Q2-2013 net income of C$252M or C$1.43 per diluted share and a record operating ratio
SECOND-QUARTER 2013 RESULTS COMPARED WITH SECOND-QUARTER 2012:
• Total revenues were $1.5 billion, an increase of 10 per cent and a quarterly record
• Operating expenses were $1.1 billion, a decrease of 4 per cent
• Operating income was $420 million, an increase of 76 per cent
• Operating ratio was 71.9 per cent, a 1,060 basis-point improvement and an all-time quarterly record
Reported net income in the second-quarter was $252 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $103 million, or $0.60 per share, in the second-quarter 2012. This represents a 138 per cent year-over-year improvement in earnings per share.
"The second quarter was a significant test for our employees who worked tirelessly during extensive network outages, including more than 40 washouts over a four-day period of historic flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta,” said CP Chief Executive Officer, E. Hunter Harrison. Harrison also noted that network interruptions during the quarter impacted revenue growth by approximately $25 million or 2 per cent.
“The disciplined execution of our model allowed us to quickly recover from these challenges and restore service for our customers in a timely manner,” added Harrison. “Moving forward, CP is well positioned to continue to build upon its strong first half and deliver record financial and operating results for 2013.”
CP remains confident with the financial guidance it issued on January 29, 2013. CP expects to generate high-single digit revenue growth, a low 70s operating ratio, and diluted EPS growth greater than 40 per cent, compared with diluted EPS, excluding significant items, of $4.34 in 2012.
Note on Forward-Looking Information
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Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. By its nature, CP’s forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information, including but not limited to the following factors: changes in business strategies; general North American and global economic, credit and business conditions; risks in agricultural production such as weather conditions and insect populations; the availability and price of energy commodities; the effects of competition and pricing pressures; industry capacity; shifts in market demand; changes in commodity prices; uncertainty surrounding timing and volumes of commodities being shipped via CP; inflation; changes in laws and regulations, including regulation of rates; changes in taxes and tax rates; potential increases in maintenance and operating costs; uncertainties of investigations, proceedings or other types of claims and litigation; labour disputes; risks and liabilities arising from derailments; transportation of dangerous goods; timing of completion of capital and maintenance projects; currency and interest rate fluctuations; effects of changes in market conditions and discount rates on the financial position of pension plans and investments; and various events that could disrupt operations, including severe weather, droughts, floods, avalanches and earthquakes as well as security threats and governmental response to them, and technological changes. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.
These and other factors are detailed from time to time in reports filed by CP with securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Reference should be made to “Management’s Discussion and Analysis” in CP’s annual and interim reports, Annual Information Form and Form 40-F. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections and it is possible that predictions, forecasts, projections, and other forms of forward-looking information will not be achieved by CP. Except as required by law, CP undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
We present non-GAAP measures to provide a basis for evaluating underlying earnings in our business that can be compared with the results of our operations in prior periods. These non-GAAP measures have no standardized meaning and are not defined by GAAP and, therefore, are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.
For further information regarding non-GAAP measures see our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the first quarter of 2013 or the document Non-GAAP Measures on our website.
About Canadian Pacific
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