Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX): $52.22

-2.26 (-4.15%)

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  • KEX scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 92.96% of US stocks.
  • KEX's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 52 weeks.
  • KEX's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 17% of US stocks).

KEX Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Kirby Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 15.02% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Kirby Corp comes in at -8.23%, a number that bests only 14.85% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Kirby Corp's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 11.38%, greater than the shareholder yield of 83.24% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to KEX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are TDW, CVEO, UAMY, USNA, and ERF.
  • 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

  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -12.63%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 32.71%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at 42.93%.
KEX's revenue has moved down $592,554,000 over the prior 18 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
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
2020-06-30 2,507.821 565.76 -271.475

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 $52.22 52-week high $70.60
Prev. close $54.48 52-week low $47.58
Day low $52.00 Volume 378,600
Day high $53.65 Avg. volume 400,681
50-day MA $54.29 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $59.56 Market Cap 3.14B

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 Corporation to Present at the Stephens NASH2021 Investment Conference

HOUSTON, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby" or “the Company”) (NYSE: KEX) announced today that Kirby will present in a fireside chat at the Stephens NASH2021 Investment Conference on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Specifics of the conference presentation are as follows: Stephens NASH2021 Investment ConferenceDate: Wednesday, December 1, 2021Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. CentralPresenters: David Grzebinski, President and CEORaj Kumar, Executive Vice President and CFO

Yahoo | November 23, 2021

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Yahoo | November 23, 2021

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Yahoo | November 22, 2021

Here’s Why Kirby Corp. (KEX) Landed in Diamond Hill Capital’s Detractor List

Diamond Hill Capital, an investment management firm, published its “Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund” third-quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. The portfolio outpaced the Russell 2000® Index in the quarter, delivering nearly a 2% positive return against the index’s negative return and adding to year-to-date outperformance. You can […]

Yahoo | November 22, 2021

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Yahoo | November 18, 2021

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo -4.93%
3-mo -3.76%
6-mo -23.32%
1-year 1.28%
3-year -31.60%
5-year -20.15%
YTD 0.75%
2020 -42.11%
2019 32.91%
2018 0.84%
2017 0.45%
2016 26.38%

Continue Researching KEX

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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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