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Canadian Pacific Railway Operating Margin %

: 40.78% (As of Jun. 2022)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $701 Mil. Canadian Pacific Railway's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $1,720 Mil. Therefore, Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 40.78%.

Good Sign:

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

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

CP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.77   Med: 39.08   Max: 44.32
Current: 39.73


CP's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
92.37% of 918 companies
in the Transportation industry
Industry Median: 6.47 vs CP: 39.73

Canadian Pacific Railway's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 2.10% per year.

Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $701 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $2,502 Mil.


Canadian Pacific Railway Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Margin % 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
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 39.30 39.13 41.74 44.32 40.55

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
Operating Margin % 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 40.80 41.61 40.88 35.20 40.78

Competitive Comparison

For the Railroads subindustry, Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Distribution

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

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



Canadian Pacific Railway Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2021 )
=2532.8125 / 6246.09375
=40.55 %

Canadian Pacific Railway's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=701.34333020931 / 1719.7750702905
=40.78 %

* 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.


Canadian Pacific Railway  (NYSE:CP) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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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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