Union Pacific Reports All-Time Quarterly Records

Third Quarter Diluted Earnings per Share up 23 Percent

Omaha, Neb., October 23, 2014

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2014 third quarter net income of $1.4 billion, or $1.53 per diluted share, compared to $1.15 billion, or $1.24 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2013.

All-Time Quarterly Records

  • Diluted earnings per share of $1.53 improved 23 percent.
  • Operating revenues totaled $6.2 billion, up 11 percent.
  • Operating income totaled $2.3 billion, up 19 percent.
  • Operating ratio of 62.3 percent improved 2.5 points.

"Union Pacific achieved record quarterly financial results, leveraging the strengths of our diverse franchise to handle strong volume growth," said Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific chief executive officer. "As we continue to focus on improving our service, we are encouraged by the accomplishments we achieved in the quarter, including a two and a half point improvement in our Operating Ratio to a record 62.3 percent."

Third Quarter Summary

Operating revenue increased 11 percent in the third quarter 2014 to $6.2 billion, versus $5.6 billion in the third quarter 2013. Third quarter business volumes, as measured by total revenue carloads, increased 7 percent compared to 2013. Volume increased in agricultural products, industrial products, intermodal, automotive and chemicals. Coal volumes were flat versus 2013. In addition:

  • Quarterly freight revenue increased 11 percent compared to the third quarter 2013, driven by volume growth and core pricing gains.
  • Union Pacific's operating ratio of 62.3 percent was an all-time quarterly record, 2.5 points better than the third quarter 2013 and 1.2 points better than the previous all-time quarterly record set in the second quarter 2014.
  • The average quarterly diesel fuel price of $3.01 per gallon in the third quarter 2014 was down 5 percent compared to the third quarter 2013.
  • Quarterly train speed, as reported to the Association of American Railroads, was 23.8 mph, 10 percent slower than the third quarter 2013.
  • The Company repurchased more than 8.3 million shares in the third quarter 2014 at an average share price of $102.54 and an aggregate cost of $856 million.

Summary of Third Quarter Freight Revenues

  • Industrial Products up 19 percent
  • Agricultural Products up 19 percent
  • Intermodal up 15 percent
  • Chemicals up 6 percent
  • Automotive up 3 percent
  • Coal up 2 percent

2014 Outlook

"We are optimistic about the remainder of the year," Koraleski said. "Assuming the economy and weather cooperate, we are well positioned to finish up the year with record results. We continue to see tremendous opportunity across our diverse franchise and remain focused on improving our network velocity and fluidity so that we can leverage these opportunities by safely providing our customers with excellent service and our shareholders with strong returns."

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

Investor contact is Mike Staffenbeal, (402) 544-4227.


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