Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern is a holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America. The company is engaged in the freight rail transportation business operating through a single coordinated rail network under one reportable business segment. The company's coordinated rail network comprises approximately 6,700 route miles extending from the midwest and southeast portions of the U.S. south into Mexico and connects with all other Class I railroads, providing shippers with an alternative to other railroad routes and giving direct access to Mexico and the southeast and southwest U.S. through alternate interchange hubs.
  • TickerKSU
  • ISINUS4851703029
  • ExchangeNew York Stock Exchange
  • SectorIndustrial Transportation
  • CountryUnited States

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

Kansas City Southern - March 2020 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

Compares key performance metrics against industry peers.

Valens Research

Valens Equity Insights and Inflections - 2020 05 12

ALB currently trades near recent averages relative to Uniform earnings, with a 25.1x Uniform P/E (Fwd V/E'). At these levels, the market is pricing in expectations for Uniform ROA to fade from 9% in 2019 to 6% in 2024, accompanied by 8% Uniform asset growth going forward. Meanwhile, analysts have similar expectations, projecting Uniform ROA to decline to 7% in 2021, accompanied by 2% Uniform asset growth. That said, management is excited about raw material costs and confident about lithium trends. Current valuations appear to be pricing in overly bearish expectations for ALB, and should the fi...

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Caution warranted; Downgrading Materials We continue to believe that caution is warranted and we are concerned that key support levels we have been monitoring may not hold -- notably 2,800 and the 200-day MA on the S&P 500 and 4,125 and the 200-day MA on the equal-weighted S&P 500. Below we highlight several negative developments which increase the likelihood of a breakdown below these key S&P 500 support levels. • Cyclicals are deteriorating. We are downgrading Materials (XLB, RTM) to underweight -- reduce exposure and raise cash where possible. The Sector is succumbing to price and RS dete...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vital Signs: Actionable charts

Key Points: • Communication and Media names continue to act well (ex. CHTR, CABO, CMCSA, and T) • The Consumer Discretionary Sector still has a number of leadership names (ex. PHM, JACK, CMG, AN, LAD, POOL, OLLI, LOW, and COST) • Low interest rates continue to aid the Staples and Utility Sectors (ex. SJM, TR, FLO, GIS, CPB, ETR, NEE, ES, and WEC)

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

S&P 500 at multi-month highs Both the cap- and equal-weighted S&P 500 are trading at highs not seen since early October 2018 - a positive indication in itself. Additionally, key risk-on areas we highlighted in last week's Compass (small-caps, Financials/Banks, and Transports) have outperformed off the recent lows - a welcomed sight for risk sentiment. Our overall positive outlook remains intact, and below we highlight several observations which lead us to this conclusion. • 3M/10Y and 1Y/10Y no longer inverted. For now the 3M/10Y and 1Y/10Y yield curve inversions appear to have been a one-we...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Shifting to large-cap overweight Supporting our bullish outlook, the S&P 500's steady uptrend remains intact despite China opting to give the Trump administration the silent treatment, calling off high-level trade talks. Additionally, the large-cap (S&P 500) vs. small-cap (S&P 600) ratio is breaking out to multi-month highs; shift to an overweight of large-caps... see chart below. • Sector Relative Strength Rankings (RSRs). Health Care remains atop our rankings from both a cap- and equal-weighted perspective - stay overweight and continue to focus on outperforming medical device/equipment st...

Kansas City Southern: 1 director sold

A director at Kansas City Southern sold 3,000 shares at 152.964USD and the significance rating of the trade was 69/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of...

Valens Research

Valens Equity Insights and Inflections - 2020 05 12

ALB currently trades near recent averages relative to Uniform earnings, with a 25.1x Uniform P/E (Fwd V/E'). At these levels, the market is pricing in expectations for Uniform ROA to fade from 9% in 2019 to 6% in 2024, accompanied by 8% Uniform asset growth going forward. Meanwhile, analysts have similar expectations, projecting Uniform ROA to decline to 7% in 2021, accompanied by 2% Uniform asset growth. That said, management is excited about raw material costs and confident about lithium trends. Current valuations appear to be pricing in overly bearish expectations for ALB, and should the fi...

Valens Research

KSU - Embedded Expectations Analysis - 2020 05 08

Kansas City Southern (KSU:USA) currently trades near corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 22.8x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm, but management may be concerned about the impact of COVID-19, equipment and labor costs, and train routes in Mexico Specifically, management may have concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their operations in Mexico and the US, the duration of the economic slowdown, and their outlook on PSR initiatives and savings. Furthermore, they may be concerned about the potential o...

Valens Research

Valens Equity Insights and Inflections - 2020 04 21

AMZN currently trades above recent averages relative to Uniform earnings, with a 43.9x Uniform P/E (Fwd V/E'). Even at these levels, the market is pricing in expectations for Uniform ROA to decline from 16% in 2019 to 14% by 2024, accompanied by 20% Uniform asset growth going forward. Meanwhile, analysts have similar expectations, projecting Uniform ROA to fade to 13% levels by 2021, accompanied by 15% Uniform asset growth. That said, management is confident about their one-day delivery service, AWS performance, and holiday spending trends. Current valuations appear to be pricing in overly bea...

Valens Research

KSU - Embedded Expectations Analysis - 2020 04 15

 Kansas City Southern (KSU:USA) currently trades near recent averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 20.6x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm, but management may be concerned about headcount and other costs, their locomotive and railcar fleet, and growth  Specifically, management may lack confidence in their ability to sustain refined products volume and revenue growth by utilizing additional storage capacity, maintain velocity improvements in Mexico, and execute their dwell and car handling reduction initiatives. Additionally,...

An unfavourable environment weighs on KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN, which sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative

The independent financial analyst theScreener just requalified the general evaluation of KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (US), active in the Delivery Services industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title still shows 1 out of 4 stars and its market behaviour is seen as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the unfavourable environment weighs on the sector and penalises the company, which sees a downgrade to its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date March 27, 2020, the closing price was USD 127.96 and its target price was estimated at USD 120.00.

Kansas City Southern - March 2020 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

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Kansas City Southern - December 2019 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

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Kansas City Southern - September 2019 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

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Kansas City Southern - June 2019 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

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Kansas City Southern: Update to credit analysis

Our credit view of KCS reflecting an attractive rail network, good profitability and robust credit metrics, as well as its exposure to potential changes in trade policies with Mexico.

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KSU

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