Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX): $74.62

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KEX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $74.62 52-week high $76.34
Prev. close $72.83 52-week low $55.03
Day low $73.66 Volume 245,800
Day high $74.76 Avg. volume 352,633
50-day MA $70.32 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $68.16 Market Cap 4.48B

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  • Growth is the dimension where KEX ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 87.34% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for KEX is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • KEX's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 27.6% of US stocks).

KEX Stock Summary

  • KEX's went public 31.78 years ago, making it older than 85.23% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, KIRBY CORP is reporting a growth rate of -209.97%; that's higher than merely 7.93% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, KEX is more volatile than merely 4.05% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to KEX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CLH, AVO, MTW, WD, and AMED.
  • Visit KEX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

KEX Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, KEX's price/sales ratio is 36.36% higher, now standing at 1.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, KEX's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KEX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KEX 2023-05-19 1.5 1.4 29.6 22.8
KEX 2023-05-18 1.5 1.4 29.9 23.0
KEX 2023-05-17 1.5 1.4 29.9 23.0
KEX 2023-05-16 1.5 1.4 29.3 22.6
KEX 2023-05-15 1.5 1.4 29.2 22.5
KEX 2023-05-12 1.4 1.4 28.9 22.4

KEX Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -38.09%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at -32.76%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at -13.77%.
KEX's revenue has moved up $981,109,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows KEX's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 2,784.754 294.128 122.291
2022-09-30 2,645.855 202.399 95.943
2022-06-30 2,498.932 219.402 -207.878
2022-03-31 2,360.592 251.24 -226.145
2021-12-31 2,246.66 321.576 -246.954
2021-09-30 2,145.15 365.539 -235.711

KEX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • KEX has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 45.19% of graded US stocks.
  • KEX's asset turnover comes in at 0.348 -- ranking 60th of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • GATX, AIRT, and YELL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with KEX.

The table below shows KEX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.348 0.287 0.015
2021-03-31 0.342 0.298 0.016
2020-12-31 0.361 0.304 -0.064
2020-09-30 0.386 0.299 -0.067
2020-06-30 0.412 0.299 -0.060
2020-03-31 0.446 0.289 -0.054

KEX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of KEX, see our KEX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $64.87 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

Kirby Corporation (KEX) Company Bio

Kirby Corporation transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products and agricultural chemicals by tank barge. The company was founded in 1921 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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Latest KEX News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about KIRBY CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate KEX as an investment opportunity.

Kirby (KEX) Rides on Segmental Growth Amid Rising Costs

Strong segmental performances boost Kirby's (KEX) top line. Rising operating expenses are likely to weigh on the bottom line.

Yahoo | June 1, 2023

Kirby Corporation to Present at the Wolfe Research 16th Annual Global Transportation and Industrials Conference

HOUSTON, May 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today that Kirby will present at the Wolfe Research 16th Annual Global Transportation & Industrials Conference on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Specifics of the conference presentation are as follows: Wolfe Research 2023 Global Transportation & Industrials ConferenceDate: Wednesday, May 24, 2023Time: 3:40 p.m. Eastern / 2:40 p.m. CentralPresenter: Raj Kumar, Executive VP and CFOLocation: New York, NYWebcast Lin

Yahoo | May 22, 2023

7 Transportation Stocks to Buy for Big, Long-Term Gains

These transportation stocks fuel an essential part of the U.S. economy, contributing more than 5% of the country's GDP annually.

Joel Baglole on InvestorPlace | May 6, 2023

Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) Is Going Strong But Fundamentals Appear To Be Mixed : Is There A Clear Direction For The Stock?

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 7.5% over the last week...

Yahoo | May 4, 2023

Kirby (KEX) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y

Kirby's (KEX) first-quarter 2023 revenues benefit from strength across marine transportation and distribution and services segments.

Yahoo | May 1, 2023

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo 3.50%
3-mo 1.81%
6-mo 13.54%
1-year 8.68%
3-year 22.43%
5-year -19.07%
YTD 15.96%
2022 8.30%
2021 14.64%
2020 -42.11%
2019 32.91%
2018 0.84%

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