Kansas City Southern

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Southern is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
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 Metrics

Kansas City Southern Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$2.3 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$479.9 m

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$9.6 b

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$170.6 m
Kansas City Southern's current market capitalization is $9.6 b.
Kansas City Southern's revenue was reported to be $2.3 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$2.4 b$2.6 b$2.4 b$2.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$1.6 b$1.8 b$1.6 b$1.5 b


$738.6 m$809.1 m$785.5 m$818.5 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$72.8 m$80.6 m($81.9 m)($97.7 m)

Pre tax profit

$551.6 m$713.1 m$672.6 m$662.7 m

Income tax expense

$198.3 m$208.8 m$187.3 m$182.8 m

Net Income

$353.3 m$504.3 m$485.3 m$479.9 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$429.5 m$348 m$136.6 m$170.6 m

Accounts Receivable

$198.3 m$181.6 m$171.9 m$191 m


$121.3 m$111 m$137.9 m$152.6 m

Current Assets

$942.4 m$818.3 m$537 m$648 m

Total Assets

$7.4 b$8.1 b$8.3 b$8.8 b

Accounts Payable

Total Debt

$2.3 b$2.1 b$2.5 b

Current Liabilities

$730.6 m$898.8 m$757.6 m$744.4 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$942.5 m$949.8 m$947.1 m$954.8 m

Retained Earnings

$2.4 b$2.8 b$3 b$3.1 b

Total Equity

$3.7 b$4.1 b$3.9 b$4.1 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.6 x0.5 x0.6 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2 x2 x2.1 x2.2 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$353.3 m$504.3 m$485.3 m$479.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$223.3 m$258.1 m$284.6 m$305 m

Accounts Receivable

($14 m)$17.2 m$12 m($18 m)


$7.1 m$9.2 m($26 m)($14 m)

Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$798.3 m$906 m$909.3 m$913.3 m

Capital Expenditures

($594.8 m)($668.2 m)($688 m)($563.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($833.3 m)($982.9 m)($873 m)($628.2 m)

Long-term Borrowings

($1.3 b)($508 m)($149.8 m)($276.4 m)

Dividends Paid

($71.2 m)($116.6 m)($140.1 m)($142.8 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

$391.9 m($4.6 m)($247.7 m)($251.1 m)

Interest Paid

$84.1 m$72.5 m$81.1 m$84.3 m

Free Cash Flow

$1.4 b$1.6 b$1.6 b$1.5 b

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