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Last $102.26 USD
Change Today +0.26 / 0.25%
Volume 1.1M
KSU On Other Exchanges
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kansas city southern (KSU) Snapshot

Open
$102.13
Previous Close
$102.00
Day High
$102.88
Day Low
$101.52
52 Week High
11/11/14 - $126.49
52 Week Low
05/7/14 - $98.35
Market Cap
11.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
939.9K
EPS TTM
$4.91
Shares Outstanding
110.5M
EX-Date
03/5/15
P/E TM
20.8x
Dividend
$1.32
Dividend Yield
1.14%
Current Stock Chart for KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (KSU)

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kansas city southern (KSU) Details

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. It operates north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States. The company also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas serving various Mexico’s industrial cities and three of its seaports; a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas; and The Kansas City Southern Railway Company rail line between Meridian, Mississippi and Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. Its coordinated rail network comprises approximately 6,500 route miles extending from the midwest and southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico and connects with other Class I railroads. The company serves customers conducting business in various industries, including electric-generating utilities, chemical and petroleum products, paper and forest products, agriculture and mineral products, automotive products, and intermodal transportation. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

6,490 Employees
Last Reported Date: 01/30/15
Founded in 1962

kansas city southern (KSU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
President
Total Annual Compensation: $648.9K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $633.9K
President of Kansas City Southern de México S...
Total Annual Compensation: $584.1K
Executive Vice President of Administration an...
Total Annual Compensation: $538.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

kansas city southern (KSU) Key Developments

Kansas City Southern Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Revises Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Year 2015

Kansas City Southern announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $603.1 million compared to $607.4 million a year ago. Due to the combined impacts of foreign exchange, lower fuel surcharge revenues and carload declines in a few commodity areas, KCS consolidated revenue declined 1% for the first quarter of 2014. Operating income was $178.2 million compared to $160.0 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $151.6 million compared to $143.0 million a year ago. Net income available to common stockholders was $100.7 million or $0.91 per basic and diluted share compared to $93.6 million or $0.85 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $187.8 million compared to $189.9 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $114.4 million compared to $116.2 million a year ago. Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $113.9 million or $1.03 per diluted share compared to $115.8 million or $1.05 per diluted share a year ago. The company reduced its capital expenditures for 2015 from its original guidance of $700 million to $720 million down to $650 million to $670 million. Most of the reductions are due to scaling back capacity projects to better match when that anticipated volume growth will be experienced.

Kansas City Southern Revises Revenue Guidance for the Full Year 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015

Kansas City Southern revised revenue guidance for the full year 2015. The company now expected low single-digit revenue growth, reduced from the mid single-digit revenue growth provided in the previous full-year 2015 guidance. The reduced revenue guidance reflects slower year-to-date carload growth primarily from the energy sector, along with a continued deterioration in the value of the Mexican peso against the USD and lower fuel surcharge revenues driven by lower WTI prices. The company expects the impact of lower carload volumes to result in an approximate 2% lower revenue growth for the year as compared to prior guidance. For the first quarter of 2015, the company expected lower crude oil and natural gas prices are contributing to an expected approximate 10% decline in first quarter 2015 energy revenues. Due to the continued uncertainty in the energy markets with the recent decline in crude prices to six-year lows, the company believes crude oil growth for 2015 will be lower than expected. Additionally, lower natural gas prices continue to have a negative impact on the company's coal business, resulting in an expected approximate 20% decline in coal revenues during the first quarter of 2015. The company is also experiencing lower than expected frac sand and metals revenues related to a significant decline in new drilling operations in the United States. Additionally first quarter 2015 adjusted diluted earnings per share is expected to be flat to slightly higher than first quarter 2014.

Kansas City Southern to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 21, 2015

Kansas City Southern announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 8:45 AM, US Eastern Standard Time on Apr 21, 2015

 

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