Kansas City Southern (KSU) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.10 EPS

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%.

Several analysts have commented on KSU shares. Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $126.00 to $116.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, January 7th. Loop Capital dropped their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $136.00 to $132.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $120.00 to $128.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Atlantic Securities started coverage on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $98.03 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $121.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $125.16.

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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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