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How to buy Kirby Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Kirby Corporation stock.

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 5,125 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.6 billion.

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Kirby Corporation stock price (NYSE: KEX)

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Kirby Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$64.89
52-week range$55.03 - $75.08
50-day moving average $65.45
200-day moving average $65.08
Wall St. target price$82.17
PE ratio 40.1677
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.61

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Kirby Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.89 from 2023-01-30

1 week (2023-01-23) 0.96%
1 month (2022-12-30) 0.84%
3 months (2022-10-28) -4.26%
6 months (2022-08-01) 2.35%
1 year (2022-02-01) -1.53%
2 years (2021-02-01) 19.79%
3 years (2020-01-31) 73.29
5 years (2018-01-31) 74.9

Is Kirby Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 40x. In other words, Kirby Corporation shares trade at around 40x 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 2.6273. 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 $364.2 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 $2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.18%
Gross profit TTM $593.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.88%
Return on equity TTM 3.32%
Profit margin 3.63%
Book value $49.64
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $55.03 up to $75.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KEX.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 Kirby Corporation's is 1.2515. 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 service and towing vessel transporting bulk liquid product, as well as operates tank barge throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It also transport petrochemical, black oil, refined petroleum product, and agricultural chemicals by tank barge; and operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat unit that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargo in the United States coastal trade. As of December 31, 2021, it owned and operated 1,025 inland tank barge, approximately 255 inland towboat, 31 coastal tank barge, 29 coastal tugboat, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barge, 4 offshore tugboat, and 1 docking tugboat. Its Distribution and Services segment sells after-market service and genuine replacement part for engine, transmission, reduction gear, electric motor, drive, and control, electrical distribution and control system, energy storage battery system, and related oilfield service equipment; rebuild component parts or diesel engine, transmission and reduction gear, and related equipment used in oilfield service, marine, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications; rents generator, industrial compressor, high capacity lift truck, and refrigeration trailer; and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping unit, as well as manufacturers electric power generation equipment, specialized electrical distribution and control equipment, and high capacity energy storage/battery systems for oilfield customer. It serves to various companies and the United States government. The company was formerly known as Kirby Exploration Company, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kirby Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.032% of Kirby Corporation shares are held by insiders and 97.086% by institutions.
How many people work for Kirby Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,125 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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