Union Pacific Corp

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UNP : NYSE : Services
$109.7 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 3491500.0
05/25/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

UNION PACIFIC CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. UNION PACIFIC CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.67% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)5132.04829.0
EBITDA ($mil)2313.02189.0
EBIT ($mil)1793.01687.0
Net Income ($mil)1072.0979.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1139.02673.0
Total Assets ($mil)55900.055772.0
Total Debt ($mil)15033.015193.0
Equity ($mil)19723.020475.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin45.0745.33
EBITDA Margin45.0745.33
Operating Margin34.9434.93
Sales Turnover0.360.38
Return on Assets7.738.24
Return on Equity21.9322.46
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.931.55
Interest Expense172.0167.0
Interest Coverage10.4210.1

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)809.17840.94
Div / share0.610.55
Book value / share24.3724.35
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3589747.03736649.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.47 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.40 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.87. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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UNP 20.45 Peers 20.47   UNP 11.95 Peers 11.58

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 16.78 Peers 21.29   UNP 1.57 Peers 1.86

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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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UNP 4.40 Peers 3.87   UNP -2.06 Peers 0.93

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

UNP is trading at a premium to its peers.


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

However, UNP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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UNP 4.28 Peers 3.66   UNP -3.73 Peers -2.00

Premium. 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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

UNP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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