Kansas City Southern Earnings: What Investors Should Watch
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, July 19th. Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiary, is the holding company for transportation segment subsidiaries and affiliates. The Company operates a railroad system that provides shippers with rail freight services in commercial and industrial markets of the United States and Mexico.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kansas City Southern Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.95 per share on revenues of $577.08 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 30.88.
Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.15 to a profit $1.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.09, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Kansas City Southern has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||1,852||1,480||1,815||2,098||2,239|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.86||0.61||1.67||3.00||3.43|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012||Mar. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||545.30||577.40||568.40||552.80|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.09||0.82||0.83||0.94|
Kansas City Southern has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)