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Reuters  11 hrs ago  Comment 
The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a rare internal examination of what went wrong in the prosecution of a controversial drug conspiracy case against delivery service Federal Express , the department's top prosecutor in San Francisco told...
Forbes  Jul 14  Comment 
When asked whether recent descriptions likening his law firm to “David” taking on “Goliath” are accurate, attorney Ted Cassman chuckles but then admits the comparison to the Biblical story is most fitting.
Forbes  Jul 12  Comment 
The federal government's losing case against FedEx and a related settlement with UPS show that it holds the private sector to a higher standard than its own agencies, like the U.S. Postal Service, a free market advocate says.
Motley Fool  Jul 11  Comment 
Which of these transportation giants is the smarter pick right now?
Forbes  Jul 8  Comment 
Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Priceline Group Inc. (NASD: PCLN), where a total volume of 20,744 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is...
Motley Fool  Jul 5  Comment 
The package delivery giant has dramatically increased its debt load in the past three years.
Motley Fool  Jul 5  Comment 
Trends in the package delivery and logistics giants and what to look for when they report.
Motley Fool  Jun 27  Comment 
FedEx is building upon its competitive advantages to drive long-term earnings growth.
Forbes  Jun 24  Comment 
FedEx (NYSE: FDX) announced its fiscal Q4 and full year earnings on Tuesday, June 21st. The company’s revenue grew by 7.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) to around $13 billion for the quarter. The total revenue for the fiscal year was reported at $50.4...




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FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) is a carrier service best known for offering express small package and document shipping. FedEx serves American business customers primarily but is moving rapidly into foreign markets. All but freight services are available to individuals through FedEx Office storefronts which also offer printing, photocopying, internet access, and other business-center services.

Business Overview

FedEx is the clear market leader in express shipping, nearly 49% market share by volume in the U.S. In ground shipping, it is only starting to establish itself in a market dominated by competitor UPS. In its freight businesses too, FedEx is gaining market share but its long-term success is uncertain. FedEx is placing big bets on the expanded international network it is now developing. Building out an international shipping network creates high upfront costs. FedEx's success will depend on how quickly it can attract customers to this expanded network.

Business Growth

  • Revenue: Revenue increased from $34.7 billion in 2010 to $39.3 billion in 2011.
  • Net Income: Net income increased from $1.18 billion in 2010 to $1.45 billion in 2011.[1]

FedEx and United Parcel Service, the largest package delivery company, are considered economic bellwethers. FedEx handles goods equal to 4 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and 1.5 percent of global GDP. UPS ships goods equal to 6 percent of U.S. GDP and 2 percent of global GDP.[2]

FedEx Freight (around 12-15%% of total revenues)[3]

FedEx Freight provides less-than-truckload (LTL) freight services through its FedEx Freight businesses (regional LTL freight services) and its FedEx National LTL business (long-haul LTL freight services). Forged in 2001 after FedEx acquired LTL carrier American Freightways, FedEx Freight is the company's newest line of business.

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Competition

Deutsche Post AG: A privately held company, Deutsche Post AG competes with UPS through its DHL operations. Overall, DHL-branded businesses account for more than half of the parent company's sales. However, most of Deutsche Post's sales come from outside its home country. Deutsche Post still handles the mail in Germany, delivering an average of 70 million letters per working day. In addition to traditional postal operations, the company provides mail process outsourcing at home and abroad. [4]

United States Postal Service: USPS is also not traded publicly. It is an independent government agency that relies on postage and fees to fund operations. USPS handles all kinds of mail and ships domestically and internationally. They also offer prices subsidized by the U.S government. The USPS delivers more than 200 billion pieces of mail a year (at an average of more than 650 million per day) to some 150 million addresses in the US and its territories. Though it has a monopoly on delivering the mail, the USPS faces competition for services such as package or freight delivery.[5]

United Parcel Service (UPS) : FedEx and UPS are close competitors in almost every way. FedEx offers every service offered by UPS, including freight services. UPS is the world’s largest small-package carrier, by revenue and by volume. UPS offers ground, air, and ocean freight shipping and shipping-related services. Every day, UPS ships approximately 15 million packages for businesses and individuals around the world.[6]



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