Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States.
Established dividend payer with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Union Pacific's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UNP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: UNP exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned -18.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNP exceeded the US Market which returned -13.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Union Pacific's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Union Pacific undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UNP ($147.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($174.84)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNP is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.6x) compared to the Transportation industry average (17x).
PE vs Market: UNP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.6x) compared to the US market (12.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UNP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.6x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (1.8x).
How is Union Pacific forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 23 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNP's forecast earnings growth (5.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: UNP's earnings (5.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNP's revenue (1.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNP's revenue (1.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UNP's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (47.2%).
How has Union Pacific performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UNP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UNP's current net profit margins (27.3%) are higher than last year (26.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNP's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UNP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: UNP had negative earnings growth (-0.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Transportation industry average (-12.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst UNP's Return on Equity (32.65%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Union Pacific's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNP's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: UNP's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($39.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNP's debt to equity ratio (135.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UNP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 53.9% to 135.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UNP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (35%).
Interest Coverage: UNP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.7x coverage).
What is Union Pacific's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UNP's dividend (2.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.01%).
High Dividend: UNP's dividend (2.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.66%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UNP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44%), UNP's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: UNP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Lance Fritz (56yo)
Mr. Lance M. Fritz has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad Company Inc. since February 6, 2015 and February 6, 2014 respectively. Mr. Frit ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Lance's total compensation ($USD13.89M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.96M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Lance's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||3.75yrs||US$2.62m||0.0014% $1.4m|
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resource Officer||1.67yrs||US$3.22m||0.0063% $6.3m|
|Executive VP & CFO||0.25yr||no data||0.011% $10.8m|
|Chief Operating Officer||1.25yrs||no data||0.0011% $1.1m|
|Senior Vice President of Technology & Strategic Planning||1yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Corporate Relations & Chief Administrative Officer||2.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Assistant Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Information Security Officer & Assistant VP of Information Assurance||1.67yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: UNP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||13.42yrs||US$317.24k||0.00058% $581.9k|
|Lead Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$307.93k||0.0080% $8.0m|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$263.87k||0.00062% $622.0k|
|Independent Director||6.08yrs||US$299.52k||0.00058% $581.9k|
|Independent Director||15.83yrs||US$315.43k||0.00078% $782.5k|
|Independent Director||11.25yrs||US$281.51k||0.00073% $732.4k|
|Independent Director||13.75yrs||US$306.72k||0.0027% $2.7m|
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$291.24k||0.00060% $601.9k|
|Independent Director||4yrs||US$307.18k||0.00059% $591.9k|
Experienced Board: UNP's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UNP insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Union Pacific Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Union Pacific Corporation
- Ticker: UNP
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1862
- Industry: Railroads
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: US$100.324b
- Shares outstanding: 678.55m
- Website: https://www.up.com
Number of Employees
- Union Pacific Corporation
- 1400 Douglas Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UNP||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1969|
|UNP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1969|
|UNP||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1969|
|UNP *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Jan 1969|
|UNP||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CL||USD||Jan 1969|
|UNP||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1969|
|0R2E||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jan 1969|
|UNP||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Jan 1969|
|UNPC||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||AT||EUR||Jan 1969|
|UPAC34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR REPR 1/4 COM USD2.50||BR||BRL||Jul 2015|
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles. As of December 31, 2019, its rail network included 32,340 route miles linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/07 06:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/06 00:00|
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