CSX Announces Record First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - April 17, 2018 - CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced record first quarter 2018 net earnings of $695 million, or $0.78 per share, versus $362 million, or $0.39 per share in the same period last year. CSX’s operating ratio for the quarter improved 950 basis points to 63.7 percent from 73.2 percent in the prior year. Compared to 2017 first quarter adjusted operating results, which excluded restructuring charges, this represents an operating ratio improvement of 570 basis points and a 53 percent increase in earnings per share year over year.
“CSX employees did a great job of running the railroad and executing the scheduled railroading model during challenging weather conditions,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer. “We’re more confident in our ability to deliver safe, reliable, best-in-class service for our customers and enhanced value for our shareholders.”
Revenue for the first quarter remained relatively flat at $2.88 billion, while expenses declined 13 percent year over year or 8 percent when excluding prior year restructuring charges. Operating income for the quarter increased 36 percent to $1.04 billion when compared to $769 million in the same period last year or 19 percent when compared to the adjusted operating income of $879 million reported in the first quarter of 2017.
“Since implementation of scheduled railroading began in March 2017, CSX has taken significant strides to transform the organization and to make CSX more competitive,” said Foote. “Our company’s operating model provides substantial opportunities to leverage our service product offering, capture growth and deliver superior financial returns.”
The following information was filed by Csx Corp (CSX) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 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-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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Ticker: CSX CIK: 277948 Form Type:10-Q Quarterly Report Accession Number: 0000277948-18-000019 Submitted to the SEC: Wed Apr 18 2018 4:51:40 PM EST Accepted by the SEC: Wed Apr 18 2018 Period: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Industry: Railroads Line Haul Operating