CSX Corporation (CSX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 37 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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CSX Corporation (CSX) - 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.


CSX Corporation (CSX) is a leading provider of rail based transportation services in the US. The company transports a broad portfolio of products, which includes coal and new energy sources, such as biodiesel and ethanol, to automobiles, consumer products, military equipment and chemicals. It provides freight rail transportation services, including traditional rail services and transport of intermodal containers and trailers. The company operates through CSX Transportation, Inc., which helps the company in transportation activities in the US, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It also operates many yards and terminals, which serve as the hubs between CSX and its local customers. CSX is headquartered in Jacksonville, the US.

CSX Corporation Key Recent Developments

Feb 16, 2015: CSX's Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails At West Virginia In US
Aug 27, 2013: CSX and Environmental Defense Fund Fellow Foster Innovation, Promote Energy Savings
Feb 15, 2013: CSX Announces Purchase Of Renewable Energy Credits

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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
CSX Corporation - Key Facts 6
CSX Corporation - Key Employees 7
CSX Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 9
CSX Corporation - Major Products and Services 10
CSX Corporation - History 11
CSX Corporation - Company Statement 14
CSX Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
CSX Corporation - Business Description 18
CSX Corporation - Corporate Strategy 19
CSX Corporation - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
CSX Corporation - Strengths 20
Strength - Business Performance: Merchandise Business Segment 20
Strength - Operational Network 20
Strength - Freight Capacity 20
CSX Corporation - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Lawsuits & Legal Proceedings 21
Weakness - Debt Burden 21
CSX Corporation - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Long-term Transportation Demand 22
Opportunity - Outlook for Intermodal Services 22
Opportunity - New Business Initiatives 22
CSX Corporation - Threats 23
Threat - Stringent Regulations 23
Threat - Stiff Competition 23
Threat - National Labor Relations Act 23
CSX Corporation - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
CSX Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Feb 16, 2015: CSX's Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails At West Virginia In US 32
Section 5 – Appendix 33
Methodology 33
Ratio Definitions 33
About GlobalData 37
Contact Us 37
Disclaimer 37

List of Tables

CSX Corporation, Key Facts 6
CSX Corporation, Key Employees 7
CSX Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 9
CSX Corporation, Major Products and Services 10
CSX Corporation, History 11
CSX Corporation, Subsidiaries 17
CSX Corporation, Key Competitors 24
CSX Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 25
CSX Corporation, Annual Ratios 26
CSX Corporation, Interim Ratios 29
CSX Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 33
Capital Market Ratios 33
Equity Ratios 34
Profitability Ratios 34
Cost Ratios 35
Liquidity Ratios 35
Leverage Ratios 36
Efficiency Ratios 36

List of Figures

CSX Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
CSX Corporation, Ratio Charts 30

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