Union Pacific Corp

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UNP : NYSE : Services
$104.33 -0.52 | -0.5%
Today's Range: 103.65 - 105.42
Avg. Daily Volume: 3501600.0
07/25/17 - 9:45 AM ET

Financial Analysis

UNION PACIFIC CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. UNION PACIFIC CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.95% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)5250.04770.0
EBITDA ($mil)2530.02164.0
EBIT ($mil)2005.01660.0
Net Income ($mil)1168.0979.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1376.02160.0
Total Assets ($mil)56478.055690.0
Total Debt ($mil)15760.015186.0
Equity ($mil)19615.020422.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin48.1945.37
EBITDA Margin48.1945.36
Operating Margin38.1934.8
Sales Turnover0.370.37
Return on Assets7.997.85
Return on Equity23.0121.42
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.141.48
Interest Expense179.0173.0
Interest Coverage11.29.6

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)801.48834.07
Div / share0.610.55
Book value / share24.4724.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3493370.03648196.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.90 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.65. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.28 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.07. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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UNP 18.99 Peers 20.90   UNP 11.26 Peers 12.38

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

UNP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

UNP is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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UNP 16.33 Peers 22.04   UNP 1.42 Peers 2.12

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

UNP is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

UNP trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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UNP 4.28 Peers 4.07   UNP 7.39 Peers 1.07

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

UNP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

UNP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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UNP 4.05 Peers 3.74   UNP 1.74 Peers 0.90

Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

UNP is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

UNP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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