UPS CFO sees "relatively flat" earnings in first quarter

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:04am EST

(Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) expects to record "relatively flat" earnings in the first quarter, Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn told analysts on a conference call.

"For the first quarter we anticipate earnings per share growth will be relatively flat," Kuehn said.

In addition to facing a weak global economy, UPS's first quarter of 2013 will have one less day than the first quarter of 2012 - a leap year - and will also feature an early Easter.

(Reporting By Scott Malone; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)