Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway is one of the two Canadian rail giants, with 2012 net income of C$484 million on revenue of C$5.695 billion. The transcontinental railroad’s network encompasses 14,700 miles of track in six Canadian provinces and 13 U.S. states; it has approximately 16,100 employees.

In 2012, activist investor William Ackman’s victory in a proxy fight for control of CP triggered a major restructuring of North America’s most underperforming major railroad. Under the helm of railroading legend Hunter E. Harrison, CP is on track to become a leaner and fiercer competitor to larger archrival Canadian National Railway.

For 2013, the company expects revenue growth in the high single digits and an operating ratio in the low 70s. In the third quarter of 2013, its net profit rose 48 percent year-over-year to C$324 million on revenue of C$1.5 billion, up 6 percent year-over-year from the same period in 2012; its operating ratio for the quarter improved to 65.9 percent.

03 Feb 2016
In its third white paper defending what has become an increasingly hostile bid for Norfolk Southern Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway detailed its confidence that a tie-up would pass muster with U.S. rail regulators.
18 Dec 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway’s increasingly aggressive attempt to acquire Norfolk Southern Railway will have a regulatory smoother ride in Canada than in the U.S. — if NS shareholders jump on board with the plan.
17 Dec 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway’s attempt to takeover Norfolk Southern Railway has already raised alarm with a group of Illinois lawmakers and prompted a pointed response from the Canadian railroad.
16 Dec 2015
A proxy war has been all but declared, analysts say, after Canadian Pacific Railway announced Wednesday it had upped its hostile bid for Norfolk Southern Railway by some $3.4 billion.
15 Dec 2015
With expectations that Canadian Pacific Railway is about to launch a proxy fight for control of Norfolk Southern Railway, the Calgary-based railroad’s recent response to an NS white paper is the latest attempt to convince investors to give the deal yet another look at its pitch.
12 Dec 2015
BNSF Railway is flirting with the idea of a potential CSX Transportation or Norfolk Southern Railway acquisition as Canadian Pacific aims to acquire the latter railroad, potentially setting off a wave of consolidation in the Class I industry.
08 Dec 2015
Norfolk Southern Railway’s second rejection of a takeover bid from Canadian Pacific has ignited talk of a potential hostile takeover — something the Class I railroad industry has never seen and is unlikely to occur, according to an intermodal analyst.
04 Dec 2015
Norfolk Southern Railway has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from Canadian Pacific Railway after the NS board said the $28 billion takeover bid undervalued the company’s stock and the potential regulatory hurdles would threaten business operations.
19 Nov 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison said he’s willing to reevaluate and raise his company’s $28 billion takeover bid for Norfolk Southern Railway — if only executives at the Virginia-based railroad would open a line of communication.
19 Nov 2015
The top U.S. rail regulatory agency on Wednesday gave guidance on when it expect to wrap up the issue of reciprocal switching, and provided a glimpse into the arduous regulatory process facing the potential merger of the Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific railways, according to attendees at an industry event.
17 Nov 2015
Tuesday’s proposed merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways raises the question of whether the Class I railroad industry will be swept up in the wave of consolidation hitting the third-party logistics, parcel, and perhaps, even, the container shipping industries.
09 Nov 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway is reportedly gearing up to make a play for Norfolk Southern Railway in a new effort to consolidate the North American rail industry just 13 months after a similar bid for NS archrival, CSX Transportation, fell flat.