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Better Buy: XPO Logistics vs. UPS

Tags: internet
DATE POSTED:February 14, 2020

The internet has materially changed the way customers shop. It increased both the number of packages that are delivered directly to a person's home and the range of companies that can sell directly to customers. On the surface, that should be a net win for shippers of all kinds, but it's not that simple. That is why it's so interesting to compare XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS). Is either better positioned for the future today?

UPS is probably the simpler of the two to understand. Although it has expanded into various aspects of the shipping business, its core is to quickly deliver individual packages. To do this, it has built up a massive global organization that is incredibly efficient at collecting and delivering boxes. It also provides less than truckload services and logistics, but combined these are only about 16% of the company's revenues.

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Tags: internet