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Kansas City Southern (KSU) is a leading railroads business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$266.4 after a previous close of US$262.79. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD265.5 to a high of USD275.72. The latest price was USD273.95 (25 minute delay). Kansas City Southern is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||US$195.7678 - US$314.2124|
|50-day moving average||US$299.9514|
|200-day moving average||US$283.836|
|Dividend yield||US$2.06 (0.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.058|
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|3 months (2021-10-19)||-7.92%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||4.22%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||29.43%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||64.51%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||147.87%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||224.20%|
Valuing Kansas City Southern stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kansas City Southern's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kansas City Southern's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 277x. In other words, Kansas City Southern shares trade at around 277x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Kansas City Southern's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5581. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kansas City Southern's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kansas City Southern's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.5 billion (£1.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kansas City Southern's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$2.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||39.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.82%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.18%|
|Market capitalisation||US$26.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kansas City Southern.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 23
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kansas City Southern's overall score of 23 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kansas City Southern is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 8.17/100
Kansas City Southern's environmental score of 8.17 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kansas City Southern is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.49/100
Kansas City Southern's social score of 8.49 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kansas City Southern is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.84/100
Kansas City Southern's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kansas City Southern is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Kansas City Southern scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kansas City Southern has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||23|
|Total ESG percentile||31.62|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 27.41% of net profits
Recently Kansas City Southern has paid out, on average, around 27.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kansas City Southern shareholders could enjoy a 0.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kansas City Southern's case, that would currently equate to about $2.06 per share.
While Kansas City Southern's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Kansas City Southern may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Kansas City Southern's most recent dividend payout was on 18 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Kansas City Southern's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 12 July 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kansas City Southern shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kansas City Southern shares which in turn could have impacted Kansas City Southern's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Kansas City Southern's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$195.7678 up to US$314.2124. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kansas City Southern's is 1.1049. This would suggest that Kansas City Southern's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-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 ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. The company provides rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas; and controls and operates the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, as well as the northern half of this bridge. Kansas City Southern also offers rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 160-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 7,100 route miles extending from the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico. The company serves the chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and minerals, energy, intermodal, and automotive markets. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
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