CSX Corp. yesterday announced third-quarter 2021 net earnings of $968 million, or 43 cents per share, compared to $736 million, or 32 cents per share in the same period last year. CSX posted an operating ratio of 56.4% in Q3 2021 compared to 56.9% in the prior year period, CSX officials said in a press release. Revenue for quarter climbed 24% from the prior year to $3.29 billion, driven by growth across all business lines, increases in other revenue and the inclusion of Quality Carriers’ results. Operating income improved 26% to $1.44 billion for the quarter. "I want to thank all of CSX’s railroaders for their continued dedication to our customers amidst the combination of ongoing supply chain disruptions and challenges presented by the COVID-19 Delta variant this quarter," said President and CEO James Foote. "We are committed to helping our customers overcome current supply chain constraints and will continue to take action in order to keep our network fluid and design new solutions that enable the delivery of critical goods to millions of Americans."
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