Kansas City Southern (KSU) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Friday


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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Friday, April 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $2.05 per share for the quarter. Parties interested in participating in the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 21st. The transportation company reported $1.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.92 by ($0.03). Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.68% and a return on equity of 13.91%. The company had revenue of $693.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $700.65 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.82 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Kansas City Southern to post $7 EPS for the current fiscal year and $8 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of NYSE KSU opened at $260.15 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.02, a current ratio of 2.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $23.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 43.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.98. Kansas City Southern has a 52 week low of $122.35 and a 52 week high of $269.49. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $234.79 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $205.49.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 8th were issued a $0.54 dividend. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.83%. This is an increase from Kansas City Southern’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.44. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 5th. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio is presently 31.30%.

KSU has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Kansas City Southern from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $231.00 to $275.00 in a report on Monday, March 29th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $257.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, March 29th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on Kansas City Southern from $237.00 to $246.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 25th. Smith Barney Citigroup raised their price target on Kansas City Southern from $220.00 to $250.00 in a report on Monday, January 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $215.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, January 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $219.76.

Kansas City Southern Company Profile

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.

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Earnings History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

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