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Class I carriers report 2nd quarter earnings

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 34% to $1.52 billion from $1.13 billion
Earnings Per Share: n/a – not publicly traded
Revenue: Increased 26% to $5.81 billion from $4.60 billion
Operating Income: Increased 28% to $2.22 billion from $1.73 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 25% to $3.6 billion from $2.9 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 0.7% to 60.4% from 61.1% 

Click here to read BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 90% to C$1.034 million from C$545 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 90% to C1.46 from C$0.77
Revenue: Increased 12% to C$3.598 million from C$3.209 million
Operating Income: Increased 76% to C$1.382 million from C$785 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 9% to C$2.216 million from C$2.424 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 13.9 points to 61.6% from 75.5% 

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 96% to C$1.25 billion from C$635 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 100% to a record $1.86 per share from $0.93 per share
Revenue: Increased 15% to a record C$2.05 billion from C$1.79 billion
Operating Income: Increased 6% to C$820 million from C$770 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 21% to C$1.23 billion from C$1.02 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 170 basis points to a record 55.3% from 57% 

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 135% to $1.17 billion from $499 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 136% to $0.52 per share from $0.22 per share
Revenue: Increased 33% to $2.99 billion from $2.26 billion
Operating Income: Increased 104% to $1.70 billion from $828 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 9% to $1.30 billion from $1.43 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to 43.4% from 63.3% 

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Reported a loss of ($378.0 million) from $110.3 million* 
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 79% to $2.06 per share from $1.16 per share
Revenue: Increased 37% to $749.5 million from $547.9 million
Operating Income: Reported a loss of ($431.7 million) from $180.4 million* 
Operating Expenses: Increased to $460.4 million from $357.0 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 3.8 basis points to 61.4% from 65.2% 

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

*losses due to CP-KCS & CN-KCS merger deals 

 

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 109% to a second-quarter record of $819 million from $392 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 114% to a second-quarter record of $3.28 per share from $1.53 per share
Revenue: Increased 34% to $2.8 billion from $2.1 billion
Operating Income: Increased 91% to an all-time quarterly record of $1.2 billion from $610 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 11% to $1.6 billion from $1.5 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 18% to an all-time quarterly record of 58.3% from 70.7% 

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

2nd Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 59% to $1.8 billion from $1.1 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased to $2.72 per share from $1.67 per share
Revenue: Increased 30% to $5.5 billion from $4.2 billion
Operating Income: Increased 50% to $2.5 billion from $1.7 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 17% to $3.0 billion from $$2.6 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 590 basis points to 55.1% from 61.0% 

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2020’s second-quarter results for each railroad.
  • All figures for CN & CP are in Canadian currency, except for earnings per share for CP

Class I carriers report first quarter 2021 earnings

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 5% to $1.3 billion from $1.2 billion
Earnings Per Share: n/a – not publicly traded
Revenue: Stayed flat at $5.4 billion
Operating Income: Increased 4% to $1.9 billion from $1.8 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 2% to $3.5 billion from $3.6 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 1.5% to 63.7% from 65.2%

Click here to read BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Decreased 4% to C$974 million from C$1.011 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Decreased 4% to C1.37 from C$1.42
Revenue: Stayed relatively flat, with a slight decrease to C$3.535 million from C$3.545 million
Operating Income: Increased 9% to C$1.327 million from C$1.215 million
Operating Expenses: Stayed relatively flat, with a slight decrease to C$2.208 million from C$2.330 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 3.2 points to 62.5% from 65.7%

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 47% to C$602 million from C$409 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 51% to $4.50 from $2.98
Revenue: Decreased 4% to C$1.96 billion from C$2.04 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 6% to C$780 million from C$834 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 2% to C$1.179 million from C$1.209 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened 100 points to 60.2% from 59.2%

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Decreased 8% to $706 million from $770 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 7% to $0.93 per share from $1.00 per share
Revenue: Decreased 1% to $2.81 billion from $2.86 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 7% to $1.10 billion from $1.18 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 2% to $1.71 billion from $1.68 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened by 220 basis points to 60.9% from 58.7%

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 1% to $153 million from $152 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 6% to $1.68 from $1.58
Revenue: Decreased 4% to $706 million from $732 million
Operating Income: Decreased 13% to $253 million from $289 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 2% to $453 million from $443 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened 3.7 points to 64.2% from 60.5%

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Increased 77% to $673 million from $381 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 81% to a first-quarter record of $2.66 from $1.47
Revenue: Increased 1% to $2.64 billion from $2.63 billion
Operating Income: Increased 79% to a first-quarter record of $1.0 billion from $568 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 21% to $1.6 billion from $2.1 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to an all-time quarterly record of 61.5% from 78.4%

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

1st Quarter 2021

Net Earnings: Decreased 9% to $1.3 billion from $1.5 billion
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 7% to $2.01 per share from $2.15 per share
Revenue: Decreased 4% to $5.0 billion from $5.2 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 7% to $2.0 billion from $2.1 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 3% to $3.0 billion from $3.1 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened 1.1 points to 60.1% from 59.0%

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2020’s first-quarter results for each railroad.
  • All figures for CN & CP are in Canadian currency, except for earnings per share for CP

Member dies in Calif. accident

A Local 1544 (Maywood, Calif.) member lost his life as a result of injuries while performing service early March 3.

Ellis

Brother Taj Ellis, 46, of Chino, Calif., was making a set-out in La Mirada Yard in Orange County, Calif., at 12:30 a.m. when he was fatally injured.

He had been a member of our union since July 2013 and was a conductor for BNSF.

A member of the SMART-TD National Safety Team is assisting the National Transportation Safety Board, which has launched an investigation into the accident.

Brother Ellis is the first on-the-job casualty of 2021 for our union. Last year, four of our members died while in service. He is survived by his wife, Trinity, and children.

An online fundraiser has been established by fellow Local 1544 member Jimmey Diaz during this time of loss for Brother Ellis’ family.

“There are no words to describe how we are all feeling at this moment,” Diaz wrote on the GoFundMe page. “The smiles and laughter will forever be remembered my friend.”

The SMART Transportation Division offers its sincere condolences to Brother Ellis’ family, his Local 1544 brothers and sisters and all those who knew him.

Class I’s report 4th quarter and full-year 2020 earnings

 

 

4th Quarter 2020
Net EarningsIncreased 5% to $1.5 billion from $1.4 billion
Earnings Per Share: n/a – BNSF is not publicly traded
Revenue: Decreased 3% to $5.7 billion from $5.8 billion
Operating Income: Increased 3% to $2.2 billion from $2.1 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 6% to $3.5 billion from $3.7 billion
Operating Ratio:  Improved to 60.3% from 62.8%

2020 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased 6% to $5.2 billion from $5.5 billion
Earnings Per Share: n/a – BNSF is not publicly traded
Revenue: Decreased 11% to $20.9 billion from $23.5 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 4% to $7.7 billion from $8.1 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 15% to $13.1 billion from $15.4 billion
Operating Ratio:  Improved to 61.6% from 64.5%

Click here for full financial results from BNSF.

 

 

 

 

4th Quarter 2020 
Net EarningsIncreased 17% to C$1,021 million from C$873 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 17% to C$1.44 per share from C$1.22 per share
Revenue: Increased 2% to C$3,656 million from C$3,584 million
Operating Income: Increased 16% to C$1,411 from C$1,218 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 5% to C$2,245 million from C$2,366 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 4.6 points to 61.4% from 66.0% 

2020 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased 16% to C$3,562 million from C$4,216 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 14% to C$5.01 per share from C$5.85 per share
Revenue: Decreased 7% to C$13,819 million from C$14,917 million
Operating Income: Decreased 15% to C$4,777 million from C$5,593 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased to C$9,042 million from C$9,324 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened by 2.9 points to 65.4% from 62.5%  

Click here for full financial results from CN.  

 

 

 

 

 

4th Quarter 2020 
Net EarningsIncreased 21% to C$802 million from C$664 million
Earnings Per Share: Improved 23% to C$5.97 per share from C$4.84 per share
Revenue: Decreased 3% to C$2.01 billion from C$2.07 billion
Operating Income: Increased by 4% to C$928 million from C$890 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 8% to C$1,084 billion from C$1.18 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved by 310 basis points to a record-low 53.9% from 57.0% 

2020 Annual Earnings 
Net Earnings: Increased to C$2,444 billion from C$2,440 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 3% to a record C$18.05  per share from C$17.58 per share
Revenue: Decreased 1% to C$7.71 billion from C$7.79 billion
Operating Income: Increased 6% to C$3,311 billion from C$3,124 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 6% to C$4,399 billion from C$4,67 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 280 basis points to a record-low 57.1% from 59.9% 

Click here for full financial results from CP.

 

 

 

 


4th Quarter 2020

Net EarningsDecreased 1% to $760 million from $771 million
Earnings Per Share: Stayed flat at $0.99 per share
Revenue: Decreased 2% to $2,825 million from $2,885
Operating Income: Increased 5% to $1,215 million from $1,154 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 7% to $1,610 million from $1,731 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 300 basis points to a record 57.0% from 60.0% 

2020 Annual Earnings 
Net Earnings: Decreased 17% to $2,765 million from $3,331 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 14% to $3.60 per share from $4.17 per share
Revenue: Decreased 11% to $10,583 million from $11,937 million
Operating Income: Decreased 12% to $4,362 million from $4,965 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 12% to $4,326 million from $4,965 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened to 58.8% from 58.4% 

Click here for full financial results from CSX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4
th Quarter 2020

Net EarningsIncreased to $165.7 million from $127.2 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 38% to $1.81 per share from $1.31 per share
Revenue: Decreased 5% to $693.4 million from $729.5
Operating Income: Increased to $262.3 million from $236.0 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased to $431.1 million from $493.5 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 5.4 points to 62.2% from 67.6% 

2020 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Increased to $617.0 million from $538.9 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased to $6.57 per share from $5.42 per share
Revenue: Decreased 8% to $2,632.6 million from $2,866.0 million
Operating Income: Increased to $1,003.0 million from $886.3 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased to $1,629.6 million from $1,979.7 million
Operating Ratio: Improved to 61.9% from 69.1% 

Click here for full financial results from KCS.

 

 

 

 

4th Quarter 2020
Net EarningsIncreased 1% to $671 million from $666 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 4% to $2.64 per share from $2.55 per share
Revenue: Decreased 4% to $2.6 billion from $2.7 billion
Operating Income: Increased 2% to $1.0 billion from $962 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased 8% to $1.59 billion from $1.73 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 4% to an all-time quarterly record of 61.8% from 64.2% 

2020 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased 13% to $2.0 billion from $2.7 billion
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 10% to $7.84 per share from $10.25 per share
Revenue: Decreased 13% to $9.8 billion from $11.3 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 13% to $3.0 billion from $4.0 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 7% to $6.8 billion from $7.3 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened to 69.3% from 64.7% 

Click here for full financial results from NS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4
th Quarter 2020

Net EarningsDecreased 2% to $1.38 billion from $1.40 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 1% to $2.05 per share from $2.03 per share
Revenue: Decreased 1% to $5.billion from $5.billion
Operating Income: Decreased4% to $2.0 billion from $2.1 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 1% to $3.1 3 billion from $3.11 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened 1.3 points to 61.0% from 59.7% 

2020 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased 10% to $5.3 billion from $5.9 billion
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 6% to $7.90 per share from $8.41 per share
Revenue: Decreased 10% to $19.5 billion from $21.7 billion 
Operating Income: Decreased 8% to $7.8 billion from $8.6 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 11% to $11.7 billion from $13.2 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 0.7 points to 59.9% from 60.6% 

Click here for full financial results from UP.

 


Notes:  

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad. 
  • All comparisons are made to 2019’s fourth quarter and annual financial results respectively for each railroad. 
  • CN and CP financial results are in Canadian currency

BNSF announces shop closures; 344 jobs to be cut

BNSF announced on Wednesday in a letter to employees that three maintenance shops will be closed in Montana and Wyoming, while additional mechanical department job cuts will occur in Alliance and Lincoln, Neb.; Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Topeka, Kan.; and Superior, Wis.

“In total, approximately 19 salaried and 344 craft positions will be impacted,” the carrier stated. “These adjustments come as the result of long-term structural market changes, most notably in the coal and energy sector, and reduced demand for freight transportation services at the impacted locations.”

The Donkey Creek, Wyo., shop is scheduled to close June 5 while the facilities in Glendive, Mont., and Guernsey, Wyo., are scheduled to close July 7.

The Wyoming facility closures will result in 122 jobs lost. In Topeka, 28 jobs will be cut.

“Closing our facilities and reducing jobs in communities where we’ve had a long-lasting presence is a difficult but necessary decision,” the carrier said.

Follow this link for more details about the layoffs.

Class I carriers report 2020 first quarter earnings

Net Earnings: Decreased 5% to $1.19 billion.
Revenue: Decreased 6% to $5.4 billion.
Operating Income: Increased 2% to $1.8 billion.
Operating Expenses:Decreased 6.7% to $3.6 billion.
Operating Ratio: Improved by 4 points to 65.2%.

Link to read BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to C$1.01 billion from C$786 million.
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 31% to C$1.42 from C$1.08 and adjusted diluted EPS increased by 4% to C$1.22.
Revenue: Remained flat at C$3.5 billion.
Operating Income: Increased to C$1.215 million from C$1.08 billion.
Operating Expenses: Decreased 5% to C$2.33 billion from C$2.46 billion.
Operating Ratio: Improved by 3.8 points to 65.7%; Adjusted operating ratio improved 1.5 points to 65.7% from 67.2%.

Link to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased to C$409 million from C$434 million.
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share decreased 4% to $2.98; adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 58% to $4.42.
Revenue: Increased 16% to C$2.04 billion from C$1.77 billion.
Operating Income: Increased 54% to C$834 million from C$534 million.
Operating Expenses: Decreased to C$1.209 billion from C$1.224 billion.
Operating Ratio: Improved 1,010 basis points to 59.2%.

Link to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 8% to $770 million from $834 million.
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 2% to $1.00.
Revenue: Decreased 5% to $2.85 billion from $3.01 billion.
Operating Income: Decreased 3% to $1.17 billion from $1.22 billion.
Operating Expenses: Decreased 7% to $1.68 billion.
Operating Ratio: Improved to a first quarter record of 58.7% from 59.5%

Link to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $151.7 million from $102.7 million.
Earnings Per Share: Increased to $1.58 per diluted share from $1.02.
Revenue: Increased 8% to a record $731.7 million from $674.8 million
Operating Income: Increased to $288.8 million from $160.3 million.
Operating Expenses: Decreased to $442.9 million from $514.5 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 15.7 points to 60.5% from 76.2%; adjusted operating ratio improved 6.5 points to 59.7% from 66.2%

Link to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 44% to $381 million from $677 million.
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share decreased to $1.47 from $2.51.
Revenue: Decreased to $2.63 billion from $2.8 billion.
Operating Income: Decreased to $568 million from $966 million.
Operating Expenses: Increased to $2.06 billion from $1.87 billion.
Operating Ratio: Declined to 78.4% from 66.0%.

Link to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $1.5 billion from $1.4 billion.
Earnings Per Share: Increased to $2.15 per diluted share from $1.93 per diluted share
Revenue: Decreased 3% to $5.2 billion from $5.4 billion
Operating Income: Increased 9% to $2.14 billion from $1.96 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 10% to $3.09 billion from $3.4 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 4.6 points to 59.0% from 63.6%

Link to read UP’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2019’s first-quarter results for each railroad.
  • All figures for CN & CP are in Canadian currency, except for earnings per share for CP

Class I carriers release 4th quarter & full year 2019 earnings reports

 

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Increased 4% to $1.42 billion from $1.37 billion
Earnings Per Share: n/a – BNSF is not publicly traded
Revenue: Decreased 6% to $5.84 billion from $6.21 billion
Operating Income: Increased 2% to $2.11 billion from $2.06 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 10% to $3.73 billion from $4.14 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to 62.8% from 65.6%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Increased 5% to $5.5 billion from $5.2 billion
Earnings Per Share: n/a – BNSF is not publicly traded
Revenue: Decreased 1% to $23.5 billion from $23.9 billion
Operating Income: Increased 3% to $8.1 billion from $7.8 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 4% to $15.4 billion from $16.1 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to 64.5% from 66.2%

Click here to read BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Decreased 24% to C$873 million from C$1.14 billion
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share decreased 22% to $1.22 from $1.56
Revenue: Decreased 6% to C$3.6 billion from C$3.8 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 16% to C$1.22 billion from C$1.45 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased to C$2.36 billion from C$2.35 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened by 4.1 points to 66% from 61.9%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased 3% to C$4.2 billion from C$4.3 billion
Earnings Per Share: Diluted Earnings Per Share decreased 1% to $5.83 from $5.87
Revenue: Increased 4% to C$14.9 billion from C$14.3 billion
Operating Income: Increased 2% to C$4.6 billion from C$5.5 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased from C$8.8 billion to C$9.3 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened 0.9 points to 62.5% from 61.6%

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Increased 22% to C$664 million from C$545 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share improved 26% to $4.82 from $3.83
Revenue: Increased 3% to C$2.07 billion from C$2.01 billion
Operating Income: Increased 2% to C$890 million from C$874 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 4% to C$1.18 billion from C$1.13 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened 50 basis points to 57.0% from 56.5%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Increased 25% to C$2.44 billion from C$1.95 billion
Earnings Per Share: Diluted EPS increased 29% to a record $17.52 from $13.61
Revenue: Increased 7% to a record C$7.79 billion from C$7.32 billion
Operating Income: Increased 10% to C$3.12 billion from C$2.83 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 4% to C$4.65 billion from C$4.49 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 140 basis points to 59.9% from 61.3%

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Decreased 9% from $848 million to $771 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased from $1.01 to $0.99 per share
Revenue: Decreased 8% to $2.89 billion from $3.14 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 8% to $1.15 billion from $1.25 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 9% to $1.73 billion from $1.9 billion
Operating Ratio: A fourth-quarter record of 60.0%, down from 60.3%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Increased 1% to $3.33 billion from $3.31 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 9% to $4.17 per share from $3.84 per share
Revenue: Decreased 3% to $11.94 billion from $12.25 billion
Operating Income: Increased 2% to $4.97 billion from $4.87 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 6% to $6.97 billion from $7.38 billion
Operating Ratio: A U.S. Class I railroad record of 58.4%, down from 60.3%

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Decreased to $127.9 million from $161.8 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 18% to $1.30 per diluted share from $1.59 per diluted share
Revenue: Increased 5% to $729.5 million from $694.0 million
Operating Income: Decreased to $236.0 million from $256.4 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to $493.5 million from $437.6 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened 450 basis points to 67.6% from 63.1%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased to $540.8 million from $629.4 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 12% to $5.40 per diluted share from $6.13 per diluted share
Revenue: Increased 6% to $2.9 billion from $2.7 billion
Operating Income: Decreased to $886.3 million from $986.3 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to $1.98 billion from $1.73 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened 540 basis points to 69.1% from 63.7%

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Decreased 5% to $666 million from $702 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 1% to $2.55 per diluted share from $2.57 per diluted share
Revenue: Decreased 7% to 2.7 billion from $2.9 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 11% to $1.0 billion from $1.1 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 5% to $1.7 billion from $1.8 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened to 64.2% from 62.8%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Increased 2% to $2.72 billion from $2.67 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 8% to $10.25 per diluted share from $9.51 per diluted share
Revenue: Decreased 1% to $11.3 billion from $11.5 billion
Operating Income: Increased 1% to $3.989 billion from $3.959 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 3% to $7.3 billion from $7.5 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to a record 64.7% from 65.4%

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

4th Quarter 2019
Net Earnings: Decreased 10% to $1.4 billion from $1.6 billion
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 5% to $2.02 per diluted share from $2.12 per diluted share
Revenue: Decreased 9% to $5.2 billion from $5.8 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 5% to $2.1 billion from $2.2 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 12% to $3.1 billion from $3.5 billion
Operating Ratio: Increased 1.9 points to a record 59.7% from 61.6%

2019 Annual Earnings
Net Earnings: Decreased 1% to $5.91 billion from $5.97 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 6% to $8.38 per diluted share from $7.91 per diluted share
Revenue: Decreased 5% to $21.7 billion from $22.8 billion
Operating Income: Stayed flat at $8.6 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 8% to $13.2 billion from $14.3 billion
Operating Ratio: Decreased 2.1 points to 60.6% from 62.7%

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2018’s fourth quarter and annual financial results respectively for each railroad.
  • All figures for CN & CP are in Canadian currency, except for earnings per share

SMART-TD announces national bargaining team and dates

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The team negotiating the next National Rail Contract which will affect more than 40,000 SMART Transportation Division members has been finalized by the union’s leadership.

The team will be led by TD President Jeremy Ferguson with the assistance of Vice Presidents Brent Leonard; John J. Whitaker III; Chadrick Adams; Jamie C. Modesitt; Joe M. Lopez and David B. Wier Jr.

Also part of the team are five General Chairpersons, Mike LaPresta (BNSF); Gary Crest (Union Pacific); Roger Crawford (Illinois Central); Thomas Gholson (Norfolk Southern) and Christopher Bartz (yardmasters).

“We are prepared to do whatever it takes to get the most out of this round of national contract talks,” President Ferguson said. “It will be a challenging process and it could be quite contentious at times. However, we on the negotiating team are confident that as we work through the process we can achieve a positive result.”

The opening meeting of negotiations is scheduled for February 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C., with talks occurring in Cleveland, Omaha, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, as the year progresses.

SMART-TD is part of a Coordinated Bargaining Coalition that consists of it and nine other unions representing rail labor. Carriers BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, Soo Line, Union Pacific and numerous smaller railroads are represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) during negotiations.

In related news, CSXT will not be part of national bargaining, except for health and welfare issues. For the wages and rules portion, SMART-TD and CSX have agreed to begin bargaining locally on behalf of trainmen starting Jan. 21, 2020.

A joint meeting for the negotiating parties regarding facilitated bargaining is scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla., on January 22 and 23.

Additional meeting dates for these negotiations are currently under discussion, and a tentative schedule will be set in the near future. Neither the SMART-TD nor CSX have exchanged any proposals, and an agenda for the subjects to be discussed during these contract talks, which are separate from the National Rail Contract negotiations, has yet to be finalized.

Class I’s release 2019 3rd quarter earnings reports

Net Earnings: $1.466 billion, a slight increase from the $1.4 billion in 2018’s third quarter
Revenue: $6.021 billion, a decrease of 2% from the same period in 2018
Operating Income: $1.9 billion, an increase of 3.3% from the same period in 2018
Operating Expenses: $3.809 billion, a decrease of 4.9% from the same period in 2018
Operating Ratio: Improved to 63.3%

Berkshire Hathaway’s third quarter earnings reports is available in this PDF — the in-depth BNSF analysis begins on Page 35.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to C$1,195 million from C$1,134 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 8% to $1.66 from $1.44
Revenue: Increased 4% to C$3.830 million from C$3,688 million
Operating Income: Increased 8% to C$1,613 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 1% to C$2,217 million from C$2,196 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 1.6 points to 57.9% from 59.5%

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 1% to C$618 million from C$622 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 3% to $4.46 from $4.35
Revenue: Increased 4% to a record C$1.98 billion from C$1.90 billion
Operating Income: Increased 10% to C$869 million from C$790 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to C$1.11 billion from C$1.10 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 220 basis points to a record-low 56.1% from 58.3%

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 4% to $856 million from $894 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 3% to $1.08 per share from $1.05 per share
Revenue: Decreased 5% to $2.98 billion from $3.13 billion
Operating Income: Stayed flat at $1.29 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 8% to $1.69 billion from $1.84 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 1.9 points to a record 56.8% from 58.7%

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $180.6 million from $174 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 6% to $1.81 from $1.70. Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 24% to a record $1.94 from $1.57
Revenue: Increased 7% to a record $747.7 million from $699.0 million
Operating Income: Increased to $282 million from $265.4 million. Adjusted Operating Income increased 15% to a record $294 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to $465.7 million from $433.6 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened 0.3 points to 62.3% from 62.0%

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 6% to $657 million from $702 million
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Decreased 1% to $2.49 from $2.52
Revenue: Decreased 4% to $2.8 billion from $2.9 billion
Operating Income: Decreased $24 million to $1.0 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 4% or $82 million to $1.8 billion from $1.9 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to a third quarter record 64.9% from 65.4%

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 2% to $1.55 billion from $1.59 billion
Diluted Earnings Per Share: Increased 3% to $2.22 from $2.15
Revenue: Decreased 7% to $5.5 billion from $5.9 billion
Operating Income: Decreased 2% to $2.2 billion from $2.3 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 10% to $3.3 billion from $3.7 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 2.2 points to a quarterly record 59.5% from 61.7%

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2018’s third quarter results for each railroad.
  • All figures for CN & CP are in Canadian currency, except for earnings per share

 

Carriers release 2019 first-quarter earnings reports

Net Earnings: Increased 9.4% to $1.25 billion
Revenue: Increased 2.5% to $5.57 billion
Operating Income: Increased 2.3% to $1.78 billion
Operating Expenses:Increased 2.5% to $3.79 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved by 2 points to 66.5%

Click here to read BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 6% to C$786 million from C$741 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 8% to C$1.08 from C$1.00 and adjusted diluted EPS increased by 17% to C$1.17
Revenue: Increased by 11% to C$3.5 billion from C$3.2 billion
Operating Income: Increased 5% to C$1.08 billion from C$1.03 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 14% to C$2.5 billion from C$2.2 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened by 1.7 points to 69.5%; Adjusted operating ratio improved 0.6 points to 67.2%

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 25% to C$434 million from C$348 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 28% to $3.09 from $2.41; adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 3% to $2.79 from $2.70
Revenue: Increased 6% to C$1.77 billion from C$1.66 billion
Operating Income: Increased 1% to C$543 million from C$540 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 9% to C$1.2 billion from C$1.1 billion
Operating Ratio: Worsened 180 basis points to 69.3% from 67.5%

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 20% to $834 million from $695 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 31% to $1.02 from $0.78 per share
Revenue: Increased 5% to $3.01 billion from $2.9 billion
Operating Income: Increased 17% to $1.22 billion from $1.04 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 2% to $1.79 billion from $1.83 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to a first quarter record of 59.5% from 63.7%

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased to $103.2 million from $145 million
Earnings Per Share: Decreased 27% to $1.02 from $1.40; adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 18% to $1.54 from $1.30
Revenue: Increased 6% to a record $675 million from $639 million
Operating Income: Decreased to $160.3 million from $219 million; adjusted operating income increased 10% to a record $242 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased to $514.5 million from $515 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened 10.4 points to 76.2% from 65.8%; adjusted operating ratio improved 1.6 points to 64.2% from 65.8%

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 23% to $677 million from $552 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 30% to $2.51 from $1.93
Revenue: Increased 5% to a first-quarter record of $2.8 billion from $2.7 billion
Operating Income: Increased 16% to a first-quarter record of $966 million from $835 million
Operating Expenses: Decreased by $8 million to $1.874 billion from $1.882 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved to a first-quarter record 66.0% from 69.3%

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 6% to $1.4 billion from $1.3 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 15% to $1.93 per diluted share from $1.68 per diluted share
Revenue: Decreased 2% to $5.4 billion from $5.5 billion
Operating Income: Increased 1% to $2.0 billion from $1.93 billion
Operating Expenses: Decreased 3% to $3.4 billion from $3.5 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 1.0 point to 63.6% from 64.6%

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 


Net Earnings: Decreased to $38.8 million from $76.0 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share decreased 42.9% to $0.68 from $1.19
Revenue: Increased 2.1% to $332.4 million from $325.6 million
Operating Income: Decreased 5.3% to $69.3 million from $73.2 million; adjusted operating income decreased 4.2% to $70.3 million from $73.4 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to $263.1 million from $252.5 million
Operating Ratio: Worsened to 79.1% from 77.5%; adjusted operating ratio worsened to 78.9% from 77.5%

Click here to read G&W’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2018’s first-quarter results for each railroad.
  • Figures for G&W are for North American operations only, with the exception of Net Earnings & Earnings Per Share, which includes all G&W operations, as solely North American figures were unavailable in these categories.
  • All figures for CN & CP are in Canadian currency, except for earnings per share for CP

Third quarter 2018 financial results have been released by Class I railroads

Net Earnings: Increased 34 percent to $1.4 billion
Revenue: Increased 16 percent to $6.1 billion
Operating Income: Increased 9 percent to $2.1 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 20 percent to $4.0 billion
Operating Ratio: Increased 2.1 points to 64.5 percent

Click here to read BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 18 percent to C$1,134 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 21 percent to C$1.54
Revenue: Increased 14 percent to a record C$3,688 million
Operating Income: Increased 8 percent to C$1,492 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 19 percent to C$2,196
Operating Ratio: Increased 2.3 points to 59.5 percent

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 22 percent to C$622 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 24 percent to a record C$4.35
Revenue: Increased 19 percent to a record C$1.9 billion
Operating Income: Increased 27 percent to C$790 million
Operating Expenses: Increased 14 percent to C$1,108 million
Operating Ratio: Decreased 270 points to a record low of 58.3 percent

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 106 percent to $894 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased to $1.05 per share from $0.51 per share
Revenue: Increased 14 percent to $3.13 billion
Operating Income: Increased 49 percent to $1.29 billion
Operating Expenses: Declined 2 percent to $1,84 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 970 basis points to a record 58.7 percent

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $174 million from $129 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 38 percent to $1.70
Revenue: Increased 6 percent to a record $699 million
Operating Income: Increased 14 percent to $265 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to $433.6 million from $422.8 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 2.4 basis points to 62 percent

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 39 percent to $702 million
Earnings Per Share: Diluted earnings per share increased 44 percent to a third quarter record of $2.52
Revenue: Increased 10 percent to $2.9 billion
Operating Income: Increased 14 percent to a third quarter record of $1.0 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 9 percent to $1.9 billion
Operating Ratio: Declined 1.1 basis points to a record 65.4 percent

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased from $1.2 billion to $1.6 billion
Earnings Per Share: Increased 43 percent from $1.50 to a record $2.15 per diluted share
Revenue: Increased 10 percent to $5.9 billion
Operating Income: Increased 9 percent to $2.3 billion
Operating Expenses: Increased 10 percent from $3.3 billion to $3.7 billion
Operating Ratio: Stayed flat at 61.7 percent

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 

Financial results of the largest shortline:
 

Net Earnings: Increased to $69.6 million from $50.2 million
Earnings Per Share: Increased 45 percent to $1.16
Revenue: Increased 11.5 percent to $355.7 million from $318.9 million
Operating Income: Increased 24.7 percent to $102.5 million, up from $82.2 million
Operating Expenses: Increased to $253,225 from $236,724
Operating Ratio: Improved 3 points to 71.2 percent from 74.2 percent

Click here to read G&W’s full earnings report.

 


Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2017’s third quarter financial results for each railroad.
  • Figures for G&W are for North American operations only with the exception of Net Earnings & Earnings Per Share, which includes all G&W operations, as solely North American figures were unavailable in these categories.

BNSF posts 2nd quarter financial results

BNSF released their second-quarter earnings of 2018. The railroad saw increases across the board.

  • Net Earnings: Increased by 37 percent to $1.3 billion from $958 million
  • Revenue: Increased 12 percent from $5.25 billion to $5.87 billion
  • Operating Income: Increased 6 percent to $1.88 billion from $1.77 billion
  • Operating Ratio: Increased to 66.8 percent from 65.3 percent

Click here to view BNSF’s full earnings report.

 

Notes: 

  • Operating ratio is a railroad’s operating expenses expressed as a percentage of operating revenue, and is considered by economists to be the basic measure of carrier profitability. The lower the operating ratio, the more efficient the railroad.
  • All comparisons are made to 2017’s second quarter financial results.