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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 0.03
CNI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CNI: 0.03 )
CNI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.43
CNI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. CNI: 0.43 )
CNI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.43

0.35
0.5
Interest Coverage 10.85
CNI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. CNI: 10.85 )
CNI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 10.85
Current: 10.85

4.07
10.85
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.98
M-Score: -0.24
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 36.62
CNI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. CNI: 36.62 )
CNI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.04   Max: 38.21
Current: 36.62

24.04
38.21
Net-margin (%) 24.70
CNI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. CNI: 24.70 )
CNI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.44   Max: 27.33
Current: 24.7

-27.44
27.33
ROE (%) 20.17
CNI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. CNI: 20.17 )
CNI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.05   Max: 27.4
Current: 20.17

-47.05
27.4
ROA (%) 8.66
CNI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. CNI: 8.66 )
CNI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.57   Max: 13
Current: 8.66

-17.57
13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.61
CNI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. CNI: 14.61 )
CNI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.46   Max: 14.96
Current: 14.61

7.46
14.96
Revenue Growth (%) 12.30
CNI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CNI: 12.30 )
CNI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.7
Current: 12.3

0
40.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.40
CNI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CNI: 10.40 )
CNI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.7
Current: 10.4

0
53.7
EPS Growth (%) 11.30
CNI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CNI: 11.30 )
CNI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 63.2
Current: 11.3

0
63.2
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CNI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 31,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 830,500 sh (+129.1%)
Ken Fisher 237,793 sh (+4.15%)
Bill Gates 8,563,437 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 692,300 sh (-12.43%)
Steven Cohen 15,778 sh (-67.09%)
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Q2 2013

CNI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Bill Gates 8,563,437 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 236,561 sh (-0.52%)
Jim Simons 474,600 sh (-42.85%)
Jeremy Grantham 290,074 sh (-58.1%)
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Q3 2013

CNI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 17,092 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 331,580 sh (+40.17%)
Bill Gates 8,563,437 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 302,200 sh (-36.33%)
Jeremy Grantham 179,474 sh (-38.13%)
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Q4 2013

CNI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 62,526 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 664,317 sh (+0.17%)
Bill Gates 17,126,874 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 80,600 sh (-77.55%)
Jim Simons 74,100 sh (-87.74%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$46.99 - $51.52 $ 56.7115%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$45.51 - $51.44 $ 56.7117%31900
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$42.42 - $46.17 $ 56.7128%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -83.29%0.04%$41.97 - $47.06 $ 56.7128%6500
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Reduce -57.99%0.06%$38.4 - $43.25 $ 56.7139%38900
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 93.72%0.05%$37.52 - $40.51 $ 56.7158%92600
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -28.12%0.02%$32.45 - $40.1 $ 56.7150%47800
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
CNI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. CNI: 20.20 )
CNI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 20.72
Current: 20.2

9.23
20.72
P/B 4.01
CNI's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNI: 4.01 )
CNI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 4.01
Current: 4.01

0.84
4.01
P/S 5.00
CNI's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CNI: 5.00 )
CNI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 5
Current: 5

2.11
5
PFCF 33.40
CNI's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. CNI: 33.40 )
CNI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.53   Max: 47.18
Current: 33.4

9.53
47.18
EV-to-EBIT 15.30
CNI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. CNI: 15.30 )
CNI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 15.5
Current: 15.3

7.2
15.5
PEG 1.60
CNI's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CNI: 1.60 )
CNI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.6

0.55
3.4
Shiller P/E 23.83
CNI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.04 vs. CNI: 23.83 )
CNI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.47   Max: 26.81
Current: 23.83

11.47
26.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.50
CNI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. CNI: 1.50 )
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.5

0.93
2.42
Dividend Payout 0.29
CNI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CNI: 0.29 )
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.29

0.04
0.28
Dividend growth (3y) 16.80
CNI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CNI: 16.80 )
CNI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 78.8
Current: 16.8

0
78.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.02
CNI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CNI: 3.02 )
CNI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 4.87
Current: 3.02

1.87
4.87
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
CNI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CNI: 3.50 )
CNI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -6
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.73
CNI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNI: 4.73 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.59
Current: 4.73

0.63
4.59
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
CNI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
58% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CNI: 2.00 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.94
Current: 2

0.76
1.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
CNI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNI: 1.39 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.39

0.3
1.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.85
CNI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNI: 1.85 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.85

0.58
3.21
Price/Graham Number 2.04
CNI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CNI: 2.04 )
CNI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.98
Current: 2.04

0.27
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
CNI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CNI: 6.50 )
CNI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 13.8
Current: 6.5

6.5
13.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.60
CNI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CNI: 12.60 )
CNI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.7   Max: 27.3
Current: 12.6

8.7
27.3

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Traded in other countries:CNR.Canada, CY2.Germany
Canadian National Railway Co was incorporated in 1922 by special act of the Parliament of Canada. The Company together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. The Company's network of approximately 20,100 route miles spans Canada and mid-America, connecting three coasts: the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama) and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to all points in North America. The Company's network, and its co-production agreements, routing protocols, marketing alliances and interline agreements, provide CN customers access to all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nations. The Company's freight revenues are derived from the movement of a diversified and balanced portfolio of goods, including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, intermodal and automotive. The Company's rail operations in Canada are subject to economic regulation by the Canadian Transportation Agency under the Canada Transportation Act), and safety regulation by the federal Minister of Transport under the Railway Safety Act and certain other statutes. The Company's U.S. rail operations are subject to economic regulation by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and safety regulation by the Federal Railroad Administration.

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