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Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Price $125.00
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Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Apr 15, 2011
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Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

Canadian National Railway (CN) is a leading provider of freight transportation services across Canada and the US. The company has a network of more than 21,100 route miles of track between Canada and mid-America, and links ports of Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico. The company generates revenue predominantly from seven commodity groups namely forest products; intermodal; grain and fertilizers; petroleum and chemicals; metals and minerals; automotive; coal; and other. The company transports wide variety of goods including petroleum and chemicals (chemicals, plastics, sulfur, petroleum, and gas products), metals and minerals (steel, aluminum, other non-ferrous metals, equipment and parts, and construction materials), forest products (lumber, fibers, paper, and panels), coal (thermal grades of bituminous coal and Canadian metallurgical coal), grains and fertilizers (food grains, oilseeds and oilseed products, and feed grains) and automotive (finished vehicles and automotive parts). The company also offers allied services such as trucking, freight forwarding, and warehousing and distribution services. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Canadian National Railway Company Key Recent Developments…

Feb 04, 2010: CN Plans To Open New Calgary Logistics Park
Jan 25, 2010: CN Makes Changes To Leadership Team

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Canadian National Railway Company provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Canadian National Railway Company - Key Facts 4
Canadian National Railway Company - Key Employees 5
Canadian National Railway Company - Key Employee Biographies 7
Canadian National Railway Company - Major Products and Services 9
Canadian National Railway Company - History 10
Canadian National Railway Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Section 2 – Company Analysis 13
Canadian National Railway Company - Business Description 13
Canadian National Railway Company - Corporate Strategy 15
Canadian National Railway Company - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Canadian National Railway Company - Strengths 16
Strength - Significant Market Presence 16
Strength - Optimum Utilization of Infrastructure 16
Strength - Diversified Revenue Sources 16
Canadian National Railway Company - Weaknesses 16
Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position 16
Weakness - Technical Snags at Old EJ&E Lines 17
Canadian National Railway Company - Opportunities 17
Opportunity - Investment Plans 2011 17
Opportunity - Strategic Agreements and Initiatives 17
Canadian National Railway Company - Threats 17
Threat - Impact of Regulations 17
Threat - Competitive Pressures 17
Threat - Growing Environmental Concerns 18
Canadian National Railway Company - Key Competitors 19
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 20
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 20
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 20
Performance Chart 22
Financial Performance 22
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 24
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 25
Feb 04, 2010: CN Plans To Open New Calgary Logistics Park 25
Jan 25, 2010: CN Makes Changes To Leadership Team 25
Section 5 – Appendix 26
Methodology 26
Ratio Definitions 26
About GlobalData 30
Contact Us 30
Disclaimer 30




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