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    Financial Research Report

    Union Pacific Corporation Financials

    Review of Financial Research Report: This assignment is an analysis of a U.S. publicly-traded company which is "Union Pacific Corporation"; its common stock could be a prospective investment. It needs to be a report covering the following topics:

    1. Ratio analysis: Collect financial statements for the past three years, fiscal or calendar. Perform trend and ratio analysis on current and fixed assets, current and long term liabilities, owner's equity, sales revenues, EBIT, net income, and earnings per share. Project these trends for three years.

    2. Stock price analysis: Research the company's common stock price for the past five years. Research the Standard & Poor's Stock Market Index (S&P 500) for the past five years. Chart the price movement in the company's common stock against the S&P price movement. State and support your opinion on the company's common stock as an investment opportunity.

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    Companies and investors benefit by conducting a financial analysis to determine their viability and position in their industry. Companies like Union Pacific should pay attention to their financial statements and analysis that include their stockholders to ensure they attract investments. There are several methods to compute ratios that have a direct impact on stockholders earnings. In this financial analysis, we will compute Union Pacific's financial ratios compared to companies that are in its comparable industry.
    Union Pacific moves freight so the revenue has a basis on the percentage of completion as it moves from the origin to its destination. The allocations of revenue in the reporting periods has a basis on the on the transit time in which the reporting period with expenses are incurred. Other forms of revenue become recognized when the service has been performed or the contractual obligations have been sufficiently met. Any customer incentives are primarily in shipping a certain cumulative volume to and from specific destinations and are recorded as a reduction to the operating revenues which has a basis on the actual of projected shipments.
    Union Pacific Corp., Income Statement, Revenues
    USD $ in millions
    Dec 31, 2009 Dec 31, 2008 Dec 31, 2007
    Freight Revenue 13,373 17,118 15,486
    Other Revenues 770 852 797
    Total Revenues 14,143 17,970 16,283
    Note: Union Pacific Corp., Annual Reports
    Dec 31, 2009 Dec 31, 2008 Dec 31, 2007
    Selected Financial Data (USD in Millions
    Current Assets 3,680 2,813 2,594
    Current Liabilities 2,682 2,880 3,041

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