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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
RAIL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. RAIL: No Debt )
RAIL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.53
RAIL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. RAIL: 0.53 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.53

-0.19
0.62
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 3.42
M-Score: -1.76
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.43
RAIL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. RAIL: -3.43 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.04   Max: 13.78
Current: -3.43

-15.04
13.78
Net-margin (%) -2.40
RAIL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. RAIL: -2.40 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.94   Max: 8.91
Current: -2.4

-8.94
8.91
ROE (%) -5.58
RAIL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. RAIL: -5.58 )
RAIL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -546.01   Max: 165.82
Current: -5.58

-546.01
165.82
ROA (%) -2.90
RAIL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. RAIL: -2.90 )
RAIL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.01   Max: 39.9
Current: -2.9

-15.01
39.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.72
RAIL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. RAIL: -17.72 )
RAIL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -70.58   Max: 799.54
Current: -17.72

-70.58
799.54
Revenue Growth (%) 26.50
RAIL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. RAIL: 26.50 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 47.1
Current: 26.5

0
47.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.10
RAIL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. RAIL: -1.10 )
RAIL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 111.4
Current: -1.1

0
111.4
EPS Growth (%) 14.60
RAIL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. RAIL: 14.60 )
RAIL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.2
Current: 14.6

0
56.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

RAIL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 621,239 sh (+4.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (-15.91%)
Arnold Schneider 353,179 sh (-26.47%)
Jim Simons 38,003 sh (-58.83%)
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Q1 2014

RAIL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 116,903 sh (+207.62%)
Arnold Schneider 397,242 sh (+12.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 566,639 sh (-8.79%)
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Q2 2014

RAIL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Arnold Schneider 435,242 sh (+9.57%)
Chuck Royce 533,839 sh (-5.79%)
Jim Simons 28,600 sh (-75.54%)
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Q3 2014

RAIL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Schneider 441,917 sh (+1.53%)
Jim Simons 24,200 sh (-15.38%)
Chuck Royce 252,439 sh (-52.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RAIL

(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
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 Add 12.48%0.11%$21.6 - $26.69 $ 31.4629%397242
Arnold Schneider 2013-12-31 Reduce -26.47%0.24%$20.49 - $26.72 $ 31.4635%353179
Arnold Schneider 2013-06-30 Add 37.87%0.2%$16.94 - $21.98 $ 31.4666%465907
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$16.94 - $21.98 $ 31.4666%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 56.43%0.04%$20.97 - $24.95 $ 31.4637%96117
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 321.53%0.06%$17.8 - $22.89 $ 31.4658%61446
Arnold Schneider 2012-09-30 Add 40.89%0.15%$17.79 - $22.67 $ 31.4658%311484
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 35.59%$17.79 - $22.67 $ 31.4658%14577
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$19.29 - $23.63 $ 31.4648%10751
Arnold Schneider 2012-03-31 Reduce -42.87%0.37%$20.25 - $29.25 $ 31.4641%271499
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Ratios

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P/B 1.90
RAIL's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. RAIL: 1.90 )
RAIL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 9.48
Current: 1.9

0.86
9.48
P/S 0.80
RAIL's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. RAIL: 0.80 )
RAIL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.8

0.23
2.52
EV-to-EBIT -19.17
RAIL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 20.49 vs. RAIL: -19.17 )
RAIL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -61.7   Max: 45
Current: -19.17

-61.7
45
Shiller P/E 202.30
RAIL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 38.25 vs. RAIL: 202.30 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 831.33
Current: 202.3

5.48
831.33
Current Ratio 2.52
RAIL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. RAIL: 2.52 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.52

1.03
4.12
Quick Ratio 1.29
RAIL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RAIL: 1.29 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.29

0.29
3.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.80
RAIL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. RAIL: 0.80 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.65
Current: 0.8

0.06
1.65
Dividend growth (3y) 58.70
RAIL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. RAIL: 58.70 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 58.7

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
RAIL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. RAIL: 0.80 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.65
Current: 0.8

0.06
1.65
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
RAIL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. RAIL: -0.20 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -23
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
RAIL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. RAIL: 2.10 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 12.59
Current: 2.1

1.02
12.59
Price/DCF (Projected) 16.10
RAIL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. RAIL: 16.10 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 17.95
Current: 16.1

0.35
17.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
RAIL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. RAIL: 1.50 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.38
Current: 1.5

0.43
4.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -5.20
RAIL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. RAIL: -5.20 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 276.8
Current: -5.2

-5.2
276.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.50
RAIL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. RAIL: 0.50 )
RAIL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 25.6
Current: 0.5

-1.4
25.6

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