Union Pacific Corp.Find Ratings Reports
UNION PACIFIC CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth 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 0.73 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 24.70% 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||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5450.0||5168.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||7278.0||1144.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1365.0||1337.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||57806.0||55718.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||16944.0||15007.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||51.1||48.08|
|Return on Assets||18.53||7.59|
|Return on Equity||43.09||21.23|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||780.92||815.82|
|Div / share||0.67||0.61|
|Book value / share||31.83||24.43|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5044693.0||4264511.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 11.41 for the Road & Rail industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.34 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.18 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.74. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|UNP 10.21||Peers 11.41||UNP 14.90||Peers 13.61|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
UNP is trading at a discount to 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.
|UNP 16.16||Peers 19.29||UNP NM||Peers 2.25|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
UNP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|UNP 4.34||Peers 3.74||UNP 166.14||Peers 153.07|
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.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
UNP is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|UNP 5.07||Peers 4.03||UNP 6.51||Peers 11.03|
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 significant premium to its industry.
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