Canadian Manufacturing

CP Rail warns its second quarter revenue will take a hit

Railway expects impact of Alberta wildfires and a strengthening loonie will make for a slow Q2



CALGARY—Canadian Pacific says its financial results have taken a hit from a number of factors including lower volumes of bulk commodities such as grain and potash.

The Calgary-based railway estimates revenue for the quarter ending June 30 will be about 12 per cent below the same time last year.

It’s also estimating adjusted diluted earnings per share of about $2 for its second quarter.

Last year, CP reported $2.45 per share in adjusted diluted earnings and $1.65 billion in revenue.

CP Rail says its results were also hurt by the wildfires that devastated northern Alberta and forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray last month and a strengthening of the loonie.

The warning to investors was issued June 21, about a month before Canadian Pacific issues its full second-quarter report on July 20.

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