RAIL Stock Overview
FreightCar America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells railcars and railcar components for the transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$3.74|
|52 Week High||US$6.90|
|52 Week Low||US$3.06|
|1 Month Change||-15.38%|
|3 Month Change||-39.29%|
|1 Year Change||-41.01%|
|3 Year Change||-36.29%|
|5 Year Change||-78.49%|
|Change since IPO||-82.22%|
Recent News & Updates
Very Encouraging Results From FreightCar America
I think FreightCar America has just posted a fairly decent quarterly result. Sales are up dramatically relative to pandemic and pre-pandemic periods. Perhaps even more compelling is the fact that insiders have just bought fairly aggressively. The puts I recommended selling earlier continue to offer very decent premia, and I recommend selling those.
|RAIL||US Machinery||US Market|
Return vs Industry: RAIL underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned -20.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: RAIL underperformed the US Market which returned -18.5% over the past year.
|RAIL Average Weekly Movement||15.2%|
|Machinery Industry Average Movement||6.1%|
|Market Average Movement||8.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: RAIL is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 15% a week.
Volatility Over Time: RAIL's weekly volatility (15%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
About the Company
FreightCar America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells railcars and railcar components for the transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America. It operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Parts. The company offers a range of freight cars, including open top hoppers; covered hopper cars; gondolas; triple hoppers and hybrid aluminum/stainless steel railcars; ore hopper and gondola railcars; ballast hopper cars; aggregate hopper cars; intermodal flats; and non-intermodal flat cars.
FreightCar America Fundamentals Summary
|RAIL fundamental statistics|
Is RAIL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|RAIL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$243.72m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.70|
|Net Profit Margin||-10.67%|
How did RAIL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is RAIL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for RAIL?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is RAIL's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does RAIL's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|RAIL PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: RAIL is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.2x) compared to the peer average (6818.5x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does RAIL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Machinery Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: RAIL is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (1.4x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is RAIL's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||0.2x|
|Fair PS Ratio||1.1x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: RAIL is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.2x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.1x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of RAIL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate RAIL's fair value for valuation analysis.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate RAIL's fair value for valuation analysis.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate RAIL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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- Take a look at our analysis of RAIL's management and see if the CEO's compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
How is FreightCar America forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if RAIL's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if RAIL's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if RAIL's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: RAIL's revenue (29.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: RAIL's revenue (29.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if RAIL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has FreightCar America performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: RAIL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: RAIL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: RAIL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 26.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare RAIL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: RAIL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Machinery industry (24%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: RAIL's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
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How is FreightCar America's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: RAIL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: RAIL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: RAIL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: RAIL's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: RAIL has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: RAIL has sufficient cash runway for 1.1 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 25.3% each year.
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What is FreightCar America current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate RAIL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate RAIL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if RAIL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if RAIL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: RAIL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as RAIL has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Meyer (59 yo)
Mr. James R. Meyer, also known as Jim, has been Chief Executive Officer and President at FreightCar America, Inc. since July 31, 2017. Mr. Meyer served as the Chief Operating Officer of REV Group, Inc. (al...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD2.85M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD752.25K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: RAIL's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: RAIL's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: RAIL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.4%.
FreightCar America, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: FreightCar America, Inc.
- Ticker: RAIL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1901
- Industry: Construction Machinery and Heavy Trucks
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: US$61.842m
- Shares outstanding: 16.54m
- Website: https://www.freightcaramerica.com
Number of Employees
- FreightCar America, Inc.
- 125 South Wacker Drive
- Suite 1500
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/26 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.