Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. More Details
Established dividend payer with limited growth.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UNP's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: UNP underperformed the US Transportation industry which returned 56.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNP underperformed the US Market which returned 48.3% over the past year.
Long-Term 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 ($228.44) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($215.13)
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 (29.5x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (29x).
PE vs Market: UNP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.5x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UNP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.3x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.7x).
How is Union Pacific forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNP's forecast earnings growth (7.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: UNP's earnings (7.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNP's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNP's revenue (4.9% 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 (47.8%).
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%) are lower than last year (27.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNP's earnings have grown by 2.3% 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 (-13.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Transportation industry average (15.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst UNP's Return on Equity (32.09%) 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 ($3.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: UNP's short term assets ($3.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($40.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNP's debt to equity ratio (161.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UNP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 74.2% to 161.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UNP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (31.8%).
Interest Coverage: UNP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.7x coverage).
What is Union Pacific current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UNP's dividend (1.7%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: UNP's dividend (1.7%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.41%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UNP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (50.1%), UNP's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: UNP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Lance Fritz (57 yo)
Mr. Lance M. Fritz serves as Director at Parker-Hannifin Corporation since January 27, 2021. Mr. Fritz has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Rail...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Lance's total compensation ($USD16.63M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Lance's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UNP's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).
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: 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.
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$152.444b
- Shares outstanding: 664.30m
- Website: https://www.up.com
Number of Employees
- Union Pacific Corporation
- 1400 Douglas Street
- United States
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain prod...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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