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Canadian National Railway Company (CN, also known as Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) is a transportation and logistics company. It offers integrated shipping solutions, including rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution. The company serves various business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods.

TypePublic
Founded1919
HQMontréal, CA
Websitecn.ca
Overall CultureC-

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)24,381(-6%)
Job Openings2
Revenue (FY, 2020)C$13.8 B(-7%)
Share Price (Apr 2021)C$135.9(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Canadian National Railway

Jean-Jacques Ruest

Jean-Jacques Ruest

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sean Finn

Sean Finn

Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer
Ghislain Houle

Ghislain Houle

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Rob Reilly

Rob Reilly

Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Marlene Puffer

Marlene Puffer

President and Chief Executive Officer, CN Investment Division
James Cairns

James Cairns

Senior Vice-President, Rail Centric Supply Chain
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Canadian National Railway Office Locations

Canadian National Railway has offices in Montréal, Montreal and Homewood
Montréal, CA (HQ)
935 Rue De La Gauchetière O
Montreal, CA
5 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1100 P.O. Box 11002
Homewood, IL, US
17641 Ashland Ave
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Canadian National Railway Financials and Metrics

Canadian National Railway Revenue

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Canadian National Railway's revenue was reported to be C$13.82 b in FY, 2020 which is a 7.4% decrease from the previous period.
CAD

Revenue (FY, 2020)

13.8b

Revenue growth (FY, 2019 - FY, 2020), %

(7.4%)

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

7.8b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

56.4%

Net income (FY, 2020)

3.6b

EBIT (FY, 2020)

4.8b

Market capitalization (23-Apr-2021)

97.5b

Closing stock price (23-Apr-2021)

135.9

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

569.0m

EV

110.2b
Canadian National Railway's current market capitalization is C$97.5 b.
Annual
CADFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

14.3b14.9b13.8b

Revenue growth, %

4%(7%)

Cost of goods sold

6.6b7.6b6.0b

Gross profit

7.8b7.4b7.8b
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

3.2b3.6b3.7b3.5b4.0b3.8b3.5b3.2b3.4b

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.6b1.6b1.8b1.7b1.6b1.7b1.3b1.4b

Gross profit

1.6b2.1b2.1b1.8b2.3b2.2b1.9b1.9b2.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

50%57%56%51%57%57%53%59%58%
Annual
CADFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

266.0m64.0m569.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.2b1.1b

Inventories

557.0m611.0m583.0m

Current Assets

2.7b2.8b3.1b
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

242.0m394.0m317.0m339.0m128.0m258.0m488.0m375.0m285.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.0b1.1b1.1b1.2b1.3b1.2b1.3b1.1b1.1b

Inventories

521.0m558.0m563.0m656.0m652.0m608.0m679.0m649.0m616.0m

Current Assets

2.7b2.8b2.8b3.0b2.9b3.1b3.6b3.2b3.2b
Annual
CADFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

4.3b4.2b3.6b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.3b1.6b1.6b

Inventories

(120.0m)(60.0m)20.0m

Accounts Payable

379.0m(498.0m)(49.0m)
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2018

Debt/Equity

0.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.3 x

P/E Ratio

73.1
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Canadian National Railway Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Grand Trunk Corporation
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Illinois Central Corporation
Illinois Central Railroad Company
North American Railways, Inc.
Wisconsin Central Ltd

Canadian National Railway Revenue Breakdown

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Canadian National Railway revenue breakdown by business segment: 18.9% from Grain and Fertilizers, 12.3% from Forest Products, 10.2% from Materials and Minerals, 19.0% from Petrolium and Chemicals, 27.1% from Intermodal and 12.4% from Other

Canadian National Railway revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 69.4% from Canada and 30.6% from U.S.

Human Capital Metrics

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Canadian National Railway's employees are reported to be approximately 8% female and 92% male.
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Canadian National Railway Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Canadian National Railway Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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Canadian National Railway Online and Social Media Presence

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Canadian National Railway Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    63/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    65/100

  • Compensation

    D-

    46/100

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Canadian National Railway News and Updates

CN Undertakes Major New Environmental, Social and Governance Initiatives

The Board of Directors of CN is pleased to announce measures that will reinforce the Company’s status as a leader in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) among North American Class 1 railroads and across the transportation sector, including improvements to the effectiveness, transparency and …

CN Continues to set Ambitious Goals for Sustainability with Advisory Vote on the Company’s Climate Action Plan

The Board of Directors of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is pleased to announce it will seek an annual advisory vote on the Company’s climate action plan. The non-binding vote will take place at CN’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders starting in April 2021.

CN Announces New Partnership with Earth Rangers

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is pleased to announce it has entered a new partnership with Earth Rangers, a youth-focused Canadian environmental charity, to continue to engage employees, and their families to help make a difference through the EcoConnexions program.

CN Named One of Montreal’s Top Employers

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) CN is pleased to be recognized as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2021 by Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the seventh consecutive year. “I am pleased that CN has once again been named to this prestigious list, especially as it comes following a year of unprecedented c…

New Record Grain Movement Announces Strong Start to 2021

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is proud to announce that for the 11th consecutive month it has set a new record by shipping over 2.95 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and processed grain products via carload in January. This exceeds the previous January record set in 2019 of 2.33 MMT by 27%,…

CN’s 2020 Annual Financial Statements and Annual Information Form available on Company Website

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the Company’s 2020 Annual Financial Statements, Notes thereto and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, and its 2020 Annual Information Form and Form 40-F, have been filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators and are now available in the Investo…
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Canadian National Railway Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Canadian National Railway founded?

    Canadian National Railway was founded in 1919.

  • Who are Canadian National Railway key executives?

    Canadian National Railway's key executives are Jean-Jacques Ruest, Sean Finn and Ghislain Houle.

  • How many employees does Canadian National Railway have?

    Canadian National Railway has 24,381 employees.

  • What is Canadian National Railway revenue?

    Latest Canadian National Railway annual revenue is C$13.8 b.

  • What is Canadian National Railway revenue per employee?

    Latest Canadian National Railway revenue per employee is C$566.8 k.

  • Who are Canadian National Railway competitors?

    Competitors of Canadian National Railway include Canadian Pacific Railway, Norfolk Southern and CSX.

  • Where is Canadian National Railway headquarters?

    Canadian National Railway headquarters is located at 935 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal.

  • Where are Canadian National Railway offices?

    Canadian National Railway has offices in Montréal, Montreal and Homewood.

  • How many offices does Canadian National Railway have?

    Canadian National Railway has 3 offices.