Reviewing Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR)’s and Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI)’s results

As Railroads companies, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) and Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI) are our subject to compare. And more specifically their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. 2.34B 1.94 615.42M 3.98 19.77
Canadian National Railway Company N/A 0.00 N/A 7.58 10.36

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Canadian National Railway Company. The company with a higher P/E ratio is currently more expensive of the two stocks. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. is trading at a higher P/E ratio than Canadian National Railway Company, indicating that it is currently more expensive of the two stocks.

Profitability

Table 2 has Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Canadian National Railway Company’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. 26.30% 17.1% 7.7%
Canadian National Railway Company 0.00% 34% 14.8%

Volatility and Risk

A beta of 1.75 shows that Genesee & Wyoming Inc. is 75.00% more volatile than S&P 500. In other hand, Canadian National Railway Company has beta of 1 which is 0.00% less volatile than S&P 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. are 1.3 and 1.2. Competitively, Canadian National Railway Company has 0.7 and 0.6 for Current and Quick Ratio. Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Canadian National Railway Company.

Dividends

On the other side, $1.34 per share with a dividend yield of 1.64% for Canadian National Railway Company. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Recommmendations and Ratings for Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Canadian National Railway Company can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. 2 4 1 2.14
Canadian National Railway Company 0 2 3 2.60

The upside potential is 9.93% for Genesee & Wyoming Inc. with consensus price target of $84.83. Competitively the consensus price target of Canadian National Railway Company is $93.25, which is potential 13.64% upside. Based on the analysts opionion we can conclude, Canadian National Railway Company is looking more favorable than Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Canadian National Railway Company has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 95.9% and 77.8%. Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s share held by insiders are 1.6%. Competitively, Canadian National Railway Company has 0.2% of it’s share held by insiders.

Performance

In this table we provide the Week, Month, Quarter, Half Year, Year and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. -5.61% -4.47% -10.94% -2.27% 0.17% -0.15%
Canadian National Railway Company -8.53% -9.03% -9.28% -5.82% -1.95% -4.85%

For the past year Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s stock price has smaller decline than Canadian National Railway Company.

Summary

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. beats on 8 of the 14 factors Canadian National Railway Company.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and leases freight railroads. It operates through three segments: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.K./European Operations. The company transports various commodities, including agricultural products, autos and auto parts, chemicals and plastics, coal and coke, food and kindred products, lumber and forest products, metallic ores, metals, minerals and stone, petroleum products, pulp and paper, waste, and other commodities. It owns or leases 122 freight railroads, including 105 short line railroads and 2 regional freight railroads located in the United States, 8 short line railroads located in Canada, 3 railroads located in Australia, 1 railroad located in the United Kingdom, 1 railroad in Poland and Germany, and 2 railroads in the Netherlands with a total of approximately 15,900 miles of track. The company also operates 6,200 additional miles of track that is owned or leased by others. In addition, it operates deep sea maritime containers and provides bulk haulage, including coal, aggregates, cement, and infrastructure services. Further, the company provides rail, coal loading, and railcar switching services for industrial customers. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Darien, Connecticut.

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