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Earnings Outlook For Kansas City Southern

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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) unveils its next round of earnings this Friday, January 22. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the earnings announcement.

Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share

Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.

Earnings And Revenue

Analysts predict Kansas City Southern will report earnings of $1.92 per share on revenue of $695.37 million. Kansas City Southern earnings in the same period a year ago was $1.82 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $729.50 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Wall Street analysts who study this company will publish analyst estimates of revenue and EPS. The averages of all analyst EPS and revenue estimates are called the "consensus estimates"; these consensus estimates can have a significant effect on a company's performance during an earnings release. When a company posts earnings or revenue above or below a consensus estimate, it has posted an "earnings surprise", which can really move a stock depending on the difference between actual and estimated values.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Friday, earnings would be up 5.49%. Revenue would be down 4.68% from the same quarter last year. Kansas City Southern's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 1.90 1.15 1.78 1.85
EPS Actual 1.96 1.15 1.96 1.82
Revenue Estimate 662.69 M 564.22 M 716.18 M 730.94 M
Revenue Actual 659.60 M 547.90 M 731.70 M 729.50 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of Kansas City Southern are up 28.81%.

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.

 

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