Norfolk Southern Reports First-Quarter 2022 Results

Norfolk Southern Corporation today reported first-quarter 2022 financial results which included first-quarter records for railway operating revenues, income from railway operations, net income, and diluted earnings per share.

First-quarter railway operating revenue was $2.9 billion, income from railway operations was $1.1 billion, net income was $703 million, and diluted earnings per share was $2.93.

Norfolk Southern reported double-digit revenue and EPS growth in the quarter. “Our financial results in the first quarter were solid, despite current network challenges.” said Alan H. Shaw, Norfolk Southern President. “I am confident that our efforts to improve our service through accelerated hiring and refinements to our operating plan will provide a platform for long-term growth and efficiency for both our customers and shareholders.”

First-Quarter Summary

    • Railway operating revenues of $2.9 billion were a first-quarter record, up 10%, or $276 million, compared with first-quarter 2021, driven by a 16% increase in revenue per unit.
    • Railway operating expenses were $1.8 billion, an increase of 13%, or $206 million, compared with the same period last year due to higher fuel, purchased services, and equipment rents expenses.
    • Income from railway operations was a first-quarter record of $1.1 billion, an increase of 7%, or $70 million, year-over-year.


  • The railway operating ratio was 62.8%.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: April 27, 2022