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48. United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service
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Rank: 48 (Previous rank: 43)
CEO: D. Scott Davis
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Rising fuel prices and terrible weather during this winter's holiday season didn't make it easy, but UPS managed to boost fourth-quarter profits almost 50% over last year.

The company also is taking steps to reduce its dependence on volatile fuel prices, announcing this February, for example, that it plans to add about 48 trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas to its fleet. UPS will add more, it says, if the country's natural gas infrastructure improves. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 49,545.0 9.4
Profits 3,488.0 62.1
Assets 33,597.0
Stockholders' equity 7,979.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 71,112.0
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.0
Assets 10.4
Stockholders' equity 43.7
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 3.48
% change from 2009 62.6
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 3.4
Total return to investors %
2010 30.2
2000-2010 annual rate 4.3
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 United Parcel Service 48 49,545.0
2 FedEx 73 34,734.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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