Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, April 17th. Analysts expect Kansas City Southern to post earnings of $1.49 per share for the quarter. Investors that wish to listen to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 18th. The transportation company reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.56. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 12.11% and a net margin of 23.12%. The business had revenue of $694.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $687.56 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.38 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Kansas City Southern to post $7 EPS for the current fiscal year and $8 EPS for the next fiscal year.

NYSE KSU opened at $116.46 on Wednesday. Kansas City Southern has a 52 week low of $90.55 and a 52 week high of $120.34. The stock has a market cap of $11.85 billion, a PE ratio of 19.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 3rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 11th were paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 8th. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.12%.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on Kansas City Southern from $126.00 to $116.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Loop Capital decreased their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $136.00 to $132.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $120.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Atlantic Securities started coverage on Kansas City Southern in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $98.03 price objective for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $121.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.16.

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Kansas City Southern Company Profile

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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