Set in July 1995, inviting overnight express package delivery industry to judge this case students, the financial performance of Federal Express and United Parcel Service, two direct competitors in the United States. Although the case does not require numerical calculations, it ask students to interpret results and reflect on the impact. The conflicting financial records of the two companies provide a platform for the exploration of several important issues, including (1) the definition and use of “economic va … Read More»

Set in July 1995, inviting overnight express package delivery industry to judge this case students, the financial performance of Federal Express and United Parcel Service, two direct competitors in the United States. Although the case does not require numerical calculations, it ask students to interpret results and reflect on the impact. The conflicting financial records of the two companies provide a platform for the exploration of several important issues, including (1) the definition and use of “economic value added” (EVA) as a measure of corporate performance, (2) a comparison of EVA with other classic approaches of historical performance analysis, (3) the exercise of powers in the business segment analysis, (4) the study of the financial impact of intense competition and corporate transformation, and (5) the definition of “excellence” of a corporate – a financing perspective.
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Robert F. Bruner,
Derick Bulkley
Source: Darden School of Business
33 pages.
Release Date: 09 August 1995. Prod #: UV2384-PDF-ENG
Battle for Value: Federal Express Corporation Vs. United Parcel Service of America, Inc. HBR case solution

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