FedEx (FDX) Misses Q3 EPS by 27c, Revenue In-Line

March 21, 2017 4:16 PM EDT

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(Updated - March 21, 2017 4:19 PM EDT)

FedEx (NYSE: FDX) reported Q3 EPS of $2.35, $0.27 worse than the analyst estimate of $2.62. Revenue for the quarter came in at $15 billion versus the consensus estimate of $14.99 billion.

Outlook

FedEx is unable to forecast the fiscal 2017 year-end mark-to-market (“MTM”) pension accounting adjustments. As a result, the company is unable to provide fiscal 2017 earnings guidance on a GAAP basis.

Before year-end MTM pension accounting adjustments, earnings are now projected to be $10.80 to $11.30 per diluted share for fiscal 2017. This forecast includes TNT Express results and assumes moderate economic growth. The earnings forecast before year-end MTM pension accounting adjustments and excluding TNT Express integration expenses, including restructuring charges, and intangible asset amortization remains $11.85 to $12.35 per diluted share for fiscal 2017 (*** consensus is $12). The capital spending forecast for the fiscal year is now $5.3 billion, down $300 million, due to a reduced FedEx Ground spending forecast.

The company is targeting operating income improvement at the FedEx Express group of $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion in fiscal 2020 versus fiscal 2017, assuming moderate economic growth and current accounting and tax rules. The operating income target includes expected TNT Express synergies as well as base business and other operational improvements across the global FedEx Express network.

“During the next three years, the benefits of the TNT Express integration, fleet modernization, yield management, e-commerce growth and investments in network capabilities and efficiency will drive significant earnings growth,” said Alan B. Graf, Jr., FedEx Corp. executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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