Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 41 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review 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.

Highlights

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CPRL) through its subsidiaries operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the US. and provides logistics and supply chain expertise. It provides rail and intermodal transportation services over a network, serving the business centers of Canada from Montreal, Quebec, to Vancouver, British Columbia and the US Midwest and Northeast regions. The company transports bulk commodities such as coal, sulphur, grain and fertilizers; merchandise freight that include forest products such as paperboard, newsprint, wood pulp, paper, panel, lumber and oriented strand board; industrial and consumer products, including steel, ethanol, plastics and energy related products; and intermodal containers. CPRL is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Key Recent Developments

Jan 21, 2016: CP reports record fourth quarter and full-year earnings
Jan 21, 2016: Unifor denounces announced job cuts by Profitable Canadian Pacific Railway
Oct 20, 2015: CP reports Q3 2015 adjusted earnings per share of $2.69 Reported diluted EPS of $2.04
Jul 21, 2015: CP reports Q2 2015 diluted earnings per share of C$2.36; adjusted EPS of $2.45
Apr 21, 2015: CP reports record Q1 2015 OR of 63.2 percent and earnings per share of C$1.92

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Key Facts 6
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Key Employees 7
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Key Employee Biographies 8
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Major Products and Services 9
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - History 10
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Company Statement 13
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 - Company Analysis 17
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Business Description 17
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Corporate Strategy 18
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Strengths 19
Strength - Wide Operating Network 19
Strength - Core Business: Bulk Commodities 19
Strength - Diverse End Markets 19
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Declining Performance of Merchandise Business 20
Weakness - Safety Concerns 20
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Foray in Real Estate through JV 21
Opportunity - Acquisition of Steelcare 21
Opportunity - Rail Industry: Transportation Demand 21
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Threats 22
Threat - Competitive Pressure 22
Threat - Stringent Regulations 22
Threat - Involvement in Legal Proceedings 22
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 30
Jan 21, 2016: CP reports record fourth quarter and full-year earnings 30
Jan 21, 2016: Unifor denounces announced job cuts by Profitable Canadian Pacific Railway 31
Oct 20, 2015: CP reports Q3 2015 adjusted earnings per share of $2.69 Reported diluted EPS of $2.04 32
Jul 21, 2015: CP reports Q2 2015 diluted earnings per share of C$2.36; adjusted EPS of $2.45 33
Apr 21, 2015: CP reports record Q1 2015 OR of 63.2 percent and earnings per share of C$1.92 34
Feb 04, 2015: Canadian Pacific's train cars carrying ethanol derail near Dubuque, Iowa 35
Jan 22, 2015: CP reports record Q4 2014 operating ratio of 59.8 percent and earnings per share of C$2.63 36
Section 5 - Appendix 37
Methodology 37
Ratio Definitions 37
About GlobalData 41
Contact Us 41
Disclaimer 41

List of Tables
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Key Facts 6
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Key Employees 7
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Key Employee Biographies 8
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Major Products and Services 9
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, History 10
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Other Locations 15
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Subsidiaries 15
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Key Competitors 23
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Ratios based on current share price 24
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Annual Ratios 25
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Interim Ratios 28
Currency Codes 37
Capital Market Ratios 37
Equity Ratios 38
Profitability Ratios 38
Cost Ratios 39
Liquidity Ratios 39
Leverage Ratios 40
Efficiency Ratios 40

List of Figures
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Ratio Charts 29


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