Kirby Corporation (KEX): Price and Financial Metrics

Kirby Corporation (KEX)

Today's Latest Price: $60.95 USD

5.47 (9.86%)

Updated Jun 5 4:10pm

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KEX Stock Summary

  • Kirby Corp's stock had its IPO on August 21, 1991, making it an older stock than 82.77% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Kirby Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 17.03% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, KEX has reported earnings growth of -214.42%, putting it ahead of just 8.01% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Kirby Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be ECOL, NCLH, CPA, TIPT, and AAWW.
  • Visit KEX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to
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KEX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $60.95 52-week high $92.30
Prev. close $55.48 52-week low $32.76
Day low $58.55 Volume 740,309
Day high $62.66 Avg. volume 620,980
50-day MA $49.09 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $69.93 Market Cap 3.66B

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:

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Kirby Corp. To summarize, we found that Kirby Corp ranked in the 26th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. 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 35 -- greater than 92.21% 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 -3.7. This coverage rate is greater than that of merely 11.63% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 12. This value is greater than 85.02% stocks in the Industrials sector that generate free cash flow.

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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 (KEX) Up 14.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Kirby (KEX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | June 4, 2020

Should Value Investors Buy Kirby Corporation (KEX) Stock?

Diamond Hill Capital recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download below. The Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund posted a return of -36.17% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index which returned -30.61% in the same quarter. You should check out Diamond Hill Capital's top 5 […]

Yahoo | June 3, 2020

Another Systemic Shock Creates Another Opportunity With Kirby

Barge operator Kirby (KEX) often trades at a robust premium during the good times; while the company’s historically strong operating margins and strong market share would support that to some extent, I’ve often thought that the valuation was just too rich in recent years – and the stock’s performance relative...

Stephen Simpson, CFA | June 1, 2020

Edited Transcript of KEX earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-20 12:30pm GMT

Q1 2020 Kirby Corp Earnings Call

Yahoo | May 26, 2020

Marine Unit Buoys Kirby Amid Oil and Gas Market Weakness

Falling revenues in oil and gas market is a major setback for Kirby (KEX). However, growth in marine division is impressive.

Yahoo | May 11, 2020

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KEX Price Returns

1-mo 22.29%
3-mo 3.41%
6-mo -26.55%
1-year -25.01%
3-year -9.97%
5-year -20.41%
YTD -31.92%
2019 32.91%
2018 0.84%
2017 0.45%
2016 26.38%
2015 -34.83%

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