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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: UNP underperformed the US Transportation industry which returned 21.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNP underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% 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?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UNP ($180.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($159.12)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.2x) compared to the Transportation industry average (20.3x).
PE vs Market: UNP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.2x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
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 (7x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.5x).
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 (6.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: UNP's earnings (6.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNP's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNP's revenue (3.2% 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 (44.7%).
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 12.6% 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 (-48.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Transportation industry average (-45%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst UNP's Return on Equity (33.69%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Union Pacific's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNP's short term assets ($4.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: UNP's short term assets ($4.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($39.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNP's debt to equity ratio (139.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UNP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 53.4% to 139.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UNP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.1%).
Interest Coverage: UNP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: UNP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: UNP's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is Union Pacific's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: UNP's dividend (2.15%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).
High Dividend: UNP's dividend (2.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UNP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (41.4%), UNP's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: UNP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.4% payout ratio).
What is the CEO of Union Pacific's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?
Average management tenure
Lance Fritz (56yo)
Mr. Lance M. Fritz has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad Company Inc. since February 6, 2015 and February 6, 2014 respectively. Mr. Frit ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Lance's total compensation ($USD13.89M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.76M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Lance's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Management Age and Tenure
Experienced Management: UNP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Board Age and Tenure
Experienced Board: UNP's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Lance Fritz (56yo)
- Tenure: 4.9yrs
- Compensation: US$13.89m
Jim Vena (60yo)
Chief Operating Officer
- Tenure: 1yrs
Beth Whited (53yo)
Executive VP & Chief Human Resource Officer
- Tenure: 1.4yrs
- Compensation: US$3.22m
Rhonda Ferguson (50yo)
- Tenure: 3.5yrs
- Compensation: US$2.62m
Senior VP of Corporate Relations & Chief Administrative Officer
- Tenure: 2.1yrs
Assistant Vice President
Senior Vice President of Technology & Strategic Planning
- Tenure: 0.8yrs
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement
- Tenure: 1.7yrs
Jennifer Hamann (51yo)
Executive VP & CFO
Chief Information Security Officer & Assistant VP of Information Assurance
- Tenure: 1.4yrs
Mack McLarty (72yo)
- Tenure: 13.2yrs
- Compensation: US$317.24k
Mike McCarthy (67yo)
Lead Independent Director
- Tenure: 4yrs
- Compensation: US$307.93k
Debby Hopkins (64yo)
- Tenure: 3yrs
- Compensation: US$263.87k
Dave Dillon (67yo)
- Tenure: 5.8yrs
- Compensation: US$299.52k
Erroll Davis (74yo)
- Tenure: 15.6yrs
- Compensation: US$315.43k
Jose Villarreal (65yo)
- Tenure: 11yrs
- Compensation: US$281.51k
Andy Card (71yo)
- Tenure: 13.5yrs
- Compensation: US$306.72k
Lance Fritz (56yo)
- Tenure: 4.9yrs
- Compensation: US$13.89m
Bob Patel (52yo)
- Tenure: 2.5yrs
- Compensation: US$291.24k
Jane Lute (62yo)
- Tenure: 3.8yrs
- Compensation: US$307.18k
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$123.894b
- Shares outstanding: 694.20m
- Website: https://www.up.com
Number of Employees
- Union Pacific Corporation
- 1400 Douglas Street
- United States
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|0R2E||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jan 1969|
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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; 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, 2018, its rail network included 32,236 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
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