Kansas City Southern Company Profile (NYSE:KSU)

About Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern logoKansas City Southern (KCS) 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 controls and owns The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), a United States Class I railroad that serves a 10-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and several key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The Company controls and owns Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), which serves Mexico's principal industrial cities and three of its seaports. KCSM has the right to control and operate the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, which spans the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sub-Industry: Railroads
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: KSU
  • CUSIP: 48517030
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $90.33
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $92.91
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $92.95
  • 52-Week Range: $62.20 - $100.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.01
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.27
  • P/E Growth: 2.02
  • Market Cap: $9.72B
  • Outstanding Shares: 107,983,000
  • Beta: 1.14
  • Net Margins: 20.90%
  • Return on Equity: 11.57%
  • Return on Assets: 5.81%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.52%
  • Current Ratio: 1.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.86%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 10 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $101.22 (12.06% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/21/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$98.00View Rating Details
10/19/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageAccumulate$104.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
10/5/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$115.00 -> $113.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$101.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$109.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$94.00 -> $99.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$113.00View Rating Details
7/22/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$103.00 -> $107.00View Rating Details
7/20/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$109.00 -> $114.00View Rating Details
7/20/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$109.00 -> $114.00View Rating Details
7/12/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/19/2016Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageUnderperform$95.00View Rating Details
4/23/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/20/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$76.00 -> $83.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$88.00 -> $99.00View Rating Details
4/17/2016Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/15/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$97.00 -> $98.00View Rating Details
4/6/2016SusquehannaBoost Price Target$76.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
11/26/2015Jefferies GroupUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
10/22/2015MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/19/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.Lower Price TargetStrong-Buy$115.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details
8/27/2015Stifel NicolausUpgradeSell -> Hold$90.00View Rating Details
5/18/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
4/22/2015NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$127.00 -> $120.00View Rating Details
3/31/2015StephensLower Price TargetOverweight$128.00 -> $120.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/18/2016Q316$1.22$1.12$411.30 million$605.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/19/2016Q216$1.08$1.22$572.20 million$569.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/19/2016Q116$0.97$1.03$569.37 million$563.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2016Q415$1.10$1.23$598.10 million$598.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2015Q315$1.22$1.21$645.63 million$632.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2015Q215$1.02$1.03$602.78 million$586.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2015Q115$1.10$1.03$608.85 million$603.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2015Q414$1.23$1.27$658.72 million$643.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2014Q314$1.26$1.29$670.60 million$678.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2014Q214$1.17$1.21$645.05 million$650.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2014Q114$0.99$1.05$600.34 million$607.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2014Q413$1.10$1.03$617.76 million$616.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2013Q313$1.12$1.10$628.40 million$622.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2013Q2 2013$0.95$0.96$579.30 million$579.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2013Q1 2013$0.88$0.99$572.19 million$553.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.82$0.92$568.54 million$568.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2012$0.85$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2012$0.85$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.72$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2012$0.79$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2011$0.74$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$0.69$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.57$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.57$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.6 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.23 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q2 20162$1.02$1.07$1.05
Q3 20163$1.23$1.30$1.26
Q4 20163$1.20$1.33$1.26
Q1 20171$1.19$1.19$1.19
Q2 20171$1.26$1.26$1.26
Q3 20171$1.38$1.38$1.38
Q4 20171$1.42$1.42$1.42
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Annual Dividend:$1.32
Dividend Yield:1.46%
Dividend Growth:17.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:29.33% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
28.70% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
25.24% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.86%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.30%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/4/2016Patrick J OttensmeyerCEOSell5,000$95.62$478,100.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Michael W UpchurchCFOSell5,367$95.18$510,831.06View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016David L. StarlingInsiderSell5,100$98.88$504,288.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016William J. WochnerSVPSell26,521$98.32$2,607,544.72View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Robert J DrutenDirectorSell3,240$89.94$291,405.60View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Warren K. ErdmanEVPSell3,000$82.00$246,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Patrick J OttensmeyerPresidentBuy2,500$76.22$190,550.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Warren K ErdmanEVPSell1,500$91.00$136,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Michael J NaatzVPSell3,380$93.06$314,542.80View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015William J WochnerSVPSell20,000$116.68$2,333,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Michael R HavertyDirectorSell80,973$116.39$9,424,447.47View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Warren K ErdmanEVPSell4,200$119.30$501,060.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014David L StarlingCEOSell7,500$121.52$911,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014William J WochnerSVPSell20,000$121.40$2,428,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Warren K ErdmanEVPSell1,731$115.60$200,103.60View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Mary StadlerCAOSell10,570$99.97$1,056,682.90View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Warren K ErdmanEVPSell3,500$122.00$427,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013David L StarlingCEOSell5,655$123.55$698,675.25View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Patrick J OttensmeyerEVPSell7,500$122.68$920,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Michael W UpchurchCFOSell13,588$113.85$1,546,993.80View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Antonio O GarzaDirectorSell2,500$115.67$289,175.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013David R EbbrechtCOOSell2,522$110.20$277,924.40View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Henry R DavisDirectorBuy67,300$73.92$4,974,816.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Chart for Saturday, October, 22, 2016

Last Updated on 10/22/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff