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Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a holding company with principal operations in rail transportation. It is 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 other Class I railroads, providing shippers with an alternative to other railroad routes and giving direct access to Mexico and the southeast and southwest United States through alternate interchange hubs.
TypePublic
Founded1887
HQKansas City, MO, US
Websitekcsouthern.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)6,522(-7%)
Job Openings51
Revenue (FY, 2020)$2.6 B(-8%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$284.1(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Kansas City Southern

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Warren K. Erdman

Warren K. Erdman

Executive Vice President Administration & Corporate Affairs
Sameh Fahmy

Sameh Fahmy

Executive Vice President Precision Scheduled Railroading
Brian Hancock

Brian Hancock

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Michael J. Naatz

Michael J. Naatz

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
John Orr

John Orr

Executive Vice President - Operations
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Kansas City Southern Office Locations

Kansas City Southern has offices in Kansas City, Ciudad de México and Monterrey
Kansas City, MO, US (HQ)
PO Box 219335
Ciudad de México, MX
C. Montes Urales 635-Piso 2, Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo
Monterrey, MX
Av. Manuel L. Barragán 4850, Hidalgo
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Kansas City Southern Financials and Metrics

Kansas City Southern Revenue

Kansas City Southern's revenue was reported to be $2.63 b in FY, 2020 which is a 8.1% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2021)

749.5m

Net income (Q2, 2021)

(378.0m)

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

(431.7m)

Market capitalization (9-Sept-2021)

25.8b

Closing stock price (9-Sept-2021)

284.1

Cash (30-Jun-2021)

325.8m

EV

29.3b
Kansas City Southern's current market capitalization is $25.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

2.7b2.9b2.6b

Revenue growth, %

6%(8%)

Operating expense total

1.7b2.0b1.6b

Depreciation and amortization

346.7m350.7m357.9m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

674.8m714.0m747.7m731.7m547.9m659.6m706.0m749.5m

Operating expense total

514.5m506.0m465.7m442.9m367.5m388.1m453.0m1.2b

Depreciation and amortization

88.5m87.7m86.5m89.4m89.3m89.2m92.0m91.2m

EBIT

160.3m208.0m282.0m288.8m180.4m271.5m253.0m(431.7m)
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

100.5m148.8m188.2m

Accounts Receivable

301.2m274.2m247.1m

Current Assets

635.4m728.6m625.8m

PP&E

8.7b8.8b9.0b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

629.4m540.8m619.1m

Depreciation and Amortization

346.7m350.7m357.9m

Inventories

(4.5b)500.0k21.7m

Cash From Operating Activities

945.7m1.1b1.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Net Income

103.2m232.3m412.9m152.3m262.6m452.8m153.4m(224.6m)

Depreciation and Amortization

88.5m176.2m262.7m89.4m178.7m267.9m92.0m183.2m

Inventories

(8.7m)4.5m(4.7m)5.9m19.3m22.6m(4.0m)(6.6m)

Cash From Operating Activities

272.7m541.2m858.0m283.2m525.5m819.9m226.2m507.3m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

12.5 x

EV/CFO

13 x

EV/FCF

28.9 x

Revenue/Employee

376.9k

Debt/Equity

0.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

P/E Ratio

15.6
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Kansas City Southern Operating Metrics

FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Carloads / Units

2.31 m539.6 k569.9 k598.9 k2.29 m560.8 k448 k577.5 k2.15 m555.4 k584.8

Revenue per Carload

$1.12 k$1.19 k$1.19 k$1.19 k$1.19 k$1.23 k$1.14 k$1.09 k$1.16 k$1.21 k$1.22 k

Track Miles Operated

6.7 k6.7 k7.1 k

Freight Cars

17.5 k
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Kansas City Southern Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Arrendadora KCSM, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Canama Transportation
Canama Transportation
Caymex Transportation, Inc.
Caymex Transportation, Inc.
Ferrocarril y Terminal del Valle de México, S.A. de C.V. (1)
Ferrocarril y Terminal del Valle de México, S.A. de C.V. (1)
Financiera Inspira, S.A., de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R.
Financiera Inspira, S.A., de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R.
Gateway Eastern Railway Company
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Kansas City Southern Revenue Breakdown

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Kansas City Southern revenue breakdown by business segment: 29.0% from Chemical and Petroleum, 20.4% from Industrial and Consumer Products , 19.2% from Agriculture and Minerals , 7.4% from Energy, 12.1% from Intermodal, 6.6% from Automotive and 5.3% from Other

Kansas City Southern revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 47.3% from Mexico and 52.7% from U.S.

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Kansas City Southern Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

92/100

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Kansas City Southern Online and Social Media Presence

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Kansas City Southern News and Updates

Kansas City Southern Ranked Among Today’s Trending Stocks Amid Market Movers Like Covid, Tapering Talk, And More

Q.ai runs daily factor models to get the most up-to-date reading on stocks and ETFs. Today, our deep-learning algorithms have identified Kansas City Southern among others.

Kansas City Southern To Reconsider Takeover Offer From CP Rail

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) said it will take a new look at Canadian Pacific Railway's (TSX:CP) $27-billion U.S. acquisition offer and hold talks with the company after a regulatory ruling jeopardized a rival bid that the U.S. railroad had previously accepted.

Kansas City Southern moves toward a merger agreement with Canadian Pacific

Kansas City Southern is inching toward making Canadian Pacific its merger partner.

Kansas City Southern delays vote on $33.6B rail takeover bid

Kansas City Southern decided Tuesday to delay this week’s planned shareholder vote on Canadian National’s $33.6 billion offer to buy the railroad because regulators haven’t yet ruled on a key part of the acquisition plan.

Canadian Pacific Renews Kansas City Southern Offer

The bidding war for Kansas City Southern continues as Canadian Pacific renewed its bid the acquire the railway company.

U.S. regulator rejects Canadian National's voting trust to buy Kansas City Southern

The U.S. rail regulator on Tuesday rejected a voting trust structure that would have allowed Canadian National Railway Co to proceed with its $29 billion proposed acquisition of U.S. peer Kansas City Southern.
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Kansas City Southern Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kansas City Southern founded?

    Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887.

  • Who are Kansas City Southern key executives?

    Kansas City Southern's key executives are Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, Warren K. Erdman and Sameh Fahmy.

  • How many employees does Kansas City Southern have?

    Kansas City Southern has 6,522 employees.

  • What is Kansas City Southern revenue?

    Latest Kansas City Southern annual revenue is $2.6 b.

  • What is Kansas City Southern revenue per employee?

    Latest Kansas City Southern revenue per employee is $403.6 k.

  • Who are Kansas City Southern competitors?

    Competitors of Kansas City Southern include Amtrak, Union Pacific and Trinity Industries.

  • Where is Kansas City Southern headquarters?

    Kansas City Southern headquarters is located at PO Box 219335, Kansas City.

  • Where are Kansas City Southern offices?

    Kansas City Southern has offices in Kansas City, Ciudad de México and Monterrey.

  • How many offices does Kansas City Southern have?

    Kansas City Southern has 3 offices.