KSC Stock Overview
K&S Corporation Limited provides transportation and logistics, contract management, warehousing and distribution, and fuel distribution services primarily in Australia and New Zealand.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$1.75|
|52 Week High||AU$1.85|
|52 Week Low||AU$1.51|
|1 Month Change||-2.24%|
|3 Month Change||0%|
|1 Year Change||15.13%|
|3 Year Change||-5.41%|
|5 Year Change||8.03%|
|Change since IPO||268.42%|
Recent News & Updates
K&S' (ASX:KSC) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's
K&S Corporation Limited ( ASX:KSC ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 1st of April to...
K&S (ASX:KSC) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet
The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...
|KSC||AU Logistics||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: KSC exceeded the Australian Logistics industry which returned -11.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KSC exceeded the Australian Market which returned -9.6% over the past year.
|KSC Average Weekly Movement||6.7%|
|Logistics Industry Average Movement||5.7%|
|Market Average Movement||9.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in AU Market||16.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in AU Market||4.3%|
Stable Share Price: KSC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KSC's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
K&S Corporation Limited provides transportation and logistics, contract management, warehousing and distribution, and fuel distribution services primarily in Australia and New Zealand. The company operates through three segments: Australian Transport, Fuels, and New Zealand Transport. It provides road, rail, and coastal sea forwarding for full and break bulk loads, including export packing, wharf lodgement, and the delivery of integrated supply chain and system solutions; remote, regional, and metro bulk fuel, oil, and gas transportation and distribution services; and dry and liquid bulk transportation services to mining, sugar, cement, and fertilizer industries.
K&S Fundamentals Summary
|KSC fundamental statistics|
Is KSC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KSC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$615.87m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 24, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.072|
|Net Profit Margin||1.34%|
How did KSC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
5.1%Current Dividend Yield
Is KSC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for KSC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is KSC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does KSC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|KSC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
SLH Silk Logistics Holdings
CLX CTI Logistics
WWG Wiseway Group
LAU Lindsay Australia
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: KSC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.3x) compared to the peer average (148x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does KSC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Logistics Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: KSC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.3x) compared to the Global Logistics industry average (14.3x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is KSC's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||24.3x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KSC's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of KSC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: KSC (A$1.75) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$1.54)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KSC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KSC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is K&S forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted Transportation industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as K&S has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has K&S performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KSC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KSC's current net profit margins (1.3%) are lower than last year (3.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KSC has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 24.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: KSC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KSC had negative earnings growth (-62.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Logistics industry average (81.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KSC's Return on Equity (3.4%) is considered low.
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How is K&S's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KSC's short term assets (A$133.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$121.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: KSC's short term assets (A$133.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$142.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KSC's net debt to equity ratio (11.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KSC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 5.7% to 19.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KSC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (123.3%).
Interest Coverage: KSC's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.2x coverage).
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What is K&S current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 1/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KSC's dividend (5.14%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.73%).
High Dividend: KSC's dividend (5.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.67%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KSC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KSC's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (111.7%), KSC's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: At its current cash payout ratio (81.8%), KSC's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Sarant (54 yo)
Mr. Paul Sarant, B.Eng has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of K&S Corporation Limited since April 22, 2014. Mr. Sarant served as Executive General Manager of DTM at K&S Corporation Limit...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD784.50K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD588.25K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: KSC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KSC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
K&S Corporation Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: K&S Corporation Limited
- Ticker: KSC
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1945
- Industry: Air Freight and Logistics
- Sector: Transportation
- Implied Market Cap: AU$229.395m
- Shares outstanding: 131.08m
- Website: https://www.ksgroup.com.au
Number of Employees
- K&S Corporation Limited
- 591 Boundary Road
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/28 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/28 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.