KCS

Kansas City Southern is a Kansas-based railway network company that provides freight rail transportation services. Read more

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer's photo - President & CEO of KCS

President & CEO

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer

CEO Approval Rating

80/100

Founded:

1887

Status:

PublicMerger Pending with Canadian National Railway CompanyNYSEKSU

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Genesee & Wyoming is the biggest rival of KCS. Genesee & Wyoming was founded in 1899, and its headquarters is in Darien, Connecticut. Genesee & Wyoming operates in the Railroads industry. Genesee & Wyoming has 260 more employees than KCS.

BNSF has been one of KCS's top competitors. BNSF is a Private company that was founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1996. BNSF competes in the Railroads industry. BNSF has 32,960 more employees vs. KCS.

OmniTRAX is KCS's #3 rival. OmniTRAX was founded in 1986 in Denver, Colorado. OmniTRAX is in the Railroads industry. OmniTRAX generates $2.5B less revenue than KCS.

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KCS Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

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$2.6B

KCS's revenue is the ranked 9th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 9.6B. Over the last four quarters, KCS's revenue has grown by 28.9%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $706M; in Q4 2020, it was $693.4M; in Q3 2020, it was $659.6M; in Q2 2020, KCS's revenue was $547.9M.

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UWNWLA is a non-profit organization that offers child education, health and financial support services to local residents.
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KCS News

June 14, 2021The Business Journals: Kansas City

Kansas City Southern innovation officer will retire

The departing executive has held two C-level positions in his time with the railroad company.... See more »
June 11, 2021The Business Journals: Kansas City

Canadian Pacific ad shows it's still not over losing Kansas City Southern

The cartoon portrays the heads of Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific Railway Co. butting in li... See more »
June 11, 2021MarketScreener

CONFIDENTIAL SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND FULL AND GENERAL RELEASE (Form 8-K)

(marketscreener.com) CONFIDENTIAL SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND FULL AND GENERAL RELEASE The purpose of th... See more »
June 10, 2021Competition Policy International

US Regulator Gives 20 Days For Public Comments On CN Railway Buy

The US railway regulator says the public has 20 days to voice their feelings about a proposed Canadia... See more »
June 9, 2021MarketScreener

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD SETS SCHEDULE FOR REVIEW OF VOTING TRUST RELATED TO CN'S PRO-COMPETITIVE COMBINATION WITH KCS (Form 6-K)

(marketscreener.com) SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD SETS SCHEDULE FOR REVIEW OF VOTING TRUST RELATED TO... See more »
June 8, 2021FreightWaves

Stakeholders gear up for next round in CN-KCS merger process

A trio of shippers groups, CN, Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific offer their takes on whether... See more »
June 3, 2021MarketScreener

37e Confrence annuelle de Bernstein sur les dcisions stratgiques

(marketscreener.com) Bernstein's 37th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference JJ Ruest President & CEO,... See more »

KCS Press Releases

April 24, 2021StreetInsider

Canadian Pacific Welcomes the Surface Transportation Board Decision to Uphold Waiver for CP-KCS Combination

STB Says Transaction Falls "Neatly" into Board's Rationale for Adopting KCS 2001 Waiver STB Decision ... See more »
April 20, 2021O'Dwyer's PR News

Brunswick Group Seeks to Derail Canadian Pacific Deal

Brunswick Group represents Canadian National Railway, which today offered $30B to acquire Kansas City... See more »
April 16, 2021Business Wire

Kansas City Southern Reports First Quarter Results

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported revenues of $706.0 ... See more »
April 12, 2021PR Newswire

Shipper and Stakeholder Support for Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Combination Continues

375-plus Shippers and Supporters File Letters with the Surface Transportation Board in Support of CP-... See more »
April 6, 2021Business Wire

Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Receive Further Support for Creating First U.S.-Mexico-Canada Rail Network

CALGARY, Alberta & KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYS... See more »
March 19, 2021Business Wire

KCS Announces First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call Time

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) will release its first quart... See more »
February 1, 2021Business Wire

KCS Executives to Address Three Conferences in February 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) executives will address the... See more »

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KCS Headquarters

427 W 12th Street

Kansas City, Missouri64105

816-983-1360

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Kansas City Southern (KCS), founded in 1887 and incorporated in January 1962, is a transportation holding company. KCS has domestic and international railroad investments in North America focused on the freight corridor connecting industrial and comme...

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KCS's President & CEO, Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, currently has an approval rating of 80%. KCS's primary competitors are Genesee & Wyoming, BNSF & OmniTRAX.

Frequently Asked Questions about KCS

  1. When was KCS founded?

    KCS was founded in 1887
  2. Who is KCS's CEO?

    KCS's CEO is Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
  3. How much revenue does KCS generate?

    KCS generates $2.6B in revenue
  4. How much funding does KCS have?

    KCS has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is KCS's headquarters?

    KCS's headquarters is in Kansas City Missouri, USA
  2. How many employees does KCS have?

    KCS has 7,040 employees
  3. Who are KCS's competitors?

    KCS's top competitors are Genesee & Wyoming, BNSF, OmniTRAX
  4. Who has KCS invested in?

    KCS's has invested in companies such as UWNWLA