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"Diluted earnings per share were $1.45, up 14 percent, and record adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.54, up 16 percent compared with the same period a year ago"

Revenue increases by segment--

Automotive +17%
Chemicals and petroleum +14%
Intermodal +3%
Industrial and consumer +3%
Agricultural and minerals +1%

"20 percent decline in energy, driven primarily by a reduction in utility coal volume due to the closing of a Texas utility in January."

Moving into the second half of 2018 and into 2019, the company expects "volume growth to accelerate, benefiting from a strong economy, network capacity investments and commercial opportunities that are unique to the KCS franchise," he said.
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