Norfolk Southern Balance Sheet - Quarterly (NYSE:NSC)

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$138.59 $0.96 (0.7%) NSC stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of a company like Norfolk Southern involves checking the three financial statements of the company in detail, of which the balance sheet is one. How cash on hand has increased or decreased is one of the many indicators used while undertaking the Norfolk Southern stock analysis, and provides insights into the firm's financial performance. A company releases its balance sheet every quarter along with its quarterly results. Apart from analyzing Norfolk Southern revenue Norfolk Southern operating cash flow, one needs to check balance sheet items like cash, fixed assets and debt. The Norfolk Southern balance sheet for 2017 Q4 shows cash on hand of $690M. The company has a debt to equity ratio of 0.6.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Marketable Securities----------
Raw Materials----------
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets282M57M79M93M133M72M82M101M315M178M
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment42.24B42.15B42.02B41.8B41.49B41.13B40.97B40.66B40.47B40.03B
Accumulated Depreciation11.91B11.99B11.98B11.87B11.74B11.66B11.59B11.52B11.48B11.34B
Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances2.98B2.89B2.85B2.81B2.78B2.78B2.64B2.62B2.57B2.74B
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges----------
Deposits & Other Assets251M103M105M82M73M69M69M67M63M103M
Total Assets
Notes Payable----------
Accounts Payable1.4B1.29B1.22B1.21B1.22B1.13B1.09B1.12B1.09B1.16B
Current Portion Long-Term Debt700M600M600M550M650M550M550M100M700M600M
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable211M206M268M379M245M218M205M299M203M273M
Other Current Liabilities233M320M252M303M229M333M267M313M237M334M
Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income6.32B9.37B9.26B9.2B9.14B9.13B9.05B8.99B9.06B8.84B
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt9.14B9.28B9.27B9.57B9.56B9.56B9.55B9.4B9.39B8.9B
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities1.35B1.37B1.39B1.41B1.44B1.32B1.36B1.34B1.39B1.3B
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net285M288M290M291M292M293M295M297M299M300M
Capital Surplus2.25B2.25B2.23B2.23B2.18B2.17B2.15B2.15B2.14B2.13B
Retained Earnings14.18B10.67B10.62B10.49B10.43B10.37B10.27B10.22B10.19B10.08B
Treasury Stock----------
Other Liabilities-356M-475M-480M-485M-487M-433M-437M-442M-445M-382M
Shareholders Equity16.36B12.73B12.66B12.53B12.41B12.4B12.27B12.22B12.19B12.13B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity35.71B35.15B34.92B35.15B34.89B34.63B34.33B33.79B34.26B33.53B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Most investors just check the Norfolk Southern stock price, and Norfolk Southern historical stock prices before investing. While share price is an important factor, one should also look at financials and valuation metrics like the Norfolk Southern PE ratio chart. Below is a brief explanation of common balance sheet terms:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like Norfolk Southern owns and has monetary significance. NSC assets grew from $35.15B in 2017 Q3 to $35.71B in 2017 Q4. Assets can be of two types: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery; and current assets which includes cash, accounts receivable etc. Tech stocks typically don't have too many assets.
  • Liabilities: The total liabilities of Norfolk Southern for the quarter 2017 Q4 total to $19.35B. Liabilities for a company like Norfolk Southern include bank loans, services which have been availed for which a settlement in the form of cash/ asset transfer needs to be done in future etc. A firm takes on such obligations to grow its business which in turn will generate future economic benefits for its business.

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