April 29 2013 08:12 PM

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced first quarter 2013 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.04. The quarter benefited from a stronger than expected post-holiday season in January as UPS e-commerce solutions resonated with customers. In the U.S. Domestic segment, daily package volume grew 4.4% and operating profit improved 9%. Additionally, UPS reaffirmed its full-year 2013 guidance for adjusted diluted earnings per share; an increase of 6-to-12% over 2012 adjusted results.

On a reported basis, diluted earnings per share were $1.08, compared to $1.00 for the same period last year. During the quarter, UPS reported a $36 million after-tax gain related to its attempted acquisition of TNT. This amount includes a $213 million after-tax currency gain from liquidating a foreign subsidiary, mostly offset by a $177 million after-tax charge for the termination fee and other transaction-related costs. Read more!