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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 0.16
UNP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. UNP: 0.16 )
UNP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.41
UNP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. UNP: 0.41 )
UNP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.41

0.25
0.43
Interest Coverage 14.16
UNP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. UNP: 14.16 )
UNP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 14.16
Current: 14.16

0.47
14.16
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.61
M-Score: -2.06
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 34.69
UNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. UNP: 34.69 )
UNP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 33.9
Current: 34.69

3.55
33.9
Net-margin (%) 20.41
UNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. UNP: 20.41 )
UNP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.68   Max: 19.98
Current: 20.41

-6.68
19.98
ROE (%) 44.06
UNP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. UNP: 44.06 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.11   Max: 21.35
Current: 44.06

-8.11
21.35
ROA (%) 18.46
UNP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. UNP: 18.46 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.17   Max: 9.06
Current: 18.46

-2.17
9.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.89
UNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. UNP: 35.89 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 19.01
Current: 35.89

1.27
19.01
Revenue Growth (%) 11.80
UNP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UNP: 11.80 )
UNP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 16.2
Current: 11.8

-1.5
16.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.70
UNP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. UNP: 15.70 )
UNP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 43.6
Current: 15.7

-23.5
43.6
EPS Growth (%) 19.50
UNP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UNP: 19.50 )
UNP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 43.9
Current: 19.5

-13.9
43.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UNP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 40,232 sh (New)
Jim Simons 788,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 19,464 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 204,044 sh (+3765.93%)
Ken Fisher 103,048 sh (+1824.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 61,600 sh (+102.63%)
Mario Gabelli 21,049 sh (+65.04%)
Pioneer Investments 1,016,304 sh (+6.7%)
Bill Frels 1,817 sh (+1.06%)
David Winters 95,218 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 78,213 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 32,713 sh (-0.15%)
Murray Stahl 98,087 sh (-0.23%)
Tweedy Browne 699,632 sh (-0.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,978,398 sh (-0.33%)
Dodge & Cox 181,260 sh (-0.58%)
John Keeley 18,495 sh (-1.81%)
NWQ Managers 901,446 sh (-11.9%)
Alan Fournier 688,099 sh (-21.29%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,911 sh (-39.21%)
Caxton Associates 48,300 sh (-55.89%)
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Q4 2013

UNP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Nygren 850,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 10,373 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 83,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,340 sh (+220.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 133,698 sh (+117.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,009 sh (+33.63%)
Steven Cohen 246,377 sh (+20.75%)
Ken Fisher 110,876 sh (+7.6%)
Mario Gabelli 22,399 sh (+6.41%)
David Winters 99,896 sh (+4.91%)
John Keeley 18,515 sh (+0.11%)
Ruane Cunniff 32,713 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 78,213 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Murray Stahl 98,014 sh (-0.07%)
Dodge & Cox 179,432 sh (-1.01%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,902,285 sh (-2.56%)
Pioneer Investments 981,869 sh (-3.39%)
NWQ Managers 870,385 sh (-3.45%)
Jim Simons 721,100 sh (-8.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 35,447 sh (-11.89%)
Tweedy Browne 396,646 sh (-43.31%)
Caxton Associates 14,930 sh (-69.09%)
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Q1 2014

UNP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 160 sh (New)
Bill Frels 1,289 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,310 sh (+278.05%)
Ruane Cunniff 50,313 sh (+53.8%)
Bill Nygren 850,000 sh (unchged)
David Winters 99,896 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 78,213 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Murray Stahl 97,248 sh (-0.78%)
Dodge & Cox 176,999 sh (-1.36%)
Pioneer Investments 965,956 sh (-1.62%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,762,650 sh (-4.81%)
Mario Gabelli 21,300 sh (-4.91%)
John Keeley 17,045 sh (-7.94%)
NWQ Managers 789,545 sh (-9.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 100,000 sh (-25.2%)
Tweedy Browne 241,628 sh (-39.08%)
Ken Fisher 62,175 sh (-43.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,872 sh (-58.2%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,647 sh (-58.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 26,810 sh (-67.7%)
Steven Cohen 32,529 sh (-86.8%)
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Q2 2014

UNP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Russo 2,730 sh (New)
Jim Simons 573,300 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%)
Wintergreen Fund 156,426 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 88,500 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,700,000 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 (-3.9%)
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 (-42.1%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,500 sh (-43.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UNP

(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
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.13%0.31%$90.535 - $102.42 $ 116.4520%1197980
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 658.21%0.18%$90.535 - $102.42 $ 116.4520%164866
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 73.08%0.02%$90.535 - $102.42 $ 116.4520%215225
Tweedy Browne 2014-03-31 Reduce -39.08%0.59%$82.58 - $94.7 $ 116.4532%241628
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Reduce -9.29%0.12%$82.58 - $94.7 $ 116.4532%789545
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -58.2%0.06%$82.58 - $94.7 $ 116.4532%10872
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -43.92%0.02%$82.58 - $94.7 $ 116.4532%62175
Ruane Cunniff 2014-03-31 Add 53.8%0.02%$82.58 - $94.7 $ 116.4532%50313
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$82.58 - $94.7 $ 116.4532%0
Bill Nygren 2013-12-31 New Buy1.2%$75.29 - $83.21 $ 116.4547%850000
Tweedy Browne 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.31%1.13%$75.29 - $83.21 $ 116.4547%396646
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 33.63%0.03%$75.29 - $83.21 $ 116.4547%26009
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$75.29 - $83.21 $ 116.4547%10373
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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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Bill Nygren Comments on Union Pacific Corporation
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 Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.40
UNP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. UNP: 14.40 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.92   Max: 32.05
Current: 14.4

7.92
32.05
P/B 4.80
UNP's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. UNP: 4.80 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 4.8
Current: 4.8

1.13
4.8
P/S 4.68
UNP's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. UNP: 4.68 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.61
Current: 4.68

1.04
3.61
PFCF 33.10
UNP's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNP: 33.10 )
UNP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.41   Max: 259.7
Current: 33.1

15.41
259.7
EV-to-EBIT 0.06
UNP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.35 vs. UNP: 0.06 )
UNP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 19.8
Current: 0.06

5.7
19.8
PEG 0.76
UNP's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNP: 0.76 )
UNP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 58.97
Current: 0.76

0.39
58.97
Shiller P/E 27.70
UNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 35.44 vs. UNP: 27.70 )
UNP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.82   Max: 29.19
Current: 27.7

11.82
29.19
Current Ratio 1.25
UNP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UNP: 1.25 )
UNP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.25

0.42
1.41
Quick Ratio 1.06
UNP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. UNP: 1.06 )
UNP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.06

0.31
1.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 1.55
UNP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. UNP: 1.55 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.55

0.96
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.36
UNP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. UNP: 0.36 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.36

0.12
1.43
Dividend growth (3y) 31.20
UNP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. UNP: 31.20 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -22.5   Max: 32.1
Current: 31.2

-22.5
32.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.06
UNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. UNP: 6.06 )
UNP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 11.13
Current: 6.06

3.63
11.13
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
UNP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. UNP: 2.50 )
UNP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -6.5
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.80
UNP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. UNP: 4.80 )
UNP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 4.49
Current: 4.8

1.11
4.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
UNP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. UNP: 2.10 )
UNP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 11.06
Current: 2.1

1.38
11.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UNP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UNP: 1.10 )
UNP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.1

0.19
1.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
UNP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNP: 0.60 )
UNP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.6

0.34
3.25
Price/Graham Number 1.50
UNP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. UNP: 1.50 )
UNP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.5

0.73
2.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1658.50
UNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. UNP: 1658.50 )
UNP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 1658.5
Current: 1658.5

5.1
1658.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 34.15
UNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. UNP: 34.15 )
UNP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 34.7
Current: 34.15

-6.3
34.7

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY, CP » details
Traded in other countries:UNP.Germany, UNP.Mexico, UNP.Chile
Union Pacific Corp., an Utah corporation was incorporated in 1969. The Company is one of the America's transporting companies and its main operating company is Union Pacific Railroad Company. The 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 many of the fastest-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. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Its main rail 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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