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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 0.05
GWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. GWR: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.35
GWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. GWR: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.35
0.1
0.51
Interest Coverage 7.51
GWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. GWR: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.11  Med: 4.76 Max: 7.51
Current: 7.51
2.11
7.51
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.25
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
12.28%
7.24%
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 (%) 25.26
GWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. GWR: 25.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.5  Med: 18.23 Max: 25.72
Current: 25.26
11.5
25.72
Net-margin (%) 14.74
GWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. GWR: 14.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.99  Med: 12.00 Max: 29.73
Current: 14.74
5.99
29.73
ROE (%) 10.68
GWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. GWR: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.91  Med: 12.65 Max: 29.19
Current: 10.68
3.91
29.19
ROA (%) 4.25
GWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. GWR: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 5.06 Max: 12.63
Current: 4.25
1.39
12.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.38
GWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. GWR: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.71  Med: 14.64 Max: 52.64
Current: 10.38
5.71
52.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
GWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. GWR: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.4  Med: 11.85 Max: 34.1
Current: 14.1
-16.4
34.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.40
GWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. GWR: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.9  Med: 13.85 Max: 87.7
Current: 18.4
-19.9
87.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
GWR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. GWR: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.7  Med: 16.70 Max: 85.3
Current: 18
-27.7
85.3
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Q3 2014

GWR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,938,676 sh (-0.38%)
John Keeley 508,489 sh (-4.29%)
Jim Simons 42,750 sh (-54.40%)
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Q4 2014

GWR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,883 sh (New)
Jim Simons 166,350 sh (+289.12%)
Columbia Wanger 380,000 sh (+26.67%)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 508,369 sh (-0.02%)
Ron Baron 3,884,000 sh (-1.39%)
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Q1 2015

GWR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 118,360 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 136,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 56,500 sh (+182.50%)
Jim Simons 236,950 sh (+42.44%)
Columbia Wanger 401,000 sh (+5.53%)
Ron Baron 3,884,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley 507,346 sh (-0.20%)
Ron Baron 3,854,715 sh (-0.75%)
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Q2 2015

GWR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 401,860 sh (+239.52%)
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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. (NYSE: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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.95
GWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. GWR: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.21  Med: 21.03 Max: 88.26
Current: 16.95
6.21
88.26
Forward P/E 14.37
GWR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. GWR: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.80
GWR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. GWR: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GWR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.65  Med: 20.42 Max: 88.35
Current: 15.8
5.65
88.35
P/B 1.68
GWR's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. GWR: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.30 Max: 3.58
Current: 1.68
1.29
3.58
P/S 2.47
GWR's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. GWR: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.89
Current: 2.47
1.07
4.89
PFCF 23.42
GWR's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. GWR: 23.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.94  Med: 33.30 Max: 3090.5
Current: 23.42
14.94
3090.5
POCF 8.30
GWR's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9.01 vs. GWR: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GWR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.48  Med: 13.00 Max: 453.56
Current: 8.3
4.48
453.56
EV-to-EBIT 15.59
GWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 14.97 vs. GWR: 15.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6  Med: 16.60 Max: 44.5
Current: 15.59
9.6
44.5
PEG 0.74
GWR's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. GWR: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.21 Max: 9.14
Current: 0.74
0.11
9.14
Shiller P/E 25.19
GWR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. GWR: 25.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.48  Med: 24.89 Max: 47.72
Current: 25.19
10.48
47.72
Current Ratio 1.33
GWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. GWR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.82
Current: 1.33
0.69
2.82
Quick Ratio 1.25
GWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. GWR: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.25
0.64
2.76
Days Inventory 17.32
GWR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. GWR: 17.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GWR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 14.49 Max: 28.12
Current: 17.32
8.9
28.12
Days Sales Outstanding 77.25
GWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
86% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 41.88 vs. GWR: 77.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GWR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 72.98  Med: 86.27 Max: 121.2
Current: 77.25
72.98
121.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 12.24
GWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. GWR: 12.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.14 Max: 18.88
Current: 12.24
0.63
18.88
Price/Projected FCF 1.47
GWR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. GWR: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.45 Max: 9.39
Current: 1.47
1.44
9.39
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.10
GWR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
60% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. GWR: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
GWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. GWR: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.89
0.12
1.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
GWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. GWR: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.48 Max: 7.79
Current: 0.8
0.24
7.79
Price/Graham Number 2.92
GWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. GWR: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.63 Max: 7.57
Current: 2.92
0.3
7.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.41
GWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. GWR: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 6.00 Max: 10.4
Current: 6.41
2.2
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.52
GWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. GWR: 22.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.7  Med: 13.20 Max: 58.2
Current: 22.52
-8.7
58.2

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
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Traded in other countries:GNW.Germany,
Genesee & Wyoming Inc was incorporated in Delaware on September 1, 1977. It completed its initial public offering in June 1996, and since September 27, 2002, its common stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company owns and operates short line and regional railroads in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Company operates the 1,400 mile Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, which links the Port of Darwin with the Australian interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations currently include 111 railroads organized into 11 regions, with approximately 14,700 miles of owned and leased track. It provides rail service at 35 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and performs contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers. The Company operates in two reportable segments: North American & European Operations and Australian Operations. 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; federal agencies, including the United States Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, Mine 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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