Cai International

CAI International, Inc. is one of the world's leading intermodal freight container leasing and management companies. Founded in 1989 by shipping industry veterans, the company has steadily grown its business through container and rail car leasing and investment management. Our strong customer relationships and industry experience have enabled us to deliver superior customer service and maximize financial returns to our stockholders through diverse economic cycles.

CAI International offers a wide range of dry van containers, rail cars, and specialized equipment including reefers, palletwides, roll trailers, and swap bodies. We own a portion of the fleet, managing the balance on behalf of third parties which include container funds based in Asia and Europe. Our strong capitalization and diverse funding sources give us the agility to quickly meet customers' changing container needs.

We serve more than 280 customers worldwide through our global operating infrastructure. Service teams are local, enabling us to provide outstanding customer service and responsiveness. Our marketing, operations, and underwriting personnel have developed relationships with our top 20 customers that average 14 years.

San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
212 (est)
Cai International was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Cai International Office Locations

Cai International has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
One Market Plaza

Cai International Metrics

Cai International Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$294.4 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$6 m

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$395.7 m

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$15.7 m
Cai International's current market capitalization is $395.7 m.
Cai International's revenue was reported to be $294.4 m in 2016
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


$212.4 m$227.6 m$249.7 m$294.4 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$182.2 m$241.1 m


$67.4 m$53.3 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$36 m$42.8 m

Income tax expense

$4.3 m$3.8 m

Net Income

$64.5 m$60.4 m$27 m$6 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$31.1 m$27.8 m$17.4 m$15.7 m

Accounts Receivable

$10.6 m$8.5 m


$15.1 m$5.3 m

Current Assets

$131 m$144.8 m$144.1 m$135.2 m


$2.9 m$15.8 m

Total Assets

$1.7 b$1.8 b$2 b

Accounts Payable

$8 m$8.4 m$12 m$13.8 m

Current Liabilities

$156.9 m$249.2 m$217.9 m$164 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$184.3 m$154.9 m$148.5 m$141.1 m

Retained Earnings

$232.6 m$292.9 m$319.7 m$324.6 m

Total Equity

$415.1 m$442.9 m$461.3 m$457.5 m

Financial Leverage

4 x4.1 x4.3 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$64.5 m$60.4 m$27 m$6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$68.4 m$78.8 m$114.2 m$106.7 m

Accounts Receivable

$7.4 m($6.4 m)$4.7 m($1.8 m)


Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$124.2 m$139.7 m$147.4 m$129.3 m

Cash From Investing Activities

($266.8 m)($225.4 m)($305.2 m)($181.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

$172.1 m$95.1 m$156.5 m$46.6 m

Interest Paid

$32.3 m$32.8 m$33.1 m$38.5 m

Income Taxes Paid

$5.1 m$852 k$2.3 m$889 k

Cai International Market Value History

Cai International Company Life

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