UPS
$111.29
United Parcel Service
$1.20
1.09%
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM
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Summary

United Parcel Service Misses

United Parcel Service (UPS) reported 3rd Quarter September 2018 earnings of $1.82 per share on revenue of $17.4 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.82 per share on revenue of $17.4 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.83 per share. Revenue grew 9.2% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it continues to expect 2018 earnings of $7.03 to $7.37 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $7.25 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
$1.82
Earnings Whisper
$1.83
Consensus Estimate
$1.82
Reported Revenue
$17.44 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$17.40 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

UPS 3Q18 Earnings per Share Up More Than 20%

  • 3Q18 EPS of $1.73, up More Than 20%; Adjusted EPS up 26% to $1.82
  • U.S. Domestic Revenue up 8.1% on Growth and Accelerating Yields
  • International Currency-Neutral Revenue Grew 5%, with Gains in all Regions
  • International Year-Over-Year Comparisons Affected by Headwinds from Currency and Fuel
  • Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 24%; Adjusted Operating Profit Jumps 33%
  • YTD Cash from Operations was $9.4B and Free Cash Flow was up to $4.9B
  • Raising Free Cash Flow Guidance to Over $5B and Reaffirming Adjusted EPS

ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced third-quarter diluted earnings per share of $1.73, up more than 20%, and adjusted, diluted earnings per share of $1.82, up 26%.  

Third-quarter adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $97 million, or $0.09 per share after tax, due to transformation-related costs.  These projects are a part of the company’s transformation initiatives that will create efficiencies across the enterprise.  Transformation will also produce higher-quality revenue growth.

Consolidated Results3Q 2018Adjusted
3Q 2018
3Q 2017
Revenue$17,444 M $16,173 M
Net Income$1,508 M$1,581 M$1,259 M
Diluted Earnings Per Share$1.73 $1.82  $1.44
EPS Growth 20.1% 26.4% 

“Our business strategies position UPS to improve operating leverage and many of our actions are already contributing to performance gains,” said UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney.  “We generated another quarter of industry-leading margins and strong free cash flow and we are confident in the outlook for the business.”

For the company in 3Q 2018:

  • Consolidated revenue increased 7.9% and currency-neutral revenue was 8.4% higher.
  • Average revenue yield increased 4.0%, with base-pricing gains in all product categories.
  • Year-to-date cash from operations expanded to $9.4 billion
  • Free cash flow increased to $4.9 billion through the first nine months of the year.
  • Year-to-date dividends per share increased by 10%, producing an annual dividend yield in excess of 3%.
  • The company repurchased 6.6 million shares year-to-date for approximately $750 million.
  • Capital investments and associated efficiencies were as expected in the quarter with year-to-date expenditures at $4.5 billion.
  • Third quarter results benefited from several discrete items, including tax that helped to offset unplanned International headwinds from currency and fuel.

U.S. Domestic Segment

The U.S. Domestic segment experienced strong revenue growth of 8.1% to $10.4 billion, driven by high demand for the company’s solutions and robust yield expansion compared to 3Q 2017.  The segment also generated sequential yield improvements driven in part by a more disciplined approach to capture high-quality growth opportunities.

 

3Q 2018
Adjusted
3Q 2018


3Q 2017
Revenue$10,437 M $9,651 M
Operating profit$949 M$988 M$1,011 M

For the U.S. Domestic segment in 3Q 2018:

  • Revenue, volume and revenue per piece increased across all products in the quarter.
  • Daily shipments increased 3.3%, led by Next Day Air and Ground products.
  • Ground revenue per piece increased by 5.1% over the prior year.   
  • Operating profit was reduced by planned increases in pension expense and the cost of ongoing network improvements. 
  • Adjusted operating profit excludes transformation charges of $39 million.

International Segment

International segment revenue increased in all regions compared to the same period last year, on both a reported and currency-neutral basis.  Export volume also increased across all regions and exports grew nearly 3% on top of 19% growth last year.  Year-over-year comparisons are affected by the strong 3Q 2017 growth UPS experienced in Europe. 

 

3Q 2018
Adjusted
3Q 2018


3Q 2017
Revenue$3,478 M $3,376 M
Operating profit$536 M$576 M$606 M

For the International segment in 3Q 2018:

  • Revenue increased 3%; on a currency-neutral basis, revenue increased 5%.
  • Europe export volume grew 4.2% on top of the 25% growth in 3Q 2017.
  • Yield increased 3.0% and currency-neutral yield jumped 5.1%, driven by revenue management actions and improved product mix.
  • Operating profit includes headwinds primarily from currency and fuel, as well as some economic softening related to changing trade policies.
  • Currency was a negative impact of $28 million, primarily from emerging markets.
  • Adjusted operating profit excludes transformation charges of $40 million.

Supply Chain and Freight Segment

“Supply Chain and Freight performance was outstanding this quarter, as the unit delivered double-digit growth in both revenue and adjusted operating profit,” Abney said.  “UPS will continue to leverage our vast forwarding, customs, and supply-chain solutions to help customers expand their existing businesses and reach new markets.”

 

3Q 2018
Adjusted
3Q 2018


3Q 2017
Revenue$3,529 M $3,146 M
Operating profit$242 M$260 M$195 M

For the Supply Chain and Freight segment in 3Q 2018:

  • Revenue increased more than 12% to $3.5 billion, as the business units benefited from strategies focused on small and medium-sized customers.
  • The Forwarding business led all units with 17% revenue growth, as revenue management initiatives and high-value solutions generated yield improvement.
  • UPS Freight revenue increased 11% on higher pricing and heavier shipments.
  • Third quarter operating margin was 6.8%; adjusted operating margin expanded 120 basis points to 7.4%.
  • Operating profit was up 24% to $242 million and adjusted operating profit increased 33% to $260 million.
  • Adjusted operating profit excludes transformation charges of $18 million.       

Outlook

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

“Improvements in revenue quality and our new, highly-automated capacity gives us confidence in a successful peak season for our customers and shareowners,” said Richard Peretz, UPS’s chief financial officer.

  • UPS expects 2018 adjusted, diluted earnings per share in a range of $7.03 to $7.37.
  • The company is raising free cash flow guidance to over $5.0 billion in 2018.
  • Capital expenditures in 2018 remain planned between $6.5 billion and $7.0 billion.
  • As previously guided, UPS expects 4Q18 adjusted EPS to increase about 15 percent, despite anticipated currency headwinds in emerging markets and one less operating day during peak season.
  • The effective tax rate should be in a range of 23% to 24% for the fourth quarter.

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

 

Conference Call Information
           
UPS CEO David Abney and CFO Richard Peretz will discuss third-quarter results with investors and analysts during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET, October 24, 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 (NYSE: 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.  UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world.  Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability.  Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.  The company can be found on the web at 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.

Transformation Strategy Costs

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 transformation strategy costs.  We believe this adjusted information provides important supplemental information that provides useful comparison of year-to-year financial performance without considering the short-term impact of transformation impacts. We evaluate the performance of our businesses on an adjusted basis.

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.
 

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Income Statement Data
(in millions, except EPS amounts):

Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
     Transformation  
   As-Reported
(GAAP)
 Strategy
Costs
 As-Adjusted
(non-GAAP)
Operating profit:       
  U.S. Domestic Package  $  949 $  39 $  988
  International Package     536    40    576
  Supply Chain & Freight     242    18    260
  Total operating profit  $  1,727 $  97 $  1,824
        
Income before income taxes  $  1,889 $  97 $  1,986
        
Income tax expense  $  381    24 $  405
        
Net income  $  1,508 $  73 $  1,581
        
Diluted earnings per share  $  1.73 $  0.09 $  1.82

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
 

 

 
   As-Reported
(GAAP)
 Transformation
Strategy
Costs
 As-Adjusted
(non-GAAP)
Operating profit:        
  U.S. Domestic Package   $  2,644 $  235 $  2,879
  International Package      1,748    76    1,824
  Supply Chain & Freight      628    49    677
  Total operating profit   $  5,020 $  360 $  5,380
         
Income before income taxes   $  5,476 $  360 $  5,836
         
Income tax expense   $  1,138 $  87 $  1,225
         
Net income   $  4,338 $  273 $  4,611
         
Diluted earnings per share   $  4.99 $  0.31 $  5.30

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 September 30
             
          2018  
  2018 As- 2017 As-     Currency
Neutral
 % Change
  Reported
(GAAP)
 Reported
(GAAP)
 % Change
 (GAAP)


 
Currency
Impact
 (non-
GAAP)
 (non-
GAAP)
Average Revenue Per Piece:            
International Package:            
  Domestic $  6.47 $  6.26 3.4% $  0.15 $  6.62 5.8%
  Export    29.32    29.09 0.8%    0.55    29.87 2.7%
  Total International Package $  17.06 $  16.56 3.0% $  0.34 $  17.40 5.1%
             
             
Consolidated $  11.20 $  10.77 4.0% $  0.06 $  11.26 4.5%
             
Revenue:            
  U.S. Domestic Package $  10,437 $  9,651 8.1% $  -  $  10,437 8.1%
  International Package    3,478    3,376 3.0%    67    3,545 5.0%
  Supply Chain & Freight    3,529    3,146 12.2%    17    3,546 12.7%
  Total revenue $  17,444 $  16,173 7.9% $  84 $  17,528 8.4%
             
             
             
          2018 As-
Adjusted
  
  2018 As-
Adjusted
 2017 As-
Adjusted
 % Change   Currency
Neutral
 % Change
   (non-
GAAP)
  (non-
GAAP)
 (non-
GAAP)
 Currency
Impact
 (non-
GAAP)
 (non-
GAAP)
As-Adjusted Operating Profit:            
  U.S. Domestic Package $  988 $  1,011 -2.3% $  -  $  988 -2.3%
  International Package    576    606 -5.0%    28    604 -0.3%
  Supply Chain & Freight    260    195 33.3%    4    264 35.4%
  Total operating profit $  1,824 $  1,812 0.7% $  32 $  1,856 2.4%
 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Revenue, Revenue Per Piece and
As-Adjusted Currency Neutral Operating Profit
(in millions, except per piece amounts):

Nine Months Ended September 30
              
           2018 Currency   
   2018 As- 2017 As-     Neutral % Change
   Reported
(GAAP)
 Reported
(GAAP)
 % Change
(GAAP)
 Currency
Impact
 (non-
GAAP)
 (non-
GAAP)
 Average Revenue Per Piece:            
 International Package:            
   Domestic $  6.60 $  5.99 10.2% $  (0.34) $  6.26 4.5%
   Export    29.43    28.79 2.2%    (0.46)    28.97 0.6%
   Total International Package $  17.18 $  16.11 6.6% $  (0.39) $  16.79 4.2%
              
              
 Consolidated $  11.14 $  10.68 4.3% $  (0.06) $  11.08 3.7%
              
 Revenue:            
   U.S. Domestic Package $  31,018 $  28,928 7.2% $  -   $  31,018 7.2%
   International Package    10,613    9,621 10.3%    (239)    10,374 7.8%
   Supply Chain & Freight    10,382    9,061 14.6%    (63)    10,319 13.9%
   Total revenue $  52,013 $  47,610 9.2% $  (302) $  51,711 8.6%
              
           2018 As-  
           Adjusted  
   2018 As- 2017 As-     Currency  
   Adjusted Adjusted % Change   Neutral % Change
    (non-
GAAP)
  (non-
GAAP)
 (non-
GAAP)
 Currency
Impact
 (non-
GAAP)
 (non-
GAAP)
 As-Adjusted Operating Profit:            
   U.S. Domestic Package $  2,879 $  3,216 -10.5% $  -   $  2,879 -10.5%
   International Package    1,824    1,694 7.7%    (16)    1,808 6.7%
   Supply Chain & Freight    677    556 21.8%    5     682 22.7%
   Total operating profit $  5,380 $  5,466 -1.6% $  (11) $  5,369 -1.8%
              

Reconciliation of non-GAAP Liquidity Measures
(in millions):

Nine Months Ended September 30
     
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
     
   Preliminary
   2018
Cash flows from operating activities  $  9,422 
Cash flows used in investing activities     (4,499)
Cash flows used in financing activities     (4,260)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     (57)
    Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  $  606 
     
     
Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP)
     
   Preliminary
   2018
Cash flows from operating activities (GAAP)  $  9,422 
Capital expenditures      (4,490)
Proceeds from disposals of PP&E      45 
Net change in finance receivables      (7)
Other investing activities      (23)
    Free cash flow (non-GAAP)  $   4,947 
 


        
 Three Months Ended  
 September 30 
  2018   2017  Change % Change
(amounts in millions, except per share data)       
Statement of Income Data:       
Revenue:       
  U.S. Domestic Package$  10,437  $  9,651  $  786  8.1%
  International Package   3,478     3,376     102  3.0%
  Supply Chain & Freight   3,529     3,146     383  12.2%
  Total revenue   17,444     16,173     1,271  7.9%
        
Operating expenses:       
  Compensation and benefits   9,015     8,437     578  6.9%
  Other   6,702     5,924     778  13.1%
  Total operating expenses   15,717     14,361     1,356  9.4%
        
Operating profit:       
  U.S. Domestic Package   949     1,011     (62) -6.1%
  International Package   536     606     (70) -11.6%
  Supply Chain & Freight   242     195     47  24.1%
  Total operating profit    1,727     1,812     (85) -4.7%
        
Other income (expense):       
  Other pension income (expense)   284     216     68  31.5%
  Investment income and other   33     20     13  65.0%
  Interest expense   (155)    (111)    (44) 39.6%
  Total other income (expense)   162     125     37  29.6%
        
Income before income taxes   1,889     1,937     (48) -2.5%
        
Income tax expense   381     678     (297) -43.8%
        
Net income$  1,508  $  1,259  $  249  19.8%
        
Net income as a percentage of revenue 8.6%  7.8%    
        
Per share amounts:       
  Basic earnings per share$  1.74  $  1.45  $  0.29  20.0%
  Diluted earnings per share$  1.73  $  1.44  $  0.29  20.1%
        
Weighted-average shares outstanding:       
  Basic    865     869     (4) -0.5%
  Diluted    870     874     (4) -0.5%
        
As adjusted income data:       
Operating profit:       
  U.S. Domestic Package (1)$  988  $  1,011  $  (23) -2.3%
  International Package (1)   576     606     (30) -5.0%
  Supply Chain & Freight (1)   260     195     65  33.3%
      Total operating profit (1)   1,824     1,812     12  0.7%
        
Income before income taxes (1)$  1,986  $  1,937  $  49  2.5%
Net income (2)$  1,581  $  1,259  $  322  25.6%
        
Basic earnings per share (2)$  1.83  $  1.45  $  0.38  26.2%
Diluted earnings per share (2)$  1.82  $  1.44  $  0.38  26.4%

(1) Third quarter 2018 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of $97 million of transformation strategy costs. These costs are allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($39 million), International Package segment ($40 million) and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($18 million).

(2) Third quarter 2018 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $73 million.

        
 Three Months Ended    
 September 30 
  2018  2017 Change % Change
        
Revenue (in millions):       
U.S. Domestic Package:       
  Next Day Air $  1,896 $  1,769 $  127  7.2%
  Deferred   1,066    1,001    65  6.5%
  Ground   7,475    6,881    594  8.6%
      Total U.S. Domestic Package   10,437    9,651    786  8.1%
International Package:       
  Domestic   678    673    5  0.7%
  Export   2,654    2,568    86  3.3%
  Cargo and Other   146    135    11  8.1%
     Total International Package   3,478    3,376    102  3.0%
Supply Chain & Freight:       
  Forwarding   1,672    1,434    238  16.6%
  Logistics   790    736    54  7.3%
  Freight   867    778    89  11.4%
  Other   200    198    2  1.0%
     Total Supply Chain & Freight   3,529    3,146    383  12.2%
Consolidated$  17,444 $  16,173 $  1,271  7.9%
        
Consolidated volume (in millions)   1,229    1,197    32  2.7%
        
Operating weekdays   63    63    -   0.0%
        
Average Daily Package Volume (in thousands):      
U.S. Domestic Package:       
  Next Day Air    1,526    1,471    55  3.7%
  Deferred   1,256    1,240    16  1.3%
  Ground   13,624    13,178    446  3.4%
    Total U.S. Domestic Package   16,406    15,889    517  3.3%
International Package:       
  Domestic   1,663    1,706    (43) -2.5%
  Export   1,437    1,401    36  2.6%
     Total International Package   3,100    3,107    (7) -0.2%
Consolidated   19,506    18,996    510  2.7%
        
Average Revenue Per Piece:       
U.S. Domestic Package:       
  Next Day Air $  19.72 $  19.09 $  0.63  3.3%
  Deferred   13.47    12.81    0.66  5.2%
  Ground   8.71    8.29    0.42  5.1%
    Total U.S. Domestic Package   10.10    9.64    0.46  4.8%
International Package:       
  Domestic   6.47    6.26    0.21  3.4%
  Export   29.32    29.09    0.23  0.8%
     Total International Package   17.06    16.56    0.50  3.0%
Consolidated$  11.20 $  10.77 $  0.43  4.0%
        


            
Currency Neutral Revenue Per Piece
(unaudited)
            
 Three Months Ended     Currency Neutral  
 September 30       
  2018  2017 % Change Currency 2018* % Change
            
Average Revenue Per Piece:           
International Package:           
  Domestic$  6.47 $  6.26  3.4% $  0.15  $  6.62 5.8%
  Export   29.32    29.09  0.8%    0.55     29.87 2.7%
     Total International Package$  17.06 $  16.56  3.0% $  0.34  $  17.40 5.1%
            
            
Consolidated$  11.20 $  10.77  4.0% $  0.06  $  11.26 4.5%
            
* Amounts adjusted for period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences    
            
Currency Neutral Revenue
(unaudited)
            
 Three Months Ended     Currency Neutral  
 September 30       
  2018  2017 % Change Currency 2018* % Change
Revenue (in millions):           
  U.S. Domestic Package$  10,437 $  9,651  8.1% $  -   $ 10,437 8.1%
  International Package   3,478    3,376  3.0%    67     3,545 5.0%
  Supply Chain & Freight   3,529    3,146  12.2%    17     3,546 12.7%
  Total revenue$  17,444 $ 16,173  7.9% $  84  $ 17,528 8.4%
            
* Amounts adjusted for period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences 
            
Currency Neutral Operating Profit
(unaudited)
            
 Three Months Ended     Currency Neutral  
 September 30       
 2018*  2017 % Change Currency 2018** % Change
As-Adjusted Operating profit (in millions):          
  U.S. Domestic Package$  988 $  1,011  -2.3% $  -   $  988 -2.3%
  International Package   576    606  -5.0%    28     604 -0.3%
  Supply Chain & Freight   260    195  33.3%    4     264 35.4%
  Total operating profit$  1,824 $  1,812  0.7% $  32  $  1,856 2.4%
            
* Amounts adjusted for Transformation strategy costs 
** Amounts adjusted for Transformation strategy costs and period over period foreign currency exchange rate and hedging differences
            
UPS Freight Selected Operating Data - Third Quarter 
(unaudited)
            
 Three Months Ended        
 September 30      
  2018  2017 Change % Change    
LTL revenue (in millions)$  735 $  673 $  62   9.2%    
LTL revenue per LTL hundredweight$  25.70 $  24.46 $  1.24   5.1%    
            
LTL shipments (in thousands)   2,603    2,590    13   0.5%    
LTL shipments per day (in thousands)   41.3    41.1    0.2   0.5%    
            
LTL gross weight hauled (in millions of pounds)   2,860    2,751    109   4.0%    
LTL weight per shipment (in pounds)   1,098    1,062    36   3.4%    
            
Operating weekdays 63  63    -    0.0%    
            


        
Detail of Other Operating Expenses - Third Quarter
(unaudited)
        
        
(in millions)Three Months Ended   
 September 30  
  2018  2017 Change % Change
Repairs and maintenance$  437 $  399 $  38  9.5%
Depreciation and amortization   524    572    (48) -8.4%
Purchased transportation   3,216    2,832    384  13.6%
Fuel   867    636    231  36.3%
Other occupancy   321    282    39  13.8%
Other expenses   1,337    1,203    134  11.1%
Total other operating expenses$  6,702 $  5,924 $  778  13.1%
        
        
        
Detail of Other Pension Income (Expense) - Third Quarter
(unaudited)
        
        
(in millions)Three Months Ended   
 September 30  
  2018  2017 Change % Change
U.S. Domestic Package$  227 $  165 $  62  37.6%
International Package   20    20    -   0.0%
Supply Chain & Freight   37    31    6  19.4%
Total other pension income (expense)$  284 $  216 $  68  31.5%
        
        
        
Earnings Per Share and Share Data - Third Quarter 
(unaudited)
        
        
   Three Months Ended  
(amounts in millions, except per share data)  September 30  
    2018  2017   
        
Numerator:       
  Net income   $  1,508 $  1,259   
        
Denominator:       
  Weighted-average shares     860    864   
  Deferred compensation obligations     1    1   
  Vested portion of restricted units     4    4   
Denominator for basic earnings per share     865    869   
        
Effect of dilutive securities:       
  Restricted units     5    4   
  Stock options      -     1   
Denominator for diluted earnings per share     870    874   
        
Basic earnings per share  $  1.74 $  1.45   
        
Diluted earnings per share  $  1.73 $  1.44   
        
        
        
Detail of shares outstanding as of September 30, 2018:      
        
Class A shares     164    
Class B shares     695    
  Total shares outstanding     859    
        


        
 Nine Months Ended  
 September 30 
  2018   2017  Change % Change
(amounts in millions, except per share data)       
Statement of Income Data:       
Revenue:       
  U.S. Domestic Package$  31,018  $  28,928  $  2,090  7.2%
  International Package   10,613     9,621     992  10.3%
  Supply Chain & Freight   10,382     9,061     1,321  14.6%
  Total revenue   52,013     47,610     4,403  9.2%
        
Operating expenses:       
  Compensation and benefits   27,084     25,032     2,052  8.2%
  Other   19,909     17,112     2,797  16.3%
  Total operating expenses   46,993     42,144     4,849  11.5%
        
Operating profit:       
  U.S. Domestic Package   2,644     3,216     (572) -17.8%
  International Package   1,748     1,694     54  3.2%
  Supply Chain & Freight   628     556     72  12.9%
  Total operating profit   5,020     5,466     (446) -8.2%
        
Other income (expense):       
  Other pension income (expense)   853     575     278  48.3%
  Investment income and other   60     49     11  22.4%
  Interest expense   (457)    (324)    (133) 41.0%
  Total other income (expense)   456     300     156  52.0%
        
Income before income taxes   5,476     5,766     (290) -5.0%
        
Income tax expense    1,138     1,957     (819) -41.8%
        
Net income$  4,338  $  3,809  $  529  13.9%
        
Net income as a percentage of revenue 8.3%  8.0%    
        
Per share amounts:       
  Basic earnings per share$  5.01  $  4.37  $  0.64  14.6%
  Diluted earnings per share$  4.99  $  4.35  $  0.64  14.7%
        
Weighted-average shares outstanding:       
  Basic    866     872     (6) -0.7%
  Diluted    870     876     (6) -0.7%
        
As adjusted income data:       
Operating profit:       
  U.S. Domestic Package (1)$  2,879  $  3,216  $  (337) -10.5%
  International Package (1)   1,824     1,694     130  7.7%
  Supply Chain & Freight    677     556     121  21.8%
    Total operating profit (1)   5,380     5,466     (86) -1.6%
        
Income before income taxes (1)$  5,836  $  5,766  $  70  1.2%
Net income (2)$  4,611  $  3,809  $  802  21.1%
        
Basic earnings per share (2)$  5.33  $  4.37  $  0.96  22.0%
Diluted earnings per share (2)$  5.30  $  4.35  $  0.95  21.8%

(1) Third quarter 2018 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of $97 million of transformation strategy costs. These costs are allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($39 million), International Package segment ($40 million) and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($18 million).
 
Second quarter 2018 operating profit and consolidated income before income taxes exclude the impact of $263 million of transformation strategy costs, which includes voluntary retirement plan transformation strategy costs of $192 million, and other costs of $71 million.  These costs are allocated between the U.S. Domestic Package segment ($196 million), International Package segment ($36 million) and Supply Chain & Freight segment ($31 million).             

(2) Third quarter 2018 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $73 million.

Second quarter 2018 net income and earnings per share amounts exclude the after-tax impact of the adjustments described in (1), which decreased net income by $200 million.

        
 Nine Months Ended    
 September 30 
  2018  2017 Change % Change
        
Revenue (in millions):       
U.S. Domestic Package:       
  Next Day Air $  5,510 $  5,186 $  324  6.2%
  Deferred   3,215    2,991    224  7.5%
  Ground   22,293    20,751    1,542  7.4%
      Total U.S. Domestic Package   31,018    28,928    2,090  7.2%
International Package:       
  Domestic   2,094    1,909    185  9.7%
  Export   8,073    7,331    742  10.1%
  Cargo and Other   446    381    65  17.1%
    Total International Package   10,613    9,621    992  10.3%
Supply Chain & Freight:       
  Forwarding   4,936    4,047    889  22.0%
  Logistics   2,356    2,194    162  7.4%
  Freight   2,497    2,240    257  11.5%
  Other   593    580    13  2.2%
    Total Supply Chain & Freight   10,382    9,061    1,321  14.6%
Consolidated $  52,013  $  47,610  $  4,403  9.2%
        
Consolidated volume (in millions)   3,696    3,573    123  3.4%
        
Operating weekdays   191    191    -   0.0%
        
Average Daily Package Volume (in thousands):      
U.S. Domestic Package:       
  Next Day Air    1,462    1,394    68  4.9%
  Deferred   1,260    1,245    15  1.2%
  Ground   13,529    13,065    464  3.6%
    Total U.S. Domestic Package   16,251    15,704    547  3.5%
International Package:       
  Domestic   1,662    1,669    (7) -0.4%
  Export   1,436    1,333    103  7.7%
    Total International Package   3,098    3,002    96  3.2%
Consolidated   19,349    18,706    643  3.4%
        
Average Revenue Per Piece:       
U.S. Domestic Package:       
  Next Day Air $  19.73 $  19.48 $  0.25  1.3%
  Deferred   13.36    12.58    0.78  6.2%
  Ground   8.63    8.32    0.31  3.7%
    Total U.S. Domestic Package   9.99    9.64    0.35  3.6%
International Package:       
  Domestic   6.60    5.99    0.61  10.2%
  Export   29.43    28.79    0.64  2.2%
    Total International Package   17.18    16.11    1.07  6.6%
Consolidated$  11.14 $  10.68 $  0.46  4.3%
        


            
Currency Neutral Revenue Per Piece
(unaudited)
            
 Nine Months Ended     Currency
  
 September 30     Neutral  
  2018  2017 % Change Currency 2018* % Change
            
Average Revenue Per Piece:           
International Package:           
  Domestic$  6.60 $  5.99  10.2% $  (0.34) $