706
7.2
%
* Amounts adjusted for Defined Benefit Plans MTM charges
** Amounts adjusted for Defined Benefit Plans MTM charges and period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
UPS Freight Selected Operating Data - Year to Date
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
LTL revenue (in millions)
$
2,596
$
2,384
$
212
8.9
%
LTL revenue per LTL hundredweight
$
24.08
$
23.44
$
0.64
2.7
%
LTL shipments (in thousands)
10,203
9,954
249
2.5
%
LTL shipments per day (in thousands)
40.5
39.3
1.2
3.1
%
LTL gross weight hauled (in millions of pounds)
10,782
10,167
615
6.0
%
LTL weight per shipment (in pounds)
1,057
1,021
36
3.5
%
Operating weekdays
252
253
(1
)
-0.4
%
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Detail of Other Operating Expenses - Year to Date
(unaudited)
(in millions)
Twelve Months Ended
December 31
2017
2016
Change
% Change
Repairs and Maintenance
$
1,600
$
1,538
$
62
4.0
%
Depreciation and Amortization
2,282
2,224
58
2.6
%
Purchased Transportation
10,989
9,129
1,860
20.4 %
Fuel
2,690
2,118
572
27.0 %
Other Occupancy
1,155
1,037
118
11.4 %
Other Expenses
5,039
4,623
416
9.0
%
Total Other Operating Expenses
$
23,755
$
20,669
$
3,086
14.9 %
Earnings Per Share and Share Data - Year to Date
(unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
(amounts in millions, except per share data)
December 31
2017
2016
Numerator:
Net income
$
4,910
$
3,431
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares
865
878
Deferred compensation obligations
1
1
Vested portion of restricted units
5
4
Denominator for basic earnings per share
871
883
Effect of dilutive securities:
Restricted units
3
3
Stock options
1
1
Denominator for diluted earnings per share
875
887
Basic earnings per share
$
5.64
$
3.89
Diluted earnings per share
$
5.61
$
3.87
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets - December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016
(unaudited)
(amounts in millions)
December 31,
December 31,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and marketable securities
$
4,069
$
4,567
Other current assets
11,479
9,282
Total Current Assets
15,548
13,849
Property, Plant and Equipment
48,726
43,674
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
26,608
24,874
22,118
18,800
Other Assets
7,737
7,728
$
45,403
$
40,377
LIABILITIES AND SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities
$
12,708
$
11,730
Long-Term Debt
20,278
12,394
Pension and Postretirement Benefit Obligations
7,061
12,694
Deferred Taxes, Credits and Other Liabilities
4,326
3,130
Shareowners’ Equity
1,030
429
$
45,403
$
40,377
Amounts are subject to reclassification.
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Selected Cash Flow Data
(unaudited)
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents
Preliminary
Year-to-Date
(amounts in millions)
December 31
Cash flows from operating activities
$
1,479
Cash flows used in investing activities
(4,975 )
Cash flows from financing activities
3,287
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
53
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
$
(156
)
Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP)
Preliminary
Year-to-Date
(amounts in millions)
December 31
Cash flows from operating activities
$
1,479
Capital expenditures
(5,227 )
Proceeds from disposals of PP&E
24
Net change in finance receivables
5
Other investing activities
1
Free cash flow (non-GAAP)
$
(3,718 )
Discretionary pension contributions
7,291
Free cash flow, excluding discretionary pension contributions (non-GAAP) $
3,573
Amounts are subject to reclassification.
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Aircraft Fleet - As of December 31, 2017
(unaudited)
Owned and
Leases & Charters
Description
Capital Leases from Others
On Order Under Option
Operating:
Boeing 757-200
75
-
-
-
Boeing 767-300
59
-
-
-
Boeing 767-300BCF 2
-
1
-
Airbus A300-600
52
-
-
-
Boeing MD-11
37
-
-
-
Boeing 747-400F
11
-
-
-
Boeing 747-400BCF 2
-
-
-
Boeing 747-8F
3
-
11
14
Other
-
340
-
-
Total
241
340
12
14
Contacts:
Steve Gaut, Public Relations
404-828-8787
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