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Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Union Pacific Corp., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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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-Q (filing date: 2021-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

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 improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then deteriorated significantly from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Union Pacific Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then improved from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 exceeding Q4 2020 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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then improved from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 exceeding Q4 2020 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Union Pacific Corp.’s ROE improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Union Pacific Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then improved from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 exceeding Q4 2020 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Union Pacific Corp., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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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-Q (filing date: 2021-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q2 2021 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ2 2021 + Gross profitQ1 2021 + Gross profitQ4 2020 + Gross profitQ3 2020) ÷ (Operating revenuesQ2 2021 + Operating revenuesQ1 2021 + Operating revenuesQ4 2020 + Operating revenuesQ3 2020)
= 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 improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then deteriorated significantly from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.

Operating Profit Margin

Union Pacific Corp., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q2 2021 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ2 2021 + Operating incomeQ1 2021 + Operating incomeQ4 2020 + Operating incomeQ3 2020) ÷ (Operating revenuesQ2 2021 + Operating revenuesQ1 2021 + Operating revenuesQ4 2020 + Operating revenuesQ3 2020)
= 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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then improved from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 exceeding Q4 2020 level.

Net Profit Margin

Union Pacific Corp., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q2 2021 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net incomeQ2 2021 + Net incomeQ1 2021 + Net incomeQ4 2020 + Net incomeQ3 2020) ÷ (Operating revenuesQ2 2021 + Operating revenuesQ1 2021 + Operating revenuesQ4 2020 + Operating revenuesQ3 2020)
= 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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then improved from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 exceeding Q4 2020 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Union Pacific Corp., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q2 2021 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net incomeQ2 2021 + Net incomeQ1 2021 + Net incomeQ4 2020 + Net incomeQ3 2020) ÷ 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 improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Union Pacific Corp., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q2 2021 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net incomeQ2 2021 + Net incomeQ1 2021 + Net incomeQ4 2020 + Net incomeQ3 2020) ÷ 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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then improved from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 exceeding Q4 2020 level.