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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 0.15
KSU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. KSU: 0.15 )
KSU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.15

0.02
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.46
KSU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. KSU: 0.46 )
KSU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.46

0.29
0.48
Interest Coverage 11.11
KSU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. KSU: 11.11 )
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: 2.74
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
10.37%
10.56%
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 (%) 31.40
KSU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. KSU: 31.40 )
KSU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 31.98
Current: 31.4

4.61
31.98
Net-margin (%) 19.50
KSU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. KSU: 19.50 )
KSU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.33   Max: 66.5
Current: 19.5

-1.33
66.5
ROE (%) 14.17
KSU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. KSU: 14.17 )
KSU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.99   Max: 39.5
Current: 14.17

-1.99
39.5
ROA (%) 6.55
KSU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. KSU: 6.55 )
KSU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.62   Max: 16.48
Current: 6.55

-0.62
16.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.79
KSU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. KSU: 11.79 )
KSU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 32.58
Current: 11.79

2.13
32.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
KSU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. KSU: 6.90 )
KSU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.7   Max: 24.3
Current: 6.9

-24.7
24.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
KSU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. KSU: 10.50 )
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
83% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. KSU: 15.00 )
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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2015

KSU Guru Trades in 2015

Andreas Halvorsen 5,560,280 sh (+30.67%)
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Preferred stocks of Kansas City Southern Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
KSUPR27.033.714% NonCumulative Preferred Stock
KSUAN0.000.00

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.10
KSU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 29.10 vs. KSU: 23.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.01   Max: 324.47
Current: 23.1

10.01
324.47
Forward P/E 18.21
KSU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 64.10 vs. KSU: 18.21 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.10
KSU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 30.50 vs. KSU: 23.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.83   Max: 305
Current: 23.1

10.83
305
P/B 3.10
KSU's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. KSU: 3.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 4.21
Current: 3.1

0.65
4.21
P/S 4.48
KSU's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. KSU: 4.48 )
KSU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 5.94
Current: 4.48

0.75
5.94
POCF 12.86
KSU's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. KSU: 12.86 )
KSU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 19.56
Current: 12.86

3.5
19.56
EV-to-EBIT 16.64
KSU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 25.69 vs. KSU: 16.64 )
KSU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 96.5
Current: 16.64

9.5
96.5
PEG 1.76
KSU's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 1.76 )
KSU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 15.06
Current: 1.76

0.34
15.06
Shiller P/E 37.30
KSU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 126.05 vs. KSU: 37.30 )
KSU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.82   Max: 59.48
Current: 37.3

4.82
59.48
Current Ratio 0.91
KSU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. KSU: 0.91 )
KSU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.91

0.59
1.76
Quick Ratio 0.79
KSU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. KSU: 0.79 )
KSU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.79

0.51
1.55
Days Inventory 43.20
KSU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 27.91 vs. KSU: 43.20 )
KSU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.71   Max: 89.67
Current: 43.2

29.71
89.67
Days Sales Outstanding 25.72
KSU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 53.28 vs. KSU: 25.72 )
KSU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.72   Max: 86.11
Current: 25.72

25.72
86.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.12
KSU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KSU: 1.12 )
KSU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.09
Current: 1.12

0.25
1.09
Dividend Payout 0.25
KSU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. KSU: 0.25 )
KSU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.25

0.06
0.27
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
KSU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. KSU: 1.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.09
Current: 1.1

0.25
1.09
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
KSU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. KSU: -0.20 )
KSU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.8   Max: -15.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.10
KSU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KSU: 3.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 41.41
Current: 3.1

0.13
41.41
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.00
KSU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 3.00 )
KSU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.21
Current: 3

0.16
4.21
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
KSU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KSU: 2.00 )
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.62
Current: 2

0.03
2.62
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
KSU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSU: 2.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 25.57
Current: 2.1

0.06
25.57
Price/Graham Number 1.80
KSU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. KSU: 1.80 )
KSU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 5.68
Current: 1.8

0.04
5.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
KSU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. KSU: 6.10 )
KSU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 10.5
Current: 6.1

1
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.51
KSU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Railroads industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. KSU: 11.51 )
KSU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -32.8   Max: 33.3
Current: 11.51

-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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