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CNNMoney.com  Dec 9  Comment 
Donald Trump's trade threats are getting no love from Corporate America or Congress.
MarketWatch  Dec 9  Comment 
The chief executive of FedEx Corp. offered a strong defense of international trade in a speech on Friday, telling a forum in Washington that American workers “need” an agreement that President-elect Donald Trump has blasted.
Reuters  Dec 7  Comment 
The Dow Jones transportation average hit a record high close, led by increases in shares of Norfolk Southern , Union Pacific and FedEx Corp , giving some investors hope the stock market is poised for further gains.
Forbes  Dec 6  Comment 
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/8/16, John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE: JBT), Air Lease Corp (NYSE: AL), and FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. John...
DailyFinance  Dec 6  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Living When we buy something online, we know we're delaying gratification -- but we get impatient anyway. Even worse, if you miss the deliveryman you may have to wait even longer. One online consumer created the...
Benzinga  Dec 6  Comment 
The period of subsidized growth in e-commerce seems to be nearing its end, which has “significant implications” for delivery companies like United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) and FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), as well as online retailers...
CNNMoney.com  Dec 1  Comment 
Christmas has come early for the companies that help Santa deliver gifts during the holidays. Shares of UPS and FedEx are both trading at all-time highs.
Forbes  Nov 30  Comment 
Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), where a total of 8,581 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 858,100 underlying shares. That...
MarketWatch  Nov 29  Comment 
FedEx tried to get ahead of the regulator, but the SEC said more work was needed.




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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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