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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 Ratings2.8

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)142,982(+3%)
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
Kristin Seaver

Kristin Seaver

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

John M. Barger

Chairman, Board of Governors
David E. Williams

David E. Williams

Chief Logistics & Processing Operations Officer and Executive V.P.
Scott Bombaugh

Scott Bombaugh

Chief Technology Officer and Executive V.P.
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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

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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

96/100

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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

USPS announces several additional stamps to be issued in 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — Major League Baseball All-Star Yogi Berra was widely known for his colorful comments. Today, he receives a new distinction as the U.S. Postal Service announces several additional stamps to be issued in 2021 featuring him, science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin and arti…

Playwright August Wilson Takes Center Stage on U.S. Postal Service Commemorative Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will honor August Wilson with a commemorative Forever stamp in the Black Heritage series

USPS Will Issue New 2021 Stamps for Price Change

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service will release three new stamps as part of 2021 price change:

New Love series Forever stamps available Jan. 14

The U.S. Postal Service continues its popular Love series with a new stamp in 2021. The first stamp in the series was issued in 1973. The latest one features a colorful and lighthearted digital illustration.

Postmaster General Statement on Passage of COVID Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy issued the following statement today:

USPS Loyalty Tiers Add Up to Additional Incentives for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service recognizes the unique needs and challenges of business customers. Every dollar counts. In appreciation, new changes will be implemented Jan. 1 in the USPS Loyalty Program to enable small businesses to grow faster.
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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 Kristin Seaver.

  • How many employees does USPS have?

    USPS has 142,982 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 $494.2 k.

  • Who are USPS competitors?

    Competitors of USPS include DHL, UPS and Aargus Global Logistics.

  • 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.