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Norfolk Southern Corp

$ 199.27 -0.68 (-0.34%)
Volume: 1,131,441 Avg Vol (1m): 1,284,587
Market Cap $: 53.00 Bil Enterprise Value $: 63.99 Bil
P/E (TTM): 19.73 P/B: 3.50
Earnings Power Value 14.09
Net Current Asset Value -73.53
Tangible Book 56.91
Projected FCF 86.74
Median P/S Value 105.11
Graham Number 113.72
Peter Lynch Value 56.86
DCF (FCF Based) 79.75
DCF (Earnings Based) 169.72
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 5/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
87.34% of 758 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 0.3, Min: 0.01
NSC: 0.04
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.01, Med: 0.08, Max: 0.35
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.41
Equity-to-Asset ranked higher than
51.39% of 753 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 1.03, Med: 0.46, Min: -22.9
NSC: 0.41
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.3, Med: 0.37, Max: 0.51
Current: 0.41
0.3
0.51
Debt-to-Equity 0.74
Debt-to-Equity ranked higher than
58.37% of 663 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 419.35, Med: 0.7, Min: 0.01
NSC: 0.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.13, Med: 0.72, Max: 1.46
Current: 0.74
0.13
1.46
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.15
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
71.77% of 620 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 2524.63, Med: 3.59, Min: 0.01
NSC: 2.15
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.78, Med: 2.11, Max: 2.49
Current: 2.15
1.78
2.49
Interest Coverage 7.18
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
51.90% of 657 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 7.73, Min: 0.01
NSC: 7.18
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.2, Med: 6.14, Max: 7.11
Current: 7.18
4.2
7.11
Piotroski F-Score 6
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9
Altman Z-Score 2.62
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.55
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 12.14%
WACC 10.24%

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 35.32
Operating Margin ranked higher than
90.65% of 759 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 703.05, Med: 6.37, Min: -993.18
NSC: 35.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 24.62, Med: 28.87, Max: 34.55
Current: 35.32
24.62
34.55
Net Margin % 24.10
Net Margin ranked higher than
97.23% of 759 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 123676.34, Med: 3.99, Min: -2023.47
NSC: 24.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 12.98, Med: 16.93, Max: 51.22
Current: 24.1
12.98
51.22
ROE % 17.59
ROE ranked higher than
96.09% of 742 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 350.03, Med: 7.38, Min: -640.01
NSC: 17.59
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.36, Med: 16.8, Max: 37.54
Current: 17.59
10.36
37.54
ROA % 7.69
ROA ranked higher than
95.95% of 765 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 68.53, Med: 3.06, Min: -387.6
NSC: 7.69
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.85, Med: 6.01, Max: 15.31
Current: 7.69
3.85
15.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 13.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked higher than
59.00% of 761 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 13367.77, Med: 9.73, Min: -98500
NSC: 13.62
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 9.31, Med: 12.7, Max: 14.16
Current: 13.62
9.31
14.16
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 2.90
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked lower than
60.77% of 701 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 884.9, Med: 1.6, Min: -100
NSC: 5.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -2.1, Med: 4.7, Max: 16.9
Current: 5.8
-2.1
16.9
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate 8.20
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked lower than
53.51% of 626 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 1037.2, Med: 4.5, Min: -172.9
NSC: 11.2
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -32.7, Med: 7.2, Max: 87
Current: 11.2
-32.7
87
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate 23.10
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked higher than
87.34% of 553 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 533.3, Med: 6.4, Min: -473.4
NSC: 23.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -37.5, Med: 10.8, Max: 185.7
Current: 23.1
-37.5
185.7

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Business Description

Industry Transportation & Logistics » Railroads    NAICS : 482111    SIC : 4011
Compare NAS:CSX TSE:9022 TSX:CNR HKSE:00066 TSE:9020 HKSE:01766 TSX:CP SHSE:601006 TSE:9021 NYSE:KSU NYSE:WAB TSE:9005 TSE:9007 TSE:9008 BSP:RAIL3 TPE:2633 ASX:AZJ HKSE:03969 HKSE:03898 TSE:9001
Traded in other countries NFS.Germany 0K8M.UK
Address Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA, USA, 23510-2191
Norfolk Southern is a $9.9 billion railroad operating in the Eastern United States. On 21,000 miles of track, Norfolk Southern hauls shipments of coal (15% of consolidated 2016 revenue), intermodal traffic (22%), and a diverse mix of automobile, agriculture, metal, chemical, and forest products (each 8%-17%).

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 19.73
PE Ratio ranked higher than
79.32% of 614 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 1322226.63, Med: 15.94, Min: 0.05
NSC: 19.73
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.46, Med: 15.39, Max: 21.85
Current: 19.73
6.46
21.85
Forward PE Ratio 18.76
Forward P/E ranked lower than
55.94% of 143 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 238.1, Med: 18.08, Min: 0.71
NSC: 18.76
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 19.73
PE without NRI ranked higher than
80.00% of 615 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 1322226.63, Med: 15.95, Min: 0.05
NSC: 19.73
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.46, Med: 15.39, Max: 21.85
Current: 19.73
6.46
21.85
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 22.12
Price-to-Owner-Earnings ranked lower than
58.09% of 346 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 1274876.02, Med: 18.41, Min: 0.58
NSC: 22.12
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.7, Med: 18.92, Max: 29.83
Current: 22.12
5.7
29.83
PB Ratio 3.50
PB Ratio ranked lower than
82.15% of 734 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 117390.59, Med: 1.26, Min: 0.02
NSC: 3.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.04, Med: 2.33, Max: 3.6
Current: 3.5
1.04
3.6
PS Ratio 4.74
PS Ratio ranked lower than
89.27% of 736 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 72264.1, Med: 1.03, Min: 0.01
NSC: 4.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.02, Med: 2.5, Max: 4.88
Current: 4.74
1.02
4.88
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 31.36
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
67.73% of 344 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 4393.31, Med: 15.37, Min: 0.54
NSC: 31.36
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.36, Med: 27.38, Max: 114.78
Current: 31.36
10.36
114.78
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.50
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
70.94% of 499 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 612.5, Med: 8.64, Min: 0.34
NSC: 14.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.19, Med: 9.22, Max: 14.92
Current: 14.5
4.19
14.92
EV-to-EBIT 15.26
EV-to-EBIT ranked higher than
54.31% of 626 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 6477.36, Med: 15.49, Min: 0.16
NSC: 15.26
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.4, Med: 10.7, Max: 15.8
Current: 15.26
5.4
15.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.06
EV-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
52.90% of 673 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 6037.72, Med: 11.14, Min: 0.16
NSC: 12.06
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.2, Med: 8.3, Max: 12.5
Current: 12.06
4.2
12.5
EV-to-Revenue 5.53
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
84.09% of 748 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 4392.74, Med: 1.62, Min: 0.02
NSC: 5.53
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.6, Med: 3.2, Max: 5.7
Current: 5.53
1.6
5.7
PEG Ratio 4.02
PEG Ratio ranked lower than
59.94% of 337 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 309, Med: 1.93, Min: 0.01
NSC: 4.02
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.09, Med: 1.76, Max: 11.9
Current: 4.02
0.09
11.9
Shiller PE Ratio 26.18
Shiller PE Ratio ranked lower than
57.84% of 287 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 2926.53, Med: 21.75, Min: 0.14
NSC: 26.18
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.61, Med: 20.65, Max: 32.54
Current: 26.18
11.61
32.54
Current Ratio 0.67
Current Ratio ranked lower than
77.21% of 746 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 128.59, Med: 1.26, Min: 0.01
NSC: 0.67
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.35, Med: 1.08, Max: 1.56
Current: 0.67
0.35
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.59
Quick Ratio ranked lower than
78.42% of 746 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 128.59, Med: 1.17, Min: 0.01
NSC: 0.59
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.31, Med: 0.99, Max: 1.44
Current: 0.59
0.31
1.44
Days Inventory 12.22
Days Inventory ranked lower than
77.52% of 614 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 862.09, Med: 11.07, Min: 0.02
NSC: 12.22
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 9.27, Med: 10.96, Max: 23.6
Current: 12.22
9.27
23.6
Days Sales Outstanding 24.99
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
76.35% of 723 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 642.23, Med: 47.32, Min: 0.03
NSC: 24.99
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 23.57, Med: 33.19, Max: 36.67
Current: 24.99
23.57
36.67
Days Payable 67.52
Days Payable ranked higher than
89.81% of 697 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 6297.5, Med: 39.52, Min: 0.19
NSC: 67.52
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 24.47, Med: 37.41, Max: 128.39
Current: 67.52
24.47
128.39

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 1.67
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
64.77% of 1056 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 60.61, Med: 2.37, Min: 0.04
NSC: 1.67
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.5, Med: 2.28, Max: 4.63
Current: 1.67
1.5
4.63
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.32
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked higher than
85.94% of 576 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 13.42, Med: 0.79, Min: 0.01
NSC: 0.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.13, Med: 0.35, Max: 0.49
Current: 0.32
0.13
0.49
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 8.80
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked lower than
53.09% of 388 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 145.2, Med: 4.6, Min: -100
NSC: 8.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -33.1, Med: 7.8, Max: 38.7
Current: 8.8
-33.1
38.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.73
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
64.80% of 1000 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 57.1, Med: 2.66, Min: 0.04
NSC: 1.73
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 2.31
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked lower than
61.60% of 1039 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 176.46, Med: 2.97, Min: 0.03
NSC: 2.31
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.07, Med: 3.15, Max: 6.4
Current: 2.31
2.07
6.4
3-Year Share Buyback Rate 3.40
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked higher than
93.62% of 439 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 37.8, Med: -3, Min: -1494
NSC: 3.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -1.8, Med: 2, Max: 6.2
Current: 3.4
-1.8
6.2

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.50
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked lower than
77.81% of 676 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 117538.92, Med: 1.33, Min: 0.03
NSC: 3.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.88, Med: 2, Max: 3.28
Current: 3.5
0.88
3.28
Price-to-Projected-FCF 2.29
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked lower than
71.33% of 429 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 146737.3, Med: 1.22, Min: 0.07
NSC: 2.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.7, Med: 1.41, Max: 2.21
Current: 2.29
0.7
2.21
Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.17
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) ranked lower than
100.00% of 89 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 4.63, Med: 0.99, Min: 0.13
NSC: 1.17
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.42, Med: 0.97, Max: 4.97
Current: 1.17
0.42
4.97
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.90
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked lower than
85.99% of 685 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 31.49, Med: 0.99, Min: 0.01
NSC: 1.9
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.34, Med: 0.85, Max: 1.82
Current: 1.9
0.34
1.82
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.51
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value ranked lower than
100.00% of 207 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 67426.3, Med: 1.2, Min: 0.02
NSC: 3.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.23, Med: 1.19, Max: 4.42
Current: 3.51
0.23
4.42
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.75
Price-to-Graham-Number ranked lower than
50.49% of 511 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 83109.6, Med: 1.04, Min: 0.01
NSC: 1.75
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.62, Med: 1.13, Max: 5.1
Current: 1.75
0.62
5.1
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked higher than
62.66% of 766 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 625, Med: 5.52, Min: -666.7
NSC: 6.55
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.3, Med: 9.3, Max: 18.5
Current: 6.55
6.3
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.66
Forward Rate of Return ranked lower than
52.80% of 517 companies
in the Railroads industry.
Industry Max: 157.16, Med: 6.61, Min: -175454.86
NSC: 7.66
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.1, Med: 11.6, Max: 28.7
Current: 7.66
4.1
28.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 11,581
EPS (TTM) $ 10.1
Beta 1.44
Volatility % 25.25
52-Week Range $ 138.65 - 211.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 265.97

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 6
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy N
Higher Current Ratio yoy N
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy Y
Higher Asset Turnover yoy Y