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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CNI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. CNI: 0.02 )
CNI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.44
CNI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CNI: 0.44 )
CNI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.44

0.35
0.5
Interest Coverage 10.85
CNI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. CNI: 10.85 )
CNI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 10.85
Current: 10.85

4.07
10.85
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.42
M-Score: -0.76
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 : 10/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 36.70
CNI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. CNI: 36.70 )
CNI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.04   Max: 38.21
Current: 36.7

24.04
38.21
Net-margin (%) 24.97
CNI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. CNI: 24.97 )
CNI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.44   Max: 27.33
Current: 24.97

-27.44
27.33
ROE (%) 22.54
CNI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. CNI: 22.54 )
CNI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.86   Max: 31.37
Current: 22.54

5.86
31.37
ROA (%) 9.56
CNI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. CNI: 9.56 )
CNI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 14.02
Current: 9.56

2.66
14.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.67
CNI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. CNI: 15.67 )
CNI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.57   Max: 15.15
Current: 15.67

7.57
15.15
Revenue Growth (%) 12.30
CNI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CNI: 12.30 )
CNI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.7
Current: 12.3

0
40.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.40
CNI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CNI: 10.40 )
CNI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.7
Current: 10.4

0
53.7
EPS Growth (%) 11.30
CNI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CNI: 11.30 )
CNI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 63.2
Current: 11.3

0
63.2
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CNI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 17,092 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 331,580 sh (+40.17%)
Bill Gates 8,563,437 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 302,200 sh (-36.33%)
Jeremy Grantham 179,474 sh (-38.13%)
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Q4 2013

CNI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 62,526 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 664,317 sh (+0.17%)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 80,600 sh (-77.55%)
Jim Simons 74,100 sh (-87.74%)
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Q1 2014

CNI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 5,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 223,344 sh (New)
Jim Simons 330,700 sh (+346.29%)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 644,046 sh (-3.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 66,400 sh (-17.62%)
Pioneer Investments 42,256 sh (-32.42%)
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Q2 2014

CNI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 1,127,110 sh (+75%)
Jeremy Grantham 72,900 sh (+9.79%)
Steven Cohen 60,200 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 3,500 sh (-30%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 75%0.06%$54.65 - $64.32 $ 65.5710%1127110
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Add 40.17%0.02%$46.87 - $51.15 $ 65.5733%331580
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$46.99 - $51.52 $ 65.5733%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$45.51 - $51.44 $ 65.5735%31900
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$42.42 - $46.17 $ 65.5748%0
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 New Buy0.06%$41.97 - $47.06 $ 65.5748%259750
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -83.29%0.04%$41.97 - $47.06 $ 65.5748%6500
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Reduce -57.99%0.06%$38.4 - $43.25 $ 65.5761%38900
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 93.72%0.05%$37.52 - $40.51 $ 65.5783%92600
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -28.12%0.02%$32.45 - $40.1 $ 65.5774%47800
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.90
CNI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. CNI: 21.90 )
CNI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 24.07
Current: 21.9

9.23
24.07
P/B 4.56
CNI's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CNI: 4.56 )
CNI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 5.01
Current: 4.56

0.84
5.01
P/S 5.49
CNI's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CNI: 5.49 )
CNI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 6.02
Current: 5.49

2.2
6.02
PFCF 30.32
CNI's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNI: 30.32 )
CNI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.14   Max: 47.18
Current: 30.32

14.14
47.18
EV-to-EBIT 16.41
CNI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.21 vs. CNI: 16.41 )
CNI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 18.1
Current: 16.41

7.3
18.1
PEG 1.74
CNI's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNI: 1.74 )
CNI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.74

0.55
3.4
Shiller P/E 26.15
CNI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. CNI: 26.15 )
CNI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.54   Max: 28.71
Current: 26.15

11.54
28.71
Current Ratio 0.92
CNI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CNI: 0.92 )
CNI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.92

0.51
1.46
Quick Ratio 0.76
CNI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CNI: 0.76 )
CNI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.76

0.44
1.28

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.36
CNI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CNI: 1.36 )
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.36

0.93
2.42
Dividend Payout 0.28
CNI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. CNI: 0.28 )
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.28

0.07
1.03
Dividend growth (3y) 16.80
CNI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CNI: 16.80 )
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 78.8
Current: 16.8

0
78.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.82
CNI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CNI: 2.82 )
CNI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 4.87
Current: 2.82

1.87
4.87
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
CNI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. CNI: 3.50 )
CNI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -6
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.43
CNI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CNI: 5.43 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.09
Current: 5.43

0.58
5.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.06
CNI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. CNI: 2.06 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.98
Current: 2.06

0.6
1.98
Price/Median PS Value 1.49
CNI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CNI: 1.49 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.49

0.28
1.4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.89
CNI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNI: 1.89 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.89

0.46
3.21
Price/Graham Number 2.28
CNI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CNI: 2.28 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.14
Current: 2.28

0.27
2.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
CNI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CNI: 6.10 )
CNI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 13.6
Current: 6.1

5.5
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.19
CNI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. CNI: 13.19 )
CNI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 23.6
Current: 13.19

8.3
23.6

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
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Traded in other countries:CNR.Canada, CY2.Germany
Canadian National Railway Co was incorporated in 1922 by special act of the Parliament of Canada. The Company together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. The Company's network of approximately 20,100 route miles 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 freight revenues are derived from the movement of a diversified and balanced portfolio of goods, including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, intermodal and automotive. 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 Railway Safety Act and certain other statutes. The Company's U.S. rail operations are subject to economic regulation by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and safety regulation by the Federal Railroad Administration.
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