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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 0.04
GWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. GWR: 0.04 )
GWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.40
GWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. GWR: 0.40 )
GWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.4

0.27
0.51
Interest Coverage 5.60
GWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. GWR: 5.60 )
GWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 6.57
Current: 5.6

2.11
6.57
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.70
M-Score: -2.22
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 (%) 24.23
GWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. GWR: 24.23 )
GWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 24.23
Current: 24.23

11.5
24.23
Net-margin (%) 17.29
GWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. GWR: 17.29 )
GWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.99   Max: 29.73
Current: 17.29

5.99
29.73
ROE (%) 12.63
GWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. GWR: 12.63 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 25.76
Current: 12.63

3.51
25.76
ROA (%) 5.10
GWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. GWR: 5.10 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 11.74
Current: 5.1

1
11.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.70
GWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. GWR: 10.70 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.49   Max: 15.55
Current: 10.7

5.49
15.55
Revenue Growth (%) 22.50
GWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GWR: 22.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 34.1
Current: 22.5

-16.4
34.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.70
GWR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GWR: 28.70 )
GWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 87.7
Current: 28.7

-19.9
87.7
EPS Growth (%) 36.20
GWR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GWR: 36.20 )
GWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 85.3
Current: 36.2

-27.7
85.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GWR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 3,150 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 55,700 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 28,135 sh (+465.3%)
Paul Tudor Jones 65,000 sh (+47.73%)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 225 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,809,179 sh (-0.25%)
John Keeley 589,895 sh (-15.68%)
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Q2 2013

GWR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Meridian Funds 274,300 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 6,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 127,150 sh (+3936.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 68,000 sh (+4.62%)
Steven Cohen 28,575 sh (+1.56%)
Ron Baron 3,814,349 sh (+0.14%)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Keeley 556,453 sh (-5.67%)
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Q3 2013

GWR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 52,292 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 498,691 sh (New)
Jim Simons 194,650 sh (+53.09%)
Steven Cohen 43,562 sh (+52.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 99,000 sh (+45.59%)
Ron Baron 3,940,679 sh (+3.31%)
John Keeley 558,993 sh (+0.46%)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Q4 2013

GWR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 388,350 sh (+99.51%)
Steven Cohen 85,378 sh (+95.99%)
Pioneer Investments 56,361 sh (+7.78%)
John Keeley 569,243 sh (+1.83%)
Ron Baron 4,010,604 sh (+1.77%)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 95,981 sh (-3.05%)
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Latest Guru Trades with GWR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.63%$91.66 - $101.77 $ 96.931%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 New Buy0.63%$84.78 - $94.84 $ 96.937%498691
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $84.78 - $94.84 $ 96.937%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 New Buy0.87%$79.84 - $92.6 $ 96.9311%274300
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$79.84 - $92.6 $ 96.9311%6100
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Reduce -15.68%0.19%$76.08 - $94.14 $ 96.9312%589895
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Add 13.08%0.11%$47.72 - $57.82 $ 96.9384%825625
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1484%$45.19 - $60.43 $ 96.9385%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$45.19 - $60.43 $ 96.9385%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.15%$53.86 - $61.98 $ 96.9368%180000
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Guru Investment Theses on Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Genesee & Wyoming Inc. - Aug 05, 2013

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR), a leading short-line railroad, declined in the second quarter, despite reporting robust volume and pricing trends after its transformational acquisition of competitor RailAmerica. The deal has been highly accretive given the low cost of financing and significant synergies. The combined entity makes Genesee the dominant regional operator in the U.S., adding revenue diversity and cementing barriers to entry. We see no fundamental reason for the decline. (Matt Weiss)

From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Genesee & Wyoming Inc. - May 01, 2013

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR), a leading short line railroad, rose 22.4% during the first quarter after completing a transformational acquisition of its primary competitor for $2 billion. The combined entity makes Genesee & Wyoming the dominant regional rail operator in the U.S., adding revenue diversity and cementing barriers to entry. In addition, private equity firm The Carlyle Group acted as a strategic equity partner in this transaction, making a $350 million investment at $65 per share and advising on future acquisitions. (Matt Weiss)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on Genesee & Wyoming Inc. - Dec 07, 2012


Shares of the leading short-line railroad, Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR), rose 26.5% in the third quarter after the announcement of a transformational acquisition. Genesee purchased its primary competitor, RailAmerica, for $2 billion. The combined entity makes Genesee & Wyoming the dominant regional operator in the U.S. The acquisition also positions the company as a key U.S. industrial recovery play. (Matt Weiss)From Baron Funds third quarter letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on Genesee & Wyoming Inc. - May 24, 2012

From Baron Funds' first quarter commentary: Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR), a leading short-line railroad, declined 9.9% after advancing over 30% during the prior quarter. An unusually mild winter and low natural gas prices negatively impacted coal volumes during the quarter, the company's biggest volume commodity. Over the long run, we believe Genesee is well positioned to outperform its railroad peers with unique access to emerging markets as well as freight opportunities tied to several natural resource projects in North America. The company recently closed a key international acquisition that we think will benefit from mining projects tied to export trade with China. (Matt Weiss)
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Baron Funds Comments on Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR), a leading short-line railroad, declined in the second quarter, despite reporting robust volume and pricing trends after its transformational acquisition of competitor RailAmerica. The deal has been highly accretive given the low cost of financing and significant synergies. The combined entity makes Genesee the dominant regional operator in the U.S., adding revenue diversity and cementing barriers to entry. We see no fundamental reason for the decline. (Matt Weiss) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR), a leading short line railroad, rose 22.4% during the first quarter after completing a transformational acquisition of its primary competitor for $2 billion. The combined entity makes Genesee & Wyoming the dominant regional rail operator in the U.S., adding revenue diversity and cementing barriers to entry. In addition, private equity firm The Carlyle Group acted as a strategic equity partner in this transaction, making a $350 million investment at $65 per share and advising on future acquisitions. (Matt Weiss) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.40
GWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. GWR: 20.40 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 88.26
Current: 20.4

6.21
88.26
P/B 2.30
GWR's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GWR: 2.30 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.3

1.25
3.58
P/S 3.50
GWR's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. GWR: 3.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.89
Current: 3.5

1.07
4.89
PFCF 33.70
GWR's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. GWR: 33.70 )
GWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 3090.5
Current: 33.7

3.7
3090.5
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
GWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. GWR: 17.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 44.5
Current: 17.5

9.6
44.5
PEG 1.00
GWR's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GWR: 1.00 )
GWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 9.14
Current: 1

0.11
9.14
Shiller P/E 39.50
GWR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. GWR: 39.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 47.72
Current: 39.5

10.54
47.72

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.70
GWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GWR: 5.70 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 18.88
Current: 5.7

0.71
18.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.50
GWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
57% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GWR: 2.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 9.39
Current: 2.5

1.69
9.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
GWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GWR: 1.30 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.3

0.12
1.58
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
GWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GWR: 1.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 7.79
Current: 1.5

0.26
7.79
Price/Graham Number 2.20
GWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GWR: 2.20 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 7.57
Current: 2.2

0.38
7.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
GWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. GWR: 5.70 )
GWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 10.4
Current: 5.7

2.2
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.01
GWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. GWR: 14.01 )
GWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16   Max: 57.1
Current: 14.01

-16
57.1

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Traded in other countries:GNW.Germany
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., was founded in 1899. The Company owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, the Company operates a longer-haul railroad that runs approximately 1,400 miles between Tarcoola in South Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It operates in 30 states in the United States, four Australian states, one Australian territory and three Canadian provinces and provides rail service at 17 ports in North America and Europe. The Company faces competition from numerous sources, including those relating to geography, substitute products, other types of transportation and other rail operators. In addition to environmental laws, securities laws, state and local laws and regulations generally applicable to many businesses, its United States railroads are subject to regulation by: the STB; the FRA; the United States Department of Transportation; federal agencies, including the United States Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Transportation Security Administration, which operates under the Department of Homeland Security; state departments of transportation; and some state and local regulatory agencies.

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