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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
UNP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

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

Equity to Asset 0.42
UNP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. UNP: 0.42 )
UNP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.42

0.25
0.43
Interest Coverage 14.16
UNP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 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: 3.35
M-Score: -2.38
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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 33.90
UNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. UNP: 33.90 )
UNP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 33.9
Current: 33.9

3.55
33.9
Net-margin (%) 19.98
UNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. UNP: 19.98 )
UNP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.68   Max: 19.98
Current: 19.98

-6.68
19.98
ROE (%) 20.67
UNP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. UNP: 20.67 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.56   Max: 20.67
Current: 20.67

-8.56
20.67
ROA (%) 8.82
UNP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. UNP: 8.82 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.14   Max: 8.82
Current: 8.82

-2.14
8.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.02
UNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. UNP: 17.02 )
UNP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 17.02
Current: 17.02

1.25
17.02
Revenue Growth (%) 11.80
UNP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 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
88% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. UNP: 15.70 )
UNP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.4   Max: 43.3
Current: 15.7

-23.4
43.3
EPS Growth (%) 19.40
UNP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. UNP: 19.40 )
UNP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 44.4
Current: 19.4

-14.2
44.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

UNP Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 293,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,595 sh (+22.91%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 30,791 sh (+2.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 82,300 sh (+1.35%)
Pioneer Investments 681,502 sh (+0.16%)
Tom Russo 1,150 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 32,763 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Murray Stahl 98,284 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 12,844 sh (-1%)
Dodge & Cox 188,171 sh (-1.64%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,100,998 sh (-2.6%)
John Keeley 19,135 sh (-3.04%)
NWQ Managers 1,134,426 sh (-8.73%)
Bill Frels 1,557 sh (-9.58%)
Meridian Funds 93,800 sh (-9.63%)
Alan Fournier 874,263 sh (-18.99%)
Tweedy Browne 704,166 sh (-22.51%)
Ken Fisher 7,002 sh (-41.12%)
Steven Cohen 4,846 sh (-98.8%)
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Q2 2013

UNP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 109,492 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,400 sh (New)
Wintergreen Fund 78,213 sh (New)
David Winters 95,218 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 952,451 sh (+39.76%)
Bill Frels 1,798 sh (+15.48%)
Steven Cohen 5,278 sh (+8.91%)
Murray Stahl 98,318 sh (+0.03%)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 93,800 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 32,763 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 874,263 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 701,981 sh (-0.31%)
Mario Gabelli 12,754 sh (-0.7%)
John Keeley 18,835 sh (-1.57%)
Dodge & Cox 182,310 sh (-3.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,988,198 sh (-3.64%)
NWQ Managers 1,023,241 sh (-9.8%)
Ken Fisher 5,354 sh (-23.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,789 sh (-84.45%)
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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

Ray Dalio 10,373 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 850,000 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%)
Wintergreen Fund 78,213 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 32,713 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UNP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Tweedy Browne 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.31%1.13%$150.57 - $166.42 $ 189.5920%396646
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 33.63%0.03%$150.57 - $166.42 $ 189.5920%26009
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$150.57 - $166.42 $ 189.5920%10373
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$153.54 - $163.37 $ 189.5920%19464
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 65.04%0.01%$153.54 - $163.37 $ 189.5920%21049
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$135.76 - $159.91 $ 189.5926%0
Tweedy Browne 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.51%0.74%$125.72 - $142.41 $ 189.5940%704166
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 22.91%$125.72 - $142.41 $ 189.5940%3595
Tweedy Browne 2012-12-31 Add 9.87%0.3%$117.46 - $127.16 $ 189.5954%908671
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.24%0.12%$117.46 - $127.16 $ 189.5954%103800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -55.74%0.03%$117.46 - $127.16 $ 189.5954%2925
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -55.74%0.03%$117.46 - $127.16 $ 189.5954%2925
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 66.55%$117.46 - $127.16 $ 189.5954%12974
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$116.29 - $128.39 $ 189.5957%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 124.61%0.03%$116.29 - $128.39 $ 189.5957%6608
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 Add 1257.77%0.03%$116.29 - $128.39 $ 189.5957%32763
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.07%$104.95 - $118.53 $ 189.5970%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -33.11%0.01%$104.95 - $118.53 $ 189.5970%2942
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 44.16%$104.95 - $118.53 $ 189.5970%8145
Meridian Funds 2012-03-31 Reduce -23.24%0.15%$105.69 - $116.11 $ 189.5982%144300
John Burbank 2012-03-31 New Buy0.08%$105.69 - $116.11 $ 189.5982%23150
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.07%$105.69 - $116.11 $ 189.5982%39578
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$105.69 - $116.11 $ 189.5982%4398
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -20.4%0.01%$105.69 - $116.11 $ 189.5982%19665
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 36.14%$105.69 - $116.11 $ 189.5982%5650
Ruane Cunniff 2011-12-31 New Buy$79.83 - $105.94 $ 189.5993%2413
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Reduce -20.7%0.01%$82.44 - $106.59 $ 189.59102%28175
Ruane Cunniff 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0023%$82.44 - $106.59 $ 189.59102%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy$82.44 - $106.59 $ 189.59102%4770
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $95.35 - $104.97 $ 189.5989%0
Steve Mandel 2011-03-31 Sold Out 1.43%$91.47 - $99.02 $ 189.5999%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -95.88%0.23%$91.47 - $99.02 $ 189.5999%4900
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Sold Out $91.47 - $99.02 $ 189.5999%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Sold Out $91.47 - $99.02 $ 189.5999%0
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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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P/E(ttm) 19.40
UNP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. UNP: 19.40 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.92   Max: 32.08
Current: 19.4

7.92
32.08
P/B 4.07
UNP's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UNP: 4.07 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 4.07
Current: 4.07

1.13
4.07
P/S 3.93
UNP's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. UNP: 3.93 )
UNP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.93
Current: 3.93

1.04
3.93
PFCF 25.31
UNP's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. UNP: 25.31 )
UNP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.35   Max: 786.69
Current: 25.31

15.35
786.69
EV-to-EBIT 12.32
UNP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. UNP: 12.32 )
UNP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 25.7
Current: 12.32

6.4
25.7
PEG 1.02
UNP's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. UNP: 1.02 )
UNP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 58.59
Current: 1.02

0.4
58.59
Shiller P/E 27.34
UNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.04 vs. UNP: 27.34 )
UNP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.82   Max: 29.19
Current: 27.34

11.82
29.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
UNP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. UNP: 1.70 )
UNP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.7

0.96
2.94
Dividend growth (3y) 31.20
UNP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 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) 6.43
UNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. UNP: 6.43 )
UNP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 11.13
Current: 6.43

3.63
11.13
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
UNP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. UNP: 2.50 )
UNP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -6.2
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
UNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. UNP: 8.10 )
UNP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 15.6
Current: 8.1

3.9
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.70
UNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. UNP: 19.70 )
UNP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 21.9
Current: 19.7

-6.2
21.9

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY, CP » details
Traded in other countries:UNP.Germany
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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