UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced third-quarter 2016 diluted earnings per share of $1.44, a 3.6% increase over the same period last year. International operating profit increased 14% to $576 million, achieving the seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. Total reported revenue was $14.9 billion, up 4.9% over the same quarter last year. Changes in fuel surcharges and currency exchange rates negatively affected revenue growth. On a currency-neutral basis, revenue increased 5.1%. In addition, lower fuel surcharge rates reduced revenue growth by approximately 50 basis points.
Comixology, Amazon’s digital comics marketplace, is launching Comixology Unlimited, a subscription service offering access to thousands of comics from independent publishers—there are no DC or Marvel titles–for $5.99 per month.
Comixology Unlimited starts today in the U.S., where it will be free for a month. The service will launch elsewhere in the world at a later date. The new service offers consumers unlimited access to thousands of graphic novels, manga and periodical comics from a broad range of independent publishers including IDW/Top Shelf, Image Comics, Kodansha Comics, Boom!, Fantagraphics, Dark Horse,and Archie. Hit series available through Comixology Unlimited include Saga, Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Lumberjanes, The Incal, Adventure Time and many more.
Consumers can access the service’s content on any device, including reading on mobile phones by using Comixology’s guided view.