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Determinants of Profitability Performance: An Analysis of Class I Railroads in the United States


  • Allen, Albert J.
  • Shaik, Saleem
  • Myles, Albert E.
  • Yeboah, Osei-Agyeman


The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of internal and external variables on the net profit margins of Class I railroads for the period 1996-2009. Parameter coefficients show that market concentration had a significant and negative impact on the net profit margins of the carriers.

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  • Allen, Albert J. & Shaik, Saleem & Myles, Albert E. & Yeboah, Osei-Agyeman, 2011. "Determinants of Profitability Performance: An Analysis of Class I Railroads in the United States," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98749, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98749

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