Canadian Pacific reports record Q2 results

Canadian Pacific reports record Q2 results

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced record Q2 2013 results that continues to highlight the significant progress in its transformational journey.

SECOND-QUARTER 2013 RESULTS COMPARED WITH SECOND-QUARTER 2012:

Total revenues were $1.5 billion, an increase of 10 per cent and a quarterly record
Operating expenses were $1.1 billion, a decrease of 4 per cent
Operating income was $420 million, an increase of 76 per cent
Operating ratio was 71.9 per cent, a 1,060 basis-point improvement and an all-time quarterly record
Reported net income in the second-quarter was $252 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $103 million, or $0.60 per share, in the second-quarter 2012.  This represents a 138 per cent year-over-year improvement in earnings per share.

“The second quarter was a significant test for our employees who worked tirelessly during extensive network outages, including more than 40 washouts over a four-day period of historic flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta,” said CP Chief Executive Officer, E. Hunter Harrison. Harrison also noted that network interruptions during the quarter impacted revenue growth by approximately $25 million or 2 per cent.

“The disciplined execution of our model allowed us to quickly recover from these challenges and restore service for our customers in a timely manner,” added Harrison.  “Moving forward, CP is well positioned to continue to build upon its strong first half and deliver record financial and operating results for 2013.”

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2013 OUTLOOK

CP remains confident with the financial guidance it issued on January 29, 2013. CP expects to generate high-single digit revenue growth, a low 70s operating ratio, and diluted EPS growth greater than 40 per cent, compared with diluted EPS, excluding significant items, of $4.34 in 2012.