Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX): $66.32

-0.81 (-1.21%)

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  • KEX scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 84.93% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for KEX is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • KEX ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 2nd percentile.

KEX Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 56.57, Kirby Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about 82.9% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Kirby Corp is reporting a growth rate of -130.1%; that's higher than just 15.91% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Kirby Corp comes in at -26.06%, a number that bests just 14.78% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to KEX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are EPC, B, FLS, CW, and MWA.
  • 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/earnings ratio is 82.89% higher, now standing at 55.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, KEX's price/sales ratio has gone up $0.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KEX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KEX 2020-02-10 1.5 1.3 39.0 28.9
KEX 2018-07-16 2.0 1.6 15.9 64.3
KEX 2011-07-12 2.7 2.6 25.1 14.8
KEX 2009-03-09 0.8 1.2 7.0 5.0
KEX 2005-05-09 1.5 2.3 19.3 12.4
KEX 2004-07-12 1.5 2.4 21.6 14.0

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 $57.17 Average Broker Recommendation 1.62 (Moderate Buy)

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KEX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $66.32 52-week high $70.60
Prev. close $67.13 52-week low $35.10
Day low $66.10 Volume 61,371
Day high $67.00 Avg. volume 401,538
50-day MA $65.05 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $54.35 Market Cap 3.99B

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:
$66.32$879.27 1235%

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 91th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 1242% on a DCF basis. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Kirby Corp ended up being:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.75 years, is 0.86% -- higher than 88.13% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • As a business, KEX is generating more cash flow than 68.48% of positive cash flow stocks in the Industrials.
  • Kirby Corp's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than only 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.

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

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as KEX, try NVEE, RLGT, SNDR, SFL, and ASTE.

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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.

7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Rock-Solid Foundation

Industrial stocks suffered badly last year.

Faizan Farooque on InvestorPlace | May 19, 2021

Kirby (KEX) Incurs Loss in Q1, Revenues Surpass Estimates

Kirby's (KEX) Q1 results are hurt by coronavirus-led woes, low pricing in marine transportation and effects of the winter storm Uri. Despite beating estimates, revenues drop 22.8% year over year.

Yahoo | May 4, 2021

Evercore ISI Stick to Their Buy Rating for Kirby Corp. By

Evercore ISI Stick to Their Buy Rating for Kirby Corp. | May 3, 2021

Kirby Corp (KEX) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

With me today are David Grzebinski, Kirby's President and Chief Executive Officer; and Bill Harvey, Kirby's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A slide presentation for today's conference call as well as the earnings release, which was issued earlier today can be found on our website at

Yahoo | April 30, 2021

Earnings Preview: Kirby (KEX) Q1 Earnings Expected to Decline

Kirby (KEX) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | April 22, 2021

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo -5.20%
3-mo -1.29%
6-mo 32.35%
1-year 18.81%
3-year -21.98%
5-year -4.18%
YTD 27.96%
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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