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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
KSU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. KSU: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KSU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.48
KSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. KSU: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KSU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.48
0.28
0.57
Interest Coverage 11.11
KSU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. KSU: 11.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KSU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.10 Max: 11.11
Current: 11.11
0.47
11.11
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.68
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
2.26%
10.15%
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 (%) 32.22
KSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. KSU: 32.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.61  Med: 19.44 Max: 31.98
Current: 32.22
4.61
31.98
Net-margin (%) 19.60
KSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. KSU: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.33  Med: 10.02 Max: 66.5
Current: 19.6
-1.33
66.5
ROE (%) 13.17
KSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. KSU: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.02  Med: 7.95 Max: 39.5
Current: 13.17
-2.02
39.5
ROA (%) 6.22
KSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. KSU: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.62  Med: 3.25 Max: 16.48
Current: 6.22
-0.62
16.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.55
KSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. KSU: 10.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.44  Med: 11.26 Max: 47.45
Current: 10.55
3.44
47.45
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
KSU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. KSU: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.7  Med: 1.00 Max: 24.3
Current: 6.9
-24.7
24.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
KSU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. KSU: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.5  Med: 7.50 Max: 42.1
Current: 10.5
-40.5
42.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
KSU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. KSU: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.7  Med: 12.65 Max: 78.8
Current: 15
-46.7
78.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

KSU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 113,710 sh (+380.80%)
Ken Fisher 739,399 sh (-0.54%)
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Preferred stocks of Kansas City Southern Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
KSUPR26.593.764% NonCumulative Preferred Stock
KSUAN0.000.00

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.90
KSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. KSU: 28.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.01  Med: 27.90 Max: 101.5
Current: 28.9
10.01
101.5
Forward P/E 18.73
KSU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 13.28 vs. KSU: 18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.80
KSU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. KSU: 28.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KSU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.83  Med: 28.68 Max: 99.71
Current: 28.8
10.83
99.71
P/B 2.82
KSU's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KSU: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.85 Max: 4.21
Current: 2.82
0.65
4.21
P/S 4.37
KSU's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. KSU: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 2.26 Max: 5.94
Current: 4.37
0.75
5.94
PFCF 141.70
KSU's PFCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 20.03 vs. KSU: 141.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KSU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.74  Med: 53.72 Max: 141.7
Current: 141.7
17.74
141.7
POCF 12.07
KSU's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. KSU: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KSU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 11.29 Max: 19.56
Current: 12.07
3.5
19.56
EV-to-EBIT 17.88
KSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 15.17 vs. KSU: 17.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5  Med: 16.95 Max: 96.5
Current: 17.88
9.5
96.5
PEG 2.20
KSU's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KSU: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KSU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 2.62 Max: 15.06
Current: 2.2
0.34
15.06
Shiller P/E 33.03
KSU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 22.04 vs. KSU: 33.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.49  Med: 40.08 Max: 60.19
Current: 33.03
5.49
60.19
Current Ratio 0.75
KSU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. KSU: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KSU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.75
0.51
2.02
Quick Ratio 0.56
KSU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KSU: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KSU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.56
0.43
1.84
Days Inventory 47.47
KSU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. KSU: 47.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KSU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.71  Med: 41.20 Max: 89.67
Current: 47.47
29.71
89.67
Days Sales Outstanding 28.41
KSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 41.69 vs. KSU: 28.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KSU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.72  Med: 60.27 Max: 86.11
Current: 28.41
25.72
86.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.23
KSU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. KSU: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.23
0.25
1.29
Dividend Payout 0.27
KSU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. KSU: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: 1.54
Current: 0.27
0.02
1.54
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.23
KSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. KSU: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.23
0.25
1.32
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
KSU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. KSU: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KSU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.8  Med: -2.10 Max: -15.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.82
KSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. KSU: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.37 Max: 41.41
Current: 2.82
0.12
41.41
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.75
KSU's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
74% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. KSU: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.60
KSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. KSU: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 5.90 Max: 10.5
Current: 5.6
1
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.50
KSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. KSU: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KSU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -30.6  Med: 10.85 Max: 33.3
Current: 10.5
-30.6
33.3

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Railroads
Compare:TRN, UNP, EJPRY, CSX, MTRJY » details
Traded in other countries:KSU.Mexico, KCY.Germany,
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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