CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based freight transportation services. More Details
Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has CSX's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CSX exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned 33.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CSX exceeded the US Market which returned 35.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CSX's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StReturns On Capital At CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) Have Hit The Brakes
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Is CSX undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CSX ($32.67) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($29.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CSX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CSX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.7x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (26.4x).
PE vs Market: CSX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.7x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CSX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CSX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.6x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.3x).
How is CSX forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CSX's forecast earnings growth (6.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CSX's earnings (6.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CSX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CSX's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CSX's revenue (4.4% 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 (34.4%)
How has CSX performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CSX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CSX's current net profit margins (25.6%) are lower than last year (27.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CSX's earnings have grown by 7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CSX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CSX had negative earnings growth (-17.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Transportation industry average (22.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CSX's Return on Equity (20.52%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is CSX's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CSX's short term assets ($4.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: CSX's short term assets ($4.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($24.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CSX's debt to equity ratio (123.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CSX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 90.8% to 123.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CSX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.5%).
Interest Coverage: CSX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.9x coverage).
What is CSX current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CSX's dividend (1.14%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: CSX's dividend (1.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.52%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CSX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CSX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30%), CSX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CSX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Foote (67 yo)
Mr. James M. Foote, also known as Jim, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of CSX Corporation since December 22, 2017. Mr. Foote served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD15.31M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CSX's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CSX's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CSX Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CSX Corporation
- Ticker: CSX
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1978
- Industry: Railroads
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: US$74.233b
- Shares outstanding: 2.27b
- Website: https://www.csx.com
Number of Employees
- CSX Corporation
- 500 Water Street
- 15th Floor
- United States
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 ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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