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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) - 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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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

Norfolk Southern Corporation (Norfolk Southern) is a US based freight railroad company. The company, operates through Norfolk Southern Railway, and is principally engaged in the transportation of raw materials, intermediate products and finished goods via rail. The company predominantly transports commodities which include coal, coke and iron ore from various regions of the US including West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The company also engages in overseas freight transport from Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Moreover, Norfolk Southern provides inter modal network in the eastern US. The company operates through 4,163 locomotives and 87,414 freight cars, covering 20,624 route miles and 22 states, besides the District of Columbia. It is headquartered at Norfolk (Virginia), the US.

Norfolk Southern Corporation Key Recent Developments…

Sep 01, 2010: Norfolk Targets Carbon Emissions-Reduction Goal
Jun 09, 2010: Axion Power To Work With Norfolk Southern On Battery-Driven Locomotive Project
Feb 11, 2010: Norfolk Facilitates $3.1bn Investment Along Rail Lines
Feb 04, 2010: CACI Bags $31m Contract From Norfolk To Assist FAST
Jan 26, 2010: Norfolk Southern Names New Vice President

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Norfolk Southern Corporation 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 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Key Facts 5
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Key Employees 6
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 7
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Norfolk Southern Corporation - History 10
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Company Statement 12
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 16
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Business Description 16
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Corporate Strategy 17
Norfolk Southern Corporation - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Strengths 18
Strength - Industry Recognitions 18
Strength - Diversified Network Operations 18
Strength - Efficient Liquidity Position 18
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Legal Proceedings 18
Weakness - Higher Fleet Age 19
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Opportunities 19
Opportunity - Growing US Agriculture Industry 19
Opportunity - Strategic Alliances and Expansion Plans 19
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Threats 19
Threat - Declining Demand in the US Coal Market 19
Threat - Competitive Pressures 19
Threat - Hike in Labor Costs 20
Norfolk Southern Corporation - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 27
Sep 01, 2010: Norfolk Targets Carbon Emissions-Reduction Goal 27
Jun 09, 2010: Axion Power To Work With Norfolk Southern On Battery-Driven Locomotive Project 27
Feb 11, 2010: Norfolk Facilitates $3.1bn Investment Along Rail Lines 27
Feb 04, 2010: CACI Bags $31m Contract From Norfolk To Assist FAST 28
Jan 26, 2010: Norfolk Southern Names New Vice President 28
Jan 14, 2010: Norfolk Southern Receives Support From RILA 28
Section 5 – Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34




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