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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

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.

Railroads release 2nd quarter earnings reports

Net Earnings: Increased 27 percent to C$1,310 million; diluted earnings per share increased 30 percent to C$1.77

Revenue: Increased 9 percent to C$3,631 million

Operating Income: Increased 7 percent to C$1,519 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 0.7 points to 58.2 percent (worsened as compared to the same period in 2017, but an improvement from the first quarter 2018)

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 9 percent to C$436 million from C$480 million; Diluted earnings per share declined 7 percent to C$3.04, down from C$3.27

Revenue: Increased 7 percent to C$1.75 billion from C$1.64 billion

Operating Income: Increased 3 percent to C$627 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 140 basis points to 64.2 as compared to last year’s 62.8 percent

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: $877 million or $1.01 per share, up from $510 million or $0.55 per share

Revenue: Increased 6 percent to $3.10 billion

Operating Income: Increased 34 percent to $1.28 billion from $957 million

Operating Ratio: An all time company quarterly record of 58.6 percent as compared to last year’s 67.4 percent

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $149 million or $1.45 per diluted share, as compared to last year’s $135 million or $1.27 per diluted share. Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 16 percent to a record $1.54

Revenue: Increased 4 percent to a record $682 million

Operating Income: Increased 3 percent to a record $246 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 0.5 points to 64 percent as compared to 63.5 percent a year ago

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 43 percent to $710 million; Diluted earnings per share increased 46 percent to $2.50 per share

Revenue: Increased 10 percent to $2.9 billion

Operating Income: Increased 18 percent to a record $1.0 billion

Operating Ratio: A record 64.6 percent

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $1.5 billion from $1.2 billion, or a record $1.98 diluted earnings per share an increase of 37% from $1.45 per share

Revenue: Increased 5 percent to $2.1 billion

Operating Income: Increased 8 percent to $5.7 billion

Operating Ratio: Increased 1.1 points to 63.0 percent

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 

Financial results of the largest U.S. shortline:

Net Earnings: Decreased to $44.2 million or $0.73 diluted earnings per share from $46 million or $0.74 per share

Revenue: Increased 7.6 percent to $339.6 million from $315.7 million

Operating Income: Increased 0.7 percent to $80.3 million from $79.7 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 1.6 points to 76.4 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 second quarter financial results for each railroad.

Class I’s report first quarter 2018 earnings


Net Earnings: Up 37 percent, to $1.1 billion

Revenue: $5.6 billion, an increase of 8 percent

Operating Income: $1.74 billion, up from $1.58 billion a year ago

Operating Ratio: Increased to 68.5 percent, but down from 69.2 percent a year ago

Click here to read BNSF’s full earnings report. (PDF)

 

Net Earnings: Increased 16 percent to C$741 million from C$884 million; diluted earnings per share decreased by 14 percent to C$1.00 from C$1.16

Revenue: Decreased C$12 million to C$3,194 million from C$3,206 million

Operating Income: Decreased 16 percent to C$1,030 million from C$1,224 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 6.0 points to 67.8 percent from 61.8 percent

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 19 percent from C$431 million to C$348 million; diluted earnings per share decreased 18 percent to C$2.41 from C$2.93

Revenue: Increased 4 percent to C$1.66 billion from C$1.60 billion

Operating Income: Decreased 11 percent to C$540 million from C$604 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 510 basis points to 67.5 percent

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: A record $695 million or $0.78 per share as compared to 2017’s $362 million or $0.39 per share

Revenue: Remained flat at $2.88 billion

Operating Income: Increased 36 percent to $1.04 billion from $769 million from the same quarter in 2017

Operating Ratio: Improved 950 basis points to 63.7 percent from 73.2 percent in 2017

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Decreased to $145 million or $1.40 diluted earnings per share from $147 million or $1.38 per share

Revenue: Increased 5 percent to a record $639 million, up from $610 million

Operating Income: Increased 4 percent to a record $219 million from $211 million

Operating Ratio: Increased to 65.8 percent from 65.4 percent

Click here to read KCS’ full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased 27 percent to a record $552 million from $757 million; diluted earnings per share increased 30 percent to a record $1.93 from $1.48

Revenue: Increased 6 percent to $2.7 billion from $2.6 billion

Operating Income: Increased 10 percent to a record $835 million from $757 million

Operating Ratio: A record 69.3 percent down from 70.6 percent

Click here to read NS’ full earnings report.

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $1.3 billion from $1.1 billion; diluted earnings per share increased 27 percent to a record $1.68 from $1.32 per share.

Revenue: Increased 7 percent to $5.5 billion, up from $5.1 billion

Operating Income: Increased 8 percent to $1.9 billion from $1.8 billion

Operating Ratio: Improved 0.6 points to 64.6 percent from 65.2

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 2017’s first quarter financial results for each railroad.

Class I’s release 4th quarter & 2017 annual earnings reports

4th Quarter 2017

Net Earnings: $552 million or $5.33 per diluted share, compared with 2016’s $130 million or $1.21 per diluted share
Revenue: 4th quarter record of $660 million, a 10 percent increase
Operating Income: 4th quarter record of $238 million, a 13 percent increase
Operating Ratio: 64.0 percent, 0.8 point improvement over fourth quarter 2016

2017 Annual Earnings

Net Earnings: $964 million or $9.16 per diluted share, as compared to 2016’s $480 million or $4.43 per diluted share
Revenue: A record $2.6 billion, up 11 percent from 2016
Operating Income: A record $922 million, a 13 percent increase
Operating Ratio: A record 64.3 percent, a 0.6 improvement

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report


4th Quarter 2017

Net Earnings: Increased by 156 percent to C$2,611 million and diluted earnings per share increased by 164 percent to C$3.48
Revenue: Increased 2 percent to C$3,285 million
Operating Income: Decreased by 7 percent to C$1,301 million
Operating Ratio: 60.4 percent, an increase of 3.8 points

2017 Annual Earnings

Net Earnings: Increased 51 percent to C$5,484 million and diluted earnings per share increased 55 percent to C$7.24
Revenue: Increased 8 percent to C$13,041 million
Operating Income: Increased 5 percent to C$5,558 million
Operating Ratio: 57.4 percent, an increase of 1.5 points

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report


4th Quarter 2017

Net Earnings: Increased 156 percent to a record C$984 million from C$384 million and diluted earnings per share increased by 159 percent to C$6.77 from C$2.61
Revenue: A record 4th quarter with an increase of 5 percent to C$1.71 billion, up from C$1.64 billion
Operating Income: Increased 5 percent to C$753 million
Operating Ratio: A record 56.1 percent, an improvement of 10 basis points

2017 Annual Earnings

Net Earnings: Increase of 50 percent to C$2.4 billion
Revenue: Increased 5 percent to C$6.55 billion from C$6.23 billion
Operating Income: Increased 8 percent to C$2.8 billion from C$2.6 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 40 basis-points to a record 58.2 percent from 58.6 percent

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report


4th Quarter 2017

Net Earnings: $4.1 billion or $4.62 per share, up from $458 million or $0.49 per share
Revenue: Decreased 6 percent to $2,863 million from $3,037 million
Operating Income: Increased by 12 percent to $1.12 billion from $1.00 billion
Operating Ratio: Improved 6.1 basis points to 60.9 percent from 67.0 percent

2017 Annual Earnings

Net Earnings: Increased 219% to $2.3 billion from $1.02 billion
Revenue: Increased by 3 percent to $11.4 billion, up from $11.07 billion
Operating Income: $3.7 billion, up 8 percent from $3.4 billion
Operating Ratio: 67.9 percent, improvement from 69.4 percent

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report


4th Quarter 2017

Net Earnings: Increased 17 percent to $3,968 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 19 percent to $13.79 (adjusted EPS is a record $1.69)
Revenue: Increased 7 percent to $2,669 million from $2,490 million
Operating Income: Increased 13 percent to $1,014 million from $761 million
Operating Ratio: 62.0 percent, improved over 67.7 percent

2017 Annual Earnings

Net Earnings: Increased 15 percent to $5,404 million and increased 18 percent to a record diluted earnings per share of $18.61 (or $6.61 adjusted EPS)
Revenue: Increased 7 percent to $10.6 billion from $9.89 billion
Operating Income: Increased 12 percent to $3,586 million from $3,074 million
Operating Ratio: Improved by 2 percent to a record 67.4 percent from 68.9 percent

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report


4th Quarter 2017

Net Earnings: Increased to $7.3 billion or $9.25 per diluted share as compared to $1.1 billion or $1.39 per diluted share
Revenue: Increased 5 percent to $5.5 billion from $5.2 billion
Operating Income: Increased 4 percent to $2,039 million from $1,965 million
Operating Ratio: Improved 0.6 points to 62.6 percent from 62.0 percent

2017 Annual Earnings

Net Earnings: $10.7 billion or $13.36 earnings per share, from $4.2 billion or $5.07 per diluted share
Revenue: Increased to $21.2 billion from $19.9 billion
Operating Income: $7.8 billion from $7.3 billion, an 8 percent increase
Operating Ratio: Improved 0.5 points to 63 percent from 63.5 percent

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report


Note: 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.

Canadian National places major locomotive order

Canadian National has placed the largest power order by a Class I rail carrier in three years, asking for more than 200 ET44AC locomotives to be acquired from General Electric over the next three years, according to a report from Railway Age.

The first round of locomotives are expected to roll off GE Transportation’s assembly line in Texas next year and will be delivered through 2020, Railway Age reported.

For the original article on Railway Age, follow this link.

SMART TD members ratify National Rail Agreement

By a margin of nearly four to one, SMART Transportation Division members have voted to APPROVE the new National Rail Contract. The voting was conducted by BallotPoint Election Services, who certified the following results for each craft eligible to vote:

CRAFT ACCEPT REJECT
Conductors 79.89% 20.11%
Brakemen 78.98% 21.02%
Engine Service 76.58% 23.42%
Yardmen 79.97% 20.03%
Yardmaster 86.68% 13.32%
Combined 79.57% 20.43%

The approved contract will have an effective date of December 1, 2017, with implementation of new pay rates and employee healthcare cost-sharing modifications planned for January 1, 2018. Employees’ monthly healthcare contributions will remain frozen at $228.89 for the life of the contract.

The term of the agreement is for five years, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019. In addition to a 3% increase previously negotiated and already implemented on January 1, 2015, the contract provides for full retroactive pay of 2% from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, and 4% from July 1, 2017, until implementation of the new rates. Thereafter, affected members will receive a boost in wage rates of 2.5% on July 1, 2018, and 3% on July 1, 2019.

The ratified contract will cover over 35,000 SMART TD members employed by BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific and numerous smaller carriers, all of whom were represented in this round of bargaining by the rail industry’s National Carriers’ Conference Committee.

The SMART TD negotiating team was led by President John Previsich, who was assisted in the negotiations by Vice Presidents David Wier, John Lesniewski, Troy Johnson, John England, Doyle Turner and Jeremy Ferguson, along with General Chairpersons Danny Young (BNSF), Mark Cook (NS), Brent Leonard (UP) and Steve Mavity (CSX), all four of whom are nationally elected TD officers in addition to serving as General Chairpersons.

For this round of bargaining, SMART TD joined forces with five other unions to form the Coordinated Bargaining Group. The other unions in the CBG are the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (a Division of the Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters); the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers and the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers/SEIU.

President Previsich commented: “I believe that our negotiating team, along with the teams from the other unions in the CBG, are to be commended for staying the course during a long and tedious round of negotiations. The easy thing for them to do when the going got tough was to declare defeat and walk away from the negotiating table, as others have done, but our team never wavered. By rejecting the carriers’ unreasonable demands while staying at the table and continuing to negotiate, the team was successful in obtaining an agreement that achieved an approval rate of 79.57%.”

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The SMART Transportation Division, formerly the United Transportation Union, is the largest rail union in the United States representing members in all operating crafts, including engineers, conductors, trainmen, switchmen and yardmasters.

Follow this link to view this release in PDF form.

3rd quarter financial results released by Class I’s

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings: $459 million or $0.51 per share, up from $455 million or $0.49 per share for the same period last year

Revenue: Increased 1 percent to $2,743 million

Operating Income: Improved 4 percent to $876 million

Operating Ratio: Improved 90 basis points to 68.1 percent

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $130 million or $1.23 per diluted share

Revenue: Increased 9 percent to $657 million

Operating Income: Increased 17 percent to $234 million, a third quarter record

Operating Ratio: Improved 2.5 points to 64.4 percent, a third quarter record

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings: Increased 47 percent to C$510 million or 50 percent to C$3.50 diluted earnings per share

Revenue: Increased 3 percent to C$1.6 billion, up from C$1.55 billion

Operating Income: Increased 5 percent to C$690 million, up from C$657 million

Operating Ratio: Improved 100 basis points to 56.7 percent from 57.7 percent

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings: Increased to $1.2 billion or $1.50 per diluted share

Revenue: Up 5 percent from $5.4 billion

Operating Income: Increased 3 percent to $2.0 billion

Operating Ratio: Increased 0.7 points to 62.8 percent

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings: Decreased 1 percent to C$958 million, while diluted earnings per share increased 2 percent to C$1.27

Revenue: Increased 7 percent to C$3,221 million

Operating Income: Increased 4 percent to C$1,459 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 1.4 points to 54.7 percent

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings: Up 10 percent to $506 million or diluted earnings per share up 13 percent to $1.75

Revenue: Increased 6 percent to $2.7 billion

Operating Income: Up 11 percent to $911 million

Operating Ratio: 65.9 percent, a quarterly record

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 


Note: 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.

2017 2nd quarter financial results for Class I railroads

CSX

Net Earnings: $510 million or $0.55 per share, up 15 percent from $445 million or $0.47 per share from 2016’s second quarter earnings results

Revenue: Increased 8 percent to $2,933 million

Operating Income: $958 million, up 14 percent

Operating Ratio: 67.4 percent, down from 68.9 percent

Click here to read CSX’s full earnings report.

 

KCS

Net Earnings: $135 million or $1.27 per diluted share, up from 2016 second quarter’s reported $121 million or $1.11 per diluted share

Revenue: Record second quarter revenues of $656 million, a 15 percent increase from the second quarter of 2016

Operating Income: All-time record of $239 million, an increase of 9 percent from the second quarter of 2016

Operating Ratio: 63.5 percent, a 2.2 increase from second quarter 2016

Click here to read KCS’s full earnings report.

 

CP

Net Earnings: Rose 46 percent to C$480 million or C$3.27 per diluted share (a second quarter record)

Revenue: C$1.64 billion, up 13 percent

Operating Income: A second-quarter record of C$679 million, up 23 percent

Operating Ratio: Improved 330 basis points to a second quarter record of 58.7 percent

Click here to read CP’s full earnings report.

 

UP

Net Earnings: $1.2 billion or $1.45 per diluted share (a second quarter record), as compared to the $1.0 billion or $1.17 per diluted share reported for the second quarter of 2016

Revenue: Up 10 percent to $5.3 billion

Operating Income: Up 21 percent to $2.0 billion

Operating Ratio: A second quarter record of 61.8 percent, a 3.4 point improvement compared to the second quarter 2016

Click here to read UP’s full earnings report.

 

CN

Net Earnings: Increased 20 percent to C$1,031 million and diluted earnings per share increased 24 percent to C$1.36

Revenue: Increased 17 percent to a quarterly record of C$3,329 million

Operating Income: Increased 16 percent to C$1,495 million

Operating Ratio: Increased 0.6 points to 55.1 percent

Click here to read CN’s full earnings report.

 

NS

Net Earnings: Up 23 percent to $497 million while diluted earnings per share increased 26 percent to $1.71

Revenue: Increased 7 percent to $2.6 billion

Operating Income: Up 15 percent year-over-year to $888 million

Operating Ratio: An all-time record at 66.3 percent

Click here to read NS’s full earnings report.

 


Note: 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.