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Canadian Pacific Railway ROA %

: 4.43% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Canadian Pacific Railway's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $2,390 Mil. Canadian Pacific Railway's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $53,981 Mil. Therefore, Canadian Pacific Railway's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 4.43%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Canadian Pacific Railway's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

CP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.36   Med: 8.51   Max: 12.22
Current: 4.59

During the past 13 years, Canadian Pacific Railway's highest ROA % was 12.22%. The lowest was 3.36%. And the median was 8.51%.

CP's ROA % is ranked better than
56.74% of 927 companies
in the Transportation industry
Industry Median: 3.45 vs CP: 4.59

Canadian Pacific Railway ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Canadian Pacific Railway's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Canadian Pacific Railway Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 12.48 9.19 11.30 10.77 6.21

Canadian Pacific Railway Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 20.70 7.25 4.49 3.50 4.43

Competitive Comparison

For the Railroads subindustry, Canadian Pacific Railway's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Canadian Pacific Railway ROA % Distribution

For the Transportation industry and Industrials sector, Canadian Pacific Railway's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Canadian Pacific Railway's ROA % falls into.



Canadian Pacific Railway ROA % Calculation

Canadian Pacific Railway's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=2228.125/( (18455.773284409+53263.28125)/ 2 )
=2228.125/35859.527267205
=6.21 %

Canadian Pacific Railway's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=2389.878163074/( (53390.205371248+54572.008747266)/ 2 )
=2389.878163074/53981.107059257
=4.43 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Canadian Pacific Railway  (NYSE:CP) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=2389.878163074/53981.107059257
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(2389.878163074 / 6879.1002811621)*(6879.1002811621 / 53981.107059257)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=34.74 %*0.1274
=4.43 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Canadian Pacific Railway Business Description

Canadian Pacific Railway logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
7550 Ogden Dale Road S.E., Calgary, AB, CAN, T2C 4X9
Canadian Pacific is a CAD 8 billion Class-1 railroads operating on more than 12,500 miles of track across most of Canada and into parts of the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. It is the second-smallest Class I railroad by revenue and route miles. In 2021, CP hauled shipments of grain (22% of freight revenue), intermodal containers (22%), energy products (like crude and frac sand), chemicals, and plastics (20%) coal (8%), fertilizer and potash (10%), automotive products (5%), and a diverse mix of other merchandise.
Executives
Brooks John Kenneth officer: SVP & Chief Marketing Officer 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Clements James Dominic Luther officer: VP Planning & Transportation 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Foran Mike officer: VP Network Transportation 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Trafton Gordon T. Ii director 2632 SUTTON CIRCLE NAPERVILLE IL 60564
Peverett Jane L director 1489 MARINE DRIVE, SUITE 802 WEST VANCOUVER A1 V7T 1B8
Derry John E officer: Vice-President Human Resources 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Johnson Robert Allen officer: Executive VP Operations 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Denham Gillian H director C/O CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Fatt William R. director 129 ROCHESTER AVENUE TORONTO A6 M4N 1N9
Velani Nadeem officer: Interim VP and CFO 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S. E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Paull Matthew H director MCDONALDS CORP 2915 JORIE BLVD OAK BROOK IL 60523
Reardon Andrew Fitzpatrick director C/O CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Melman Anthony Ronald director 150 BLOOR STREET WEST TORONTO A6 M5S 2X9
Pitz Laird Joseph officer: VP & Chief Risk Officer 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Edwards Peter John officer: VP HR & Labour Relations 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9

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