CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company leases, manages, operates and invests in long-lived, widely used assets in the rail, marine and industrial equipment markets.


Player Avatar b15184 (35.20) Submitted: 12/9/2008 9:27:58 AM : Underperform Start Price: $25.10 GMT Score: +8.17

GATX sports a low P/E (6-8 range) but it has a LOT of debt (2.04 debt/equity ratio). The cost of its debt will escalate into the future.

In the long run, GATX needs to divest itself of some of its assets in order to work down its debt load. It should survive, but with a much smaller footprint.

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