SeekingAlpha  1 hr ago  Comment 
By Chronic Bull: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) reported strong first quarter FY15 results with per share earnings of $2.10 overshooting the consensus estimates of $1.96 per share. The areas of surprises are the better-than-expected top-line; the...
SeekingAlpha  5 hrs ago  Comment 
By Tarun Bachhawat: Same time three years ago, investors were losing their confidence in FedEx (NYSE: FDX), as the company's performance had stagnated. Its stock prices then, were at the same level as they were half a decade back in 2005. However,...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 25  Comment 
By Investing Tricks: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) recently reported the earnings for its first quarter of FY2015. Beating the analysts' estimates, the company's stock price rose 3.4% after the company reported its earnings. The price of the stock...
Forbes  Sep 25  Comment 
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants will both enter Thursday night’s game with a 1-2 record, How they got there, though, is far from identical. The Giants were outplayed by the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals before defeating the...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 25  Comment 
By BB Research: FedEx (NYSE:FDX) just announced the launch of FedEx Global Returns, its shipping solution designed to simplify the worldwide returns process for both retailers and their customers. The service will cover editable return labels,...
Motley Fool  Sep 25  Comment 
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SeekingAlpha  Sep 24  Comment 
By InvestAlike: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is now recovering from the mishaps it has faced this year. In July, the company was convicted for gaining nearly $820 million from shipping packages of illegal online pharmacies. This has had a negative...
TheStreet.com  Sep 24  Comment 
BEIJING (TheStreet) -- The Chinese government's cabinet has pledged to move toward internationalizing the country's package delivery industry, signaling new profit potential for United Parcel Service and FedEx as China's retail sector shifts...
DailyFinance  Sep 23  Comment 
FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage arm of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), announced today the grand opening of its new environmentally-advanced 88,000 sq. ft. facility at Riverview Solar ...
Jutia Group  Sep 23  Comment 
[Business Wire] - FedEx Corp. today announced the launch of FedEx® Global Returns, a shipping solution designed to simplify the worldwide returns process. The solution offers retailers e Read more on this. FedEx Corporation (FDX), with a current...


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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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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