TD Securities Downgrades Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) to Reduce

January 30, 2013 9:03 AM EST
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TD Securities downgraded Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE: CP) from Hold to Reduce but raises its price target from C$92 to C$102 following adjusted Q4 EPS of $1.28, in line with the consensus estimate of $1.28 and slightly below forecast of $1.32. The company guided to high single-digit revenue growth in 2013, and a low 70s operating ratio. Pension expense is expected to total $50mm-$60mm in 2013 and 2014 and $90mm-$110mm in 2015 and 2016 versus previous guidance of $140mm-$150mm through 2016. CP forecasts 2013 EPS growth "in excess" of 40% versus 2012 adjusted EPS of $4.34, which implies EPS of $6.08 "plus" – above the consensus estimate of $5.78 and our prior forecast of $5.62.

Commenting, the firm said, "were surprised that CP provided guidance and view it as a signal of management’s confidence in the progress of the turnaround; however, we note that the company’s guidance was roughly consistent with consensus expectations excluding the revision to 2013 pension expense guidance ($6.08 - $0.39 = $5.69)."

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Shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited closed at $115.92 yesterday.

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