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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
52% of the 1315 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 0.42
GWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. GWR: 0.42 )
GWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.42

0.27
0.51
Interest Coverage 7.51
GWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. GWR: 7.51 )
GWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 7.51
Current: 7.51

2.11
7.51
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.84
M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
11.72%
7.73%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 25.72
GWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. GWR: 25.72 )
GWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 25.72
Current: 25.72

11.5
25.72
Net-margin (%) 15.91
GWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. GWR: 15.91 )
GWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.99   Max: 29.73
Current: 15.91

5.99
29.73
ROE (%) 11.57
GWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. GWR: 11.57 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.27   Max: 29.19
Current: 11.57

4.27
29.19
ROA (%) 4.76
GWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. GWR: 4.76 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 12.63
Current: 4.76

1.39
12.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.19
GWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. GWR: 11.19 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.43   Max: 16.25
Current: 11.19

7.43
16.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
GWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GWR: 14.10 )
GWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 34.1
Current: 14.1

-16.4
34.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.40
GWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. GWR: 18.40 )
GWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 87.7
Current: 18.4

-19.9
87.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
GWR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GWR: 18.00 )
GWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 85.3
Current: 18

-27.7
85.3
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

GWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,953,821 sh (-1.12%)
John Keeley 531,289 sh (-7.92%)
Jim Simons 93,750 sh (-66.71%)
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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)
Ron Baron 3,884,000 sh (unchged)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.90
GWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 29.10 vs. GWR: 20.90 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 88.26
Current: 20.9

6.21
88.26
Forward P/E 17.33
GWR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 58.14 vs. GWR: 17.33 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.90
GWR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. GWR: 20.90 )
GWR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.65   Max: 88.35
Current: 20.9

5.65
88.35
P/B 2.20
GWR's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. GWR: 2.20 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.2

1.29
3.58
P/S 3.30
GWR's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. GWR: 3.30 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.89
Current: 3.3

1.07
4.89
PFCF 33.80
GWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GWR: 33.80 )
GWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.94   Max: 3090.5
Current: 33.8

14.94
3090.5
POCF 11.06
GWR's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. GWR: 11.06 )
GWR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 453.56
Current: 11.06

4.48
453.56
EV-to-EBIT 15.90
GWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 25.76 vs. GWR: 15.90 )
GWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 44.5
Current: 15.9

9.6
44.5
PEG 0.98
GWR's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GWR: 0.98 )
GWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 9.14
Current: 0.98

0.11
9.14
Shiller P/E 33.40
GWR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GWR: 33.40 )
GWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 47.72
Current: 33.4

10.54
47.72
Current Ratio 1.18
GWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. GWR: 1.18 )
GWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.18

0.69
1.68
Quick Ratio 1.12
GWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. GWR: 1.12 )
GWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.12

0.64
1.63
Days Inventory 16.13
GWR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 27.90 vs. GWR: 16.13 )
GWR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 28.12
Current: 16.13

8.9
28.12
Days Sales Outstanding 79.56
GWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 51.56 vs. GWR: 79.56 )
GWR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 72.98   Max: 121.2
Current: 79.56

72.98
121.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
GWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GWR: 4.50 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 18.88
Current: 4.5

0.63
18.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.98
GWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GWR: 1.98 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 9.39
Current: 1.98

1.69
9.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
GWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GWR: 1.21 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.21

0.12
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
GWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GWR: 1.00 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 7.79
Current: 1

0.26
7.79
Price/Graham Number 1.98
GWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. GWR: 1.98 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 7.57
Current: 1.98

0.36
7.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
GWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. GWR: 6.30 )
GWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 10.4
Current: 6.3

2.2
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.15
GWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. GWR: 22.15 )
GWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.9   Max: 58.2
Current: 22.15

-11.9
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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