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  • Previous Rank284
  • Revenues ($M)$10,551.00
  • Revenue Percent Change6.7%
  • Profits ($M)$5,404.00
  • Profits Percent Change224%
  • Assets ($M)$35,711.00
  • Employees27,110
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$41,226.20

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

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Company Info

James A. Squires
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
HQ Location
Norfolk, Va.
Years on Fortune 500 List24

Norfolk Southern Rank History

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%