Company profile

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
Former names
Kansas City Southern Industries Inc
IRS number

KSU^ stock data



17 Apr 20
15 Jul 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Mar 20 Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19
Revenue 731.7M 729.5M 747.7M 714M
Net income 151.8M 127.2M 180.2M 128.7M
Diluted EPS 1.58 1.3 1.81 1.28
Net profit margin 20.75% 17.44% 24.10% 18.03%
Operating income 288.8M 236M 282M 208M
Net change in cash -57.8M 87.2M 14M -45.1M
Cash on hand 91M 148.8M 61.6M 47.6M
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 2.87B 2.71B 2.58B 2.33B
Net income 538.9M 627.4M 962M 478.1M
Diluted EPS 5.4 6.13 9.16 4.43
Net profit margin 18.80% 23.12% 37.24% 20.48%
Operating income 886.3M 986.3M 921.6M 818.5M
Net change in cash 48.3M -33.6M -36.5M 34M
Cash on hand 148.8M 100.5M 134.1M 170.6M

Financial data from company earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
8 Jul 20 Druten Robert J Dividend Equivalent Right Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 146.93 17.627 2.59K 274.493
8 Jul 20 Mcdonnell Thomas A Dividend Equivalent Right Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 146.93 4.733 695.39 15.173
8 Jul 20 Garza Santos David F Dividend Equivalent Right Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 146.93 1.579 232 1.579
10 Jun 20 Michael J. Naatz Common Stock Sell Dispose S No 158.1262 3,000 474.38K 12,507
4 Jun 20 Adam J Godderz Common Stock Sell Dispose S No 154.9365 550 85.22K 4,432
91.4% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 634 676 -6.2%
Opened positions 79 137 -42.3%
Closed positions 121 67 +80.6%
Increased positions 197 190 +3.7%
Reduced positions 257 225 +14.2%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 125.3B 139.27B -10.0%
Total shares 86.82M 87.49M -0.8%
Total puts 1.25M 1.07M +16.8%
Total calls 743.91K 1.04M -28.4%
Total put/call ratio 1.7 1.0 +63.2%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 11M $1.4B +2.3%
Massachusetts Financial Services 8.09M $1.03B -8.9%
BLK BlackRock 7.28M $925.89M +2.3%
STT State Street 4.53M $577.66M +0.0%
Boston Partners 3.17M $402.81M -34.7%
Nuveen Asset Management 2.33M $295.8M +30.2%
N Price T Rowe Associates 2.21M $281.15M -2.4%
WFC^Z Wells Fargo & Company 1.94M $246.85M -2.0%
Geode Capital Management 1.8M $228.18M +3.7%
Lazard Asset Management 1.66M $211.14M -9.6%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Boston Partners 3.17M -1.68M -34.7%
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank, Frankfurt am Main 1.36M +1.34M +7883.2%
Norges Bank 0 -1.04M EXIT
FDx Advisors 983.68K +981.99K +58002.8%
Massachusetts Financial Services 8.09M -789.37K -8.9%
FMR 287.83K -665.23K -69.8%
FRLG Goldman Sachs 572.24K -588.4K -50.7%
Nuveen Asset Management 2.33M +538.88K +30.2%
Lord, Abbett & Co. 74.43K -492.74K -86.9%
Bessemer 702.31K -484.65K -40.8%

Financial report summary

  • KCS U.S. and Mexico rail common carrier subsidiaries are required by United States and Mexican laws, respectively, to transport hazardous materials, which could expose KCS to significant costs and claims.
  • KCS’s business is subject to regulation by federal, state and local legislatures and agencies that could impose significant costs on the Company’s business operations.
  • KCSM’s Mexican Concession is subject to revocation or termination in certain circumstances, which would prevent KCSM from conducting rail operations under the Concession and would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
  • KCS’s ownership of KCSM and operations in Mexico subject it to economic and political risks.
  • KCS depends on the stability, availability and security of its information technology systems to operate its business. Disruptions in KCS’s information technology (“IT”) systems could materially adversely affect the Company’s business and operating results.
  • Capacity constraints could materially adversely affect service and operating efficiency.
  • Downturns in the United States economy or in trade between the United States and Asia or Mexico and fluctuations in the peso-dollar exchange rates could have material adverse effects on KCS’s consolidated financial statements.
  • Severe weather or other natural disasters could result in significant business interruptions and expenditures and our insurance coverage may not be sufficient to cover damages to us or all of our liabilities.
  • KCS’s business may be adversely affected by changes in general economic or other conditions.
  • KCS may be subject to various claims and litigation that could have a material adverse effect on KCS’s consolidated financial statements.
  • KCS competes against other railroads and other transportation providers.
  • KCS’s business strategy, operations and growth rely significantly on agreements with other railroads and third parties.
  • KCS is subject to environmental regulations, which may impose significant costs on the Company’s business operations.
  • KCS’s business is vulnerable to fluctuations in fuel costs and disruptions in fuel supplies.
  • Weaknesses in the short and long-term debt markets could negatively impact the Company’s access to capital.
  • KCS’s business may be affected by climate change and the market and regulatory responses to climate change.
  • A majority of KCS’s employees belong to labor unions. Strikes or work stoppages could adversely affect operations.
  • KCS is dependent on certain key suppliers of core rail equipment.
  • The unavailability of qualified personnel could adversely affect KCS’s operations.
  • KCS’s business may be affected by future acts of terrorism, war or other acts of violence or crime.
Management Discussion
  • Revenues include both revenue for transportation services and fuel surcharges. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, revenues increased 8% and carload/unit volumes increased 4%, compared to the same period in 2019. Revenues increased primarily due to growth in refined fuel products and liquid petroleum gas shipments to Mexico, and favorable comparable volumes due to service interruptions at Lazaro Cardenas due to teacher protests in 2019.
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2020, revenue per carload/unit increased by 3%, compared to the same period in 2019, due to higher fuel surcharge, positive pricing impacts, and longer average length of haul. These increases were partially offset by mix.
  • The average exchange rate of Mexican pesos per U.S. dollar was Ps.19.9 for the three months ended March 30, 2020, compared to Ps.19.2 for the same period in 2019, which resulted in a decrease to revenues of approximately $0.3 million.
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