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Norfolk Southern

NSC

The transportation company ships coal and industrial products on its railroad, serving every major container port on the East Coast.

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CEO

James A. Squires

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Transportation

Industry

Railroads

HQ Location

Norfolk, Va.

Years on Fortune 500 List

24

Employees

27,110

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$10,5516.7%
Profits ($M)$5,404.0224.0%
Assets ($M)$35,711
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$16,359
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$41,226
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues51.2%
Profits as % of Assets15.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity33.0%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)18.61
EPS % Change (from 2016)231.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)28.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)17.6%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)36.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)21.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14.0%
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