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About Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America.
The company, through, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), serves a ten-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and various key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
The company controls and owns the stock of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM). KCSM operates a key commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has as its core route the strategic portion of the direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. KCSM serves Mexicos principal industrial cities and three of its major seaports. KCSMs rail lines provide rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, the rail freight interchange point between the United States and Mexico. Under the Concession, KCSM has the right to control and operate the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, which spans the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico. KCSM provides rail access to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean.
The company wholly owns, directly, and indirectly through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Mexrail, Inc. (Mexrail) which, in turn, wholly owns The Texas Mexican Railway Company (Tex-Mex). Tex-Mex owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas, which connects the operations of KCSR with KCSM. Through its ownership of Mexrail, the company owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. Laredo is a principal international gateway. The company also controls the southern half of this bridge through its ownership of KCSM.
The KCS coordinated rail network (KCSR, KCSM, and Tex-Mex) comprises approximately 6,000 miles of main and branch lines extending from the midwest and southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico and connects with other Class I railroads, providing shippers with other railroad routes and giving direct access to Mexico and the southeast and southwest United States through less congested interchange hubs.
The company's joint venture company, Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), has a concession from the Republic of Panama to reconstruct and operate the Panama Canal Railway, a 47-mile railroad located adjacent to the Panama Canal that provides international container shipping companies with a railway transportation option in lieu of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Railway is a north-south railroad traversing the Isthmus of Panama between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. PCRCs wholly-owned subsidiary, Panarail Tourism Company (Panarail), operates and promotes commuter and tourist passenger service over the Panama Canal Railway.
Other subsidiaries and affiliates of KCS include the following: Meridian Speedway, LLC (MSLLC), a 72% owned consolidated affiliate that owns the former KCSR rail line between Meridian, Mississippi and Shreveport, Louisiana, which is the portion of the KCSR rail line between Dallas, Texas and Meridian known as the Meridian Speedway; Pabtex, Inc., a wholly-owned and consolidated owner of a bulk materials handling facility with deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico at Port Arthur, Texas that stores and transfers petroleum coke from rail cars to ships, primarily for export; Trans-Serve, Inc. (doing business as Superior Tie and Timber), a wholly-owned and consolidated operator of a railroad wood tie treatment facility; Transfin Insurance, Ltd., a wholly-owned and consolidated captive insurance company, providing property, general liability and certain other insurance coverage to KCS and its subsidiaries and affiliates; Southern Capital Corporation, LLC (Southern Capital), a 50% owned unconsolidated affiliate that leases locomotives and other equipment; and Ferrocarril y Terminal del Valle de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (FTVM), a 25% owned unconsolidated affiliate that provides railroad services, as well as ancillary services in the greater Mexico City a
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1. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN SWOT ANALYSIS
4. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Kansas City Southern Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Kansas City Southern and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Kansas City Southern and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Kansas City Southern Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Kansas City Southern Industry Position Analysis
6. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Kansas City Southern Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Kansas City Southern Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Kansas City Southern Major Shareholders
Kansas City Southern History
Kansas City Southern Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Kansas City Southern Offices and Representations
Kansas City Southern SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Kansas City Southern Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Kansas City Southern Capital Market Snapshot
Kansas City Southern Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Statistics
Kansas City Southern Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Kansas City Southern Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Kansas City Southern Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Kansas City Southern 1-year Stock Charts
Kansas City Southern 5-year Stock Charts
Kansas City Southern vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Kansas City Southern vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Kansas City Southern Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?