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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
KSU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. KSU: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KSU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.02

0.01
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.48
KSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. KSU: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KSU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.48

0.28
0.57
Interest Coverage 11.11
KSU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 11.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KSU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 11.11
Current: 11.11

0.47
11.11
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
10.82%
10.52%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 32.16
KSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. KSU: 32.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 31.98
Current: 32.16

4.61
31.98
Net-margin (%) 19.81
KSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. KSU: 19.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.33   Max: 66.5
Current: 19.81

-1.33
66.5
ROE (%) 14.00
KSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. KSU: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.99   Max: 39.5
Current: 14

-1.99
39.5
ROA (%) 6.56
KSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. KSU: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.62   Max: 16.48
Current: 6.56

-0.62
16.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.74
KSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. KSU: 11.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 31.38
Current: 11.74

2.13
31.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
KSU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. KSU: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.7   Max: 24
Current: 6.9

-24.7
24
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
KSU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -25.70 vs. KSU: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.5   Max: 42.1
Current: 10.5

-40.5
42.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
KSU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.7   Max: 78.8
Current: 15

-46.7
78.8
» KSU's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KSU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 32,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 16,823 sh (+92.86%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,027,831 sh (+64.77%)
Frank Sands 1,806,525 sh (+1.13%)
Ken Fisher 777,928 sh (-0.02%)
Pioneer Investments 51,507 sh (-4.58%)
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Q3 2014

KSU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 2,858 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,255,316 sh (+40.54%)
Frank Sands 1,867,650 sh (+3.38%)
Pioneer Investments 228,300 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 31,880 sh (-0.99%)
Ken Fisher 766,140 sh (-1.52%)
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Q4 2014

KSU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 2,687 sh (New)
Frank Sands 1,952,550 sh (+4.55%)
Frank Sands 1,952,550 sh (+4.55%)
Steven Cohen 10,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 749,526 sh (-2.17%)
Pioneer Investments 221,539 sh (-2.96%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 24,890 sh (-21.93%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,197,766 sh (-24.85%)
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Q1 2015

KSU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 281,500 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 6,823,185 sh (+113.37%)
Frank Sands 2,056,600 sh (+5.33%)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,560,280 sh (+30.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 743,419 sh (-0.81%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 23,650 sh (-4.98%)
Pioneer Investments 70,205 sh (-68.31%)
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Preferred stocks of Kansas City Southern Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
KSUPR27.033.804% NonCumulative Preferred Stock
KSUAN0.000.00

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.10
KSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 25.70 vs. KSU: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.01   Max: 324.47
Current: 20.1

10.01
324.47
Forward P/E 17.42
KSU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. KSU: 17.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.30
KSU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. KSU: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KSU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.83   Max: 305
Current: 20.3

10.83
305
P/B 2.60
KSU's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KSU: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 4.21
Current: 2.6

0.65
4.21
P/S 4.00
KSU's P/S is ranked lower than
105% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. KSU: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 5.94
Current: 4

0.75
5.94
POCF 11.21
KSU's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. KSU: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KSU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 19.56
Current: 11.21

3.5
19.56
EV-to-EBIT 15.42
KSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. KSU: 15.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 96.5
Current: 15.42

9.5
96.5
PEG 1.55
KSU's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KSU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 15.06
Current: 1.55

0.34
15.06
Shiller P/E 31.20
KSU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 47.38 vs. KSU: 31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.82   Max: 59.48
Current: 31.2

4.82
59.48
Current Ratio 0.78
KSU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. KSU: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KSU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.02
Current: 0.78

0.51
2.02
Quick Ratio 0.59
KSU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. KSU: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KSU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.84
Current: 0.59

0.43
1.84
Days Inventory 45.20
KSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 35.18 vs. KSU: 45.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KSU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.71   Max: 89.67
Current: 45.2

29.71
89.67
Days Sales Outstanding 29.00
KSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 62.29 vs. KSU: 29.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KSU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.72   Max: 86.11
Current: 29

25.72
86.11

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.30
KSU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.3

0.25
1.25
Dividend Payout 0.25
KSU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. KSU: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.25

0.02
1.54
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
KSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KSU: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.2

0.25
1.25
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
KSU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KSU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.4   Max: -15.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
KSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KSU: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 41.41
Current: 2.7

0.13
41.41
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
KSU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
61% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 5.35
Current: 2.8

0.08
5.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
KSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KSU: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.8

0.03
2.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
KSU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 25.57
Current: 2

0.06
25.57
Price/Graham Number 1.60
KSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KSU: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 5.68
Current: 1.6

0.03
5.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
KSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. KSU: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 10.5
Current: 6.6

1
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.94
KSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 10.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -32.8   Max: 33.3
Current: 10.94

-32.8
33.3

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Traded in other countries:KCY.Germany, KSU.Mexico,
Kansas City Southern Inc was founded in 1887. The Company is engaged in the freight rail transportation business operating through a single coordinated rail network. It operates domestic & international rail operations in North America focused on the growing north/south freight corridor connecting key commercial & industrial markets in the central USA with industrial cities in Mexico. The Company controls and owns all of the stock of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V (KCSM). It provides exclusive rail access to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean. The Mexican government is developing the port at Lazaro Cardenas principally to serve Mexican markets and as an alternative to the U.S. west coast ports for Asian and South American traffic bound for North America. The Company wholly owns Mexrail which, in turn, wholly owns The Texas Mexican Railway Company (Tex-Mex). Tex-Mex owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas, which connects the operations of KCSR with KCSM. Through its ownership of Mexrail, the Company owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. The Company is subject to competition from motor carriers, barge lines and other maritime shipping, which compete across certain routes in its operating areas.
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