Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)

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Analysis of Debt

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Total Debt (Carrying Amount)

Norfolk Southern Corp., balance sheet: debt

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Short-term debt
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt (carrying amount)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-08).

Debt item Description The company
Total debt (carrying amount) Sum of the carrying values as of the balance sheet date of all debt plus capital lease obligations. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s total debt increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Total Debt (Fair Value)

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Dec 31, 2019
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term debt
Long-term debt, including current maturities
Total debt (fair value)
Financial Ratio
Debt, fair value to carrying amount ratio

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06).


Weighted-average Interest Rate on Debt

Weighted average interest rate on debt:

Interest Rate Debt Amount1 Interest Rate × Debt Amount Weighted-average Interest Rate2
Total

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06).

1 US$ in millions

2 Weighted-average interest rate = 100 × ÷ =


Interest Costs Incurred

Norfolk Southern Corp., interest costs incurred

US$ in millions

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12 months ended: Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Interest expense on debt
Interest capitalized
Interest cost incurred on debt

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-08).

Debt item Description The company
Interest expense on debt Amount of the cost of borrowed funds accounted for as interest expense for debt. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s interest expense on debt increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Interest capitalized Amount of interest costs capitalized disclosed as an adjusting item to interest costs incurred. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s interest capitalized decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Interest cost incurred on debt Total interest costs incurred during the period and either capitalized or charged against earnings. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s interest cost incurred on debt increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Interest Coverage Ratio

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Add: Income tax expense
Add: Interest expense on debt
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
 
Interest cost incurred on debt
Financial Ratio With and Without Capitalized Interest
Interest coverage ratio (without capitalized interest)1
Adjusted interest coverage ratio (with capitalized interest)2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-08).

2019 Calculations

1 Interest coverage ratio (without capitalized interest) = EBIT ÷ Interest expense on debt
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted interest coverage ratio (with capitalized interest) = EBIT ÷ Interest cost incurred on debt
= ÷ =


Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments (including capitalized interest). Norfolk Southern Corp.’s adjusted interest coverage ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.