Kirby Corporation is a marine shipping business based in the US. Kirby Corporation shares (KEX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kirby Corporation employs 5,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- Stock performance over time
- Can I short KEX shares?
- Are KEX shares over-valued?
- Kirby Corporation's financials
- How volatile are KEX shares?
- Does Kirby Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have KEX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
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Kirby Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$65.33|
|52-week range||$35.10 - $70.60|
|50-day moving average||$61.11|
|200-day moving average||$62.11|
|Wall St. target price||$67.43|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.19|
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Kirby Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-22)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||7.10%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||2.56%|
|6 months (2021-01-29)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-29)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-29)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-29)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-29)||N/A|
Is Kirby Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Kirby Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kirby Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kirby Corporation's P/E ratio
Kirby Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Kirby Corporation shares trade at around 51x 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.
Kirby Corporation's PEG ratio
Kirby Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6932. 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 Kirby Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kirby Corporation's EBITDA
Kirby Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $317.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kirby Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Kirby Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||$660.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.33%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Kirby Corporation shares
There are currently 2.1 million Kirby Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kirby Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% up from 2.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kirby Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Kirby Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Kirby Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kirby Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kirby Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 371637.68115942). Kirby Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.52. In other words for every 100,000 Kirby Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5520 shares are currently held short.
However Kirby Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kirby Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kirby Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kirby Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kirby Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0345% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kirby Corporation shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kirby Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Kirby Corporation stock.
Kirby Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Kirby Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Kirby Corporation's shares ever split?
Kirby Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kirby Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kirby Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Kirby Corporation's share price.
Kirby Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Kirby Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.1 up to $70.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kirby Corporation's is 1.4527. This would suggest that Kirby Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Kirby Corporation overview
Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It also transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges; and operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat units that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargoes in the United States coastal trade. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and operated 1,066 inland tank barges with 24. 1 million barrels of capacity, 248 inland towboats, 44 coastal tank barges with 4. 2 million barrels of capacity, 44 coastal tugboats, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 4 offshore tugboats, and 1 docking tugboat. The company's Distribution and Services segment sells replacement parts; provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and related oilfield services equipment; rebuilds component parts or diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears, and related equipment used in oilfield services, marine, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications; rents generators, industrial compressors, railcar movers, and high capacity lift trucks; and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Kirby Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.071% of Kirby Corporation shares are held by insiders and 96.337% by institutions. How many people work for Kirby Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,400 work at Kirby Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Kirby Corporation?
Kirby Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Kirby Corporation based?
Kirby Corporation's address is: 55 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX, United States, 77007 What is Kirby Corporation's ISIN number?
Kirby Corporation's international securities identification number is: US4972661064 What is Kirby Corporation's CUSIP number?
Kirby Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 497266106
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