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Author: TMFOak Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8329  
Subject: Re: UPS to Offer Shares to the Public. Date: 8/9/1999 8:52 PM
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>How can we non-institutional types get the sort of
>info we need to compare UPS to someone like FedEx?

Strangely enough, tomorrow's column just might have something to do with this topic. :)

In order to do an IPO, a company has to file a honking big document disclosing just about everyting imagineable and a few outright halucinations. I believe it's called an S1.

Here's a link to Red Hat's S1 so you can get some idea of how nasty they are...

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1087423/0001047469-99-023237-index.html

To find the suckers, go to http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar , click on full-index and load the (17 megabyte) file "company.idx". (You may want to download the zip file, it's a lot smaller). Then search through for "united parcel service"...


I believe this would be UPS's S-1...

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1090727/0000950103-99-000661.txt

Here's an amendment to it (S-1A... they forgot something?)

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1090727/0000931763-99-002191.txt

And I haven't got a clue what an S-4 is but apparently they filed one... Ooh, lots of human readable text and explanations, jolly good...

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1090727/0000950103-99-000662.txt

Bon apetit.

Rob
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