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Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Union Pacific 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: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Union Pacific Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Union Pacific Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Union Pacific 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. Union Pacific 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Union Pacific 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
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Operating Profit Margin

Union Pacific 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)
Operating income
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Transportation
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Net Profit Margin

Union Pacific 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
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Transportation
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Union Pacific 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
Common shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
ROE, Sector
Industrial Transportation
ROE, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Common shareholders’ 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Union Pacific 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.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
ROA, Sector
Industrial Transportation
ROA, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

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. Union Pacific Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.