Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

Canadian National Railway (CN) is a leading provider of freight transportation services across Canada and the US. The company has a network of more than 21,100 route miles of track between Canada and mid-America, and links ports of Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico. The company generates revenue predominantly from seven commodity groups namely forest products; intermodal; grain and fertilizers; petroleum and chemicals; metals and minerals; automotive; coal; and other. The company transports wide variety of goods including petroleum and chemicals (chemicals, plastics, sulfur, petroleum, and gas products), metals and minerals (steel, aluminum, other non-ferrous metals, equipment and parts, and construction materials), forest products (lumber, fibers, paper, and panels), coal (thermal grades of bituminous coal and Canadian metallurgical coal), grains and fertilizers (food grains, oilseeds and oilseed products, and feed grains) and automotive (finished vehicles and automotive parts). The company also offers allied services such as trucking, freight forwarding, and warehousing and distribution services. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Canadian National Railway Company Key Recent Developments…

Feb 04, 2010: CN Plans To Open New Calgary Logistics Park
Jan 25, 2010: CN Makes Changes To Leadership Team

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Canadian National Railway Company 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.

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									          Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) - Financial and Strategic
                                SWOT Analysis Review

      Reference Code: GDTTL34438FSA                                                                                     Publication Date: APR 2011

      935 de La Gauchetiere St. West              Phone              +1 514 3994821                   Revenue            8,297 (million CAD)
      Montreal, QC                                Fax                +1 514 3996090                   Net Profit         2,104 (million CAD)
      H3B 2M9                                     Website            www.cn.ca                        Employees          21,967
                                                  Exchange           CNR [Toronto Stock               Industry
      Canada                                                                                                             Transport and Logistics
                                                                     Exchange]

      Company Overview
      Canadian National Railway (CN) is a leading provider of freight transportation services across Canada and the US. The company
      has a network of more than 21,100 route miles of track between Canada and mid-America, and links ports of Atlantic, Pacific and
      Gulf of Mexico. The company generates revenue predominantly from seven commodity groups namely forest products;
      intermodal; grain and fertilizers; petroleum and chemicals; metals and minerals; automotive; coal; and other.

      Key Executives                                                                  SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                    Title                    Canadian National Railway Company, SWOT Analysis
      Claude Mongeau                         Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                  Weaknesses

      David G. A. McLean                     Chairman
                                                                                      Significant Market Presence        Limited Liquidity Position
      Michael Ralph Armellino                Director
      A. Charles Baillie                     Director                                 Optimum Utilization of             Technical Snags at Old
                                                                                      Infrastructure                     EJ&E Lines
      Hugh J. Bolton                         Director
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData

      Share Data                                                                      Opportunities                      Threats

      Canadian National Railway Company                                               Investment Plans 2011              Impact of Regulations
       Share Price (CAD) as on 04-Apr-2011                                 73.40
                                                                             4.48     Strategic Agreements and           Competitive Pressures
       EPS (CAD)
                                                                                      Initiatives
       Market Cap (million CAD)                                           32,896

       Enterprise Value (million CAD)                                     38,477
                                                                                      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Research, GlobalData
       Shares Outstanding (million)                                             460
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData

      Financial Performance                                                           Recent Developments
                                                                                      Feb 04, 2010        CN Plans To           Open      New     Calgary
                                                                                                          Logistics Park
                                                                                      Jan 25, 2010        CN Makes Changes To Leadership Team
                                                                                      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Research, GlobalData




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData




Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                         Reference Code: GDTTL34438FSA
Analysis Review
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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Canadian National Railway Company - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................................ 4
      Canadian National Railway Company - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................... 5
      Canadian National Railway Company - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................. 7
      Canadian National Railway Company - Major Products and Services .......................................................................................................................... 9
      Canadian National Railway Company - History ........................................................................................................................................................... 10
      Canadian National Railway Company - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................... 12
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
      Canadian National Railway Company - Business Description..................................................................................................................................... 13
      Canadian National Railway Company - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................................................ 15
      Canadian National Railway Company - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................. 16
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
            Canadian National Railway Company - Strengths................................................................................................................................................. 16
                  Strength - Significant Market Presence........................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Strength - Optimum Utilization of Infrastructure .............................................................................................................................................. 16
                  Strength - Diversified Revenue Sources ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
            Canadian National Railway Company - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position............................................................................................................................................................. 16
                  Weakness - Technical Snags at Old EJ&E Lines ........................................................................................................................................... 17
            Canadian National Railway Company - Opportunities .......................................................................................................................................... 17
                  Opportunity - Investment Plans 2011.............................................................................................................................................................. 17
                  Opportunity - Strategic Agreements and Initiatives......................................................................................................................................... 17
            Canadian National Railway Company - Threats.................................................................................................................................................... 17
                  Threat - Impact of Regulations ........................................................................................................................................................................ 17
                  Threat - Competitive Pressures ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17
                  Threat - Growing Environ
								
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