FedEx may be pessimistic about the U.S. economy, but it’s confident about growing its earnings.
The world’s second-largest package delivery company, a bellwether for economic health because of the vast number and kinds of shipments it handles, lowered its economic forecast for the U.S., saying there remains a lot of uncertainty for the country.
FedEx Corp. posted earnings of $438 million, or $1.39 per share for the quarter that ended in November, compared with $497 million, or $1.57 per share, a year ago. Superstorm Sandy shaved 11 cents per share off of earnings in this year’s quarter, as shipping volumes fell and costs rose. Revenue rose to $11.1 billion from $10.6 billion a year ago, as the company scaled back its operation.