Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Segment Reporting [Abstract]  
We report our operations in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package and Supply Chain & Freight. Package operations represent our most significant business and are broken down into regional operations around the world. Regional operations managers are responsible for both domestic and export products within their geographic area.
U.S. Domestic Package
Domestic Package operations include the time-definite delivery of letters, documents and packages throughout the United States.
International Package
International Package operations include delivery to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, including shipments wholly outside the United States, as well as shipments with either origin or destination outside the United States. Our International Package reporting segment includes the operations of our Europe, Asia, Americas and ISMEA (Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa) operating segments.
Supply Chain & Freight
Supply Chain & Freight includes Forwarding, Logistics, Coyote, Marken, UPS Mail Innovations, UPS Freight and other aggregated business units. Our Forwarding, Logistics and UPS Mail Innovations business units provide services in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and include international air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, distribution and post-sales services, mail and consulting services. UPS Freight offers a variety of less-than-truckload ("LTL") and truckload ("TL") services to customers in North America. Coyote offers truckload brokerage services primarily in the United States. Marken is a global provider of supply chain solutions to the life sciences industry. Other aggregated business units within this segment include The UPS Store and UPS Capital.
In evaluating financial performance, we focus on operating profit as a segment’s measure of profit or loss. Operating profit is before investment income and other, interest expense and income taxes. The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as those described in the summary of accounting policies included in the audited, consolidated financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and in the "Results of Operations - Segment Review" section of Management's Discussion and Analysis included in this report. Certain expenses are allocated between the segments using activity-based costing methods.
Segment information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 is as follows (in millions):
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2020 2019 2020 2019
U.S. Domestic Package $ 13,225  $ 11,455  $ 37,755  $ 33,085 
International Package 4,087  3,494  11,175  10,458 
Supply Chain & Freight 3,926  3,369  10,802  9,983 
Consolidated $ 21,238  $ 18,318  $ 59,732  $ 53,526 
Operating Profit:
U.S. Domestic Package $ 1,098  $ 1,216  $ 2,644  $ 3,090 
International Package 966  667  2,288  1,858 
Supply Chain & Freight 299  245  715  717 
Consolidated $ 2,363  $ 2,128  $ 5,647  $ 5,665