NYSE:KSU

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Executive Summary

Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America.

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Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Kansas City Southern's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.7%

KSU

6.2%

US Transportation

7.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

10.7%

KSU

-18.4%

US Transportation

-10.4%

US Market


Shareholder returns

KSUIndustryMarket
7 Day5.7%6.2%7.2%
30 Day-14.1%-14.1%-12.6%
90 Day-15.5%-18.8%-19.4%
1 Year12.0%10.7%-16.9%-18.4%-8.5%-10.4%
3 Year55.4%49.6%28.5%22.3%15.8%8.3%
5 Year31.9%23.3%36.0%35.4%35.8%21.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Kansas City Southern's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is Kansas City Southern undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value


Price To Earnings Ratio


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio


Price to Book Ratio


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Future Growth

How is Kansas City Southern forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?

15.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity


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Past Performance

How has Kansas City Southern performed over the past 5 years?

8.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis


Return on Equity


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Financial Health

How is Kansas City Southern's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.


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Dividend

What is Kansas City Southern's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.24%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market


Stability and Growth of Payments


Current Payout to Shareholders


Future Payout to Shareholders


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Pat Ottensmeyer (61yo)

3.67s

Tenure

US$5,523,327

Compensation

Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, also known as Pat, has been the President of Kansas City Southern since March 1, 2015 and its Chief Executive Officer and director since July 1, 2016. Mr. Ottensmeyer served as  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Patrick Ottensmeyer
CEO, President & Director3.67yrsUS$5.52m0.11% $14.3m
Michael Upchurch
Executive VP & CFO11.42yrsUS$1.70m0.025% $3.1m
Jeffrey Songer
Executive VP & COO4yrsUS$1.68m0.033% $4.1m
Warren Erdman
Executive Vice President of Administration & Corporate Affairs9.83yrsUS$1.27m0.053% $6.6m
Brian Hancock
Executive VP & Chief Innovation Officer1.42yrsUS$1.58m0.030% $3.7m
Suzanne Grafton
VP & Chief Accounting Officer2.67yrsno data0.010% $1.3m
Ashley Thorne
Vice President of Investor Relations2.25yrsno datano data
Adam Godderz
Senior VP1.17yrsno data0.0066% $826.0k
Rodrigo Leon
Vice President of Sales & Marketing Automotive0.42yrno datano data
Michael Naatz
Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer1.42yrsno data0.016% $2.0m

2.5yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Patrick Ottensmeyer
CEO, President & Director3.67yrsUS$5.52m0.11% $14.3m
Thomas McDonnell
Presiding Directorno dataUS$240.03k0.12% $15.0m
Robert Druten
Independent Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$350.03k0.018% $2.3m
Lu Córdova
Independent Director9.83yrsUS$231.94k0.0095% $1.2m
Mitchell Krebs
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$200.07k0.0033% $408.0k
Lydia Beebe
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$230.07k0.0048% $602.1k
David Francisco Garza Santos
Independent Director4yrsUS$190.07k0.0021% $257.5k
Antonio O. Garza
Independent Director9.83yrsUS$257.07k0.0037% $455.3k
Henry Maier
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$200.07k0.0085% $1.1m
Janet Kennedy
Director0.25yrUS$95.10k0.0026% $319.7k

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

62.5yo

Average Age


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kansas City Southern's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Kansas City Southern
  • Ticker: KSU
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1887
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: US$12.440b
  • Shares outstanding: 96.15m
  • Website: https://www.kcsouthern.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Kansas City Southern
  • 427 West 12th Street
  • Kansas City
  • Missouri
  • 64105
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KSUNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 1964
KCYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMar 1964
KSU *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNMar 1964
0JQ4LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDMar 1964
KSU.PRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD 4%USUSDDec 1972
K1CS34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020

Biography

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 provides rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 6,700 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. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/31 01:54
End of Day Share Price2020/03/30 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.