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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
96% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 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
93% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 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
95% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.60
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.46
PWX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. PWX: 5.46 )
PWX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 18.25
Current: 5.46

-5.7
18.25
Net-margin (%) 4.26
PWX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. PWX: 4.26 )
PWX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.23   Max: 16.64
Current: 4.26

-7.23
16.64
ROE (%) 1.85
PWX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. PWX: 1.85 )
PWX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.46   Max: 5.94
Current: 1.85

-2.46
5.94
ROA (%) 1.31
PWX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. PWX: 1.31 )
PWX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.85   Max: 4.47
Current: 1.31

-1.85
4.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.81
PWX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. PWX: 1.81 )
PWX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.52   Max: 6
Current: 1.81

-1.52
6
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
PWX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. PWX: 3.00 )
PWX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7
Current: 3

0
7
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.10
PWX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PWX: 21.10 )
PWX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 80.4
Current: 21.1

0
80.4
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

PWX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

PWX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

PWX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Q1 2014

PWX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PWX

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John Keeley 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$12.2 - $13.95 $ 17.534%0
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Reduce -23.13%0.01%$12.6 - $16.25 $ 17.519%160504
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -20.95%0.01%$11.5997 - $15.2 $ 17.540%208800
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 51.30
PWX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 23.50 vs. PWX: 51.30 )
PWX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.8   Max: 659.68
Current: 51.3

13.8
659.68
P/B 1.20
PWX's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PWX: 1.20 )
PWX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.2

0.56
1.36
P/S 2.80
PWX's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. PWX: 2.80 )
PWX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.8

1.4
3.5
PFCF 96.90
PWX's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 216.00 vs. PWX: 96.90 )
PWX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.38   Max: 2127
Current: 96.9

17.38
2127
EV-to-EBIT 42.37
PWX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 20.15 vs. PWX: 42.37 )
PWX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 19.5   Max: 1526.3
Current: 42.37

19.5
1526.3
PEG 1.20
PWX's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 29.78 vs. PWX: 1.20 )
PWX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 124.17
Current: 1.2

0.63
124.17
Shiller P/E 135.70
PWX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 56.65 vs. PWX: 135.70 )
PWX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.69   Max: 331.25
Current: 135.7

16.69
331.25
Current Ratio 1.79
PWX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PWX: 1.79 )
PWX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4.25
Current: 1.79

0.7
4.25
Quick Ratio 1.54
PWX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PWX: 1.54 )
PWX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.54

0.53
3.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
PWX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. PWX: 0.90 )
PWX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.9

0.75
1.88
Dividend Payout 0.43
PWX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWX: 0.43 )
PWX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.08
Current: 0.43

0.06
3.08
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
PWX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 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 -0.70
PWX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. PWX: -0.70 )
PWX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.4   Max: -21.7
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
PWX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. PWX: 1.10 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.1

0.42
1.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
PWX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWX: 1.50 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.24
Current: 1.5

0.94
3.24
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
PWX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PWX: 1.10 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.1

0.3
2.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
PWX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWX: 1.90 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 775
Current: 1.9

0.7
775
Price/Graham Number 1.50
PWX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. PWX: 1.50 )
PWX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 12.3
Current: 1.5

0.45
12.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
PWX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. PWX: 2.40 )
PWX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.1
Current: 2.4

0.1
5.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 36.52
PWX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PWX: 36.52 )
PWX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.6   Max: 37.6
Current: 36.52

-28.6
37.6

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
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Providence & Worcester Railroad Company is an interstate freight carrier conducting railroad operations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Through its connecting carriers, it services customers located throughout North America. The company is the only interstate freight carrier serving the State of Rhode Island and possesses the exclusive and perpetual right to conduct freight operations over the Northeast Corridor between New Haven, Connecticut and the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border. The Company transports a variety of commodities for its customers, including automobiles, construction aggregates, iron and steel products, chemicals and plastics (including ethanol), lumber, scrap metals, plastic resins, cement, coal, construction and demolition debris, and processed foods and edible foodstuffs, such as corn syrup and vegetable oils. 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, The Dow Chemical Company, Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. and Toray Plastics (America), 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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