Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America that are strategically focused on the growing north/south freight corridor connecting key commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. The KCS coordinated rail network (KCSR, KCSM and Tex-Mex) сonnects with all other Class I railroads, providing shippers with an effective alternative to other railroad routes and giving direct access to Mexico and the southeast and southwest United States through alternate interchange hubs.

Company Growth (employees)
Kansas City, US
Size (employees)
6,820 (est)
Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, US

Kansas City Southern Office Locations

Kansas City Southern has an office in Kansas City
Kansas City, US (HQ)
427 W 12th St

Kansas City Southern Financials and Metrics

Kansas City Southern Financials

Kansas City Southern's revenue was reported to be $2.3 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

656.6 m

Net income (Q3, 2017)

129.9 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

233.8 m

Market capitalization (08-Dec-2017)

11.7 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

88.4 m


14.2 b
Kansas City Southern's current market capitalization is $11.7 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.4 b2.6 b2.4 b2.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Sales and marketing expense

462.4 m

Operating expense total

1.6 b1.8 b462.4 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


585.8 m631.9 m562.7 m568.5 m604.5 m609.5 m656.4 m656.6 m

Sales and marketing expense

108 m112.7 m110.1 m109 m127.9 m117.4 m125.2 m129 m

Operating expense total

399 m412 m374.8 m348.6 m404.7 m398.8 m417.1 m422.8 m


186.8 m219.9 m187.9 m219.9 m199.8 m210.7 m239.3 m233.8 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


429.5 m348 m136.6 m170.6 m

Accounts Receivable

198.3 m181.6 m171.9 m191 m


121.3 m111 m137.9 m152.6 m

Current Assets

942.4 m818.3 m537 m648 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


95.9 m167.5 m190.2 m285.8 m38.4 m50.9 m116.6 m39.2 m293.6 m293.1 m123.1 m166.3 m88.4 m

Accounts Receivable

211.5 m195.6 m213.1 m208.5 m204.4 m195.3 m196.3 m175.4 m176.9 m193.7 m208.5 m232.9 m237.2 m


135.4 m131.8 m125.8 m122.8 m127.3 m134.1 m127.7 m141.1 m141.2 m146 m154.9 m155.4 m151.2 m

Current Assets

617.7 m691.7 m708.2 m780.3 m515.4 m523.5 m581.5 m451.5 m723.8 m769 m633 m711.4 m640.5 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

353.3 m504.3 m485.3 m479.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

223.3 m258.1 m284.6 m305 m

Accounts Receivable

(14 m)17.2 m12 m(18.3 m)


7.1 m9.2 m(26 m)(14.2 m)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

238.9 m94 m224.2 m362.6 m101.2 m213.4 m345.3 m108.1 m228.6 m349.6 m146.9 m281.6 m411.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

165 m61.9 m125.8 m190.8 m68.5 m139.3 m210.7 m74.3 m150 m226.9 m79.3 m159.7 m241.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(28.8 m)4.2 m(12.4 m)(8.5 m)(22.6 m)(11.7 m)(12.5 m)(2.1 m)(5 m)(21.5 m)(16.1 m)(42.2 m)(46.8 m)


(7 m)(10.6 m)(4.3 m)(600 k)(15.7 m)(23.2 m)(15.3 m)(3.8 m)(1.7 m)(6 m)(2.6 m)(3.3 m)1.1 m
USDY, 2017


60.7 x


19.4 x


49.5 x


96.3 k

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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Kansas City Southern Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Miles of Track Operated

6.5 k6.6 k6.6 k

Carloads / Units

2.27 m540.2 k537.2 k583.4 k2.22 m512.7 k537.3 k561.7 k2.17 m540.9 k567.1 k

Revenue per Carload / Unit

$1.09 k$1.08 k$1.05 k$1.04 k$1.05 k$1.05 k$1.02 k$1.03 k$1.03 k$1.09 k$1.11 k
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