Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX)

Today's Latest Price: $35.93 USD

1.15 (-3.10%)

Updated Sep 29 6:40pm

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KEX Stock Summary

  • KEX's went public 29.13 years ago, making it older than 83.13% 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 16.71% 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 -217.87%; that's higher than merely 8.75% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Kirby Corp are MCS, FET, CPA, EVH, and AXS.
  • 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 $35.93 52-week high $92.30
Prev. close $37.08 52-week low $32.76
Day low $35.90 Volume 438,300
Day high $37.04 Avg. volume 623,770
50-day MA $43.12 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $56.29 Market Cap 2.16B

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:
$35.93$87.66 136%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for KEX, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Kirby Corp ranked in the 64th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 137.5%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for KEX, they are:

  • Kirby Corp's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 34 -- greater than 90.74% 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 -4.69. This coverage rate is greater than that of only 12.34% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 13. This value is greater than 83.41% stocks in the Industrials sector that generate free cash flow.

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JBHT, CATM, AAN, UUU, and FC can be thought of as valuation peers to KEX, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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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.

Valuations And Insider Buying Make Kirby Corporation Compelling

It’s been just over two months since I put out my bullish article on Kirby Corporation (KEX). In that time, the shares have fallen nearly 20% against a gain of 8% for the S&P 500. The company has released financials since I last looked in on the name, which deserves...

Patrick Doyle on Seeking Alpha | September 10, 2020

The Value Of Kirby's Marine Business Is Being Submerged By Weak Results From DES

Kirby (KEX) has been through tough times before - the economically-sensitive nature of the petrochemical products it transports basically guarantees that - but this sudden downturn is being exacerbated by the company's decisions in past years to diversify into engines and industrial parts, particularly in the oil/gas space. While the...

Stephen Simpson, CFA on Seeking Alpha | September 3, 2020

Kirby (KEX) Q2 Earnings In Line, Down Y/Y on Low Revenues

Kirby's (KEX) Q2 results are hurt by weak revenues at the marine transportation, and distribution and services segments due to coronavirus-induced weak economic conditions.

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

Kirby (KEX) Q2 Earnings Meet Estimates

Kirby (KEX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.00% and -12.49%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

Recap: Kirby Q2 Earnings

Shares of Kirby (NYSE:KEX) were flat in pre-market trading after the company reported Q2 results.Quarterly Results Earnings per share were down 46.84% year over year to $0.42, which missed the estimate of $0.45.Revenue of $541,159,000 decreased by 29.81% from the same period last year, which missed the estimate of $589,360,000.Outlook Earnings guidance hasn't been issued by the company for now.Kirby hasn't issued any revenue guidance for the time being.Details Of The Call Date: Jul 30, 2020View more earnings on KEXTime: 08:30 AMET Webcast URL: 52-week high: $92.30Company's 52-week low was at $32.76Price action over last quarter: down 4.45%Company Description In its legacy marine transportation segment (46% of first-half ...

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo -15.34%
3-mo -28.84%
6-mo -11.37%
1-year -54.96%
3-year -45.52%
5-year -42.05%
YTD -59.87%
2019 32.91%
2018 0.84%
2017 0.45%
2016 26.38%
2015 -34.83%

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