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Future of Union Pacific

The Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates locomotives in different states west of Chicago, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Illinois. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the biggest in America. It is one of the biggest transportation companies in the globe.

Union Pacific Railroad is the main operating company of Union Pacific Corporation; both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Home Country: 
United States
Industry: 
Railroads
Industry vulnerability to disruption: 

<p>Belonging to the transportation and logistics/shipping sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:</p>

<p>*First off, autonomous vehicles in the form of trucks, trains, planes, and cargo ships will revolutionize the logistics industry, allowing cargo to be delivered faster, more efficiently, and more economically.<br />
*This automation will be vital to accommodate the growth in regional and international shipping driven by the economic growth projected for the African and Asian continents—projections that are themselves spurred by their massive population and internet penetration growth forecasts.<br />
*The plummeting price and increasing energy capacity of solid-state batteries will result in a greater adoption of electric-powered commercial aircraft. This shift will lead to significant fuel cost savings for short haul, commercial airlines.<br />
*Significant innovations in aeronautical engine design will reintroduce hypersonic airliners for commercial use that will finally make such travel economical for airlines and consumers.<br />
*Throughout the 2020s, as the e-commerce industry continues to grow in developed and developing countries, postal and shipping services will flourish, less to deliver mail and more to deliver purchased goods.<br />
*RFID tags, a technology used to track physical goods remotely since the 80s, will finally lose their cost and technology limitations. As a result, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers will begin placing RFID tags on every individual item they have in stock, regardless of price. Thus, RFID tags, when coupled with the Internet of Things (IoT), will become an enabling technology, enabling the enhanced inventory awareness that will result in significant new investment in the logistics sector.</p>

Total patents held: 
24
Ranking List: 
176
Ranking List: 
Quantumrun Global 1000
120
Ranking List: 
Quantumrun US 500
Ranking List: 
Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100
Market Revenue Country: 
Market country 
United States
Revenue from country 
0.89
Prod/Serv name revenue: 
Prod/Serv name: 
Intermodal
Prod/Serv revenue: 
4074000000
Prod/Serv name: 
Industrial products
Prod/Serv revenue: 
3808000000
Prod/Serv name: 
Agricultural products
Prod/Serv revenue: 
3581000000
Founded: 
1862
Global brand rank: 
172
Company Name: 
Union Pacific
Revenue: 
19941000000
3y average revenue: 
21914000000
Operating expenses: 
12669000000
3y average expenses: 
13888333333
Company profile data note: 
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.
Global employee count: 
42919
Number of domestic locations: 
8500
Funds in reserve: 
1277000000
create term: 
#176 | Quantumrun Global 1000
#120 | Quantumrun US 500

The Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates locomotives in different states west of Chicago, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Illinois. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the biggest in America. It is one of the biggest transportation companies in the globe.

Union Pacific Railroad is the main operating company of Union Pacific Corporation; both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Home country:
United States
Sector:
Transportation
Industry:
Railroads
Website:
Founded:
1862
Global employee count:
42,919

Financial Health

Revenue
$19,941,000,000 USD
3y average revenue
$21,914,000,000 USD
Operating expenses
$12,669,000,000 USD
3y average expenses
$13,888,333,333 USD
Funds in reserve
$1,277,000,000 USD
#1 Market country
United States
% of revenue from country #1
0.89%

Asset Performance

#1 Product/Service/Dept. name
Intermodal
#1 Product/Service revenue
$4,074,000,000 USD
#2 Product/Service/Dept. name
Industrial products
#2 Product/Service revenue
$3,808,000,000 USD
#3 Product/Service/Dept. name
Agricultural products
#3 Product/Service revenue
$3,581,000,000 USD

Innovation assets and Pipeline

Global brand rank
172
Total patents held
24
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.

Disruption Vulnerability

Belonging to the transportation and logistics/shipping sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, autonomous vehicles in the form of trucks, trains, planes, and cargo ships will revolutionize the logistics industry, allowing cargo to be delivered faster, more efficiently, and more economically.

*This automation will be vital to accommodate the growth in regional and international shipping driven by the economic growth projected for the African and Asian continents—projections that are themselves spurred by their massive population and internet penetration growth forecasts.

*The plummeting price and increasing energy capacity of solid-state batteries will result in a greater adoption of electric-powered commercial aircraft. This shift will lead to significant fuel cost savings for short haul, commercial airlines.

*Significant innovations in aeronautical engine design will reintroduce hypersonic airliners for commercial use that will finally make such travel economical for airlines and consumers.

*Throughout the 2020s, as the e-commerce industry continues to grow in developed and developing countries, postal and shipping services will flourish, less to deliver mail and more to deliver purchased goods.

*RFID tags, a technology used to track physical goods remotely since the 80s, will finally lose their cost and technology limitations. As a result, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers will begin placing RFID tags on every individual item they have in stock, regardless of price. Thus, RFID tags, when coupled with the Internet of Things (IoT), will become an enabling technology, enabling the enhanced inventory awareness that will result in significant new investment in the logistics sector.