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  • Previous Rank
    284
  • Revenues ($M)
    $10,551.00
  • Revenue Percent Change
    6.7%
  • Profits ($M)
    $5,404.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    224%
  • Assets ($M)
    $35,711.00
  • Employees
    27,110
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)
    $41,226.20

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

Company Info

CEO
James A. Squires
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Transportation
Industry
Railroads
HQ Location
Norfolk, Va.
Websitehttp://www.norfolksouthern.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees27,110
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Norfolk Southern Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$10,551.006.7%
Profits ($M)$5,404.00224%
Assets ($M)$35,711.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$16,359.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$41,226.20-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues51.2%
Profits as % of Assets15.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity33%

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%