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Insurance Journal  Apr 21  Comment 
Two lawsuits have been filed against FedEx Ground Package Systems claiming the shipping giant substantially contributed to the deaths of Cheyenne residents. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the families of two people who died in a head-on...
Jutia Group  Apr 21  Comment 
[Business Wire] - FedEx Corp. has been named among the most reputable companies in the world, according to the annual Global RepTrak® 100 list released today by the Reputation Institute and published in Forbes. Read more on this. FedEx...
New York Times  Apr 21  Comment 
Malenda Meacham, a lawyer and judge, has become a celebrity at Memphis homes games for her over-the-top air-bongo routines on the scoreboard video screen via the FedEx Forum Bongo Cam.
Forbes  Apr 20  Comment 
Rob Carter is on the short list of the finest CIOs in history anywhere. I have profiled his accomplishments in an interview published roughly one year ago. A few months ago, Carter spoke at the Forbes CIO conference with his CEO, FedEx founder...
TechCrunch  Apr 20  Comment 
 Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon. With a low-cost launch, they now have a lander with the potential for precision landings driven by new system on a...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 15  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms have chosen the Jul. '15 $165.00 call for a couple of hedged-trading ideas on FedEx Corp. (FDX). A traditional covered call on FedEx yields 2.26% (8.88% annualized, for comparison purposes only)...
Jutia Group  Apr 13  Comment 
[Business Wire] - FedEx Corp. today released Frost & Sullivan research on the dynamics shaping the future healthcare supply chain. The study, “Improving Profitability, Improving Cust Read more on this. FedEx Corporation (FDX), valued at...
Forbes  Apr 9  Comment 
US courier giant FedEx Corporation’s (FedEx) €4.4 billion (c.$4.8bn/£3.2bn) bid for Dutch rival package delivery firm TNT Express N.V. to expand its European operation has sparked a boost in courier company shares. A joint statement on the...
Benzinga  Apr 9  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, Citi analysts maintained a Buy rating on FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), while raising the price target from $200 to $205, following a meeting with the company's IR. The analysts are now more optimistic about the...




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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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