FedEx Corporation (FDX) shares — which handle worldwide deliveries — are trading close to 52-week high levels. As the world’s economy grows and e-commerce continues to soar, the company is expected to reap substantial rewards.
FedEx was one of the few companies to grow during the market decline in 2020. One of the factors was the changing consumer behavior. More items were ordered online during lockdowns by those who stayed home. As a result, FedEx’s ground delivery revenues increased, offsetting losses in express and freight. FedEx also witnessed a strengthening of these areas after the global economy began to recover. Operating margins for freight and land transportation were 11.5 % and 9.3 % for the nine months ended February 2021, respectively. The margin for express shipping was 6.7 % at the same time.
FedEx Corporation (FDX) expects earnings of between $17 and $18 per share for the fiscal year. The capital expenditures in 2020 are expected to be $5.7 billion, which is slightly less than the $ 5.9 billion projected for 2019. Profitability will continue to increase as operating margins rise, further boosting the carrier’s profitability.
FedEx, therefore, is a company with increasing profitability and dividend payouts. It currently distributes a dividend of $ 0.65 per share per quarter ($ 2.6 per year), which implies a return of approximately 1 %. FedEx also benefits from the economic recovery and e-commerce development, two favorable factors.
On the last check Thursday, FedEx Corporation (FDX) closed down -0.02% at $310.89. The FDX stock closed last trading session at $310.96, a 1.45% gain. The stock traded 2,56 million shares, slightly down from its average daily volume of 2.67 million shares in the last 100 days. FDX shares rose by 5.03% over the last five days and have climbed 11.41% over the last month. The company has a current dividend yield of 0.84%. Additionally, its current price-to-earnings ratio is 27.54, and its price to book ratio is 3.75. A price-to-cash flow ratio of 26.60 was also recorded.