FedEx Lowers Earning Plan As Global Trade Follows Downtrend

FedEx Lowers Earning Plan As Global Trade Follows Downtrend

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Recently, FedEx stock plunged more than 6% after the company reported limitations in its international business handling, specifically for Europe, and cut down its earnings direction for the Year 2019 by announcing low-budget plans.

According to the earning direction revealed by the company for the upcoming year, the earning value would be decreased from $17.20–17.80 per share to $15.50–16.60 per share. However, as per the estimation by analysts, it would be $17.33 per share.

Alan B. Graf, Jr.—chief financial officer and executive VP of FedEx—said that the worldwide trading business had decelerated in the past few months and foremost pointers signified continuous slow down in global trade for the upcoming year. The implementation of these types of variations in the services provided by FedEx is negatively affecting the logistics giant’s financial results.

Along with this, the share value of its competitor, UPS was also reduced by more than 3%.

Due to the ongoing US-China trade war, in which the US has imposed 10% of tariff on Chinese products worth $200 Billion, and would increase the tariff to 25% from March 1. In the middle of such uncertain regulations applicability, major global markets have been affected with strong depreciation in businesses and have unstably raised the US stocks. FedEx business seemed to be fragile in Europe. However, the business in other major market regions such as Italy, Germany, Turkey, China, Mexico, and South Korea are also in the decelerating category.

FedEx has announced cost-effective plans to neutralize weakness in its international business. The company has decided to make multiple efforts for strengthening its business which will include implementation of a voluntary buyout program, reduce international network capacity at FedEx, limit recruitment, and reduce optional expenses.

Through the upcoming plan, the company has revealed its saving estimation of around $225-$275 Million in the financial year 2020.