Before the opening bell on Tuesday, UPS released its fourth quarter financial results. Here’s what the results mean for mutual fund investors.
Inside UPS's Results
The company reported earnings of $453 million, or 49 cents per share, compared to $1.17 billion, or $1.25 per share, last year. Analysts expected to see EPS of $1.25.
Revenue increased to $15.9 billion from $15 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $15.8 billion.
Looking forward, UPS expects FY2015 EPS to be between $5.05 and $5.30. Analysts expect to see EPS of $5.17.
Management Identifies Key Problem to Fix
On January 23rd, UPS posted a weak outlook due to the high cost of holiday deliveries. While the holiday quarter may have offset earnings, the company’s management has identified the problem that needs to be corrected. Although these issues will be a challenge for management, UPS should benefit from low energy costs.
Mutual Funds to Watch
Investors interested in UPS may be interested in the funds listed below. These funds currently have the largest stakes in the company.
|VTSMX||Vanguard Total Stock Market||1.31%|
|VFINX||Vanguard 500 Index||0.84%|
The Bottom Line
The funds listed above allow investors to gain exposure to UPS while remaining diversified. Investors interested in UPS may also be interested in FedEx (FDX).