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CSX NasdaqGS:CSX Stock Report

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19 Aug, 2022


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CSX fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6

CSX Stock Overview

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based freight transportation services.

CSX Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for CSX
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$33.83
52 Week HighUS$38.63
52 Week LowUS$27.60
1 Month Change13.79%
3 Month Change9.34%
1 Year Change0.30%
3 Year Change57.06%
5 Year Change107.76%
Change since IPO3,136.89%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 15
If EPS Growth Is Important To You, CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) Presents An Opportunity

If EPS Growth Is Important To You, CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) Presents An Opportunity

Investors are often guided by the idea of discovering 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks...

Aug 10

US weekly rail traffic declines 2.6% as chemicals, coal carloads get off track

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported US rail traffic down 2.6% Y/Y to 496,526 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Aug. 06, 2022. Total carloads for the week were 230,573 , down 1.6% while intermodal volume was 265,953 containers and trailers, down 3.4% Y/Y. Overall, North America weekly rail traffic fell 0.7% Y/Y to 682,600 carloads and intermodal units, reflecting the combined volumes of U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads. 4 of the 10 US carload commodity categories saw gains during the week, which included grain, up 1,809 carloads, to 19,916; non-metallic minerals, up 633 carloads, to 34,409; and farm products excl. grain, and food, up 378 carloads, to 15,618. On the other side, miscellaneous carloads were down 2,260 carloads, to 7,901; chemicals, down 1,385 carloads, to 32,287; and coal, down 1,076 carloads, to 65,812. Canadian railroads reported  74,899 carloads for the week, up 3.2%, and 73,082 intermodal units, up 6.7%; Mexican railroads reported 22,161 carloads, up 4.8%, and intermodal units 15,932, up 2.7% Y/Y. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) reported beat on both lines in its second quarter's earnings results. Other Related Tickers: Canadian National Railway (CNI), CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX), and Union Pacific (UNP), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, BRK.B), Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP,BIPC).

Aug 04
CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.10

CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.10

The board of CSX Corporation ( NASDAQ:CSX ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.10 per share on the 15th of...

Shareholder Returns

CSXUS TransportationUS Market

Return vs Industry: CSX exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned -12.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CSX exceeded the US Market which returned -8.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CSX's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CSX volatility
CSX Average Weekly Movement3.4%
Transportation Industry Average Movement7.5%
Market Average Movement7.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.1%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: CSX is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CSX's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

197821,712Jim Foote

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based freight transportation services. The company offers rail services; and transportation of intermodal containers and trailers, as well as other transportation services, such as rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations. It transports chemicals, agricultural and food products, automotive, minerals, forest products, fertilizers, and metals and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities.

CSX Fundamentals Summary

How do CSX's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CSX fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$72.44b
Earnings (TTM)US$3.94b
Revenue (TTM)US$13.95b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CSX income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$6.85b
Gross ProfitUS$7.10b
Other ExpensesUS$3.16b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.84
Gross Margin50.89%
Net Profit Margin28.24%
Debt/Equity Ratio123.9%

How did CSX perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does CSX pay a reliable dividends?

See CSX dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy CSX by to receive an upcoming dividend?
CSX dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateAug 30 2022
Dividend Pay DateSep 15 2022
Days until Ex dividend10 days
Days until Dividend pay date26 days

Does CSX pay a reliable dividends?

See CSX dividend history and benchmarks
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is CSX undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CSX?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CSX key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue6.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA12.5x
PEG Ratio6.4x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does CSX's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

CSX PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for CSX vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average21x
NSC Norfolk Southern
UNP Union Pacific
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CSX is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.4x) compared to the peer average (21x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CSX's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Transportation Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CSX is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.4x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (10.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is CSX's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

CSX PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio18.4x
Fair PE Ratio17.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CSX is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.8x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of CSX when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: CSX ($33.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($39.95)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CSX is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.

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Future Growth

How is CSX forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CSX's forecast earnings growth (2.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: CSX's earnings (2.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CSX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CSX's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CSX's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CSX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (29.9%)

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Past Performance

How has CSX performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CSX has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CSX's current net profit margins (28.2%) are lower than last year (29.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CSX's earnings have declined by 4.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CSX's earnings growth over the past year (16.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-4.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CSX earnings growth over the past year (16.7%) underperformed the Transportation industry 62.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CSX's Return on Equity (29.97%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is CSX's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CSX's short term assets ($2.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: CSX's short term assets ($2.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($24.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CSX's net debt to equity ratio (117.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CSX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 102% to 123.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CSX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.1%).

Interest Coverage: CSX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is CSX current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 20 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 30 2022Dividend Pay DateSep 15 202216 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 10 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CSX's dividend (1.18%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.47%).

High Dividend: CSX's dividend (1.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.97%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CSX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CSX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21.6%), CSX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (25.3%), CSX's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Jim Foote (68 yo)





Mr. James M. Foote, also known as Jim, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of CSX Corporation since December 22, 2017. Mr. Foote served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD20.01M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD12.86M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CSX's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CSX's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CSX insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

CSX Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: CSX Corporation
  • Ticker: CSX
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1978
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Implied Market Cap: US$72.438b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.14b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • CSX Corporation
  • 500 Water Street
  • 15th Floor
  • Jacksonville
  • Florida
  • 32202
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/19 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/19 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.