Canadian National Railway Company Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: June 15, 2018
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Canadian National Railway Company Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Canadian National Railway Company Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Canadian National Railway Company Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Canadian National Railway Company and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Canadian National Railway Company position in the Railroads and Trucking Services Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Canadian National Railway Company 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 Canadian National Railway Company. 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 Canadian National Railway Company 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 Canadian National Railway Company 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 Canadian National Railway Company business.

About Canadian National Railway Company

Canadian National Railway Company engages in the rail and related transportation business in Canada and the United States.

The company’s network of approximately 21,000 route miles spans Canada, and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Alabama, and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis and Jackson, Mississippi, with connections to all points in North America.


The company’s subsidiaries include Grand Trunk Corporation; Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW); Illinois Central Corporation (IC); Illinois Central Railroad Company (ICRR); Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation (WC); and Wisconsin Central Limited.

Commodity Groups

The company provides freight from seven commodity groups that represent a diversified and balanced portfolio of goods transported between a range of origins and destinations.

Petroleum and chemicals: Petroleum and chemicals comprises a range of commodities, including chemicals, sulfur, plastics, petroleum products, and liquefied petroleum gas product. The primary markets for these commodities are within North America.

Metals and minerals: The metals and minerals commodity group includes primarily of nonferrous base metals, concentrates, iron ore, steel, construction materials, machinery and dimensional loads.

Forest products: Forest products commodity group includes various types of lumber, panels, paper, wood pulp, and other fibers, such as logs, recycled paper and wood chips.

Coal: Coal commodity group includes primarily of thermal grades of bituminous coal. Canadian thermal coal is delivered to power utilities primarily in eastern Canada; while in the United States, thermal coal is transported from mines served in southern Illinois, or from western U.S. mines through interchange with other railroads, to major utilities in the Midwest, and southeast United States. It also includes the transport of Canadian metallurgical coal, which is exported through terminals on the west coast of Canada to steel producers.

Grain and fertilizers: Grain and fertilizers commodity group depends primarily on crops grown, and fertilizers processed in western Canada and the U.S. Midwest. The grain segment includes three primary segments: food grains (mainly wheat, oats, and malting barley); feed grains (including feed barley, feed wheat, and corn); and oilseeds and oilseed products (primarily canola seed, oil and meal, and soybeans).

The majority of grain produced in western Canada exported through the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, and Thunder Bay. The Company also serves major producers of potash in Canada, as well as producers of ammonium nitrate, urea, and other fertilizers throughout Canada, and the United States.

Intermodal: Intermodal commodity group comprises two segments: domestic and international. The Domestic segment transports consumer products, and manufactured goods, operating through both retail and wholesale channels, within domestic Canada, domestic U.S., Mexico, and transborder, while the International segment handles import and export container traffic, directly serving the major ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Halifax, and New Orleans.

Automotive: Automotive commodity group moves both finished vehicles and parts throughout North America, providing rail access to all vehicle assembly plants in Canada; eight assembly plants in Michigan; and one in Mississippi. The company also serves approximately 20 vehicle distribution facilities in Canada and the United States, as well as parts production facilities in Michigan and Ontario. The company serves shippers of import vehicles through the ports of Halifax and Vancouver, and through interchange with other railroads.

Other services: The company provides interswitching, and maritime operations.

Significant Events

Acquisitions: The company, in November 2008, acquired three principal railway subsidiaries of the Quebec Railway Corp. (QRC) and a QRC rail-freight ferry operation.

In October 2010, Canadian National Railway Company and North America Stevedoring Company, LLC announced construction of a new multi-modal steel transloading facility in Chicago.


The company’s major competitor is Canadian Pacific Railway Company.


Canadian National Railway Company was incorporated in 1922.

The above Company Fundamental Report is a half-ready report and contents are subject to change.
It means that we have all necessary data in our database to prepare the report but need 2-3 days to complete it. During this time we are also updating the report with respect to the current moment. So, you can get all the most recent data available for the same price. Please note that preparation of additional types of analyses requires extra time.




1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  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


5.1. Canadian National Railway Company Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Canadian National Railway Company and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Canadian National Railway Company and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Canadian National Railway Company Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Canadian National Railway Company Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





Canadian National Railway Company Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Canadian National Railway Company Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Canadian National Railway Company Major Shareholders
Canadian National Railway Company History
Canadian National Railway Company Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Canadian National Railway Company Offices and Representations
Canadian National Railway Company 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
Canadian National Railway Company Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Canadian National Railway Company Capital Market Snapshot
Canadian National Railway Company 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
Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Statistics
Canadian National Railway Company 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
Canadian National Railway Company Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1


Canadian National Railway Company 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
Canadian National Railway Company 1-year Stock Charts
Canadian National Railway Company 5-year Stock Charts
Canadian National Railway Company vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Canadian National Railway Company vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Canadian National Railway Company Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

SWOT Analysis

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 Analysis

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:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

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
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • 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:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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