Freightcar America Company Profile (NASDAQ:RAIL)

About Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)

Freightcar America logoFreightCar America, Inc. is a manufacturer of railcars and railcar components. The Company operates in the Manufacturing segment. The Company designs and manufactures a range of railcar types for transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America, including open top hoppers, covered hoppers, and gondolas along with intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars. The Company manufactures aluminum-bodied railcars, including coal cars. The Manufacturing segment includes new railcar manufacturing, used railcar sales, railcar leasing and major railcar rebuilds. The Company refurbishes and rebuilds railcars, and sells forged, cast and fabricated parts for all of the railcars. The Company also leases freight cars through its JAIX Leasing Company subsidiary. The Company's railcar manufacturing facilities are located in Cherokee, Alabama (Shoals), Danville, Illinois and Roanoke, Virginia.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Locomotive Engines & Rolling Stock
  • Sub-Industry: Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:RAIL
  • CUSIP: 35702310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $233.52 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 12,428,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $17.61
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.89
  • 52 Week Range: $10.87 - $19.66
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 722.69
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -93.95
  • P/E Growth: -29.67
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $507.19 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.46
  • Book Value: $20.54 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.91
  • Annual Dividend: $0.36
  • Dividend Yield: 1.9%
  • EBIDTA: $10.71 million
  • Net Margins: 0.06%
  • Return on Equity: 1.61%
  • Return on Assets: 1.21%
  • Current Ratio: 5.08%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.48%
  • Average Volume: 101,978 shs.
  • Beta: 1.61
  • Short Ratio: 4.71

Frequently Asked Questions for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)

What is Freightcar America's stock symbol?

Freightcar America trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RAIL."

How often does Freightcar America pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Freightcar America?

Freightcar America declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share on Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 15th. View Freightcar America's Dividend History.

How were Freightcar America's earnings last quarter?

Freightcar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.04). The business had revenue of $118.67 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $108.43 million. Freightcar America had a return on equity of 1.61% and a net margin of 0.06%. Freightcar America's revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. View Freightcar America's Earnings History.

When will Freightcar America make its next earnings announcement?

Freightcar America is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Freightcar America.

Where is Freightcar America's stock going? Where will Freightcar America's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Freightcar America's stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $17.00. On average, they anticipate Freightcar America's share price to reach $15.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Freightcar America.

What are analysts saying about Freightcar America stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Freightcar America stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "FreightCar America, Inc. manufactures railroad freight cars, with particular expertise in coal-carrying railcars. In addition to coal cars, FreightCar America designs and builds flat cars, mill gondola cars, intermodal cars, coil steel cars and motor vehicle carriers. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has manufacturing facilities in Danville, Illinois, Roanoke, Virginia and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. " (9/20/2017)
  • 2. Cowen and Company analysts commented, "We are lowering our '17 est., establishing '18 est. above the Street, and maintaining our price target. We continue to believe RAIL will ultimately succeed at solidifying its presence in markets outside its traditional core strengths, but the 4Q results affirm our concern that the road is likely to be long and bumpy during what we have long maintained would be an extended contraction." (3/6/2017)

Who are some of Freightcar America's key competitors?

Who are Freightcar America's key executives?

Freightcar America's management team includes the folowing people:

  • James R. Meyer, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Matthew S. Kohnke, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer
  • Georgia L. Vlamis, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Human Resources
  • James America, Vice President - Human Resources
  • Theodore W. Baun, Chief Commercial Officer
  • William D. Gehl, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • James D. Cirar, Independent Director
  • Thomas A. Madden, Independent Director
  • Malcolm F. Moore, Independent Director
  • Andrew B. Schmitt, Independent Director

Who owns Freightcar America stock?

Freightcar America's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Royce & Associates LP (10.43%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.56%), Boston Partners (7.61%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.74%), Walthausen & Co. LLC (3.57%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (3.53%). Company insiders that own Freightcar America stock include Andrew B Schmitt, Joseph E Mcneely, Matthew S Kohnke and Theodore W Baun. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Freightcar America.

Who sold Freightcar America stock? Who is selling Freightcar America stock?

Freightcar America's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Vanguard Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Shufro Rose & Co. LLC and California Public Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Freightcar America.

Who bought Freightcar America stock? Who is buying Freightcar America stock?

Freightcar America's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Numeric Investors LLC, AJO LP, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Royce & Associates LP, Sterling Capital Management LLC and Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Freightcar America stock in the last two years include Andrew B Schmitt, Joseph E Mcneely and Matthew S Kohnke. View Insider Buying and Selling for Freightcar America.

How do I buy Freightcar America stock?

Shares of Freightcar America can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Freightcar America's stock price today?

One share of Freightcar America stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.79.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Freightcar America (NASDAQ RAIL)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  97 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  141 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  238
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Freightcar America and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $15.67 (16.62% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/21/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$15.00LowView Rating Details
7/11/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$15.00LowView Rating Details
6/21/2017Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral$17.00HighView Rating Details
5/4/2016Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Earnings by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ RAIL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017($0.10)N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017($0.04)($0.04)$108.43 million$118.67 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2017Q4 2016$0.14$0.01$118.33 million$135.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2016Q2$0.43($0.04)$163.43 million$126.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q116$0.43$0.28$153.38 million$148.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q415$0.79$0.94$237.00 million$203.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q315$0.78$0.96$254.14 million$241.11 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.34$0.60$191.91 million$235.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.32($0.17)$175.00 million$92.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$0.46$0.39$189.96 million$212.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.50$0.53$192.50 million$190.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.01$0.13$132.55 million$139.69 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2014Q114$0.06($0.58)$89.30 million$56.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2013Q2 2013($0.10)($0.29)$88.17 million$47.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$0.26($0.08)$136.09 million$116.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.32$0.40$152.85 million$160.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$0.57$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.33$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.03($0.20)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011($0.03)$0.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011($0.20)($0.11)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011($0.13)($0.29)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.21 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.20 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Most Recent Dividend:8/23/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.36
Dividend Yield:1.92%
Payout Ratio:1,800.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-171.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
-180.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ RAIL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.13%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.74%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/30/2017Theodore W BaunInsiderSell4,481$17.25$77,297.25View SEC Filing  
5/23/2017Theodore W BaunInsiderSell1,000$17.11$17,110.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Andrew B SchmittDirectorBuy10,000$12.56$125,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Andrew B SchmittDirectorBuy10,000$11.59$115,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Matthew S KohnkeVPBuy7,500$14.07$105,525.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Joseph E McneelyCEOBuy6,686$14.88$99,487.68View SEC Filing  
5/26/2015Joseph J MaliekelVPBuy1,000$22.31$22,310.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Joseph E McneelyCEOBuy1,055$23.47$24,760.85View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014S Carl Soderstrom JrDirectorSell1,519$29.80$45,266.20View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Andrew SchmittDirectorBuy10,000$24.95$249,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014Charles Avery, Jr.CFOBuy1,510$22.75$34,352.50View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Charles Avery, Jr.CFOBuy1,500$22.66$33,990.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2013Charles Avery, Jr.CFOBuy3,000$18.14$54,420.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Andrew SchmittDirectorBuy10,000$18.56$185,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
Latest Headlines for Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)
DateHeadline logoFreightcar America, Inc. (RAIL) Given Hold Rating at Stifel Nicolaus - September 21 at 1:52 PM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (RAIL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - September 21 at 12:02 AM logoETFs with exposure to FreightCar America, Inc. : September 19, 2017 - September 20 at 8:08 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. :RAIL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 18, 2017 - September 19 at 6:57 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. : RAIL-US: Dividend Analysis : August 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 15, 2017 - September 15 at 3:26 PM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) to Issue $0.09 Quarterly Dividend - August 7 at 6:34 PM logoEdited Transcript of RAIL earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 3:00pm GMT - August 5 at 6:30 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of FreightCar America, Inc. Q2 Earnings Report - August 4 at 7:23 AM logoDow rallies, Nasdaq falls as mega-mergers in focus - August 3 at 7:20 AM logoKeeping Fingers Crossed for Fitbit, FreightCar America - August 3 at 7:20 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 3 at 7:20 AM logoFreightcar America reports 2Q loss - August 3 at 7:20 AM logoHappy Early Returns From This Value-Oriented Dividend Portfolio - July 27 at 6:43 AM logoHappy Early Returns From This Value-Oriented Dividend Portfolio - July 27 at 6:43 AM logoFreightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) & Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (GBX) Financial Review - July 25 at 9:26 AM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - July 25 at 8:15 AM logoFreightcar America (RAIL) & American Railcar Industries (ARII) Head to Head Survey - July 21 at 6:10 PM logoFreightCar America Names James Meyer President, CEO - July 20 at 7:06 AM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (RAIL) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - July 19 at 8:53 AM logoFreightCar America appoints James R. Meyer as President and Chief Executive Officer - July 19 at 6:26 AM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - July 18 at 9:16 AM logoHead to Head Review: Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) versus Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (GBX) - July 16 at 7:42 AM logoComparing Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) & Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (GBX) - July 9 at 2:14 PM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (RAIL) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - July 5 at 10:47 AM logoETFs with exposure to FreightCar America, Inc. : July 4, 2017 - July 5 at 9:59 AM logoGreenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (GBX) and Freightcar America (RAIL) Head to Head Contrast - July 3 at 10:57 AM logoAmerican Railcar Industries (ARII) vs. Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) Head-To-Head Survey - July 2 at 6:26 PM logoFreightcar America, Inc. (RAIL) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Buckingham Research - June 25 at 5:32 PM logoETFs with exposure to FreightCar America, Inc. : June 22, 2017 - June 23 at 9:28 AM logoHead-To-Head Survey: Freightcar America (RAIL) & Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) - June 22 at 10:38 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. :RAIL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 21, 2017 - June 22 at 9:44 AM logoComparing Freightcar America (RAIL) & Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) - June 22 at 12:20 AM logoReviewing Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) & Freightcar America (RAIL) - June 21 at 10:21 AM logoShort Interest in Freightcar America, Inc. (RAIL) Decreases By 34.2% - June 13 at 7:16 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. Goes Full Throttle While American Railcar Industries, Inc. Derails in May: Which Stock Should You Buy? - June 7 at 10:11 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. (RAIL) Lifted to "Hold" at ValuEngine - June 3 at 1:26 PM logoTheodore W. Baun Sells 4,481 Shares of FreightCar America, Inc. (RAIL) Stock - June 1 at 8:33 PM logoFreightCar America, Inc. (RAIL) Short Interest Down 9.8% in May - May 28 at 7:14 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. (RAIL) Insider Sells $17,110.00 in Stock - May 25 at 8:26 PM logoFreightCar America, Inc. : RAIL-US: Dividend Analysis : May 18th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 12:18 PM logoFreightCar America (RAIL) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? - May 12 at 8:16 PM logoNew Strong Buys at New Highs Breaking Out Today - May 11 at 7:56 PM logoFreightCar America, Inc. (RAIL) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Zacks Investment Research - May 10 at 7:26 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.09 (RAIL) - May 8 at 6:43 PM logoEdited Transcript of RAIL earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 5 at 12:41 AM logoFreightcar America posts 1Q profit - May 4 at 8:37 AM logoInvestor Network: FreightCar America, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 4 at 8:37 AM logoFreightCar America, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 3 at 7:32 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect FreightCar America (RAIL) Share Price - May 3 at 11:20 AM logoFreightCar America (RAIL) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 30 at 3:27 PM



Freightcar America (RAIL) Chart for Monday, September, 25, 2017

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