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

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. GWR: 0.02 )
GWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.40
GWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. GWR: 0.40 )
GWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.4

0.1
0.51
Interest Coverage 5.60
GWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 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: 7
Z-Score: 1.69
M-Score: -2.58
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.09
GWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. GWR: 24.09 )
GWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 24.23
Current: 24.09

11.5
24.23
Net-margin (%) 14.19
GWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. GWR: 14.19 )
GWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.99   Max: 29.73
Current: 14.19

5.99
29.73
ROE (%) 10.47
GWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. GWR: 10.47 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.27   Max: 29.19
Current: 10.47

4.27
29.19
ROA (%) 4.21
GWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. GWR: 4.21 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 12.63
Current: 4.21

1.39
12.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.51
GWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. GWR: 10.51 )
GWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.43   Max: 16.25
Current: 10.51

7.43
16.25
Revenue Growth (%) 22.50
GWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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
96% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 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
93% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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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Financials


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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

GWR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,929 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (New)
John Keeley 577,011 sh (+1.36%)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,998,681 sh (-0.3%)
Jim Simons 281,650 sh (-27.48%)
Steven Cohen 16,027 sh (-81.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,035 sh (-96.84%)
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Q2 2014

GWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 300,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GWR

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$93.37 - $105.51 $ 89.27-9%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$87.19 - $99.89 $ 89.27-6%11929
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.63%$91.66 - $101.77 $ 89.27-7%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 New Buy0.63%$84.78 - $94.84 $ 89.27-1%498691
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $84.78 - $94.84 $ 89.27-1%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 New Buy0.87%$79.84 - $92.6 $ 89.272%274300
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$79.84 - $92.6 $ 89.272%6100
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Reduce -15.68%0.19%$76.08 - $94.14 $ 89.273%589895
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Add 13.08%0.11%$47.72 - $57.82 $ 89.2770%825625
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1484%$45.19 - $60.43 $ 89.2771%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$45.19 - $60.43 $ 89.2771%0
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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.60
GWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. GWR: 22.60 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 88.26
Current: 22.6

6.21
88.26
P/B 2.11
GWR's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. GWR: 2.11 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.11

1.29
3.58
P/S 3.20
GWR's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GWR: 3.20 )
GWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.89
Current: 3.2

1.07
4.89
PFCF 34.07
GWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GWR: 34.07 )
GWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.94   Max: 3090.5
Current: 34.07

14.94
3090.5
EV-to-EBIT 17.12
GWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.21 vs. GWR: 17.12 )
GWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 44.5
Current: 17.12

9.6
44.5
PEG 1.19
GWR's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GWR: 1.19 )
GWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 9.14
Current: 1.19

0.11
9.14
Shiller P/E 33.47
GWR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. GWR: 33.47 )
GWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.61   Max: 47.46
Current: 33.47

10.61
47.46
Current Ratio 1.32
GWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. GWR: 1.32 )
GWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.32

0.69
2.82
Quick Ratio 1.23
GWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GWR: 1.23 )
GWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.23

0.64
2.76

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.65
GWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. GWR: 4.65 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 18.88
Current: 4.65

0.63
18.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
GWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. GWR: 2.10 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 9.39
Current: 2.1

1.44
9.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
GWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. GWR: 1.17 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.17

0.12
1.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.21
GWR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GWR: 1.21 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 7.79
Current: 1.21

0.24
7.79
Price/Graham Number 2.10
GWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. GWR: 2.10 )
GWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.57
Current: 2.1

0.31
7.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
GWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GWR: 5.80 )
GWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 10.4
Current: 5.8

2.2
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.21
GWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. GWR: 19.21 )
GWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 57.1
Current: 19.21

-12.3
57.1

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
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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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