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261. Norfolk Southern
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Rank: 261 (Previous rank: 287)
CEO: Charles W. Moorman IV
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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 9,516.0 19.4
Profits 1,496.0 44.7
Assets 28,199.0
Stockholders' equity 10,669.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 24,457.6
Profits as % of  
Revenues 15.7
Assets 5.3
Stockholders' equity 14.0
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 4.00
% change from 2009 44.9
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 24.4
Total return to investors %
2010 22.8
2000-2010 annual rate 18.9
Industry: Railroads
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Union Pacific 153 16,965.0
2 CSX 230 10,636.0
3 Norfolk Southern 261 9,516.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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Norfolk, VA 23510
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