Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX)

Today's Latest Price: $56.10 USD

1.94 (-3.34%)

Updated Jan 15 7:00pm

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KEX Stock Summary

  • KEX's went public 29.42 years ago, making it older than 82.89% 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; just 16.95% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Kirby Corp is reporting a growth rate of -220.37%; that's higher than merely 8.97% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Kirby Corp are MCS, CPA, AXS, PLOW, and CNDT.
  • KEX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Kirby Corp's official web site, go to

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KEX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $56.10 52-week high $91.53
Prev. close $58.04 52-week low $32.76
Day low $54.79 Volume 594,400
Day high $57.95 Avg. volume 439,120
50-day MA $51.11 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $47.37 Market Cap 3.37B

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.

KEX Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$56.10$482.63 760%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Kirby Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Kirby Corp ranked in the 86th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 764.5% on a DCF basis. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Kirby Corp ended up being:

  • In the past 5.26 years, Kirby Corp has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 0.89%; that's higher than 91.04% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • Kirby Corp's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 34 -- greater than 91.56% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Kirby Corp's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -5.87. This coverage rate is greater than that of just 11.42% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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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.

BofA's shipping preview sees 'tale of two halves,' higher targets for 2021

A year-ahead look at marine transport from BofA envisions a "tale of two halves" for crude and product tankers, while tight container markets could "unwind" and normalize in the second half as well. Carrier stocks in 2020 fell 34% from 2019 - the sector's sixth underperformance of the S&P 500...

Seeking Alpha | January 13, 2021

Is KEX A Good Stock To Buy According To Hedge Funds?

We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, therefore imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, smart money investors have to conduct complex analyses, spend many resources and use tools that are not always […]

Yahoo | December 21, 2020

Golar LNG (GLNG) Q3 Loss Wider than Expected, Revenues Miss

Golar LNG's (GLNG) Q3 revenues drop year over year due to COVID-induced closure of shipyard and significant reduction in fleet utilization.

Yahoo | December 1, 2020

Copa Holdings (CPA) Q3 Loss Wider Than Expected, Revenues Down

Copa Holdings' (CPA) Q3 results are significantly hurt by 96% decline in passenger revenues stemming from the coronavirus outbreak.

Yahoo | November 19, 2020

$0.25 Earnings Per Share Expected for Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) This Quarter

Equities research analysts forecast that Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) will report $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Kirby’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.26 and the lowest is $0.23. Kirby posted earnings per share of $0.58 during the same quarter […]

Transcript Daily | November 17, 2020

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo 11.95%
3-mo 47.55%
6-mo 16.13%
1-year N/A
3-year -24.75%
5-year 12.38%
YTD 8.24%
2020 -42.11%
2019 32.91%
2018 0.84%
2017 0.45%
2016 26.38%

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Kirby Corp (KEX) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Kirby Corp (KEX) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Kirby Corp (KEX) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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