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In Week 23, Eastern US rail giant CSX’s (CSX) freight traffic rose slightly, by ~1% YoY (year-over-year). This year, the railroad is slowly getting back on track after weakness in 2017. In Week 23, CSX’s carload volumes grew YoY to ~69,400 units from ~68,700, less than competitor Norfolk Southern’s (NSC), which rose 2% YoY, and US railroads’ (XLI), which rose 2.8% YoY.
In Week 22, eastern US rail carrier CSX (CSX) posted a slight carload volume loss of 1.5% YoY (year-over-year). This Jacksonville-headquartered railroad company is getting back on track after weakness over the last year. In Week 22, CSX’s carload traffic fell YoY to over 67,500 units from ~68,500 units. The company’s carload volumes trended in contrast with those of its competitor Norfolk Southern (NSC) and the 0.2% overall rise recorded by US railroad companies (XLI).
At International Paper Co.’s Savannah, Ga., plant, which produces rolls of containerboard used to make boxes, the paper giant spends extra time separating CSX boxcars from those of other companies that can still be shared. “This adds additional complexity and inefficiency to our system,” said Fred Towler, a supply-chain vice president at International Paper. Instead of quickly reloading empty cars, CSX said the boxcars were being recalled to customers on other rail lines, requiring CSX to ship the cars back empty, sometimes past its own customers.
CSX benefits from the Precision Scheduled Railroading system. The new tax law, which reduces corporate tax rate significantly, is an added positive for the company.
In Week 20, Canada’s largest railroad, Canadian National Railway (CNI), posted a high single-digit rise in carload volumes. CNI’s carload traffic rose 8.6% YoY (year-over-year) to ~65,700 units from ~60,500, slightly more than competitor Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP), which rose 7.2%.
In Week 20 (ended May 19), eastern US major Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) carload traffic grew 3.2% YoY (year-over-year) to ~70,000 railcars (excluding intermodal) from ~67,900. The company’s carload traffic growth was higher than the 1.2% YoY rise posted by US railroads (GWR) and competitor CSX’s 0.8% YoY growth. This year, NSC’s carload volumes have grown more than CSX’s.
In this article, we’ll review Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) cash flow levels and compare them to the levels of other US Class I railroad companies (XLI).
In Week 20 (ended May 19), Jacksonville-headquartered eastern US rail giant CSX (CSX) reported a slight 0.80% YoY (year-over-year) rise in its carload traffic, getting back on track after weakness over the last year. In Week 20, CSX’s carload volumes rose YoY to ~69,400 units from ~68,800. CSX’s carload volume growth was substantially lower than competitor Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) 3.2% gain in the same category, and lower than the 1.2% rise reported by US railroads (XTN).
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The Precision Scheduled Railroading model lowers costs at CSX, thus boosting bottom-line growth. The new tax law is an added positive.
In Week 19, Eastern US major railroad CSX (CSX) rose 1.9% YoY (year-over-year) in carload traffic. It hauled ~72,700 carloads compared to ~71,300 in Week 19 of 2017. Throughout much of 2018, this Florida-based rail giant has reported a YoY decline in railcar traffic. However, in the last few weeks, its carload volumes have shown an upward trend YoY. CSX’s carload volume growth was also much lower than US railroads’ 5.3% gain in that category.
On May 17, Union Pacific (UNP) stock closed at $142.49, up 0.8% from the closing price of $141.36 on May 16. Based on that closing price, UNP has a market capitalization of $109.7 billion—the highest among all major railroads in the US.
On May 10, Western US rail freight giant Union Pacific (UNP) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.73 per share on its common stock. In the first quarter, UNP raised its quarterly cash dividend from $0.665 per share to $0.73 per share. The company’s quarterly cash dividend on equity shares is payable on June 29 to stockholders of record on May 31.
Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) released its railcar traffic data for April 2018 on May 14. The company has operations in three regions: North America, UK/Europe, and Australia. In April, the company’s same-railroad freight traffic in these regions was ~269,600 carloads, up 3.6% YoY (year-over-year) from ~260,200. On a reported volume basis, GWR’s railcar volume was down 3.7% in April this year.
Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) is the largest short line carrier in the US and Canada with operations in the US, Canada, UK/Europe, and parts of Australia. Though it’s not a Class I railroad, it is often compared with US Class I railroads.
In Week 18, Canada’s largest rail carrier, Canadian National Railway (CNI), saw its carload traffic rise 5.8% YoY (year-over-year) to ~65,800 railcars from ~62,200. Its growth was almost on par with US and Canadian railroads’ growth. In comparison, competitor Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) carload volumes grew 9.7%.
US rail carrier Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) carload traffic, excluding intermodal, rose by double digits (10.2%) YoY (year-over-year) in Week 18, to ~73,000 units from ~66,200.
In Week 18, major eastern US rail carrier CSX’s (CSX) carload traffic fell marginally YoY (year-over-year), by 0.22% to ~69,400 units from ~69,500. Throughout much of 2018, the Florida-based rail giant has reported YoY railcar traffic decline, though it seems to be getting back on track. In contrast, rival Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) carload traffic grew 10.2% in Week 18, and US railroads’ grew 6.4%.