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167. Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Rank: 167 (Previous rank: 142)
CEO: Warren E. Buffett
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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 14,016.0 -22.2
Profits 1,721.0 -18.6
Assets 38,675.0
Stockholders' equity 12,798.0
Market value (3/26/2010) N.A.
Profits as % of  
Revenues 12.3
Assets 4.4
Stockholders' equity 13.4
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 5.01
% change from 2008 -17.6
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 7.5
Total return to investors %
2009 33.2
1999-2009 annual rate 16.9
Industry: Railroads
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Union Pacific 164 14,143.0
2 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 167 14,016.0
3 CSX 259 9,041.0
4 Norfolk Southern 287 7,969.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway (2009 rank: 11), Feb. 12, 2010.
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe
2650 Lou Menk Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76131
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