FedEx Corporation - Company Strategy & Performance Analysis
FedEx provides a comprehensive suite of services such as transportation, e-commerce, and business services through its group of companies. The company offers integrated business applications through operating companies under its FedEx brand. It provides time certain delivery services and international trade services such as customs brokerage, and global ocean and air freight forwarding. The company classifies its business operations into five reportable business segments, namely, FedEx Express, TNT Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services. FedEx Express accounted for 57% of the company’s total revenue in FY2016, followed by FedEx Ground with 30%, FedEx Freight with 10%, and FedEx Services with 3%.
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Improving base yields and inclusion of TNT Express contribute to growth in FedEx Express segment
The revenue of the FedEx Express segment increased from US$26,451.0m in FY2015 to US$34,742.0m in FY2016 at a rate of 31.3%. This was primarily attributed to the improved base yields and package volume growth. In addition, higher fuel surcharges and the inclusion of the TNT segment also contributed to the increase in revenue. This was partially offset by unfavourable exchange rates and fewer operating days in the year. The company aims to adopt advanced technologies, which helped to improve its operating income from US$1.2bn in FY2016 to US$1.5bn in FY2019. The company is undertaking various aircraft fleet modernization programs to add newer, more fuel-efficient, and technologically advanced aircrafts.
Growth in the yield and volume drives the revenue of FedEx Ground segment
FedEx Ground segment revenues increased from US$16,574.0m in FY2015 to US$18,075.0m in FY2016 at a rate of 9.1%. The segment accounted 30.0% to the overall revenues. The increase is attributed to growth in yields and volumes. This was partially offset by fewer operating days. FedEx Ground yield increased by 5% in FY2016, a result of higher base yields for residential services and commercial business. Continued growth in commercial business and residential services, led to an increase in average daily volumes by 5% in FY2016.
Higher average daily LTL shipments and higher LTL revenue per shipment contributes to the growth in FedEx Freight segment
The revenue of the FedEx Freight segment increased from US$6,200.0m in FY2015 to US$6,443.0m in FY2016 at a rate of 3.9%. The increase was primarily attributed to higher average daily Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipments and higher LTL revenue per shipment. Average daily LTL shipments increased by 3% in FY2016 due to higher demand for LTL service offerings. LTL revenue per shipment increased by 1% due to higher base rates and fuel surcharges. However, this was partially offset by lower weight per shipment.