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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
UNP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UNP: 0.13 )
UNP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset 0.40
UNP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. UNP: 0.40 )
UNP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.4

0.25
0.43
Interest Coverage 15.60
UNP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. UNP: 15.60 )
UNP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 15.6
Current: 15.6

1.89
15.6
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.55
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
5.63%
17.86%
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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 37.04
UNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. UNP: 37.04 )
UNP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.62   Max: 36.49
Current: 37.04

-1.62
36.49
Net-margin (%) 21.88
UNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. UNP: 21.88 )
UNP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6   Max: 21.59
Current: 21.88

-6
21.59
ROE (%) 24.61
UNP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1299 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. UNP: 24.61 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.11   Max: 24.43
Current: 24.61

-8.11
24.43
ROA (%) 10.05
UNP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. UNP: 10.05 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.17   Max: 10.11
Current: 10.05

-2.17
10.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.48
UNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. UNP: 19.48 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.65   Max: 19.45
Current: 19.48

-0.65
19.45
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
UNP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. UNP: 10.10 )
UNP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 16.2
Current: 10.1

-1.1
16.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.40
UNP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. UNP: 16.40 )
UNP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 41.3
Current: 16.4

-23.3
41.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.60
UNP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. UNP: 19.60 )
UNP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 43.9
Current: 19.6

-13.3
43.9
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UNP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 573,300 sh (New)
Tom Russo 2,730 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 164,866 sh (+658.21%)
Ken Fisher 215,225 sh (+73.08%)
Chuck Royce 380 sh (+18.75%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 70,810 sh (+0.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 100,846 sh (+0.22%)
Steven Cohen 88,500 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 156,426 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 194,354 sh (-0.07%)
Mario Gabelli 42,438 sh (-0.38%)
David Winters 198,420 sh (-0.69%)
Tweedy Browne 476,632 sh (-1.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 196,190 sh (-1.91%)
John Keeley 33,290 sh (-2.35%)
Dodge & Cox 340,192 sh (-3.90%)
Bill Frels 2,274 sh (-11.79%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,852,300 sh (-12.18%)
Pioneer Investments 1,567,061 sh (-18.89%)
NWQ Managers 1,197,980 sh (-24.13%)
Louis Moore Bacon 31,048 sh (-42.10%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,500 sh (-43.67%)
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Q3 2014

UNP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 92,908 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 53,820 sh (+73.34%)
Wintergreen Fund 236,792 sh (+51.38%)
Steven Cohen 132,400 sh (+49.60%)
David Winters 291,762 sh (+47.04%)
Bill Nygren 1,750,000 sh (+2.94%)
Pioneer Investments 1,622,226 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 100,846 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 380 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 33,290 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 350,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 2,730 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 194,179 sh (-0.09%)
Tweedy Browne 473,822 sh (-0.59%)
Dodge & Cox 335,694 sh (-1.32%)
Bill Frels 2,235 sh (-1.72%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,713,400 sh (-2.86%)
Mario Gabelli 40,238 sh (-5.18%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 64,180 sh (-9.36%)
NWQ Managers 1,085,492 sh (-9.39%)
Ken Fisher 192,084 sh (-10.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 157,400 sh (-19.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,308 sh (-89.50%)
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Q4 2014

UNP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,989,936 sh (New)
John Burbank 10,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 161,000 sh (+21.60%)
Bill Frels 2,345 sh (+4.92%)
Wintergreen Fund 236,792 sh (unchged)
David Winters 291,762 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,750,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 100,846 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,238 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 2,730 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Murray Stahl 193,985 sh (-0.10%)
Tweedy Browne 469,931 sh (-0.82%)
Ken Fisher 188,558 sh (-1.84%)
Pioneer Investments 1,573,956 sh (-2.98%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,501,850 sh (-4.49%)
Dodge & Cox 320,585 sh (-4.50%)
NWQ Managers 905,929 sh (-16.54%)
John Keeley 27,394 sh (-17.71%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 50,246 sh (-21.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 122,176 sh (-22.38%)
Louis Moore Bacon 34,376 sh (-36.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,586 sh (-67.73%)
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Q1 2015

UNP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 51,340 sh (+2.18%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Union Pacific Corp

Bill Nygren Comments on Union Pacific Corporation - Jan 09, 2014

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP - $166)(UNP)
Union Pacific is the largest freight railroad company in North America, operating primarily in the 23 states west of the Mississippi River.  The company’s nearly 32,000 route miles link the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern U.S. gateways, and it offers several corridors to key Mexican gateways.  After decades of real rate decreases, a “rail renaissance” began around 2004 when the regulatory backdrop on pricing became more rail-friendly, service levels improved, and rising fuel prices helped rails compete with trucking.  Since then, Union Pacific’s revenues have grown approximately 7% per year, and its operating margin has increased from the low-teens range to the low 30% range.  We believe that these positive trends will continue, albeit at a slower pace, due to pricing power that exceeds inflation and moderate volume growth from an improving economy and a recovery in below-trend categories like housing, construction and agriculture.  Moreover, the company’s profit margin can still improve further, and we expect Union Pacific to return the vast majority of its free cash flow to shareholders via share repurchases and dividends.  We consider the stock to be attractively priced at only 12x our estimate of “normalized” earnings in 2015.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

 

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.30
UNP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 29.70 vs. UNP: 18.30 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.92   Max: 32.05
Current: 18.3

7.92
32.05
Forward P/E 14.73
UNP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 53.19 vs. UNP: 14.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
UNP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. UNP: 18.30 )
UNP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 31.93
Current: 18.3

7.91
31.93
P/B 4.48
UNP's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. UNP: 4.48 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 5.19
Current: 4.48

1.13
5.19
P/S 4.01
UNP's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. UNP: 4.01 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.72
Current: 4.01

1.04
4.72
PFCF 30.63
UNP's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UNP: 30.63 )
UNP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.95   Max: 259.7
Current: 30.63

13.95
259.7
POCF 12.49
UNP's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. UNP: 12.49 )
UNP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.55   Max: 15.16
Current: 12.49

4.55
15.16
EV-to-EBIT 11.79
UNP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 26.03 vs. UNP: 11.79 )
UNP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 19.8
Current: 11.79

6.4
19.8
PEG 0.99
UNP's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UNP: 0.99 )
UNP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 14.53
Current: 0.99

0.4
14.53
Shiller P/E 26.60
UNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 207.70 vs. UNP: 26.60 )
UNP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.82   Max: 32.32
Current: 26.6

11.82
32.32
Current Ratio 1.32
UNP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. UNP: 1.32 )
UNP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.32

0.42
1.41
Quick Ratio 1.10
UNP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. UNP: 1.10 )
UNP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.1

0.31
1.24
Days Inventory 45.95
UNP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 28.11 vs. UNP: 45.95 )
UNP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 26.43   Max: 87.27
Current: 45.95

26.43
87.27
Days Sales Outstanding 23.82
UNP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 53.17 vs. UNP: 23.82 )
UNP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.07   Max: 26.15
Current: 23.82

12.07
26.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.86
UNP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. UNP: 1.86 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.86

0.96
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.34
UNP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. UNP: 0.34 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.34

0.12
1.43
Dividend growth (3y) 25.60
UNP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UNP: 25.60 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -22.5   Max: 32.1
Current: 25.6

-22.5
32.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.89
UNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. UNP: 6.89 )
UNP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.48   Max: 10.67
Current: 6.89

3.48
10.67
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
UNP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. UNP: 2.70 )
UNP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -7.4
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.48
UNP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UNP: 4.48 )
UNP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 5
Current: 4.48

1.37
5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
UNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. UNP: 8.50 )
UNP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 15.6
Current: 8.5

5.1
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.21
UNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. UNP: 19.21 )
UNP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 22.2
Current: 19.21

-4.3
22.2

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY, CP » details
Traded in other countries:UNP.Germany, UNP.Mexico, UNP.Chile, UNP.Switzerland,
Union Pacific Corp was incorporated in Utah in 1969. It is a rail transporting company. Its operating company is Union Pacific Railroad Company, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. The Railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The Company serves growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. The Company's main railroad competitor is Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC. The Company's operations are subject to a variety of federal, state, and local regulations, generally applicable to all businesses.
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