UPS vs FedEx
Let’s say you want to ship something. What options do you have? UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL come to mind. On second thought, is DHL even around anymore? USPS is losing billions of dollars each year so we’ll forget about them too. So you have two of the world’s shipping giants, UPS and FedEx. Which is better? We’ll save you some time by breaking down the victor in the battle of UPS vs. FedEx. First, we’ll look at UPS.
United Parcel Service was founded in 1907. It delivers more than 15 million packages each day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries around the world. Revenue in 2010 was $50 billion. UPS delivers 91% of express packages on time. The average express transit time is 17 minutes and 57 seconds. It has approximately 100,000 ground vehicles with about 2,000 vehicles running on alternative fuel.
FedEx ships more than 6.9 million packages a day in the US and internationally. Revenue in 2010 was $40 billion. FedEx delivers 88% of express packages on time. The average express transit time is 17 minutes and 21 seconds. FedEx has 22,000 ground vehicles with 406 of those using alternative fuel.
What if you’re thinking about investing in one of these companies? Which one will earn you a better return? It’s important to look at the dividend yield. In 2011, FedEx had a dividend yield of 0.53% and UPS had a dividend yield of 2.62%. A higher dividend is better. When choosing between the stocks, go with UPS. It has rewarded shareholders more. UPS is constantly growing and it should continue to outperform FedEx in the stock market.
So, who is the champion in the raging face-off with UPS vs FedEx? We give the nod to UPS. It’s simple – UPS has been around much longer, ships double the amount of packages each day, and delivers more packages on time.