Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX): $65.93

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  • KEX scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 98.88% of US stocks.
  • KEX's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • KEX ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 26th percentile.

KEX Stock Summary

  • KEX's went public 30.63 years ago, making it older than 83.27% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Kirby Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 14.51% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -18.49%, Kirby Corp's debt growth rate surpasses only 20.95% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Kirby Corp are DXC, USNA, TDW, TIPT, and ARLP.
  • 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 11.11% lower, now standing at 1.6.
  • KEX's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.5 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, KEX's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 40.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KEX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KEX 2021-09-03 1.6 1.0 56.6 50.9
KEX 2021-09-02 1.6 1.1 57.7 51.6
KEX 2021-09-01 1.6 1.0 57.5 51.5
KEX 2021-08-31 1.6 1.0 57.0 51.2
KEX 2021-08-30 1.6 1.0 57.2 51.3
KEX 2021-08-27 1.6 1.1 59.2 52.5

KEX Growth Metrics

    The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at -26.06%.
  • The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -55.68%.
  • The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 128.62%.
Over the past 18 months, KEX's revenue has gone down $261,161,000.

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
2021-12-31 2,246.66 321.576 -246.954
2021-09-30 2,145.15 365.539 -235.711
2021-06-30 2,042.797 400.614 56.508
2021-03-31 2,024.332 475.997 71.32
2020-12-31 2,171.408 444.94 -272.546
2020-09-30 2,337.579 483.977 -291.973

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)

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KEX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $65.93 52-week high $75.08
Prev. close $64.10 52-week low $47.58
Day low $64.38 Volume 268,807
Day high $66.14 Avg. volume 572,592
50-day MA $67.79 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $60.32 Market Cap 3.98B

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

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Capital Link’s Jones Act & U.S. Flag Shipping Forum

2 Days – 13 Sessions – 45 SpeakersNEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Link is hosting the “Jones Act & U.S. Flag Shipping Forum” over the course of two days, Thursday - Friday, February 24 & 25, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST as a digital event. Registration is complimentary. The Forum will provide a comprehensive review and outlook into the Jones Act and U.S. Flag space, its main sectors of activity, and the role the U.S. Flag plays in furthering the U.S. presence in global tr

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Dow transports dive to buck broad-market rally

The Dow Jones Transportation Average is taking a 229-point, or 1.5% dive, in afternoon trading, with 18 of 20 components trading lower, despite the rallies in the broader stock market indexes. Leading the transports lower, shares of trucker Old Dominion Freight Inc. sank 5.1%, marine shipping company Matson Inc. shed 4.9%, air carrier American Airlines Group Inc. dropped 1.9% and railroad operator Norfolk Southern Corp. was down 1.9%. For the two gainers, shares of car rental company Avis Budget Group Inc. advanced 2.8% and diesel engine maker Kirby Corp. tacked on 0.6%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 23 points, or 0.1%, while the S&P 500 rose 0.7% and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.8%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as t...

MarketWatch | February 4, 2022

Kirby Still Not A Buy

It’s been just over two and a half months since I wrote my cautious piece on Kirby Corporation (KEX), and in that time, the shares are up about 13.5%, against a loss of ~3% for the S&P 500. I thought I’d check on the company again to see if I...

Patrick Doyle on Seeking Alpha | February 2, 2022

Eidelman Virant Capital Buys Chewy Inc, Kirby Corp, Huntsman Corp, Sells Dover Motorsports Inc, ...

Saint Louis, MO, based Investment company Eidelman Virant Capital (Current Portfolio) buys Chewy Inc, Kirby Corp, Huntsman Corp, Peloton Interactive Inc, SSGA SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Free ETF, sells Dover Motorsports Inc, Compass Minerals International Inc, Box Inc, Diamondback Energy Inc, Caterpillar Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Eidelman Virant Capital.

Yahoo | February 2, 2022

Kirby (KEX) Stock Up More Than 5% Since Q4 Earnings Release

Higher revenues at the marine transportation, and distribution and services segments buoy Kirby's (KEX) Q4 results despite coronavirus-induced crewing challenges and supply chain woes.

Yahoo | January 31, 2022

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -2.77%
6-mo 16.55%
1-year -5.76%
3-year -21.77%
5-year -0.11%
YTD 10.96%
2021 14.64%
2020 -42.11%
2019 32.91%
2018 0.84%
2017 0.45%

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