0000100885-19-000028.txt : 20190109 0000100885-19-000028.hdr.sgml : 20190109 20190109162345 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000100885-19-000028 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20190109 ITEM INFORMATION: Results of Operations and Financial Condition FILED AS OF DATE: 20190109 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20190109 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: UNION PACIFIC CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000100885 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: RAILROADS, LINE-HAUL OPERATING [4011] IRS NUMBER: 132626465 STATE OF INCORPORATION: UT FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-06075 FILM NUMBER: 19518454 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1400 DOUGLAS STREET STREET 2: STOP 0310 CITY: OMAHA STATE: NE ZIP: 68179 BUSINESS PHONE: 402 544 6763 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1400 DOUGLAS STREET STREET 2: STOP 0310 CITY: OMAHA STATE: NE ZIP: 68179 8-K 1 unp-20190109x8k.htm 8-K 8-K

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION



Washington, D.C. 20549





 

 



 

 



FORM 8-K





 

 



 

 



CURRENT REPORT



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934





Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 9,  2019 (January  9, 2019)





 

 



 

 



UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





 

 



 

 





 

 

Utah

1-6075

13-2626465

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)





 

 

 

1400 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska

68179

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (402) 544-5000



N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)





 

 



 

 



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.



Union Pacific Corporation (the Company)  provided an update today on its expectations for full-year 2018 operating ratio performance. On November 29, 2018, the Company stated that it did not expect its full-year operating ratio to improve as compared to full-year 2017 due to slowing revenue growth and higher costs associated with employee severance and operational inefficiencies.



The Company now expects to report a record full-year 2018 operating ratio of 62.7%, a 0.1 point improvement from its 2017 adjusted non-GAAP operating ratio performance.[1] Drivers of this improvement versus previous expectations included higher revenue, lower diesel fuel prices and improved cost performance.



“December carloadings were stronger than expected, led by international container imports,” said Rob Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We are also encouraged to see improved cost performance driven by early results from our Unified Plan 2020 implementation.



The Company will report its fourth quarter 2018 earnings on Thursday, January 24, at approximately 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, followed by a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet and via teleconference at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time.







[1]    Includes the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2017-07 related to the presentation of the components of net periodic pension and other postretirement benefit costs and excludes the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act). For a reconciliation of the full-year 2017 operating ratio adjusted for the Tax Act and retroactive adoption of ASU 2017-07, please refer to the following non-GAAP reconciliation: https://www.up.com/cs/groups/public/@uprr/@investor/documents/investordocuments/2017_revised_qtly_adpt_asu2017.pdf 




 

SIGNATURE



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Dated:  January  9, 2019





 

 



UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION



 

 



 

 



By:

/s/ Rhonda S. Ferguson



 

Rhonda S. Ferguson



 

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary