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RAIL

FreightCar AmericaNasdaqGS:RAIL Stock Report

Market Cap

US$62.0m

7D

2.6%

1Y

40.9%

Updated

27 Nov, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
RAIL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health0/6
Dividends0/6

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.

FreightCar America Competitors

Trinity Industries

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US$2.7b

Greenbrier Companies

NYSE:GBX

US$1.3b

CIT Group

NYSE:CIT

US$5.1b

Andersons

NasdaqGS:ANDE

US$1.2b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for FreightCar America
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$3.89
52 Week HighUS$8.63
52 Week LowUS$2.18
Beta2.37
1 Month Change-10.58%
3 Month Change-29.91%
1 Year Change40.94%
3 Year Change-59.22%
5 Year Change-73.95%
Change since IPO-81.50%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 31

FreightCar America: Let This Train Roll On By

FreightCar America has a long history making and selling railcars for its customers and even leasing them out. Recent years have been difficult for the company, with declines in demand causing its top and bottom lines to suffer. In the absence of a strong sign of a permanent turnaround and other profitability issues, it looks like there are better prospects on the market to be considered.

Shareholder Returns

RAILUS MachineryUS Market
7D2.6%-2.3%-2.7%
1Y40.9%16.5%21.3%

Return vs Industry: RAIL exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned 16.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RAIL exceeded the US Market which returned 21.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is RAIL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
RAIL volatility
RAIL Average Weekly Movement7.9%
Machinery Industry Average Movement4.8%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.0%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.3%

Stable Share Price: RAIL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: RAIL's weekly volatility has decreased from 16% to 8% over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1901669Jim Meyerhttps://www.freightcaramerica.com

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 through 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

How do FreightCar America's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
RAIL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$62.03m
Earnings (TTM)-US$56.99m
Revenue (TTM)US$188.62m

0.3x

P/S Ratio

-1.1x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
RAIL income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$188.62m
Cost of RevenueUS$178.25m
Gross ProfitUS$10.38m
ExpensesUS$67.37m
Earnings-US$56.99m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-3.57
Gross Margin5.50%
Net Profit Margin-30.22%
Debt/Equity Ratio-815.3%

How did RAIL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is FreightCar America undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether FreightCar America is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as FreightCar America has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Future Growth

How is FreightCar America forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

122.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RAIL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: RAIL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: RAIL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: RAIL's revenue (28.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RAIL's revenue (28.9% 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


Past Performance

How has FreightCar America performed over the past 5 years?

-45.5%

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 45.5% 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 (32%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: RAIL's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Financial Health

How is FreightCar America's financial position?


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.


Balance Sheet


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 less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: RAIL has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 22.6% each year


Dividend

What is FreightCar America current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


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.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: RAIL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of RAIL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Meyer (59 yo)

4.33yrs

Tenure

US$1,996,364

Compensation

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 ($USD2.00M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD553.25K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: RAIL's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: RAIL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

FreightCar America, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: FreightCar America, Inc.
  • Ticker: RAIL
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1901
  • Industry: Construction Machinery and Heavy Trucks
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$62.035m
  • Shares outstanding: 15.95m
  • Website: https://www.freightcaramerica.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • FreightCar America, Inc.
  • 125 South Wacker Drive
  • Suite 1500
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60606
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/11/27 23:23
End of Day Share Price2021/11/26 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.