Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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92.07 +0.87  +0.95% NYSE Jul 1, 5:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

2.662 for July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015 2.662
June 30, 2015 2.637
June 29, 2015 2.631
June 26, 2015 2.687
June 25, 2015 2.672
June 24, 2015 2.683
June 23, 2015 2.765
June 22, 2015 2.769
June 19, 2015 2.752
June 18, 2015 2.781
June 17, 2015 2.729
June 16, 2015 2.716
June 15, 2015 2.714
June 12, 2015 2.722
June 11, 2015 2.740
June 10, 2015 2.687
June 9, 2015 2.694
June 8, 2015 2.692
June 5, 2015 2.722
June 4, 2015 2.696
June 3, 2015 2.720
June 2, 2015 2.708
June 1, 2015 2.675
May 29, 2015 2.617
May 28, 2015 2.672
May 27, 2015 2.732
   
May 26, 2015 2.704
May 22, 2015 2.715
May 21, 2015 2.764
May 20, 2015 2.706
May 19, 2015 2.732
May 18, 2015 2.737
May 15, 2015 2.754
May 14, 2015 2.744
May 13, 2015 2.808
May 12, 2015 2.852
May 11, 2015 2.915
May 8, 2015 2.954
May 7, 2015 2.937
May 6, 2015 2.957
May 5, 2015 2.949
May 4, 2015 2.992
May 1, 2015 2.998
April 30, 2015 2.963
April 29, 2015 2.983
April 28, 2015 3.031
April 27, 2015 3.071
April 24, 2015 3.079
April 23, 2015 3.094
April 22, 2015 3.072
April 21, 2015 3.041

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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 2.851
Norfolk Southern 2.190
Union Pacific 3.966

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.425 Aug 24 2010
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 2.973

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)

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