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NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORPORATION

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Norfolk Southern : Aims for 5% Compound Annual Revenue Growth Through 2021

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02/11/2019 | 09:31am EDT

By Michael Dabaie

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) said Monday it aims for revenue growth at a compound annual rate of 5% through 2021.

The railroad company said Monday it is unveiling a strategic plan focused on increased productivity, efficiency, and revenue growth, and targeting an operating ratio of 60% percent by 2021.

Norfolk said it is aiming for full year operating ratio improvement in 2019 of at least 100 basis points on its 2018 operating ratio of 65.4%.

The company said it is targeting capital expenditures between 16% and 18% of revenue through 2021 to promote safety, efficiency, and growth.

It is aiming for a dividend payout ratio of 33% and continuance of share repurchases using free cash flow and borrowing capacity

"As we implement precision scheduled railroading, our initiatives are focused on five key principles: serving our customers, managing our assets, controlling our costs, working safely, and developing our people, " Chief Executive James A. Squires said.

Write to Michael Dabaie at michael.dabaie@wsj.com

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Financials ($)
Sales 2019 11 889 M
EBIT 2019 4 216 M
Net income 2019 2 803 M
Debt 2019 11 090 M
Yield 2019 1,71%
P/E ratio 2019 18,94
P/E ratio 2020 16,49
EV / Sales 2019 5,39x
EV / Sales 2020 5,19x
Capitalization 52 979 M
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Average target price 198 $
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James A. Squires Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Joseph Wheeler Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Cindy Cynthia Earhart Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Fredric M. Ehlers Chief Information Officer
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