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.

Company Growth (employees)
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 Financials and Metrics

Cai International Financials

Cai International's revenue was reported to be $294.4 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

90.2 m

Net income (Q3, 2017)

17.6 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

31.9 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

709.7 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (30-Sep-2017)

12.5 m
Cai International's current market capitalization is $709.7 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


212.4 m227.6 m249.7 m294.4 m

Revenue growth, %



67.4 m53.3 m

EBIT margin, %

USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


59.4 m66.1 m67 m71.6 m78.5 m81.5 m82.7 m90.2 m

Operating expense total

36.3 m42.9 m48.5 m56.8 m71.1 m63.6 m57.9 m58.3 m


23 m23.3 m18.5 m14.9 m7.4 m18 m24.8 m31.9 m

EBIT margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


31.1 m27.8 m17.4 m15.7 m

Accounts Receivable

10.6 m8.5 m


15.1 m5.3 m

Current Assets

131 m144.8 m144.1 m135.2 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


35.6 m20.1 m19.8 m19 m23.1 m20.3 m13.6 m18 m15.7 m15.5 m12.1 m10 m12.5 m

Accounts Receivable

10.6 m11.1 m10.3 m8.6 m8.5 m7.3 m6.2 m

Current Assets

116.9 m130.7 m137.3 m138 m143 m154.3 m155.5 m138 m127.5 m138 m125.7 m122.2 m137.4 m


2.9 m9 m15.5 m15.6 m15.8 m15.8 m15.8 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

64.5 m60.4 m27 m6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

68.4 m78.8 m114.2 m106.7 m

Accounts Receivable

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

Cash From Operating Activities

124.2 m139.7 m147.4 m129.3 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

48.3 m14.2 m27.7 m44.2 m13.6 m26.5 m39.5 m7.2 m11 m5.5 m5.3 m17.9 m35.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

50.1 m18.9 m38.2 m58.3 m21.4 m43.6 m66.4 m23.2 m48 m78.3 m28.7 m56.3 m84.6 m

Accounts Receivable

788 k(3.4 m)(4.7 m)(3.7 m)6.2 m2.1 m2.7 m(8 m)(8.4 m)(7.6 m)(1.1 m)(3.5 m)(6.3 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

89.8 m25.6 m62.5 m104.8 m34.2 m69.2 m109.9 m30.1 m60.5 m93.9 m25.7 m65.2 m104.8 m
USDY, 2017


425.3 k

Financial Leverage

4.7 x
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