Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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92.74 -1.84  -1.95% NYSE Aug 31, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

2.636 for Aug. 31, 2015

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Aug. 31, 2015 2.636
Aug. 28, 2015 2.689
Aug. 27, 2015 2.652
Aug. 26, 2015 2.543
Aug. 25, 2015 2.460
Aug. 24, 2015 2.546
Aug. 21, 2015 2.638
Aug. 20, 2015 2.709
Aug. 19, 2015 2.787
Aug. 18, 2015 2.827
Aug. 17, 2015 2.822
Aug. 14, 2015 2.802
Aug. 13, 2015 2.780
Aug. 12, 2015 2.782
Aug. 11, 2015 2.793
Aug. 10, 2015 2.835
Aug. 7, 2015 2.729
Aug. 6, 2015 2.765
Aug. 5, 2015 2.770
Aug. 4, 2015 2.785
Aug. 3, 2015 2.771
July 31, 2015 2.820
July 30, 2015 2.867
July 29, 2015 2.874
July 28, 2015 2.779
   
July 27, 2015 2.649
July 24, 2015 2.644
July 23, 2015 2.654
July 22, 2015 2.744
July 21, 2015 2.779
July 20, 2015 2.769
July 17, 2015 2.803
July 16, 2015 2.631
July 15, 2015 2.655
July 14, 2015 2.685
July 13, 2015 2.674
July 10, 2015 2.686
July 9, 2015 2.650
July 8, 2015 2.633
July 7, 2015 2.683
July 6, 2015 2.605
July 2, 2015 2.626
July 1, 2015 2.618
June 30, 2015 2.592
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

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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

Companies
CSX 2.329
Norfolk Southern 1.944
Union Pacific 3.544

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.557 Sep 01 2010
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 3.012

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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