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Kinder Morgan, Inc is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Kinder Morgan shares (KMI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kinder Morgan employs 11,086 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Kinder Morgan

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  3. Search for Kinder Morgan Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KMI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Kinder Morgan reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$12.86, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Kinder Morgan, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kinder Morgan. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Kinder Morgan's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Kinder Morgan's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$12.86, which is 41.92% down on its pre-crash value of USD$22.14 and 36.52% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$9.42.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Kinder Morgan shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$529.99 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$617.92.

Kinder Morgan share price

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Kinder Morgan shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$12.86
52-week rangeUSD$9.42 - USD$22.58
50-day moving average USD$13.0634
200-day moving average USD$14.4285
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.45
PE ratio 183.1429
Dividend yield USD$1.05 (8.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.071

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Is it a good time to buy Kinder Morgan stock?

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Kinder Morgan price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.86 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) 1.98%
1 month (2020-09-18) -1.68%
3 months (2020-07-20) -11.31%
6 months (2020-04-20) -12.46%
1 year (2019-10-18) -35.76%
2 years (2018-10-19) -28.48%
3 years (2017-10-20) -30.18%
5 years (2015-10-20) -59.72%

Is Kinder Morgan under- or over-valued?

Valuing Kinder Morgan stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kinder Morgan's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Kinder Morgan's P/E ratio

Kinder Morgan's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 183x. In other words, Kinder Morgan shares trade at around 183x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Kinder Morgan's PEG ratio

Kinder Morgan's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1183. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kinder Morgan's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kinder Morgan's EBITDA

Kinder Morgan's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kinder Morgan's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Kinder Morgan financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.54%
Gross profit TTM USD$7.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.04%
Return on equity TTM 0.67%
Profit margin 1.41%
Book value $14.041
Market capitalisation USD$28.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kinder Morgan shares

There are currently 18.7 million Kinder Morgan shares held short by investors – that's known as Kinder Morgan's "short interest". This figure is 21.8% down from 23.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kinder Morgan shares can be evaluated.

Kinder Morgan's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kinder Morgan's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kinder Morgan shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kinder Morgan shares traded daily (recently around 13.4 million). Kinder Morgan's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Kinder Morgan shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.

However Kinder Morgan's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kinder Morgan shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kinder Morgan shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kinder Morgan's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kinder Morgan shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kinder Morgan shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kinder Morgan.

Find out more about how you can short Kinder Morgan stock.

Kinder Morgan's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kinder Morgan.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Kinder Morgan's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.31

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kinder Morgan's overall score of 19.31 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kinder Morgan is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Kinder Morgan's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.05/100

Kinder Morgan's environmental score of 7.05 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kinder Morgan is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Kinder Morgan's social score

Social score: 5.04/100

Kinder Morgan's social score of 5.04 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kinder Morgan is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Kinder Morgan's governance score

Governance score: 3.73/100

Kinder Morgan's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kinder Morgan is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Kinder Morgan's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Kinder Morgan scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kinder Morgan has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Kinder Morgan, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 19.31
Total ESG percentile 16.98
Environmental score 7.05
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 5.04
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.73
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Kinder Morgan share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 115.17% of net profits

Recently Kinder Morgan has paid out, on average, around 115.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kinder Morgan shareholders could enjoy a 8.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kinder Morgan's case, that would currently equate to about $1.05 per share.

Kinder Morgan's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Kinder Morgan's most recent dividend payout was on 17 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kinder Morgan's shares ever split?

Kinder Morgan's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 20 January 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kinder Morgan shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kinder Morgan shares which in turn could have impacted Kinder Morgan's share price.

Kinder Morgan share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kinder Morgan's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.42 up to $22.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMI.US volatility(beta: 0.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kinder Morgan's is 0.9349. This would suggest that Kinder Morgan's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Kinder Morgan overview

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines, Terminals, and CO2 segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas gathering systems and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas liquefaction and storage facilities. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Terminals segment owns and/or operates liquids and bulk terminals that stores and handles various commodities, including gasoline, diesel fuel, chemicals, ethanol, metals, and petroleum coke; and owns tankers. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 to recovery and production crude oil from mature oil fields; and owns interests in/or operates oil fields and gasoline processing plants, as well as operates a crude oil pipeline system in West Texas. It owns and operates approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 147 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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