Earnings results for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Kansas City Southern is expected* to report earnings on 07/16/2021 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Jun 2021. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.19. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.15.
Kansas City Southern last issued its earnings results on April 15th, 2021. The transportation company reported $1.91 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.96 by $0.05. The company earned $706 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $712.07 million. Its revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Kansas City Southern has generated $6.96 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.2. Kansas City Southern has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Friday, July 16th, 2021. Kansas City Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 16th at 8:45 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 412-317-0088 with passcode “10157327”.
Analyst Opinion on Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Kansas City Southern in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $250.79, predicting that the stock has a possible downside of 6.17%. The high price target for KSU is $310.00 and the low price target for KSU is $162.00. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Buy.”
Kansas City Southern has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.50, and is based on 8 buy ratings, 5 hold ratings, and 1 sell rating. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $250.79, Kansas City Southern has a forecasted downside of 6.2% from its current price of $267.27. Kansas City Southern has been the subject of 5 research reports in the past 90 days, demonstrating strong analyst interest in this stock.
Dividend Strength: Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
Kansas City Southern has a dividend yield of 0.80%, which is in the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. Kansas City Southern has only been increasing its dividend for 1 years. The dividend payout ratio of Kansas City Southern is 31.03%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Kansas City Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.55% next year. This indicates that Kansas City Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Insiders buying/selling: Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)
In the past three months, Kansas City Southern insiders have not sold or bought any company stock. Only 0.83% of the stock of Kansas City Southern is held by insiders. 85.01% of the stock of Kansas City Southern is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.
Earnings and Valuation of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU
Earnings for Kansas City Southern are expected to grow by 17.43% in the coming year, from $8.95 to $10.51 per share. The P/E ratio of Kansas City Southern is 40.19, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 22.32. The P/E ratio of Kansas City Southern is 40.19, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Transportation sector average P/E ratio of about 63.09. Kansas City Southern has a P/B Ratio of 5.55. P/B Ratios above 3 indicate that a company could be overvalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.
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