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tickrz rank
C
Kansas City Southern (KSU)
Services | Railroads
CEO: Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
Employees: 6670
kcsouthern.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value Rank207Dividend Rank158
Moat Rank147Financial Strength Rank99
Growth Rank168Momentum Rank410
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield1.46%
Payout Ratio27.41%
3 yr Dividend Growth15.35%
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio18.58x
P/B Ratio2.31x
P/S Ratio4.03x
EV/EBITDA Ratio10.89x
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score6
Debt-to-Equity57%
Interest Coverage8.3x
MOAT
ROE11.9%
ROIC8.85%
Net Margin19.95%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth8.11%
5 yr SPS Growth2.7%
5 yr BPS Growth8.83%
Kansas City Southern has carved out a durable competitive advantage within its industry
 tickrz summary
Kansas City Southern receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Kansas City Southern's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 18.6x, a P/B ratio of 2.3x, a P/S ratio of 4x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 10.9x. Kansas City Southern ranks 207 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.Kansas City Southern ranks 252 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Kansas City Southern is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

 quality
 moat financial strength
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Kansas City Southern appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector. Kansas City Southern has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 8.3x, a debt/equity ratio of 57% and a Moat Rank of 147 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.


 momentum
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -1.6% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 410. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Kansas City Southern will not appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 value + yield
Shares currently yield 1.46%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Kansas City Southern ranks 158 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

 growth
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 8.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 2.7% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 8.8% combine to produce this average score.

Kansas City Southern (KSU)
Services | Railroads
CEO: Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
Employees: 6670
kcsouthern.com


tickrz rank
C

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio18.58x
P/B Ratio2.31x
P/S Ratio4.03x
EV/EBITDA Ratio10.89x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield1.46%
Payout Ratio27.41%
3 yr Dividend Growth15.35%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score6
Debt-to-Equity57%
Interest Coverage8.3x
MOAT
ROE11.9%
ROIC8.85%
Net Margin19.95%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth8.11%
5 yr SPS Growth2.7%
5 yr BPS Growth8.83%

TICKRZ RANK
Kansas City Southern receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Kansas City Southern's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 18.6x, a P/B ratio of 2.3x, a P/S ratio of 4x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 10.9x. Kansas City Southern ranks 207 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Kansas City Southern ranks 252 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Kansas City Southern is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Kansas City Southern appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Kansas City Southern has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 8.3x, a debt/equity ratio of 57% and a Moat Rank of 147 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -1.6% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 410. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Kansas City Southern will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 1.46%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Kansas City Southern ranks 158 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 8.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 2.7% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 8.8% combine to produce this average score.