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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




US Transportation


US Market

1 Year Return




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US Market

Shareholder returns

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?

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


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?


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?


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Stability and Growth of Payments

Current Payout to Shareholders

Future Payout to Shareholders

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


Average management tenure


Pat Ottensmeyer (61yo)





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

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


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Average Age

Board Members

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


Average Tenure


Average Age


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


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


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


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
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.