Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

3.579 for Aug. 20, 2014

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Aug. 20, 2014 3.580
Aug. 19, 2014 3.531
Aug. 18, 2014 3.545
Aug. 15, 2014 3.518
Aug. 14, 2014 3.516
Aug. 13, 2014 3.470
Aug. 12, 2014 3.485
Aug. 11, 2014 3.491
Aug. 8, 2014 3.428
Aug. 7, 2014 3.358
Aug. 6, 2014 3.388
Aug. 5, 2014 3.388
Aug. 4, 2014 3.401
Aug. 1, 2014 3.370
July 31, 2014 3.409
July 30, 2014 3.464
July 29, 2014 3.442
July 28, 2014 3.471
July 25, 2014 3.572
July 24, 2014 3.616
July 23, 2014 3.617
July 22, 2014 3.644
July 21, 2014 3.609
July 18, 2014 3.638
July 17, 2014 3.541
   
July 16, 2014 3.548
July 15, 2014 3.524
July 14, 2014 3.522
July 11, 2014 3.503
July 10, 2014 3.494
July 9, 2014 3.493
July 8, 2014 3.425
July 7, 2014 3.397
July 3, 2014 3.420
July 2, 2014 3.376
July 1, 2014 3.351
June 30, 2014 3.361
June 27, 2014 3.415
June 26, 2014 3.424
June 25, 2014 3.446
June 24, 2014 3.418
June 23, 2014 3.442
June 20, 2014 3.472
June 19, 2014 3.459
June 18, 2014 3.443
June 17, 2014 3.384
June 16, 2014 3.368
June 13, 2014 3.368
June 12, 2014 3.341
June 11, 2014 3.404

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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 2.809
Norfolk Southern 2.719
Union Pacific 4.370

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.119 Aug 24 2009
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 2.666

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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