Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) announced its earnings results on Wednesday. The transportation company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.10, RTT News reports. The firm had revenue of $674.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $669.08 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 23.12% and a return on equity of 12.11%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.30 EPS.
NYSE KSU opened at $117.99 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.42. Kansas City Southern has a 12-month low of $90.55 and a 12-month high of $120.34. The company has a market capitalization of $11.83 billion, a PE ratio of 19.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.89.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 3rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 11th were issued a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 8th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.22%. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.12%.
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About Kansas City Southern
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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