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43. United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service
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Rank: 43 (Previous rank: 46)
Compare tool: United Parcel Service vs. Top 10
CEO: D. Scott Davis
Address: 55 Glenlake Pkwy. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 404-828-6000
Website: www.ups.com
The world's largest package-delivery company suffered in 2008 as a drop in consumer spending hurt shipping volumes everywhere. The effect was blunted somewhat by rival DHL's decision to leave the U.S. domestic market, opening up more share for United Parcel Service and archrival FedEx, but a deal that would allow UPS to fly DHL's freight in the U.S. has yet to be finalized.

In order to deal with the slowdown, the company has cut or reduced some operations, frozen executive salaries and is suspending its 401(k) match. - J.Y.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 51,486.0 3.6
Profits 3,003.0 686.1
Assets 31,879.0
Stockholders' equity 6,780.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 49,881.4
Profits as % of  
Revenues 5.8
Assets 9.4
Stockholders' equity 44.3
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 2.94
% change from 2007 716.7
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 -19.3
1998-2008 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 United Parcel Service 43 51,486.0
2 FedEx 59 37,953.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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