Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported second quarter 2016 revenues of $569 million, a decrease of 3% from second quarter 2015. Overall, carload volumes were unchanged compared to second quarter 2015. Excluding the estimated impacts of Mexican peso depreciation and lower U.S. fuel prices, revenue increased 2% compared to the second quarter of 2015.

Operating expenses in the second quarter were $349 million, 13% lower than 2015. Excluding the estimated impacts of Mexican peso depreciation and lower U.S. fuel prices, operating expenses decreased 7% compared to the second quarter of 2015. In the second quarter of 2016, the Company recognized a $34 million Mexican fuel excise tax credit, reflecting a benefit for the first half of 2016.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2016 was $220 million, an increase of 18% from the second quarter 2015. KCS reported a second quarter operating ratio of 61.3%, a 6.8 point improvement from second quarter 2015. Reported net income in the second quarter of 2016 totaled $120 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, compared with $112 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015. Excluding the impacts of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, adjusted diluted earnings per share for second quarter 2016 was $1.22, compared to $1.03 in second quarter 2015.

"On balance, we were pleased with our second quarter 2016 results, particularly with the positive volume trend experienced during late May and the entire month of June," stated Kansas City Southern's President and Chief Executive Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. "KCS' carloads were up 2% in June and ended unchanged with second quarter a year ago largely due to continued good performance in our Chemical & Petroleum and Agriculture & Minerals business units and a strengthening in our Automotive business late in the quarter.

"Our service was affected for the second consecutive quarter by the impact of flooding in the Houston, Texas area, which resulted in a three-week shut-down of a bridge on the route KCS utilizes for its cross-border traffic. While bridge repairs were being made, KCS had to detour considerable traffic onto other carriers' routes. Again, we thank our railroad partners for their cooperation, as well as commend KCS transportation personnel for their efforts in keeping our service mostly fluid in the face of significant challenges."
     

GAAP Reconciliations($ in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Reconciliation of Diluted Earnings per Share to
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share Three Months Ended June 30, 2016

Income BeforeIncome Taxes
 

Income TaxExpense
Net Income  

DilutedEarningsper Share
As reported $ 173.8 $ 53.3 $ 120.5 $ 1.11
Adjustments for:
Foreign exchange loss 24.0 7.2 16.8 0.16
Foreign exchange component of income taxes   5.3   (5.3 ) (0.05 )
Adjusted $ 197.8   $ 65.8   132.0
Less: Noncontrolling interest (0.4 )
Adjusted net income available to common
stockholders - see (a) below $ 131.6   $ 1.22  
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Income BeforeIncome Taxes

Income TaxExpense
Net Income

DilutedEarningsper Share
As reported $ 162.4 $ 50.2 $ 112.2 $ 1.01
Adjustments for:
Foreign exchange loss 10.5 3.2 7.3 0.07
Foreign exchange component of income taxes   5.4   (5.4 ) (0.05 )
Adjusted $ 172.9   $ 58.8   114.1
Less: Noncontrolling interest (0.4 )
Adjusted net income available to common
stockholders - see (a) below $ 113.7   $ 1.03  
 
       

GAAP Reconciliations (continued)($ in millions)
 
Revenue Change Excluding Estimated Foreign Exchange
and U.S. Fuel Price Impacts
Change %
Reported revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2016 $ 568.5
Reported revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 585.8  
Revenue change (17.3 ) (3 %)
 
Estimated foreign exchange impact 16.5
Estimated U.S. fuel price impact 11.3  
Revenue change excluding foreign exchange and U.S. fuel
price impacts - see (b) below $ 10.5   2 %
 
 
Operating Expense Change Excluding Estimated
Foreign Exchange and U.S. Fuel Price Impacts
Change %
Reported operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2016 $ 348.6
Reported operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2015 399.0  
Operating expense change (50.4 ) (13 %)
 
Estimated foreign exchange impact 16.5
Estimated U.S. fuel price impact 7.1  
Operating expense change excluding foreign exchange and
U.S. fuel price impacts - see (b) below $ (26.8)   (7 %)
 
          (a) The Company believes adjusted diluted earnings per share is meaningful as it allows investors to evaluate the Company's performance for different periods on a more comparable basis by excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The income tax expense impacts related to these adjustments are calculated at the applicable statutory tax rate.
 
(b) The Company believes revenue and operating expense changes excluding foreign exchange and U.S. fuel price impacts are meaningful measures as they allow investors to evaluate the Company's performance for different periods on a more comparable basis by excluding the impacts of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and U.S. fuel price by holding these rates constant between the reporting periods.
 
 

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws concerning potential future events involving KCS and its subsidiaries, which could materially differ from the events that actually occur. Words such as "projects," "estimates," "forecasts," "believes," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," and similar expressions are intended to identify many of these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based upon information currently available to management and management's perception thereof as of the date hereof. Differences that actually occur could be caused by a number of external factors over which management has little or no control, including: competition and consolidation within the transportation industry; the business environment in industries that produce and use items shipped by rail; loss of the rail concession of KCS' subsidiary, Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V.; the termination of, or failure to renew, agreements with customers, other railroads and third parties; access to capital; disruptions to KCS' technology infrastructure, including its computer systems; natural events such as severe weather, hurricanes and floods; market and regulatory responses to climate change; legislative and regulatory developments and disputes; rail accidents or other incidents or accidents on KCS' rail network or at KCS' facilities or customer facilities involving the release of hazardous materials, including toxic inhalation hazards; fluctuation in prices or availability of key materials, in particular diesel fuel; dependency on certain key suppliers of core rail equipment; changes in securities and capital markets; availability of qualified personnel; labor difficulties, including strikes and work stoppages; insufficiency of insurance to cover lost revenue, profits or other damages; acts of terrorism or risk of terrorist activities; war or risk of war; domestic and international economic, political and social conditions; the level of trade between the United States and Asia or Mexico; fluctuations in the peso-dollar exchange rate; increased demand and traffic congestion; the outcome of claims and litigation involving KCS or its subsidiaries; and other factors affecting the operation of the business. More detailed information about factors that could affect future events may be found in filings by KCS with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including KCS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (File No. 1-4717) and subsequent reports. Forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as, a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at or by which any such performance or results will be achieved. As a result, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. KCS is not obligated to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

         

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Consolidated Statements of Income
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenues $ 568.5   $ 585.8   $ 1,131.2   $ 1,188.9  
Operating expenses:
Compensation and benefits 109.0 108.0 219.1 225.6
Purchased services 53.7 57.0 104.6 115.1
Fuel 61.6 77.5 118.4 158.5
Mexican fuel excise tax credit (34.0 ) (34.0 )
Equipment costs 27.2 29.9 53.9 59.0
Depreciation and amortization 75.7 70.8 150.0 139.3
Materials and other 55.4 55.8 111.4 116.8
Lease termination costs       9.6  
Total operating expenses 348.6   399.0   723.4   823.9  
Operating income 219.9 186.8 407.8 365.0
Equity in net earnings of affiliates 3.0 5.0 6.9 9.4
Interest expense (24.4 ) (17.7 ) (48.0 ) (36.3 )
Foreign exchange loss (24.0 ) (10.5 ) (27.5 ) (22.1 )
Other expense, net (0.7 ) (1.2 ) (0.5 ) (2.0 )
Income before income taxes 173.8 162.4 338.7 314.0
Income tax expense 53.3   50.2   110.1   100.6  
Net income 120.5 112.2 228.6 213.4
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 0.4   0.4   0.7   0.8  
Net income attributable to Kansas City Southern and subsidiaries 120.1 111.8 227.9 212.6
Preferred stock dividends     0.1   0.1  
Net income available to common stockholders $ 120.1   $ 111.8   $ 227.8   $ 212.5  
 
Earnings per share:
Basic earnings per share $ 1.12   $ 1.01   $ 2.11   $ 1.93  
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.11   $ 1.01   $ 2.11   $ 1.92  
 
Average shares outstanding ( in thousands):
Basic 107,720 110,334 107,891 110,322
Potentially dilutive common shares 187   181   203   200  
Diluted 107,907   110,515   108,094   110,522  
 
 

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Revenue & Carload/Units by Commodity - Second Quarter 2016 and 2015
                   
Revenues Carloads and Units Revenue per
(in millions) (in thousands) Carload/Unit
Second Quarter % Second Quarter % Second Quarter %
2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change
 
Chemical & Petroleum
Chemicals $ 50.6 $ 53.8 (6 %) 27.2 28.6 (5 %) $ 1,860 $ 1,881 (1 %)
Petroleum 40.3 32.8 23 % 22.7 17.9 27 % 1,775 1,832 (3 %)
Plastics 31.5   29.4   7 % 17.8   16.3   9 % 1,770   1,804   (2 %)
Total 122.4   116.0   6 % 67.7   62.8   8 % 1,808   1,847   (2 %)
 
Industrial & Consumer Products
Forest Products 60.4 67.5 (11 %) 28.7 32.5 (12 %) 2,105 2,077 1 %
Metals & Scrap 52.2 57.5 (9 %) 30.8 31.3 (2 %) 1,695 1,837 (8 %)
Other 23.5   19.6   20 % 19.8   19.0   4 % 1,187   1,032   15 %
Total 136.1   144.6   (6 %) 79.3   82.8   (4 %) 1,716   1,746   (2 %)
 
Agriculture & Minerals
Grain 65.2 59.0 11 % 37.5 34.6 8 % 1,739 1,705 2 %
Food Products 38.3 32.3 19 % 17.8 14.6 22 % 2,152 2,212 (3 %)
Ores & Minerals 4.7 6.5 (28 %) 5.5 6.8 (19 %) 855 956 (11 %)
Stone, Clay & Glass 6.9   6.7   3 % 3.2   2.9   10 % 2,156   2,310   (7 %)
Total 115.1   104.5   10 % 64.0   58.9   9 % 1,798   1,774   1 %
 
Energy
Utility Coal 19.3 17.6 10 % 26.2 26.4 (1 %) 737 667 10 %
Coal & Petroleum Coke 9.0 10.5 (14 %) 15.2 15.1 1 % 592 695 (15 %)
Frac Sand 5.8 8.7 (33 %) 4.5 5.6 (20 %) 1,289 1,554 (17 %)
Crude Oil 3.1   7.4   (58 %) 3.5   4.8   (27 %) 886   1,542   (43 %)
Total 37.2   44.2   (16 %) 49.4   51.9   (5 %) 753   852   (12 %)
 
Intermodal 91.4   97.9   (7 %) 246.2   250.0   (2 %) 371   392   (5 %)
 
Automotive 44.6   55.0   (19 %) 30.7   30.8     1,453   1,786   (19 %)
 
TOTAL FOR COMMODITY GROUPS 546.8 562.2 (3 %) 537.3   537.2     $ 1,018   $ 1,047   (3 %)
 
Other Revenue 21.7   23.6   (8 %)
 
TOTAL $ 568.5   $ 585.8   (3 %)
 
 

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Revenue & Carload/Units by Commodity - Year to Date June 30, 2016 and 2015
                   
Revenues Carloads and Units Revenue per
(in millions) (in thousands) Carload/Unit
Year to Date % Year to Date % Year to Date %
2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change
 
Chemical & Petroleum
Chemicals $ 100.9 $ 106.8 (6 %) 53.6 57.8 (7 %) $ 1,882 $ 1,848 2 %
Petroleum 75.3 65.8 14 % 42.8 35.3 21 % 1,759 1,864 (6 %)
Plastics 63.5   58.2   9 % 35.6   31.9   12 % 1,784   1,824   (2 %)
Total 239.7   230.8   4 % 132.0   125.0   6 % 1,816   1,846   (2 %)
 
Industrial & Consumer Products
Forest Products 125.2 136.0 (8 %) 59.2 64.9 (9 %) 2,115 2,096 1 %
Metals & Scrap 106.5 118.0 (10 %) 63.5 62.6 1 % 1,677 1,885 (11 %)
Other 45.8   36.6   25 % 38.5   36.4   6 % 1,190   1,005   18 %
Total 277.5   290.6   (5 %) 161.2   163.9   (2 %) 1,721   1,773   (3 %)
 
Agriculture & Minerals
Grain 128.4 113.7 13 % 72.7 65.4 11 % 1,766 1,739 2 %
Food Products 73.2 69.3 6 % 33.5 30.8 9 % 2,185 2,250 (3 %)
Ores & Minerals 9.3 13.5 (31 %) 10.3 13.6 (24 %) 903 993 (9 %)
Stone, Clay & Glass 14.2   13.6   4 % 6.4   5.9   8 % 2,219   2,305   (4 %)
Total 225.1   210.1   7 % 122.9   115.7   6 % 1,832   1,816   1 %
 
Energy
Utility Coal 42.1 53.7 (22 %) 58.0 67.3 (14 %) 726 798 (9 %)
Coal & Petroleum Coke 17.2 20.3 (15 %) 29.3 28.7 2 % 587 707 (17 %)
Frac Sand 10.9 23.2 (53 %) 9.0 13.3 (32 %) 1,211 1,744 (31 %)
Crude Oil 9.0   13.6   (34 %) 8.3   8.4   (1 %) 1,084   1,619   (33 %)
Total 79.2   110.8   (29 %) 104.6   117.7   (11 %) 757   941   (20 %)
 
Intermodal 176.5   192.9   (9 %) 471.4   493.3   (4 %) 374   391   (4 %)
 
Automotive 85.6   109.4   (22 %) 57.9   61.8   (6 %) 1,478   1,770   (16 %)
 
TOTAL FOR COMMODITY GROUPS 1,083.6 1,144.6 (5 %) 1,050.0   1,077.4   (3 %) $ 1,032   $ 1,062   (3 %)
 
Other Revenue 47.6   44.3   7 %
 
TOTAL $ 1,131.2   $ 1,188.9   (5 %)
 

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