FedEx Issues Massive Profit Warning as Global Volumes Plunge
Stock Markets 44 minutes ago (Sep 15, 2022 04:46PM ET)
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By Investing.com Staff
FedEx Corporation (NYSE:) warned for the first quarter and withdrew guidance for the year, sending the stock down 11% after-hours.
The delivery giant said it sees Q1 non-GAAP EPS of $3.44, down from $4.37 last year and well below the consensus of $5.14.
The company said results were adversely impacted by global volume softness that accelerated in the final weeks of the quarter.
FedEx Express results were particularly impacted by macroeconomic weakness in Asia and service challenges in Europe, leading to a revenue shortfall in this segment of approximately $500 million relative to company forecasts. FedEx Ground revenue was approximately $300 million below company forecasts.
“Global volumes declined as macroeconomic trends significantly worsened later in the quarter, both internationally and in the U.S. We are swiftly addressing these headwinds, but given the speed at which conditions shifted, first quarter results are below our expectations,” said Raj Subramaniam, FedEx Corporation president and chief executive officer. “While this performance is disappointing, we are aggressively accelerating cost reduction efforts and evaluating additional measures to enhance productivity, reduce variable costs, and implement structural cost-reduction initiatives. These efforts are aligned with the strategy we outlined in June, and I remain confident in achieving our fiscal year 2025 financial targets.”
As a result of the preliminary first quarter financial performance and expectations for a continued volatile operating environment, FedEx is withdrawing its fiscal year 2023 earnings forecast provided on June 23, 2022.
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