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Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Norfolk Southern Corp., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

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).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Norfolk Southern Corp., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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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)
Gross profit
Railway operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Railway operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Norfolk Southern Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Income from railway operations
Railway operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Transportation
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Income from railway operations ÷ Railway operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Norfolk Southern Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Railway operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Transportation
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Railway operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Norfolk Southern Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
ROE, Sector
Industrial Transportation
ROE, Industry
Industrials

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).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Norfolk Southern Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
ROA, Sector
Industrial Transportation
ROA, Industry
Industrials

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).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Norfolk Southern Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.