NYSE:KEX

Kirby Competitors

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$61.70
Now: $62.17
$62.65
50-Day Range
$59.62
MA: $63.70
$69.90
52-Week Range
$35.10
Now: $62.17
$70.00
Volume403,103 shs
Average Volume425,091 shs
Market Capitalization$3.74 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.42

Competitors

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) Vs. NCLH, CUK, MATX, TGP, GOGL, and GLNG

Should you be buying KEX stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "water transportation" are considered alternatives and competitors to Kirby, including Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH), Carnival Co. & (CUK), Matson (MATX), Teekay LNG Partners (TGP), Golden Ocean Group (GOGL), and Golar LNG (GLNG).

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NYSE:NCLH) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kirby and Norwegian Cruise Line's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kirby$2.84 billion1.32$142.35 million$2.9021.44
Norwegian Cruise Line$6.46 billion1.39$930.23 million$5.095.56

Norwegian Cruise Line has higher revenue and earnings than Kirby. Norwegian Cruise Line is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kirby, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Kirby and Norwegian Cruise Line's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kirby-8.27%3.90%2.03%
Norwegian Cruise Line-114.59%-28.18%-8.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kirby and Norwegian Cruise Line, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kirby01102.50
Norwegian Cruise Line17602.36

Kirby currently has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.97%. Norwegian Cruise Line has a consensus target price of $22.8462, suggesting a potential downside of 19.33%. Given Kirby's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Kirby is more favorable than Norwegian Cruise Line.

Risk & Volatility

Kirby has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Norwegian Cruise Line has a beta of 2.87, suggesting that its share price is 187% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.3% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.5% of Norwegian Cruise Line shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Norwegian Cruise Line shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) and Carnival Co. & (NYSE:CUK) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kirby and Carnival Co. &, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kirby01102.50
Carnival Co. &12302.33

Kirby currently has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.97%. Given Kirby's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Kirby is more favorable than Carnival Co. &.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.3% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of Carnival Co. & shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Carnival Co. & shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kirby and Carnival Co. &'s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kirby$2.84 billion1.32$142.35 million$2.9021.44
Carnival Co. &$20.83 billion0.21$2.99 billionN/AN/A

Carnival Co. & has higher revenue and earnings than Kirby.

Risk & Volatility

Kirby has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carnival Co. & has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kirby and Carnival Co. &'s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kirby-8.27%3.90%2.03%
Carnival Co. &-73.40%-15.57%-7.28%

Summary

Kirby beats Carnival Co. & on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Matson (NYSE:MATX) and Kirby (NYSE:KEX) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Matson and Kirby, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Matson00303.00
Kirby01102.50

Matson presently has a consensus target price of $61.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 11.40%. Kirby has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.97%. Given Matson's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Matson is more favorable than Kirby.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Matson shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Matson shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Matson and Kirby's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Matson$1.67 billion1.81$82.70 million$1.9136.44
Kirby$2.84 billion1.32$142.35 million$2.9021.44

Kirby has higher revenue and earnings than Matson. Kirby is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Matson, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Matson has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirby has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Matson and Kirby's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Matson5.54%14.86%4.37%
Kirby-8.27%3.90%2.03%

Summary

Matson beats Kirby on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP) and Kirby (NYSE:KEX) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Teekay LNG Partners and Kirby, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Teekay LNG Partners01102.50
Kirby01102.50

Teekay LNG Partners presently has a consensus target price of $14.75, suggesting a potential upside of 1.58%. Kirby has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.97%. Given Teekay LNG Partners' higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Teekay LNG Partners is more favorable than Kirby.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.1% of Teekay LNG Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Teekay LNG Partners and Kirby's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Teekay LNG Partners$601.26 million2.10$152.79 million$1.798.11
Kirby$2.84 billion1.32$142.35 million$2.9021.44

Teekay LNG Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Kirby. Teekay LNG Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kirby, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Teekay LNG Partners has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirby has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Teekay LNG Partners and Kirby's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Teekay LNG Partners20.41%15.23%4.38%
Kirby-8.27%3.90%2.03%

Summary

Teekay LNG Partners beats Kirby on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) and Kirby (NYSE:KEX) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Golden Ocean Group and Kirby, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Golden Ocean Group01302.75
Kirby01102.50

Golden Ocean Group presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 8.62%. Kirby has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.97%. Given Golden Ocean Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Golden Ocean Group is more favorable than Kirby.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.4% of Golden Ocean Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Golden Ocean Group and Kirby's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Golden Ocean Group$705.80 million1.56$37.19 millionN/AN/A
Kirby$2.84 billion1.32$142.35 million$2.9021.44

Kirby has higher revenue and earnings than Golden Ocean Group.

Volatility & Risk

Golden Ocean Group has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirby has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Ocean Group and Kirby's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Golden Ocean Group-17.84%0.26%0.13%
Kirby-8.27%3.90%2.03%

Summary

Kirby beats Golden Ocean Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) and Kirby (NYSE:KEX) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Golar LNG and Kirby's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Golar LNG$448.75 million2.29$-211,960,000.00N/AN/A
Kirby$2.84 billion1.32$142.35 million$2.9021.44

Kirby has higher revenue and earnings than Golar LNG.

Profitability

This table compares Golar LNG and Kirby's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Golar LNG-55.97%0.73%0.26%
Kirby-8.27%3.90%2.03%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.1% of Golar LNG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Golar LNG shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Golar LNG has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirby has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Golar LNG and Kirby, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Golar LNG11402.50
Kirby01102.50

Golar LNG presently has a consensus target price of $14.30, suggesting a potential upside of 36.32%. Kirby has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.97%. Given Golar LNG's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Golar LNG is more favorable than Kirby.

Summary

Kirby beats Golar LNG on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Kirby Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Norwegian Cruise Line logo
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line
1.3$28.32+0.1%$8.98 billion$6.46 billion-2.06
Carnival Co. & logo
CUK
Carnival Co. &
0.6$23.16+0.4%$4.30 billion$20.83 billion-2.25Insider Selling
Matson logo
MATX
Matson
1.9$69.60+1.6%$3.02 billion$1.67 billion24.51News Coverage
Teekay LNG Partners logo
TGP
Teekay LNG Partners
2.0$14.52+0.2%$1.26 billion$601.26 million13.08Dividend Increase
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Golden Ocean Group logo
GOGL
Golden Ocean Group
0.8$7.66+5.5%$1.10 billion$705.80 million-9.01Gap Down
Golar LNG logo
GLNG
Golar LNG
1.6$10.49+3.3%$1.03 billion$448.75 million0.00Analyst Downgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Down
Flex LNG logo
FLNG
Flex LNG
1.2$11.70+3.8%$632.97 million$119.97 million97.50Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
KNOT Offshore Partners logo
KNOP
KNOT Offshore Partners
1.9$18.90+3.0%$617.84 million$282.56 million9.59Dividend Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
GasLog logo
GLOG
GasLog
1.6$5.82+0.2%$553.92 million$668.64 million-3.53
Tidewater logo
TDW
Tidewater
0.9$12.67+2.5%$515.87 million$486.55 million-2.24Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Höegh LNG Partners logo
HMLP
Höegh LNG Partners
1.2$15.40+0.6%$512.30 million$145.44 million10.07Decrease in Short Interest
International Seaways logo
INSW
International Seaways
2.1$18.01+2.1%$504.55 million$366.18 million4.09
Nordic American Tankers logo
NAT
Nordic American Tankers
1.2$3.18+1.3%$468.54 million$175.45 million5.13
Teekay Tankers logo
TNK
Teekay Tankers
1.4$12.69+2.3%$428.14 million$920.97 million1.93
Golar LNG Partners logo
GMLP
Golar LNG Partners
1.7$3.55+0.6%$246.02 million$299.65 million9.59News Coverage
GasLog Partners logo
GLOP
GasLog Partners
1.5$2.51+4.8%$124.48 million$378.69 million-1.17Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Down
Dynagas LNG Partners logo
DLNG
Dynagas LNG Partners
1.2$2.71+0.4%$96.51 million$130.90 million5.65Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Odyssey Marine Exploration logo
OMEX
Odyssey Marine Exploration
0.8$6.40+2.3%$80.58 million$3.10 million-4.32
EuroDry logo
EDRY
EuroDry
1.3N/AN/A$19.04 million$27.24 million-3.28Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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