FEDEX PARENT REPORTS HIGHER PROFIT
FDX Corp., parent of Federal Express, reported higher profit for the
December/February quarter, despite extra spending to prepare for a pilots’
strike that didn’t materialize.
FDX, whose main subsidiaries are FedEx and RPS, reported net income of
$78 million, up from $18 million a year earlier, as operating income rose
59 percent to $152 million and revenue increased 8 percent to $4.1 billion.
Federal Express posted an increase in revenue to $3.4 billion from $3.2
billion, but strike contingency costs cut operating income to $95 million
from $98 million a year earlier. Excluding the contingency costs, FedEx
operating revenue would have risen 57 percent to $176 million.