Company profile

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

KSU^ stock data



24 Jan 20
3 Apr 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19
Revenue 729.5M 747.7M 714M 674.8M
Net income 127.2M 180.2M 128.7M 102.8M
Diluted EPS 1.3 1.81 1.28 1.02
Net profit margin 17.44% 24.10% 18.03% 15.23%
Operating income 236M 282M 208M 160.3M
Net change in cash 87.2M 14M -45.1M -7.8M
Cash on hand 148.8M 61.6M 47.6M 92.7M
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 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
13 Mar 20 Patrick J Ottensmeyer Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F 114.55 869 99.54K 109,221
28 Feb 20 Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F 152.34 966 147.16K 46,360
28 Feb 20 Michael W Upchurch Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F 152.34 3,247 494.65K 23,965
28 Feb 20 Jeffrey M Songer Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F 152.34 3,147 479.41K 31,318.356
28 Feb 20 Patrick J Ottensmeyer Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F 152.34 16,302 2.48M 110,090
88.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 672 605 +11.1%
Opened positions 135 78 +73.1%
Closed positions 68 60 +13.3%
Increased positions 189 202 -6.4%
Reduced positions 224 203 +10.3%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 139.24B 87.29B +59.5%
Total shares 87.34M 87.54M -0.2%
Total puts 1.07M 588.8K +81.4%
Total calls 1.04M 869.2K +19.6%
Total put/call ratio 1.0 0.7 +51.7%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 10.75M $1.65B -0.5%
Massachusetts Financial Services 8.88M $1.36B -10.7%
BLK BlackRock 7.11M $1.09B +0.6%
Boston Partners 4.85M $742.82M -7.5%
STT State Street 4.53M $695.13M +6.8%
N Price T Rowe Associates 2.27M $346.97M -33.6%
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 1.98M $303.19M -24.7%
Lazard Asset Management 1.84M $281.39M -50.8%
Nuveen Asset Management 1.79M $273.7M +188.7%
Geode Capital Management 1.73M $264.96M +2.6%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Lazard Asset Management 1.84M -1.89M -50.8%
Nuveen Asset Management 1.79M +1.17M +188.7%
N Price T Rowe Associates 2.27M -1.15M -33.6%
Massachusetts Financial Services 8.88M -1.06M -10.7%
Norges Bank 1.04M +1.04M NEW
FMR 953.06K +805.33K +545.1%
GS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.16M +756.64K +187.3%
Citadel Advisors 240.62K -712.2K -74.7%
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 1.98M -648.05K -24.7%
Lord, Abbett & Co. 567.17K +567.17K NEW

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 revenue for transportation services and fuel surcharges. Revenues in 2019 increased 6% from 2018, as a result of an increase of 6% in revenue per carload/unit due to mix, higher fuel surcharge, and positive pricing impacts. Revenue per carload/unit was partially offset by the weakening of the Mexican peso against the U.S. dollar of approximately $3.0 million, compared to the prior year, for revenue transactions denominated in Mexican pesos. The average exchange rate of Mexican pesos per U.S. dollar was Ps.19.3 for 2019, compared to Ps.19.2 for 2018.
  • Carloads were down 1% primarily as declines in automotive and intermodal offset growth in refined fuel products and liquid petroleum gas shipments to Mexico, as well as favorable impacts of improved operations in northern Mexico, metals growth, and improved cycle times for agriculture and mineral shipments. Improved operations and cycle times are primarily the result of implementing PSR initiatives during 2019.
  • KCS’s fuel surcharges are a mechanism to adjust revenue based upon changes in fuel prices above fuel price thresholds set in KCS’s tariffs or contracts. Fuel surcharge revenue is calculated using a fuel price from a prior time period that can be up to 60 days earlier. In a period of volatile fuel prices or changing customer business mix, changes in fuel expense and fuel surcharge revenue may differ.
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