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About Norfolk Southern Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corporation, through its subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. The company also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It provides logistics services and offers the major intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States.
The company and CSX Corporation (CSX), through a limited liability company, jointly own Conrail, Inc. (Conrail), whose primary subsidiary is Consolidated Rail Corporation (CRC). The company has a 58% economic and 50% voting interest in the jointly owned entity, and CSX has the remainder of the economic and voting interests. CRC owns and operates certain properties for the joint benefit of the company and CSX Transportation, Inc.
Railroad Operations: As of December 31, 2009, the companys railroads operated approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The system's lines reach individual industries, electric generating facilities, mines (in western Virginia, eastern Kentucky, southern and northern West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania), distribution centers, transload facilities, and other businesses located in smaller communities in its service area.
Corridors with heaviest freight volume include New York City area to Chicago (via Allentown and Pittsburgh); Chicago to Macon (via Cincinnati, Chattanooga and Atlanta); Appalachian coal fields of Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky to Norfolk and Sandusky, Ohio; Cleveland to Kansas City; Birmingham to Meridian; and Memphis to Chattanooga.
Triple Crown Operations: Triple Crown Services Company (TCSC), the companys subsidiary, offers door-to-door intermodal service using RoadRailer equipment and domestic containers. RoadRailer units are enclosed vans that can be pulled over highways in tractor-trailer configuration and over the rails by locomotives. Triple Crown provides service in the eastern two-thirds of the United States, as well as Ontario and Quebec through a network of terminals strategically located in 13 cities.
Coal Traffic: Coal Traffic consists of coal, coke and iron ore- majority of which is bituminous coal. The railroads handled a total of 157.5 million tons in 2009, majority of which originated on its lines in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
General Merchandise Traffic: General merchandise traffic includes five major commodity groupings: automotive; chemicals; metals and construction; agriculture, consumer products and government; and paper, clay and forest products. The automotive group includes finished vehicles for BMW, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Isuzu, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen, and auto parts for Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler. The chemicals group includes sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and municipal wastes. The metals and construction group includes steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, bricks, and minerals. The agriculture, consumer products, and government group includes soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizer, animal and poultry feed, food oils, flour, beverages, canned goods, sweeteners, consumer products, ethanol, and items for the military. The paper, clay and forest products group includes lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, and clay.
Intermodal Traffic: The intermodal market consists of shipments moving in trailers, domestic and international containers, and Roadrailer equipment. These shipments are handled on behalf of intermodal marketing companies, international steamship lines, truckers and other shippers.
Passenger Operations: Regularly scheduled passenger trains are operated by Amtrak on the companys lines between the following locations, including Alexandria, Virginia, and New Orleans, Louisiana; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Selma and Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois, and Porter, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois, and Battle Creek, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan; and Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The company operates freight service over lines with significant ongoing Amtrak and commuter passenger operations, and is conducting freight operations over trackage owned by Amtrak; New Jersey Transit; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company; and Maryland Department of Transportation. Passenger operations are conducted either by Amtrak or by the commuter agencies over trackage owned by Conrail in the Shared Assets Areas.
Noncarrier Operations: The companys noncarrier subsidiaries engage principally in the acquisition, leasing and management of coal, oil, gas and minerals; the development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and the leasing or sale of rail property and equipment.
Railway Property: The NS railroad system extends across 22 states and the District of Columbia.
Microwave System: The companys microwave system, consisting of approximately 7,400 radio route miles, 429 core stations, 30 secondary stations and 5 passive repeater stations, provides communications between most operating locations. The microwave system is used primarily for voice communications, VHF radio control circuits, data and facsimile transmissions, traffic control operations and AEI data transmissions.
The company's primary rail competitor is the CSX system.
Norfolk Southern Corporation was founded in 1883.
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1. NORFOLK SOUTHERN 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. NORFOLK SOUTHERN 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. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. NORFOLK SOUTHERN 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. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Norfolk Southern Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Norfolk Southern Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Norfolk Southern Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Norfolk Southern Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Norfolk Southern Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. NORFOLK SOUTHERN 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. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Norfolk Southern Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Norfolk Southern Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Norfolk Southern Corp. Major Shareholders
Norfolk Southern Corp. History
Norfolk Southern Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Norfolk Southern Corp. Offices and Representations
Norfolk Southern 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
Norfolk Southern Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Norfolk Southern Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Norfolk Southern 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
Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Statistics
Norfolk Southern 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
Norfolk Southern Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Norfolk Southern 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
Norfolk Southern Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Norfolk Southern Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Norfolk Southern Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Norfolk Southern Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Norfolk Southern Corp. Article Density Chart
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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?