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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PWX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. PWX: No Debt )
PWX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.71
PWX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. PWX: 0.71 )
PWX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.71

0.51
0.78
Interest Coverage No Debt
PWX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. PWX: No Debt )
PWX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

3.91
9999.99
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 2.61
M-Score: -3.21
WACC vs ROIC
7.79%
4.00%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.21
PWX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. PWX: 9.21 )
PWX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 18.25
Current: 9.21

-5.7
18.25
Net-margin (%) 9.24
PWX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. PWX: 9.24 )
PWX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.23   Max: 16.64
Current: 9.24

-7.23
16.64
ROE (%) 4.11
PWX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. PWX: 4.11 )
PWX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.44   Max: 7.44
Current: 4.11

-2.44
7.44
ROA (%) 2.91
PWX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. PWX: 2.91 )
PWX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.84   Max: 4.86
Current: 2.91

-1.84
4.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.16
PWX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. PWX: 3.16 )
PWX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.52   Max: 6.25
Current: 3.16

-1.52
6.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
PWX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PWX: 1.80 )
PWX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7
Current: 1.8

0
7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
PWX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. PWX: 8.80 )
PWX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71.3
Current: 8.8

0
71.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 49.90
PWX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. PWX: 49.90 )
PWX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 85
Current: 49.9

0
85
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

PWX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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PWX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Q3 2014

PWX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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PWX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.20
PWX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. PWX: 28.20 )
PWX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.8   Max: 659.68
Current: 28.2

13.8
659.68
PE(NRI) 28.30
PWX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 26.70 vs. PWX: 28.30 )
PWX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.86   Max: 681.67
Current: 28.3

13.86
681.67
P/B 1.11
PWX's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PWX: 1.11 )
PWX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.11

0.56
1.36
P/S 2.59
PWX's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. PWX: 2.59 )
PWX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.59

1.4
3.5
PFCF 30.64
PWX's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PWX: 30.64 )
PWX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.38   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 30.64

17.38
99999999.99
POCF 11.74
PWX's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. PWX: 11.74 )
PWX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.42   Max: 96
Current: 11.74

7.42
96
EV-to-EBIT 26.30
PWX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 21.68 vs. PWX: 26.30 )
PWX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -23826.5   Max: 1526.3
Current: 26.3

-23826.5
1526.3
PEG 0.98
PWX's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PWX: 0.98 )
PWX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 76.94
Current: 0.98

0.72
76.94
Shiller P/E 80.78
PWX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 42.16 vs. PWX: 80.78 )
PWX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.38   Max: 331.25
Current: 80.78

24.38
331.25
Current Ratio 2.29
PWX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PWX: 2.29 )
PWX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.29

0.79
3.81
Quick Ratio 2.11
PWX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PWX: 2.11 )
PWX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.24
Current: 2.11

0.61
3.24
Days Inventory 22.16
PWX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 27.35 vs. PWX: 22.16 )
PWX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 11.69   Max: 58.96
Current: 22.16

11.69
58.96
Days Sales Outstanding 53.25
PWX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 47.71 vs. PWX: 53.25 )
PWX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.09   Max: 62.74
Current: 53.25

34.09
62.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.88
PWX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. PWX: 0.88 )
PWX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.88

0.75
1.88
Dividend Payout 0.25
PWX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. PWX: 0.25 )
PWX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 5.33
Current: 0.25

0.11
5.33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
PWX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PWX: 0.90 )
PWX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.9

0.75
1.88
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
PWX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. PWX: -0.20 )
PWX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.4   Max: -21.7
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.11
PWX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. PWX: 1.11 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.11

0.42
1.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.36
PWX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. PWX: 1.36 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.36

0.94
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
PWX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PWX: 1.08 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.08

0.3
2.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.19
PWX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PWX: 1.19 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 775
Current: 1.19

0.79
775
Price/Graham Number 1.17
PWX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. PWX: 1.17 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 12.3
Current: 1.17

0.51
12.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
PWX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PWX: 3.80 )
PWX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.1
Current: 3.8

0.1
5.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.04
PWX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. PWX: 24.04 )
PWX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.7   Max: 35.5
Current: 24.04

-28.7
35.5

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Providence & Worcester Railroad Co commenced its operations in 1973. The Company is a short-line freight railroad as defined by the American Association of Railroads operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. The Company is the only interstate freight carrier serving the State of Rhode Island. The Company services the international double-stack intermodal terminal facility in New England in Worcester, Massachusetts, a strategic location for regional transportation and distribution enterprises. The Company transports commodities for its customers, including automobiles, construction aggregates, iron and steel products, chemicals and plastics, lumber, scrap metals, plastic resins, cement, coal, construction and demolition debris, and processed foods and edible foodstuffs, such as corn syrup and vegetable oils. In 2013, the Company transported 34,402 carloads of freight and 19,047 intermodal containers. Its customers include Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Frito-Lay, Inc., Global LLP, GDF SUEZ Energy North America, International Paper Company, Lehigh Cement, Cargill, Inc., Northeast Utilities, Nucor Steel, Rawson Materials, Renewable Products Marketing Group, Subaru of New England, Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. and Toray Plastics, Inc. The Company competes with other carriers in the siting of new rail-oriented businesses in the region. The Company also competes with other modes of transportation, particularly long-haul trucking companies, for the transportation of commodities, and ocean-going vessels for the transportation of containers. The Company is subject to governmental regulation by the STB, the FRA, the Transportation Security Administration and other federal, state and local regulatory authorities with respect to certain rates and railroad operations, as well as a variety of health, safety, labor, environmental and other matters.

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