Norfolk Southern

20110310 Mixed Freight01
A heavy mixed-freight train takes the grade on the Crescent Corridor through the Shenandoah Valley near Colitude, VA., a favorite photo spot of steam railroad photographer O. Winston Link in the mid-20th century.Michael Breen
  • Previous Rank
    270
  • Revenues ($M)
    9888
  • Revenue Percent Change
    -5.9
  • Profits ($M)
    1668
  • Profits Percent Change
    7.2
  • Assets ($M)
    34892
  • Employees
    27856
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    32515

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

Company Info

CEOJames A. Squires
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
SectorTransportation
IndustryRailroads
HQ LocationNorfolk, VA
Websitewww.nscorp.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees27,856

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$9,888
Profits ($M)$1,668
Assets ($M)$34,892
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$12,409
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$32,515

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues16.9%
Profits as % of Assets4.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity13.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)6
EPS % Change (from 2015)10.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)0.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.6%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)31.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)11%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.7%