GATX Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
- The report contains detailed information about GATX Corp. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
- Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for GATX Corp.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
- The GATX Corp. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
- In the part that describes GATX Corp. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of GATX Corp. business.
About GATX Corp.
GATX Corporation engages in leasing, operating, and managing long-lived assets in the rail, marine, and industrial equipment markets.
The company has three segments: Rail; Specialty; and American Steamship Company (ASC).
The Rail segment leases tank cars, freight cars, and locomotives in North America and Europe. Rails railcar leasing customers include shippers of chemical, petroleum, and food products, as well as railroads. Rails fleet consists of a selection of railcar types that are used to ship approximately 700 different commodities.
As of December 31, 2009, Rails worldwide fleet, comprised wholly-owned and leased-in railcars, totaled approximately 131,000 railcars. These cars have depreciable lives of 30 to 38 years and an average age of approximately 16 years in North America and 24 years in Europe. Rail also had an ownership interest in approximately 29,000 railcars through investments in affiliated companies. Affiliate fleets consist primarily of freight and intermodal railcars. In addition, Rail managed approximately 2,700 railcars for third-party owners.
In North America, Rail leases new railcars for terms that generally range from three to ten years, with renewals of existing leases generally ranging from two to seven years.
In North America, Rail purchases new railcars from various manufacturers, including Trinity Industries, American Railcar Industries, Inc., FreightCar America, National Steel Car Ltd. and The Greenbrier Companies. In addition to the purchase of new cars, Rail acquires existing portfolios or fleets of complementary railcars in the secondary market.
Rails North American operation also includes its locomotive leasing business, which primarily consists of 529 locomotives, which are four-axle and six-axle. Additionally, Rail manages 66 locomotives for an affiliate. Rails locomotive customers are primarily Class I, regional and short-line railroads and industrial users. Locomotive leases are typically net leases and terms vary from month-to-month to 15 years.
Competition: Rails primary competitors in North America are Union Tank Car Company, General Electric Railcar Services Corporation, American Railcar Leasing, CIT Group, Inc., Trinity Leasing, and First Union Rail. Rails major competitors in locomotive leasing are Helm Financial Corporation, CIT Group, Inc., Relco Locomotives, Inc., and National Railway Equipment Corporation.
North American Maintenance
The Rails majority of leases are full-service contracts under which Rail maintains the railcars. Rail operates a network of service facilities across North America that performs repair, maintenance, and regulatory compliance work on the fleet. Maintenance services include interior cleaning of railcars, general repairs to car body and safety appliances, regulatory compliance work, wheelset replacements, exterior blast and paint, and car stenciling. Rails maintenance network consists of 7 service centers; 6 customer-dedicated sites; 6 fast track locations, all operating in the United States; and 20 mobile repair units.
Rails European operations consist of its wholly-owned subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, and Poland. Rail leases standard gauge railcars to customers throughout Europe. Rails European customer base includes petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, freight forwarding, and railway companies. In Europe, Rail acquires new railcars primarily from the IRS Group. Rail Europe also assembles various tank cars each year at its Ostroda, Poland service center. Rail operates two service centers in Europe that perform significant repairs and regulatory compliance for owned railcars.
Competition: Rails primary competitors in Europe are VTG Aktiengesellschaft, Ermewa, CTL Logistics Group, and PCC Rail Group.
Rail has two investments in affiliated companies: a 37.5% interest in AAE Cargo AG (AAE) and a 50% interest in Southern Capital Corporation (SCC).
AAE is a Switzerland-based railcar lessor that as of December 31, 2009, owned approximately 25,000 freight cars, comprised 14,638 intermodal cars, 4,607 cove
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1. GATX CORP. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. GATX CORP. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. GATX CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. GATX CORP. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. GATX CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. GATX Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of GATX Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of GATX Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. GATX Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Wholesale and Distribution Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. GATX Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. GATX CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. GATX CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. GATX CORP. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. GATX CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. GATX CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. GATX CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF FIGURES
GATX Corp. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
GATX Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
GATX Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
GATX Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
GATX Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
GATX Corp. Article Density Chart
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GATX Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
GATX Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
GATX Corp. Major Shareholders
GATX Corp. History
GATX Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
GATX Corp. Offices and Representations
GATX Corp. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
GATX Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
GATX Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
GATX Corp. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Wholesale and Distribution Industry Statistics
GATX Corp. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
GATX Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?