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Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Norfolk Southern Corp conducts rail transportation business. It transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corp has a market cap of $45.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $171.46 with a P/E ratio of 18.00 and P/S ratio of 4.16. The dividend yield of Norfolk Southern Corp stocks is 1.85%. Norfolk Southern Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 6.70% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Norfolk Southern Corp the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.


For the last quarter Norfolk Southern Corp reported a revenue of $2.9 billion, compared with the revenue of $2.7 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $11.5 billion, an increase of 8.6% from last year. For the last five years Norfolk Southern Corp had an average revenue decline of 0.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $9.51 for the year, a decline of 48.9% from the previous year. Over the last five years Norfolk Southern Corp had an EPS growth rate of 17.3% a year. The Norfolk Southern Corp enjoyed an operating margin of 34.55%, compared with the operating margin of 34.16% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Norfolk Southern Corp is 28.87%. The profitability rank of the company is 8 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Norfolk Southern Corp has the cash and cash equivalents of $358.0 million, compared with $690.0 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $10.6 billion, compared with $9.1 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 7.1. Norfolk Southern Corp has a financial strength rank of 5 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $171.46, Norfolk Southern Corp is traded at 67.7% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $102.26. The P/S ratio of the stock is 4.16, while the historical median P/S ratio is 2.49. The intrinsic value of the stock is $159.98 a share, according to GuruFocus DCF Calculator. The stock gained 21.71% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of NSC, click here.

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