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Earnings Outlook For Kansas City Southern

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On Friday, October 16, Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) will release its latest earnings report. Check out Benzinga's preview to understand the implications.

Earnings and Revenue

Sell-side analysts expect Kansas City Southern's EPS to be near $1.9 on sales of $662.69 million. Kansas City Southern EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $1.94. Revenue was $747.70 million. If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Friday, quarterly profit would be down 2.06%. Revenue would have fallen 11.37% from the same quarter last year. The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019
EPS Estimate 1.15 1.78 1.85 1.79
EPS Actual 1.15 1.96 1.82 1.94
Revenue Estimate 564.22 M 716.18 M 730.94 M 734.08 M
Revenue Actual 547.90 M 731.70 M 729.50 M 747.70 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Kansas City Southern were trading at $184.41 as of October 14. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 26.13%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably happy going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Kansas City Southern is scheduled to hold the call at 08:45:00 ET and can be accessed here: https://78449.choruscall.com/dataconf/productusers/ksu/mediaframe/40366/indexr.html

 

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