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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

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)154,317(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)$70.7 B(+2%)

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
Postmaster General

Postmaster General

Deputy and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kristin Seaver

Kristin Seaver

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

John M. Barger

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 Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

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

USPS will issue Backyard Games Forever stamps Aug. 12

The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate many popular games played by Americans of all ages with the issuance of the Backyard Games Forever stamps.

American West Motif Gives Stamps a Tooled Leather Look

ABILENE, TX — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the enduring legacy of Western wear with four fun new Forever stamps. Inspired by the clothing and gear used by working ranchers, the iconic garments and accessories of the American West comprise a unique fashion style

USPS Reports Ongoing Service Performance Improvements Across All Mail Categories

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported fourth-quarter service delivery performance data through the first half of July that showed ongoing improvement across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories from the third quarter ended June 30.

USPS 4th quarter begins with continued service performance improvements

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported initial fourth-quarter service delivery performance data that showed continued improvement from the third quarter across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories.

USPS issues Mystery Message Forever stamps

WASHINGTON, DC — The new Mystery Message Forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service puts your sleuthing skills to the test! Featuring bright colors and interesting shapes, the new stamp was dedicated today in a ceremony at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Tap Dancing Back to Broadway

NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service issued the Tap Dance stamps today during the Tap It Out — Tap City, New York City Tap Festival in Times Square. The Forever stamps are now for sale at Post Offices nationwide. News of the stamps is being shared with the hashtags #TapDance and #TapDancestamps.
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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 154,317 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 $457.9 k.

  • Who are USPS competitors?

    Competitors of USPS include DHL, UPS and Defendini Logistica.

  • 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.