CSX Corporation Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - January 22, 2013 - CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today reported fourth quarter 2012 net earnings of $443 million, or $0.43 cents per share, compared to $457 million, or $0.43 cents per share, in the prior same period. For the full year 2012, net earnings were $1.9 billion, or $1.79 per share, up from $1.8 billion, or $1.67 per share, in 2011. For both the fourth quarter and the full year, the EPS performances reflected shares repurchased in 2012.
“CSX continues to demonstrate the underlying strength of its business model, the ability to respond quickly to significant events in the marketplace, and a steadfast focus on creating substantial shareholder value over the long-term,” said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
For the quarter, total revenue of $2.9 billion declined 2 percent. The company saw an increase in merchandise and intermodal shipments, but these gains were more than offset by declines in coal resulting from low natural gas prices, high coal inventory at utilities and lower global demand. As a result of the lower revenue, which was partially offset by strong efficiency gains, operating income declined 4 percent to $804 million and the operating ratio increased 60 basis points to 72.1 percent.
For the full year, operating income increased 1 percent to $3.5 billion and the operating ratio improved 30 basis points to 70.6 percent. Both improved on the strength of efficiency gains and resource adjustments.
CSX also delivered exceptional safety and service levels throughout 2012. Its personal injury rate was the best ever recorded for both the quarter and the full year, and the train accident rate for both time periods was near all-time best levels. Additionally, service levels remain high across all key measures, with customer satisfaction ratings at record levels. This sets a strong foundation for long-term growth and value creation for the company's shareholders.
CSX executives will conduct a quarterly earnings conference call with the investment community on January 23, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing 1-888-327-6279 (888-EARN-CSX) and asking for the CSX earnings call. (Callers outside the U.S., dial 1-773-756-0199). Participants should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call. In conjunction with the call, a live webcast will be accessible and presentation materials will be posted on the company's website at http://investors.csx.com. Following the earnings call, an internet replay of the presentation will be archived on the company website.
The following information was filed by on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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Form Type: 10-K Annual Report Accession Number: 0000277948-13-000008 Submitted to the SEC: Tue Feb 19 2013 3:27:46 PM EST Accepted by the SEC: Tue Feb 19 2013 Period: Friday, December 28, 2012 Industry: Railroads Line Haul Operating