About Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a holding company. The Company has 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's subsidiaries include The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM). KCSR serves a 10-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. KCSM operates a corridor of the Mexican railroad system. KCSM's rail lines provide rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. KCSM also provides rail access to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Transportation
- Industry: Ground Freight & Logistics
- Sub-Industry: Railroads
- Symbol: NYSE:KSU
- CUSIP: 48517030
- Web: www.kcsouthern.com
- Market Cap: $11.09 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 105,421,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $105.62
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $99.98
- 52 Week Range: $79.05 - $109.13
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.17
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.07
- P/E Growth: 1.58
- Annual Revenue: $2.47 billion
- Price / Sales: 4.49
- Book Value: $39.73 per share
- Price / Book: 2.65
- Annual Dividend: $1.44
- Dividend Yield: 1.4%
- EBITDA: $1.18 billion
- Net Margins: 21.52%
- Return on Equity: 11.40%
- Return on Assets: 5.68%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.50%
- Current Ratio: 0.87%
- Quick Ratio: 0.68%
- Average Volume: 1.06 million shs.
- Beta: 0.81
- Short Ratio: 1.43
Frequently Asked Questions for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
What is Kansas City Southern's stock symbol?
Kansas City Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KSU."
How often does Kansas City Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kansas City Southern?
Kansas City Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Wednesday, October 4th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th. This is an increase from Kansas City Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. View Kansas City Southern's Dividend History.
How will Kansas City Southern's stock buyback program work?
Kansas City Southern announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 16th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $800,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 7.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Kansas City Southern's earnings last quarter?
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October, 20th. The company reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.32 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $653 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $651.95 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.52% and a return on equity of 11.40%. Kansas City Southern's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 earnings per share. View Kansas City Southern's Earnings History.
When will Kansas City Southern make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Kansas City Southern's stock going? Where will Kansas City Southern's stock price be in 2017?
17 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Kansas City Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $90.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Kansas City Southern's stock price to reach $111.21 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Kansas City Southern.
What are analysts saying about Kansas City Southern stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Kansas City Southern stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Kansas City Southern's shares comfortably outperformed the industry it belongs to in the last six months. The improving scenario with respect to coal is aiding Kansas City Southern significantly. We are also bullish on the company's efforts to reward shareholders dividend payments and buybacks. In line with this objective, the company recently hiked its quarterly dividend in excess of 9%. Moreover, its board cleared a new share repurchase program worth $800 million. Sluggish intermodal revenues and high fuel costs, however, remain concerns. Moreover, high fuel costs might limit bottom line growth going forward." (10/4/2017)
- 2. UBS AG analysts commented, "On Wednesday morning, Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) released a preliminary report on the state of competition in the rail industry in Mexico. The findings of the report were broadly negative from a rail perspective, as the Commission reported a lack of competition between KSU and other railroads in Mexico. There are likely multiple steps in the review process, including a public comment period during which interested parties (rails, shippers, etc.) can respond to the Commission's findings. A final report on Mexico rail competition is expected later this year." (3/16/2017)
- 3. Seaport Global Securities analysts commented, "We are downgrading KSU from Accumulate to Neutral. We think there's simply too much uncertainty around US/Mexican trade policy to get a good enough handle on what EPS will look like in 2019 and beyond. Related to that point, KSU's stock has been closely correlated to the peso, and we do not pretend to be an FX analyst. We readily acknowledge KSU's stock, at least on a P/E multiple basis, is as cheap as it's been in a long time. We also acknowledge that if President Trump's policies prove to be more bark than bite then we will likely be wrong by moving to the sidelines. With that said, we think it's nearly impossible to know what EPS will be over the long term given we don't know what a reworked NAFTA or border tax might look like. We also don't know the potential impact of Mexican energy reform on fuel costs post 2018. For these reasons, we move to the sidelines despite what looks like a tremendous growth opportunity from Mexican energy reform/new plastics facilities. As an alternative, we prefer Union Pacific (UNP) for incremental investment." (1/23/2017)
Who are some of Kansas City Southern's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Kansas City Southern include C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), XPO Logistics (XPO), Amerco (UHAL), Schneider National (SNDR), Genesee & Wyoming (GWR), Ryder System (R), Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (SWFT), Hub Group (HUBG), ArcBest Corporation (ARCB), Northgate plc (NTG), Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), Clipper Logistics PLC (CLG), Wincanton plc (WIN), Con-way (CNW) and Quality Distribution (QLTY).
Who are Kansas City Southern's key executives?
Kansas City Southern's management team includes the folowing people:
- Robert J. Druten, Independent Chairman of the Board
- Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
- Michael W. Upchurch, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
- Jose Guillermo Zozaya Delano, President and Executive Representative of Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V.
- Jeffrey M. Songer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
- Brian D. Hancock, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
- Warren K. Erdman, Executive Vice President - Administration and Corporate Affairs
- Michael J. Naatz, Senior Vice President - Operations Support and Chief Information Officer
- Lora S. Cheatum, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
- Mary K. Stadler, Senior Vice President
Who owns Kansas City Southern stock?
Kansas City Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.68%), PGGM Investments (0.18%), Bartlett & Co. LLC (0.17%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.14%), SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC (0.07%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.07%). Company insiders that own Kansas City Southern stock include Antonio O Garza, David L Starling, Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya, Henry J Maier, Mary K Stadler, Michael W Upchurch, Patrick J Ottensmeyer, Robert J Druten, Warren K Erdman and William J Wochner. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kansas City Southern.
Who sold Kansas City Southern stock? Who is selling Kansas City Southern stock?
Kansas City Southern's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PGGM Investments, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Lincoln Capital Corp, Skylands Capital LLC, Bartlett & Co. LLC, Rockefeller Financial Services Inc., State Treasurer State of Michigan and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Kansas City Southern stock in the last year include Antonio O Garza, Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya, Mary K Stadler and Robert J Druten. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kansas City Southern.
Who bought Kansas City Southern stock? Who is buying Kansas City Southern stock?
Kansas City Southern's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Howe & Rusling Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Kansas City Southern stock in the last two years include Henry J Maier and Patrick J Ottensmeyer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kansas City Southern.
How do I buy Kansas City Southern stock?
Shares of Kansas City Southern can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Kansas City Southern's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Kansas City Southern (NYSE KSU)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kansas City Southern and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Kansas City Southern stock can currently be purchased for approximately $105.19.
Consensus Ratings for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.53)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$111.21 (5.73% upside)|Consensus Price Target History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Analysts' Ratings History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|10/23/2017||Morgan Stanley||Boost Price Target||Equal Weight||$88.00 -> $90.00||N/A|
|10/23/2017||Cowen and Company||Boost Price Target||Market Perform -> Market Perform||$111.00 -> $113.00||N/A|
|10/23/2017||Loop Capital||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$124.00||N/A|
|10/12/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Boost Price Target||Overweight||$116.00 -> $130.00||N/A|
|10/10/2017||Bank of America Corporation||Upgrade||Neutral -> Buy||$113.00 -> $116.00||N/A|
|10/4/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$116.00 -> $123.00||Low|
|9/21/2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$118.00||Low|
|8/25/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$105.00||Low|
|6/19/2017||Aegis||Boost Price Target||Buy||$110.00 -> $115.00||Low|
|6/16/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Upgrade||Neutral -> Outperform||$90.00 -> $116.00||Medium|
|4/11/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$114.00||Low|
|3/13/2017||Wells Fargo & Company||Initiated Coverage||Market Perform -> Market Perform||Medium|
|1/23/2017||Seaport Global Securities||Downgrade||Accumulate -> Neutral||$90.00||N/A|
|1/18/2017||Buckingham Research||Initiated Coverage||Buy||$103.00||N/A|
|1/10/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$100.00||N/A|
|12/9/2016||Stephens||Downgrade||Overweight -> Equal Weight||N/A|
|11/9/2016||Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Outperform -> Market Perform||N/A|
|10/11/2016||Vertical Research||Initiated Coverage||Hold||N/A|
|8/11/2016||Atlantic Securities||Initiated Coverage||Neutral||$113.00||N/A|
|4/15/2016||Topeka Capital Markets||Boost Price Target||Buy||$97.00 -> $98.00||N/A|
|4/6/2016||Susquehanna Bancshares Inc||Boost Price Target||$76.00 -> $85.00||N/A|
|11/26/2015||Jefferies Group LLC||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||N/A|
Earnings History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)Earnings History by Quarter for Kansas City Southern (NYSE KSU)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|10/20/2017||Q3 2017||$1.32||$1.35||$651.95 million||$653.00 million||View||N/A|
|7/21/2017||Q2 2017||$1.26||$1.33||$627.81 million||$656.40 million||View||N/A|
|4/21/2017||Q1 2017||$1.16||$1.17||$600.66 million||$609.50 million||View||N/A|
|1/20/2017||Q416||$1.17||$1.12||$608.10 million||$598.50 million||View||N/A|
|10/18/2016||Q316||$1.20||$1.12||$411.30 million||$605.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/19/2016||Q216||$1.04||$1.22||$572.20 million||$569.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/19/2016||Q116||$0.97||$1.03||$569.37 million||$563.00 million||View||Listen|
|1/22/2016||Q415||$1.10||$1.23||$598.10 million||$598.00 million||View||Listen|
|10/16/2015||Q315||$1.22||$1.21||$645.63 million||$632.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/17/2015||Q215||$1.02||$1.03||$602.78 million||$586.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/21/2015||Q115||$1.10||$1.03||$608.85 million||$603.00 million||View||N/A|
|1/23/2015||Q414||$1.23||$1.27||$658.72 million||$643.00 million||View||N/A|
|10/17/2014||Q314||$1.26||$1.29||$670.60 million||$678.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/18/2014||Q214||$1.17||$1.21||$645.05 million||$650.00 million||View||N/A|
|4/16/2014||Q114||$0.99||$1.05||$600.34 million||$607.40 million||View||N/A|
|1/24/2014||Q413||$1.10||$1.03||$617.76 million||$616.00 million||View||N/A|
|10/18/2013||Q313||$1.12||$1.10||$628.40 million||$622.00 million||View||N/A|
|7/19/2013||Q2 2013||$0.95||$0.96||$579.30 million||$579.00 million||View||N/A|
|4/19/2013||Q1 2013||$0.88||$0.99||$572.19 million||$553.00 million||View||N/A|
|1/22/2013||Q4 2012||$0.82||$0.92||$568.54 million||$568.40 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.12
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
|Most Recent Dividend:||10/4/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||27.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||28.29% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
27.85% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
24.74% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Kansas City Southern (NYSE KSU)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.95%Insider Trades by Quarter for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.59%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/28/2017||Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya||Insider||Sell||6,000||$102.93||$617,580.00|| |
|8/22/2017||Antonio O Garza||Director||Sell||4,018||$107.94||$433,702.92|| |
|8/18/2017||Mary K Stadler||SVP||Sell||4,451||$105.87||$471,227.37|| |
|8/17/2017||Henry J Maier||Director||Buy||3,000||$106.19||$318,570.00|| |
|5/10/2017||Robert J. Druten||Director||Sell||3,500||$92.57||$323,995.00|| |
|1/31/2017||Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya||Insider||Sell||1,000||$85.41||$85,410.00|| |
|8/4/2016||Patrick J Ottensmeyer||CEO||Sell||5,000||$95.62||$478,100.00|| |
|7/29/2016||Michael W Upchurch||CFO||Sell||5,367||$95.18||$510,831.06|| |
|7/20/2016||David L. Starling||Insider||Sell||5,100||$98.88||$504,288.00|| |
|7/20/2016||William J. Wochner||SVP||Sell||26,521||$98.32||$2,607,544.72|| |
|6/9/2016||Robert J Druten||Director||Sell||3,240||$89.94||$291,405.60|| |
|2/17/2016||Warren K. Erdman||EVP||Sell||3,000||$82.00||$246,000.00|| |
|12/9/2015||Patrick J Ottensmeyer||President||Buy||2,500||$76.22||$190,550.00|| |
|9/4/2015||Warren K Erdman||EVP||Sell||1,500||$91.00||$136,500.00|| |
|6/10/2015||Michael J Naatz||VP||Sell||3,380||$93.06||$314,542.80|| |
|3/2/2015||William J Wochner||SVP||Sell||20,000||$116.68||$2,333,600.00|| |
|2/27/2015||Michael R Haverty||Director||Sell||80,973||$116.39||$9,424,447.47|| |
|2/24/2015||Warren K Erdman||EVP||Sell||4,200||$119.30||$501,060.00|| |
|10/28/2014||David L Starling||CEO||Sell||7,500||$121.52||$911,400.00|| |
|10/28/2014||William J Wochner||SVP||Sell||20,000||$121.40||$2,428,000.00|| |
|9/9/2014||Warren K Erdman||EVP||Sell||1,731||$115.60||$200,103.60|| |
|4/29/2014||Mary Stadler||CAO||Sell||10,570||$99.97||$1,056,682.90|| |
|11/1/2013||Warren K Erdman||EVP||Sell||3,500||$122.00||$427,000.00|| |
|10/28/2013||David L Starling||CEO||Sell||5,655||$123.55||$698,675.25|| |
|10/28/2013||Patrick J Ottensmeyer||EVP||Sell||7,500||$122.68||$920,100.00|| |
|5/28/2013||Michael W Upchurch||CFO||Sell||13,588||$113.85||$1,546,993.80|| |
|5/14/2013||Antonio O Garza||Director||Sell||2,500||$115.67||$289,175.00|| |
|5/9/2013||David R Ebbrecht||COO||Sell||2,522||$110.20||$277,924.40|| |
|11/16/2012||Henry R Davis||Director||Buy||67,300||$73.92||$4,974,816.00|| |
Headline Trends for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
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Kansas City Southern (KSU) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017