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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CNI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. CNI: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.42
CNI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CNI: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.42
0.35
0.5
Interest Coverage 12.46
CNI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. CNI: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CNI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.07  Med: 8.06 Max: 12.46
Current: 12.46
4.07
12.46
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.13
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
6.34%
16.09%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 39.62
CNI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. CNI: 39.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.04  Med: 35.18 Max: 38.21
Current: 39.62
24.04
38.21
Net-margin (%) 26.20
CNI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. CNI: 26.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.44  Med: 21.92 Max: 27.33
Current: 26.2
-27.44
27.33
ROE (%) 24.08
CNI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. CNI: 24.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.86  Med: 18.28 Max: 31.37
Current: 24.08
5.86
31.37
ROA (%) 10.20
CNI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CNI: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.66  Med: 7.55 Max: 14.02
Current: 10.2
2.66
14.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.36
CNI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. CNI: 17.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.96  Med: 13.25 Max: 27.26
Current: 17.36
7.96
27.26
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.00
CNI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CNI: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.30 Max: 40.7
Current: 14
0
40.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
CNI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CNI: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 10.40 Max: 53.7
Current: 11.7
0
53.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
CNI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CNI: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.9  Med: 11.80 Max: 63.2
Current: 12.6
-8.9
63.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CNI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 7,000 sh (+100.00%)
Pioneer Investments 256,879 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 999,554 sh (-11.32%)
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Q4 2014

CNI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 194,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 29,918 sh (+327.40%)
Pioneer Investments 257,085 sh (+0.08%)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 985,430 sh (-1.41%)
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Q1 2015

CNI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 124,100 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 6,281,715 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 25,330 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,061,450 sh (+447.14%)
Louis Moore Bacon 133,781 sh (+347.16%)
Ken Fisher 997,811 sh (+1.26%)
Pioneer Investments 258,285 sh (+0.47%)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

CNI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 1,452,800 sh (+1070.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,997 sh (+34.22%)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 111,738 sh (-16.48%)
Ken Fisher 784,916 sh (-21.34%)
Steven Cohen 450,300 sh (-57.58%)
Pioneer Investments 88,735 sh (-65.64%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.11
CNI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. CNI: 18.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CNI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.23  Med: 14.82 Max: 23.1
Current: 18.11
9.23
23.1
Forward P/E 15.63
CNI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. CNI: 15.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.20
CNI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. CNI: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CNI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.2  Med: 14.84 Max: 23.1
Current: 18.2
9.2
23.1
P/B 4.19
CNI's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CNI: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.85 Max: 5.27
Current: 4.19
1.68
5.27
P/S 4.76
CNI's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CNI: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 3.79 Max: 5.95
Current: 4.76
2.2
5.95
PFCF 30.50
CNI's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. CNI: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CNI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.14  Med: 26.40 Max: 47.18
Current: 30.5
14.14
47.18
POCF 12.80
CNI's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. CNI: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.31  Med: 11.35 Max: 16.45
Current: 12.8
7.31
16.45
EV-to-EBIT 13.54
CNI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 14.36 vs. CNI: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3  Med: 12.30 Max: 17.4
Current: 13.54
7.3
17.4
PEG 1.41
CNI's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CNI: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CNI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.4
Current: 1.41
0.55
3.4
Shiller P/E 23.47
CNI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.79 vs. CNI: 23.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.47  Med: 19.09 Max: 30.24
Current: 23.47
11.47
30.24
Current Ratio 0.70
CNI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CNI: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.7
0.51
1.46
Quick Ratio 0.55
CNI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CNI: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.55
0.44
1.28
Days Inventory 57.68
CNI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. CNI: 57.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CNI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 26.01  Med: 33.28 Max: 56.81
Current: 57.68
26.01
56.81
Days Sales Outstanding 26.47
CNI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 42.46 vs. CNI: 26.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.1  Med: 37.68 Max: 83.27
Current: 26.47
17.1
83.27

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.70
CNI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. CNI: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.7
0.93
2.42
Dividend Payout 0.28
CNI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. CNI: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.23 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.28
0.07
1.03
Dividend growth (3y) 15.40
CNI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CNI: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 14.50 Max: 78.8
Current: 15.4
0
78.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.39
CNI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. CNI: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.14 Max: 4.91
Current: 3.39
1.89
4.91
Share Buyback Rate 3.20
CNI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CNI: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CNI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.60 Max: -6
Current: 3.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.31
CNI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CNI: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.65 Max: 5.59
Current: 4.31
1.16
5.59
Price/Projected FCF 1.75
CNI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CNI: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.75
0.83
2.07
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.16
CNI's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
52% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CNI: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
CNI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CNI: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.26
0.27
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.59
CNI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. CNI: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.59
0.46
3.21
Price/Graham Number 1.85
CNI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CNI: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.85
0.54
2.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.43
CNI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CNI: 7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 8.20 Max: 13.6
Current: 7.43
5.7
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.94
CNI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. CNI: 13.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CNI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8.5  Med: 13.50 Max: 23.9
Current: 13.94
8.5
23.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
EPS($) 3.17 3.50 3.90
EPS without NRI($) 3.17 3.50 3.90

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Traded in other countries:CNR.Canada, CY2.Germany,
Canadian National Railway Co was incorporated in Canada on June 6, 1919. The Company is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. It transports goods for business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. It's network of approximately 20,000 route miles of track spans Canada and mid-America, connecting three coasts: the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama) and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to all points in North America. The Company's network, and its co-production agreements, routing protocols, marketing alliances and interline agreements, provide CN customers access to all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nations. The Company's rail operations in Canada are subject to economic regulation by the Canadian Transportation Agency under the Canada Transportation Act, and safety regulation by the federal Minister of Transport under the Canadian Railway Safety Act and certain other statutes.
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