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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. The Company holds a monopoly over the delivery of nonurgent mail, providing equal access to postal products and services, and guarantees the same postage fees for all citizens regardless of their location.

TypePrivate
Founded1971
HQWashington, DC, US
Websiteusps.com
Employee Ratings3

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)150,949
Revenue (FY, 2018)$70.7 B(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at USPS

Louis Dejoy

Louis Dejoy

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer
Robert M. Duncan

Robert M. Duncan

Chairman, Board of Governors
Ron A. Bloom

Ron A. Bloom

Chairman, Board of Governors
Kristin Seaver

Kristin Seaver

Chief Retail & Delivery Officer and Executive V.P.
John M. Barger

John M. Barger

Chairman, Board of Governors
Roman Martinez

Roman Martinez

Vice Chairman, Board of Governors
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USPS Office Locations

USPS has offices in Washington and Kansas City
Washington, DC, US (HQ)
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Kansas City, MO, US
8300 NE Underground Dr # 210, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO, US
Kansas City
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USPS Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1971
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USPS Revenue

USPS's revenue was reported to be $70.66 b in FY, 2018 which is a 1.5% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2019)

19.7b

Net income (Q1, 2019)

(1.5b)

EBIT (Q1, 2019)

(1.5b)

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

9.3b
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

71.5b69.6b70.7b

Revenue growth, %

(3%)1%

Operating expense total

76.9b72.2b74.4b

EBIT

(5.4b)(2.6b)(3.8b)
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

8.1b10.5b10.1b

Accounts Receivable

1.0b1.1b1.1b

Current Assets

9.5b12.1b11.6b

PP&E

15.3b14.9b14.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019

Cash

7.3b8.3b8.9b8.2b9.4b9.5b10.4b11.4b11.2b9.3b

Accounts Receivable

966.0m1.0b1.1b1.1b1.0b1.1b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b

Current Assets

8.7b9.7b10.4b9.9b10.9b11.1b12.2b13.2b12.9b11.2b

PP&E

15.5b15.3b15.3b15.3b15.1b14.9b14.8b14.6b14.5b14.6b
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(5.6b)(2.7b)(3.9b)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.7b1.7b1.7b

Cash From Operating Activities

2.7b3.8b2.8b

Purchases of PP&E

(1.4b)(1.3b)(1.4b)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019

Net Income

307.0m(1.7b)(3.3b)1.4b877.0m(1.3b)(540.0m)(1.9b)(3.4b)(1.5b)

Depreciation and Amortization

427.0m872.0m1.3b408.0m825.0m1.3b417.0m826.0m1.2b417.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

913.0m2.2b3.3b667.0m2.1b2.5b193.0m1.5b1.6b(307.0m)

Purchases of PP&E

(275.0m)(608.0m)(1.0b)(442.0m)(705.0m)(997.0m)(323.0m)(544.0m)(905.0m)(401.0m)
USDQ1, 2016

Debt/Equity

-0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

-0.5 x
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USPS Operating Metrics

Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019

Mail Pieces Delivered

42.72 b38.3 b36.73 b153.94 b41.6 b37 b35.43 b149.49 b39.7 b36.27 b35.07 b146.4 b40.25 b

Mail Pieces (First-Class Mail)

16.77 b15.93 b14.62 b60.92 b15.88 b15.22 b13.9 b58.75 b15.25 b14.7 b13.4 b56.71 b14.85 b

Mail Pieces (Marketing Mail)

80.89 b22.36 b18.78 b18.45 b78.33 b21.05 b18.6 b18.55 b77.27 b22.05 b

Mail Pieces (Shipping and Packages)

1.25 b1.23 b1.22 b5.13 b1.61 b1.37 b1.35 b5.75 b1.72 b1.46 b1.47 b6.15 b1.82 b
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USPS Revenue Breakdown

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USPS revenue breakdown by business segment: 35.4% from First-Class Mail, 23.4% from Marketing Mail, 30.5% from Shipping and Packages and 10.8% from Other

USPS Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

93/100

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USPS Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

30-39

out of 100

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USPS Online and Social Media Presence

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USPS News and Updates

USPS Awards Matheson Postal Services New Large Transportation Contract; CNG Tractors Planned

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Postal Service awarded Matheson Postal Services with another large contract which extends across the west coast. The new contract began August 1 and will continue for four years. Matheson is an award-winning...

Stamps.com stock falls after warning its deal with USPS could change

USPS recently requested a renegotiation of their agreement with Stamps.com, and the online shipping company warned that revenue could suffer as a result.

Perspecta Wins Contract to Support the United States Postal Service

CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Perspecta Inc. (NYSE: PRSP), a leading U.S. government services provider, announced today that it has been awarded a prime position on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Enterprise Information Technology Program (EITP) Technical Support...

New Wage Increase Awarded To Matheson Flight Extenders' Billings Employees

BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Material handlers of Matheson Flight Extenders' Billings, MT location recently experienced a significant new wage increase effective August 1st. Current employees will see an over 20% uptick on their paychecks beginning August 10th. Matheson...

The U.S. Postal Service Just Profiled Millennials, Then Made This Goofy Picture of Them

The USPS has a serious problem with Millennials using the mail. And an even more serious problem understanding how to win them back, minus the goofy cartoon drawings.
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USPS Blogs

These ARE the Droid Stamps You’re Looking For

NICASIO, CA — “Star Wars” and its cast of characters have been captivating and inspiring fans for more than 40 years. For many, the most-beloved personalities are the droids.

U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet May 7

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet in open session on May 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:

USPS accelerates key network infrastructure investments ahead of 2021 holiday season

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of its 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the Postal Service announced today key network infrastructure investments to meet the evolving mailing and shipping needs of American public and business customers ahead of the 2021 holiday seaso…

Heritage Breeds Live on in New Forever Stamps

With unique traits, versatility and adaptability, heritage livestock breeds return us to our agricultural roots. The U.S. Postal Service pays homage to the priceless genetic diversity of heritage breeds with 10 different Forever stamps showcasing these unusual and culturally valuable animals.

Espresso drinks Forever stamps now on sale

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates America’s love of coffee today with the issuance of four new stamps. Whether milky, dark as night, sweetened, flavored or highly concentrated, many coffee drinks have one thing in common — they begin with espresso.

USPS announces changes to delivery time for Priority Mail Express

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today seeking to transfer Bound Printed Matter (BPM) Parcels to the Competitive Product list, and simplifying the delivery time for Priority Mail Express (PME).
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USPS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was USPS founded?

    USPS was founded in 1971.

  • Who are USPS key executives?

    USPS's key executives are Louis Dejoy, Robert M. Duncan and Ron A. Bloom.

  • How many employees does USPS have?

    USPS has 150,949 employees.

  • What is USPS revenue?

    Latest USPS annual revenue is $70.7 b.

  • What is USPS revenue per employee?

    Latest USPS revenue per employee is $468.1 k.

  • Who are USPS competitors?

    Competitors of USPS include DHL, UPS and Versacold Logistics Services.

  • Where is USPS headquarters?

    USPS headquarters is located at 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington.

  • Where are USPS offices?

    USPS has offices in Washington and Kansas City.

  • How many offices does USPS have?

    USPS has 3 offices.