Company profile

David P. Abney
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
IRS number

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8 May 20
10 Jul 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Mar 20 Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19
Revenue 18.04B 20.57B 18.32B 18.05B
Net income 965M -106M 1.75B 1.69B
Diluted EPS 1.11 -0.12 2.01 1.94
Net profit margin 5.35% -0.52% 9.55% 9.34%
Operating income 1.07B 2.13B 2.13B 2.14B
Net change in cash 3.72B 1.2B -32M -327M
Cash on hand 8.96B 5.24B 4.04B 4.07B
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 74.09B 71.86B 65.87B 60.91B
Net income 4.44B 4.79B 4.91B 3.42B
Diluted EPS 5.11 5.51 5.61 3.86
Net profit margin 5.99% 6.67% 7.45% 5.62%
Operating income 7.8B 7.02B 7.53B 7.69B
Net change in cash 1.01B 905M -156M 746M
Cash on hand 5.24B 4.23B 3.32B 3.48B

Financial data from company earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
1 Jun 20 Carol B Tome Option to Purchase Class A Common Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 99.28 101,261 10.05M 101,261
29 May 20 Carol B Tome Class B Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 99.33 10,100 1M 13,036
14 May 20 Johnson William R RSU Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 1,908 0 27,160.185
14 May 20 Rodney C Adkins RSU Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 1,908 0 15,058.057
14 May 20 Burns Michael J RSU Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 1,908 0 26,090.155
14 May 20 Markham Rudy RSU Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 1,908 0 26,090.155
67.0% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1554 1596 -2.6%
Opened positions 156 219 -28.8%
Closed positions 198 87 +127.6%
Increased positions 684 640 +6.9%
Reduced positions 554 539 +2.8%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 383.41B 447.81B -14.4%
Total shares 471.45M 485.88M -3.0%
Total puts 8.46M 7.29M +16.0%
Total calls 13.67M 15.93M -14.2%
Total put/call ratio 0.6 0.5 +35.3%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 57.96M $5.41B +2.5%
BLK BlackRock 44.91M $4.2B +1.7%
STT State Street 28.11M $2.63B -1.3%
BAC Bank of America 18.87M $1.76B +2.2%
N Price T Rowe Associates 12.86M $1.2B -25.7%
Clearbridge Advisors 12.71M $1.19B -0.7%
FMR 11.14M $1.04B -3.3%
Wellington Management 10.14M $946.98M +14.1%
BEN Franklin Resources 9.88M $922.78M +52.8%
Geode Capital Management 9.49M $884.52M +1.6%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Capital World Investors 4.48M -9.71M -68.4%
Norges Bank 0 -6.22M EXIT
Capital International Investors 0 -5.01M EXIT
N Price T Rowe Associates 12.86M -4.45M -25.7%
BEN Franklin Resources 9.88M +3.41M +52.8%
Vulcan Value Partners 0 -2.21M EXIT
Boston Partners 3.39M -2.16M -39.0%
FHI Federated Hermes 3.82M +1.43M +59.8%
Vanguard 57.96M +1.4M +2.5%
UBS UBS 4.92M +1.32M +36.7%

Financial report summary

  • Changes in our relationships with any of our significant customers, including the loss or reduction in business from one or more of them, could have a material adverse effect on us.
  • Our business is subject to complex and stringent laws, regulations and policies which could increase our operating costs.
  • Increased security requirements impose substantial costs on us and we could be the target of an attack or have a security breach, which could materially adversely affect us.
  • Increasingly stringent regulations related to climate change could materially increase our operating costs.
  • Strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns by our employees could adversely affect us.
  • We are exposed to the effects of changing fuel and energy prices, including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, and interruptions in supplies of these commodities.
  • Changes in exchange rates or interest rates may have a material adverse effect on us.
  • The proposed phase out of the London Interbank Offer Rate ("LIBOR") could have an adverse effect on us.
  • Failure to maintain our brand image and corporate reputation could adversely impact us.
  • A significant data breach or IT system disruption could materially adversely affect us, including requiring us to increase spending on data and system security.
  • Severe weather or other natural or manmade disasters could adversely affect us.
  • We make significant capital investments in our business of which a significant portion is tied to projected volume levels.
  • Economic, political, social developments and other risks associated with international operations could adversely affect us.
  • We are subject to changes in markets and our business plans that have resulted, and may in the future result, in substantial write-downs of the carrying value of our assets, thereby reducing our net income.
  • Employee health and retiree health and pension benefit costs represent a significant expense to us; further cost increases could materially and adversely affect us.
  • Our inability to effectively integrate acquired operations and realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, joint ventures or strategic alliances could adversely affect us.
  • Insurance and claims expenses could have a material adverse effect on us.
Management Discussion
  • On December 26, 2018, we implemented an average 4.9% net increase in base and accessorial rates for international shipments originating in the United States. Rate changes for shipments originating outside the U.S. are made throughout the year and vary by geographic market. On August 26, 2019, we implemented a 1.0% increase in International Air-Import fuel surcharge.
  • Total average revenue per piece decreased in 2019 due entirely to a 170 basis point decrease from currency. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue per piece increased 0.8% due to increases in base rates, partially offset by declines in fuel surcharge indices.
  • Domestic revenue per piece decreased 120 basis points, driven entirely by a 390 basis point decrease from currency. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue per piece increased 2.7% due to base rate increases.
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