Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern

Overview
Date Founded

1962

Headquarters

427 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64105, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

6,522

Industries

Railroads
Other Business & Consulting Services
Other Transportation

Company Description

Kansas City Southern is a transportation holding company. It focuses on the growing north or south freight corridor connecting key commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with major industrial cities in Mexico. The firm also engages in the freight rail transportation business operating through a single coordinated rail network. The company was founded by Arthur E. Stilwell in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President, Accounting

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

KCSM President, General Manager & Executive Representative

Executive Vice President-Operations

Board of Directors

EPR Properties

President & Chief Executive Officer at Kansas City Southern

Counsel at White & Case LLP

Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

President & Chief Executive Officer at Coeur Mining, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at FedEx Ground

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Chief Executive Officer at CTEK Venture Centers

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Parnassus Investments is an active, long-term manager which seeks to invest in good businesses with increasingly relevant products or services, sustainable competitive advantages, quality management teams and ethical business practices. The firm uses fundamental security analysis methods in managing client accounts and they seek to identify and invest in stocks trading at large discounts to their assessment of the company's intrinsic value. Parnassus Investments offers different equity investment strategies that vary based on market capitalization and other factors as well as a fixed income strategy.

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Chilton Investment is a global investment management firm that aims to produce superior investment returns by aggressively seeking capital appreciation in rising markets and preserves capital in declining markets. The firm takes a long-term perspective and endeavors to maintain a focused, disciplined portfolio that consistently generates profits for clients over time. Chilton Investment invests primarily in equity securities, both through long positions and short positions. Their investment philosophy is generally based on fundamental research with a bottom-up approach. The firm invests in both growth and value companies that it believes meet short-term and long-term fundamental criteria.

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MFSI primarily manages long-only investment strategies. To a lesser extent, the MFS Global Group manages some strategies that may employ both long and short positions as a principal strategy and/or manages exposure to asset classes, markets, and currencies, primarily through the use of derivatives. The firm utilizes various investment techniques to implement their investment strategies. In addition, they may use exchange-traded and OTC derivatives to manage, currency or interest rate exposure. While the firm may use derivatives for any investment purpose, MFSI generally uses derivatives primarily to increase or decrease exposure to a particular market, segment of the market, or security, to increase or decrease interest rate or currency exposure, or as an alternative to direct investments.

Recent Transactions
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Canadian National Railways purchases Kansas City Southern

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Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. purchases Kansas City Southern

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Kansas City Southern issued USD Common Stock

Transaction Advisors
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Advisors & Consultants
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Former Partner at White & Case LLP

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Former Vice President Intermodal Operations at Kansas City Southern

Clients

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, and retailing services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC (BNSF), Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, and Service and Retailing. The GEICO segment involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share and facultative reinsurance worldwide. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies for primarily commercial accounts. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and real estate brokerage activities. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment provides fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and various retailing businesses, including automobile dealerships, and trailer and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. engages in the provision of rail service. It offers rail and intermodal transportation services. It also transports bulk commodities, merchandise freight, and intermodal traffic. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Green Plains Partners LP provides ethanol and fuel storage, terminal and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses. The company was founded on March 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$28B
Total Enterprise Value
$23.2B
Earnings Per Share
$6.54
Revenue
$2.63B
Net Profit
$617M
EBITDA
$1.39B
EBITDAMargin
52.86%
Total Debt
$3.84B
Total Equity
$4.38B
Enterprise Value / Sales
8.83x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
16.65x
TEVNet Income
37.66x
Debt TEV
0.17x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.07%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Suppliers
ServiceNow, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Santa Clara, CA

ServiceNow is a leading provider of cloud-based services that automate enterprise IT operations. Our service includes a suite of applications built on our proprietary platform that automates workflow and provides integration between related business processes. We focus on transforming enterprise IT by automating and standardizing business processes and consolidating IT across the global enterprise. Organizations deploy our service to create a single system of record for enterprise IT, lower operational costs and enhance efficiency. Additionally, our customers use our extensible platform to build custom applications for automating activities unique to their business requirements. We help transform IT organizations from reactive, manual and task-oriented, to pro-active, automated and service-oriented organizations. Our on-demand service enables organizations to define their IT strategy, design the systems and infrastructure that will support that strategy, and implement, manage and automate that infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, while leveraging our self-service capability. We provide a broad set of integrated functionality that is highly configurable and extensible and can be efficiently implemented and upgraded. Further, our multi-instance architecture has proven scalability for global enterprises, and advantages in security, reliability and deployment location. We offer our service under a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model. Customers can rapidly deploy our service in a modular fashion, allowing them to solve immediate business needs and access, configure and build new applications as their requirements evolve. Our service, which is accessed through an intuitive web-based interface, can be easily configured to adapt to customer workflow and processes. Upgrades to our service are designed to be efficient and compatible with configuration changes and applied with minimal disruption to ongoing operations.

Competitors
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Other Insurance Services - Greenwich, Connecticut

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, and retailing services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC (BNSF), Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, and Service and Retailing. The GEICO segment involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share and facultative reinsurance worldwide. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies for primarily commercial accounts. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and real estate brokerage activities. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment provides fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and various retailing businesses, including automobile dealerships, and trailer and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Union Pacific Corporation Railroads - Omaha, Nebraska

Union Pacific Corp. engages in the provision of railroad and freight transportation services. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Co., operates as a railroad franchise. The Railroad's diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Grupo México S.A.B. de C.V. Non-Energy Mining & Minerals - Mexico City, Mexico

Grupo México S.A.B. de C.V. engages in the provision of copper business. Its activities include mining, exploration, exploitation, multimodal freight railroad service and infrastructure development. It operates through the following divisions: Mining, Transportation, Infrastructure, and Corporate. The Mining division includes copper extraction, copper smelting and refining operations, copper production, with byproducts of molybdenum, silver and other materials, mainly in Peru and the USA. The Transportation division provides rail transportation operations carried out through its subsidiaries. The Infrastructure division carries out activities such as provision of oil drilling services, construction services and construction of power generation plants. The Corporate division represents the balances and corporate transactions that originate from activities carried out in the US, Peru, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Mexico City.

Awards & Honors
Rank #858
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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