Kansas City Southern (KSU): Price and Financial Metrics

Kansas City Southern (KSU): $275.60

3.17 (+1.16%)

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  • KSU scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 92.2% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for KSU is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 48 weeks.
  • KSU ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 1st percentile.

KSU Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $24,714,189,562, Kansas City Southern has a greater market value than 89.49% of US stocks.
  • Kansas City Southern's stock had its IPO on November 5, 1987, making it an older stock than 90.45% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 190.4, Kansas City Southern P/E ratio is greater than that of about 96.35% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Kansas City Southern, a group of peers worth examining would be LUMN, PSX, UHAL, TEF, and ATO.
  • Visit KSU's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.kcsouthern.com.

KSU Valuation Summary

  • KSU's price/earnings ratio is 204.8; this is 686.18% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, KSU's price/sales ratio has gone up 8.2.
  • KSU's price/sales ratio has moved up 8.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KSU.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KSU 2021-08-26 9.5 7 204.8 78.8
KSU 2021-08-25 9.5 7 205.6 79.1
KSU 2021-08-24 9.5 7 204.6 78.8
KSU 2021-08-23 9.5 7 204.8 78.8
KSU 2021-08-20 9.4 7 203.4 78.3
KSU 2021-08-19 9.4 7 204.0 78.5

KSU Growth Metrics

  • The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 93.62%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 7.18%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 185.6%.
Over the past 70 months, KSU's revenue has gone up $345,200,000.

The table below shows KSU's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 2,808.5 1,061.8 129.8
2021-03-31 2,606.9 1,023 618.1
2020-12-31 2,632.6 1,080 616.8
2020-09-30 2,668.7 1,065.4 578.3
2020-06-30 2,756.8 1,087.8 568.7
2020-03-31 2,922.9 1,114 587.7

KSU'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.
  • KSU has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 82.83% of graded US stocks.
  • KSU's asset turnover comes in at 0.274 -- ranking 67th of 138 Transportation stocks.
  • EXPE, BKNG, and LUV are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with KSU.

The table below shows KSU's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.274 0.701 0.029
2021-03-31 0.255 0.707 0.076
2020-12-31 0.261 0.710 0.075
2020-09-30 0.266 0.704 0.073
2020-06-30 0.279 0.695 0.076
2020-03-31 0.301 0.687 0.080

KSU Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of KSU, see our KSU 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 $197.35 Average Broker Recommendation 1.64 (Moderate Buy)

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KSU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $275.60 52-week high $315.39
Prev. close $272.43 52-week low $171.82
Day low $271.98 Volume 581,100
Day high $277.49 Avg. volume 1,121,561
50-day MA $279.74 Dividend yield 0.79%
200-day MA $257.09 Market Cap 25.07B

Kansas City Southern (KSU) Company Bio

Kansas City Southern is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America that are focused on the north/south freight corridor connecting commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Below are the latest news stories about Kansas City Southern that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate KSU as an investment opportunity.

Caisse Backs CN Rail, Questions TCI’s Motives in Proxy Fight

(Bloomberg) -- The head of Quebec’s largest fund manager is backing the board and management of Canadian National Railway Co. in their fight against an unhappy shareholder, saying they were right to attempt a takeover of Kansas City Southern even though the bid failed. Most Read from BloombergIstanbul Turns Taps on Old Fountains, Joining Global Push for Free DrinksThe Global Housing Market Is Broken, and It’s Dividing Entire CountriesIn Paris, the Wrapped Arc de Triomphe Is a Polarizing PackageH

Yahoo | September 22, 2021

CP and KCS sign merger agreement to form a single-line rail network

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern have signed a merger agreement to form a single-line rail network linking the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Global Railway Review | September 20, 2021

Canadian National (CNI) Stock Gains on Buyback Announcement

Canadian National (CNI) aims to improve its operating ratio to 57% next year owing to reduced costs and improved efficiencies.

Yahoo | September 20, 2021

CN Rail launches new strategic plan after failed bid for Kansas City Southern

The Montreal-based railway said that as part of the plan it expects in 2022 to reduce capital spending to 17 per cent of revenue.

Global News Canada | September 17, 2021

UPDATE 1-Canadian National to resume buyback after abandoning Kansas City deal

Canadian National Railway Co said on Friday it would resume a previously approved share buyback, days after walking away from its $29.6-billion deal for U.S. railroad operator Kansas City Southern. The largest Canadian railroad expects to complete the remaining C$1.1 billion ($869.02 million) of share repurchases by the end of January next year, it said in a statement. The company, under fire from some investors for its failed bid to buy Kansas City Southern, said it was targeting C$700 million of operating income improvements in 2022 by increasing labor productivity and reviewing its non-rail businesses.

Yahoo | September 17, 2021

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KSU Price Returns

1-mo -6.23%
3-mo -2.56%
6-mo 3.62%
1-year 50.36%
3-year 151.05%
5-year 215.48%
YTD 35.88%
2020 34.56%
2019 62.34%
2018 -8.06%
2017 25.75%
2016 15.32%

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