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CSX Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

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CSX Corp. today announced first quarter 2022 net earnings of $859 million, or $0.39 per share, compared to $706 million, or $0.31 per share in the same period last year. First quarter 2022 operating income was $1.28 billion compared to $1.10 billion in the prior year period.

“We delivered a solid quarter thanks to the strong efforts of CSX’s railroaders,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer. “Our market environment continues to be supportive, and we expect our hard work to deliver improved fluidity across our network over the rest of the year while positioning us to capture opportunities for future growth.”

First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenue reached $3.41 billion for the quarter, increasing 21% year-over-year, as an overall revenue-per-unit increase of 24% more than offset a 2% decline in volume.
  • Operating income of $1.28 billion increased 16% compared to the prior years.
  • Operating ratio increased by 150 basis points to 62.4%, including the impacts of the acquisition of Quality Carriers and higher fuel prices.
  • First quarter operating income included $17 million of expense related to increases in environmental reserves and a $20 million gain from property sales recognized from the 2021 transaction with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Diluted EPS of $0.39 increased 26% from $0.31 for the first quarter of 2021.

CSX executives will conduct a conference call with the investment community this afternoon, April 20, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors, media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing 1-888-510-2008. For callers outside the U.S., dial 1-646-960-0306. Participants should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call and enter in 3368220 as the passcode.

In conjunction with the call, a live webcast will be accessible and presentation materials will be posted on the company’s website at Following the earnings call, a webcast replay of the presentation will be archived on the company website.

This earnings announcement, as well as additional detailed financial information, is contained in the CSX Quarterly Financial Report available through the company’s website at and on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About CSX and its Disclosures

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

This announcement, as well as additional financial information, is available on the company’s website at CSX also uses social media channels to communicate information about the company. Although social media channels are not intended to be the primary method of disclosure for material information, it is possible that certain information CSX posts on social media could be deemed to be material. Therefore, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in the company to review the information we post on Twitter ( and on Facebook ( The social media channels used by CSX may be updated from time to time. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at


Bryan Tucker – Corporate Communications – (855) 955-6397

Source: CSX Corporation