UPS reports “record first quarter results”

As reported by Post & Parcel:

UPS has announced that it has achieved “record first quarter results” which were “driven by both the U.S. Domestic and International small package segments”.

Total revenue was $14.4bn, up 3.2% over the same quarter last year – even though growth was slowed by lower fuel surcharges and currency exchange rates.

US Domestic operating profit increased 7.6% to $1.1bn, and revenue increased 3.1% to $9.1bn.

International operating profit jumped by more than 15% to $574m, although revenue was down by 1.9%.

Supply Chain and Freight revenue increased by more than 10% to $2.4bn, which UPS said was “mainly due to the acquisition of Coyote Logistics in the third quarter of last year”.

Commenting on the results, David Abney, UPS chairman and CEO, said: “We continue to execute well in all areas of our long-term enterprise strategy.

“The combination of revenue growth and benefits from our accelerated investments generated strong financial results in the quarter.”

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