CSX Corp. Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - April 22, 2020 - CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced first quarter 2020 net earnings of $770 million, or $1.00 per share, versus $834 million, or $1.02 per share in the same period last year. CSX’s operating ratio set a Class I railroad first quarter record of 58.7 percent, improved from 59.5 percent in the prior year.
“I am extremely proud of our outstanding CSX employees for keeping the railroad running at such a high level during these unprecedented times and enabling the delivery of critical goods across the country,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer. “Their hard work and dedication over the past few weeks, and throughout our transformation, have put CSX on the strongest footing it has ever been heading into this period of economic uncertainty.”
Revenue for the first quarter decreased 5 percent over the prior year to $2.86 billion, as growth in merchandise revenue was more than offset by declines in coal and other revenue. Expenses decreased 7 percent year over year to $1.68 billion, driven by continued efficiency gains. Operating income declined 3 percent for the quarter to $1.18 billion compared to $1.22 billion in the same period last year.
CSX executives will conduct a conference call with the investment community this afternoon, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors, media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing 1-866-627-3868. For callers outside the U.S., dial 1-825-312-2388. Participants should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call and enter in 1979628 as the passcode.
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, a webcast replay of the presentation will be archived on the company website.
This earnings announcement, as well as additional detailed financial information, is contained in the CSX Quarterly Financial Report available through the company’s website at http://investors.csx.com and on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.