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B
Kansas City Southern (KSU)
Services | Transportation
107.84  -0.16%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankB / 208Warren Buffett RankC / 260
Pure Value RankC / 252Dividend RankB / 174
Moat RankB / 156Financial Strength RankB / 168
Growth RankB / 181Momentum RankB / 229
KSU vs TRANSPORTATION SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
KSUSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO21.3619.719.28
EV/EBITDA RATIO11.781011.77
P/S RATIO4.592.12.03
P/B RATIO2.7110.53.09
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY12.06%25.27%13.82%
RETURN ON CAPITAL8.6%20.39%10.04%
NET MARGIN19.95%9.03%9.76%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
1.23%
PAYOUT RATIO26.55%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH15.35%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
6 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY57%
INTEREST COVERAGE8.3x
CURRENT RATIO0.87
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH8.11%
5 YR SPS GROWTH2.7%
5 YR BPS GROWTH8.83%
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tickrz rank B / 208
Kansas City Southern receives a B 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 C / 252Warren Buffett ranking C / 260
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 21.4x, a P/B ratio of 2.7x, a P/S ratio of 4.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 11.8x. Kansas City Southern ranks 252 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.Kansas City Southern ranks 260 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly 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.

quality
moat B / 156financial strength B / 168
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 average. Our analysis of its moat reveals neither a durable moat or enduring competitive advantages.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 156 translate to an average Financial Strength score.


momentum B / 229
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 appreciate by 15.66% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 229. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Kansas City Southern will not appeal to momentum investors.

yield B / 174
value + yield
Shares currently yield 1.23%. 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 174 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

growth B / 181
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 | Transportation
107.84  -0.16%


tickrz rank
B
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio21.36x
P/B Ratio2.71x
P/S Ratio4.59x
EV/EBITDA Ratio11.78x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
1.23%
PAYOUT RATIO26.55%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH15.35%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
6 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY57%
INTEREST COVERAGE8.3x
CURRENT RATIO0.87
MOAT
ROE12.06%
ROIC8.6%
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 B 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 21.4x, a P/B ratio of 2.7x, a P/S ratio of 4.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 11.8x. Kansas City Southern ranks 252 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Kansas City Southern ranks 260 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly 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.

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 average. Our analysis of its moat reveals neither a durable moat or enduring competitive advantages.

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 156 translate to an average 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 appreciate by 15.66% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 229. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Kansas City Southern will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 1.23%. 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 174 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.