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MarketWatch  Nov 29  Comment 
FedEx tried to get ahead of the regulator, but the SEC said more work was needed.
Motley Fool  Nov 25  Comment 
The threat of trade wars could pose problems for package delivery stocks, so should investors be concerned about the incoming president's potential policies?
Benzinga  Nov 25  Comment 
  Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) shares touched a new 52-week high of $130.66. Aetna shares have climbed 24.42 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 5.55 percent in the same period. Deere & Company (NYSE: DE)...
Clusterstock  Nov 23  Comment 
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans are expected to ship more than 1 billion packages. This means it's peak season for the shipping giants UPS and FedEx. Both companies take extraordinary measures each year to make sure they are...
Flightglobal  Nov 22  Comment 
A fire that engulfed the wing of FedEx MD-10F freighter at Fort Lauderdale in October ignited after the aircraft's wing scraped the runway and ruptured the fuel system, according to US accident investigators.
Forbes  Nov 18  Comment 
The Board of Directors of FedEx (NYSE:FDX) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share on FedEx Corporation common stock. The dividend is payable January 3, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 12,...
Benzinga  Nov 18  Comment 
  Analysts at Citigroup initiated coverage on Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL with a Buy rating. The price target for Delta Air is set to $61. Delta Air shares closed at $48.51 on Thursday. Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage...
SeekingAlpha  Nov 18  Comment 
Benzinga  Nov 16  Comment 
Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday downgraded FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) to Hold from Buy and recommends some profit-taking due to likely lower returns amid longer and costlier TNT integration. The stock also reached Stfiel’s $186 price...
Forbes  Nov 15  Comment 
Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASD: WBA), where a total volume of 42,464 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume...




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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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