Union Pacific Corp

Industry: Railroads

Fortune Rank: 164

Union Pacific Corp. operates primarily as a rail transportation provider through Union Pacific Railroad Company, its principal operating company. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 10% to $6.5B. Net income increased 12% to $361M. Revenues reflect growth in Energy, Industrial Products, Agricultural, Intermodal and Chemical Commdity Groups. Higher income also reflects a decrease in casualty expenses.

Union Pacific Corporation (UPC) operates primarily as a rail transportation provider through Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR or the Railroad), its principal operating company. UPRR is a Class I railroad that operates in the United States. UPC has approximately 33,000 route miles, linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways and providing several north/south corridors to key Mexican gateways. The Company serves the western two-thirds of the United States and maintains coordinated schedules with other rail carriers for the handling of freight to and from the Atlantic Coast, the Pacific Coast, the Southeast, the Southwest, Canada and Mexico. Export and import traffic is moved through Gulf Coast and Pacific Coast ports, and across the Mexican and Canadian borders. The Railroad's commodity revenue consisted of six commodity groups: agricultural, automotive, chemicals, energy, industrial products and intermodal.

Union Pacific Corp

Union Pacific Corp is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Union Pacific Corp was ranked number 164 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 164th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Union Pacific Corp achieved revenue of $14,143.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $1,898.00 million.

Union Pacific Corp's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 143rd on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $17,970 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010) and profits of $2,338 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Union Pacific Corp would be ranked 74th rather than 164th due to its profits of $1,898 in 2010.

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