Union Pacific CorpFind Ratings Reports
UNION PACIFIC CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. UNION PACIFIC CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 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 3.71% 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 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5168.0||5208.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||1144.0||1117.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1337.0||1391.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||55718.0||54600.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||15007.0||14201.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.08||46.75|
|Return on Assets||7.59||8.73|
|Return on Equity||21.23||23.05|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||815.82||849.21|
|Div / share||0.61||0.55|
|Book value / share||24.43||24.38|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3828545.0||4297887.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.32 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.25 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.82. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, UNION PACIFIC CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UNP 20.45||Peers 20.32||UNP 11.26||Peers 10.97|
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.
|UNP 16.49||Peers 21.70||UNP 1.85||Peers 2.21|
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.
|UNP 4.25||Peers 3.82||UNP -7.47||Peers 0.61|
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.
|UNP 4.25||Peers 3.59||UNP -8.59||Peers -5.25|
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