Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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116.79 -3.32  -2.76% NYSE Oct 22, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

3.538 for Oct. 22, 2014

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Oct. 22, 2014 3.538
Oct. 21, 2014 3.642
Oct. 20, 2014 3.530
Oct. 17, 2014 3.511
Oct. 16, 2014 3.529
Oct. 15, 2014 3.504
Oct. 14, 2014 3.491
Oct. 13, 2014 3.382
Oct. 10, 2014 3.413
Oct. 9, 2014 3.507
Oct. 8, 2014 3.621
Oct. 7, 2014 3.546
Oct. 6, 2014 3.655
Oct. 3, 2014 3.700
Oct. 2, 2014 3.595
Oct. 1, 2014 3.543
Sept. 30, 2014 3.675
Sept. 29, 2014 3.805
Sept. 26, 2014 3.754
Sept. 25, 2014 3.722
Sept. 24, 2014 3.782
Sept. 23, 2014 3.724
Sept. 22, 2014 3.741
Sept. 19, 2014 3.797
Sept. 18, 2014 3.810
   
Sept. 17, 2014 3.806
Sept. 16, 2014 3.702
Sept. 15, 2014 3.604
Sept. 12, 2014 3.594
Sept. 11, 2014 3.616
Sept. 10, 2014 3.602
Sept. 9, 2014 3.612
Sept. 8, 2014 3.630
Sept. 5, 2014 3.665
Sept. 4, 2014 3.633
Sept. 3, 2014 3.618
Sept. 2, 2014 3.632
Aug. 29, 2014 3.607
Aug. 28, 2014 3.576
Aug. 27, 2014 3.582
Aug. 26, 2014 3.548
Aug. 25, 2014 3.555
Aug. 22, 2014 3.552
Aug. 21, 2014 3.572
Aug. 20, 2014 3.581
Aug. 19, 2014 3.532
Aug. 18, 2014 3.546
Aug. 15, 2014 3.519
Aug. 14, 2014 3.516
Aug. 13, 2014 3.470

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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KSU Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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CSX 3.062
Norfolk Southern 2.815
Union Pacific 4.557

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.148 Nov 2 2009
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 2.750

KSU Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("KSU", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("KSU", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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