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Operating income improves 22% to $773 million

04/29/2011 AT 07:18

“CSX delivered record financial results and achieved growth across nearly all markets in a growing economy,” said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We expect these positive trends to continue, allowing CSX to make critical investments and meet the future transportation needs of our customers and the nation.”

Revenue in the quarter improved 13 percent from the prior year to $2.8 billion, driven primarily by a 7 percent increase in overall volume. Shipments across all major markets – merchandise, intermodal and coal – increased as the economy continued to grow.

The higher revenue coupled with the company's focus on profitable growth drove a 22 percent increase in operating income to $773 million and a record first quarter operating ratio of 72.5 percent, a 210 basis point improvement year-over-year.

Consistent with prior guidance, CSX expects to deliver a high-sixties operating ratio in 2011, which keeps the company on a path to a 65 percent operating ratio by no later than 2015.

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