UPS Lowers 4Q Earnings Forecast on Holiday Costs

Transport Topics
January 24, 2015

UPS Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings per share will be $1.25, lagging Wall Street estimates, because of higher costs related to U.S. deliveries during the peak season.

“While [domestic] package volume and revenue results were in line with expectations, operating profit was negatively impacted by higher-than-expected peak-related expenses,” the statement said. UPS also said 2015 earnings would be “slightly below” its prior full-year target of 9% to 13% profit growth.

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