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Union Pacific's 2022 Margins Pressured by Service Headwinds and Wage Inflation

Matthew Young, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

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While the stages have varied over the years, Class I railroad behemoth Union Pacific continues its long-running profitability improvement efforts. Since roughly 2018, all the rails have confronted the push to implement precision scheduled railroading if they hadn’t already. Shareholders have demanded it, motivated by PSR’s initial impressive impact at Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. UP is no exception, launching its own PSR efforts in late 2018. UP’s operating ratio (expenses/revenue) was in a better position than other railroads when its rollout started, but PSR has proved to be the surest path to greater network efficiency and higher incremental margins.

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Omaha, Nebraska-based Union Pacific is the largest public railroad in North America. Operating on more than 30,000 miles of track in the western two thirds of the U.S., UP generated roughly $22 billion of revenue in 2021 by hauling coal, industrial products, intermodal containers, agriculture goods, chemicals, and automotive goods. UP owns about one fourth of Mexican railroad Ferromex and derives about 10% of its revenue hauling freight to and from Mexico.

1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE, 68179
T +1 402 544-5000
Industry Railroads
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Employees 30,841

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