Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Updates FY 2021 Earnings Guidance

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 9.000- for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.930. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on KSU. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $237.00 to $246.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Monday, January 25th. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell boosted their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $220.00 to $250.00 in a research report on Monday, January 11th. Cowen boosted their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $203.00 to $246.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, January 25th. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Kansas City Southern from $142.00 to $200.00 and gave the company a positive rating in a research report on Monday, January 25th. Finally, Barclays increased their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $220.00 to $235.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Monday, January 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $237.07.

KSU traded up $0.64 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $294.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,034,143 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,244,164. The company has a current ratio of 2.29, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. Kansas City Southern has a 12 month low of $124.60 and a 12 month high of $304.99. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $263.21 and its 200-day moving average price is $215.53. The stock has a market cap of $26.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.98.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 15th. The transportation company reported $1.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.96 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $706.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $712.07 million. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 21.68%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.58 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Kansas City Southern will post 7.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 7th. Investors of record on Monday, March 8th were paid a $0.54 dividend. This is a positive change from Kansas City Southern’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.44. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 5th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.73%. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.30%.

About Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-state region in the Midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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