UPS Second Quarter Revenues Decline 10.9%
UPS today announced second-quarter 2023 consolidated revenues of US$22.1 billion, a 10.9% decrease from the second quarter of 2022.
Consolidated operating profit was US$2.8 billion, down 21.4% compared to the second quarter of 2022, and down 18.4% on an adjusted basis.
Diluted earnings per share were US$2.42 for the quarter; adjusted diluted earnings per share of US$2.54 were 22.8% below the same period in 2022.
For the second quarter of 2023, GAAP results included after-tax transformation and other charges of US$106 million, or US$0.12 per diluted share.
Carol Tomé, UPS chief executive officer said: “We are pleased to have reached agreement with the Teamsters.
"I want to thank the more than 500,000 UPSers around the world for their hard work and efforts, and for once again providing industry-leading service. And a special thank you to our customers for trusting your business with UPS during our labor negotiations.
“UPS is stronger than ever. Looking ahead, we will stay on strategy to capture growth in the most attractive parts of the market and make our global integrated network even more efficient.”
The company provides certain guidance on an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis because it is not possible to predict or provide a reconciliation reflecting the impact of future pension adjustments or other unanticipated events, which would be included in reported (GAAP) results and could be material.
UPS is updating its full-year 2023 consolidated revenue and adjusted operating margin targets primarily to reflect the volume impact from labor negotiations and the costs associated with the tentative agreement reached with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on July 25, 2023.
UPS now expects full-year 2023 consolidated revenue to be about $93 billion and an adjusted operating margin of around 11.8%.
The company is reaffirming its capital allocation plans and expects capital expenditures to be about US$5.3 billion, dividend payments to be around US$5.4 billion, subject to board approval, and share repurchases to be around US$3 billion.