>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.htmlTo 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.txtHere's an amendment to it (S-1A... they forgot something?)http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1090727/0000931763-99-002191.txtAnd 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.txtBon apetit.Rob
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