Kansas City Southern

Headquarters: Kansas City, MO, United States

Founded: 1887

Employees: 6,522

CEO: Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer

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Market Cap

$26.59 Billion

USD as of Dec. 1, 2021

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Detailed Description

Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-state region in the Midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. The company provides rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas; and controls and operates the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, as well as the northern half of this bridge. Kansas City Southern also offers rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 160-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 7,100 route miles extending from the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico. The company serves the chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and minerals, energy, intermodal, and automotive markets. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Wikipedia Introduction

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a Delaware-registered pure transportation holding company with railroad investments in the United States, Mexico, and Panama. The KCS rail network includes about 6,700 miles (10,800 km) of track in the U.S. and Mexico. Its primary U.S. holding is the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS), a Class I railroad that operates about 3,400 route miles (5,472 km) in 10 states in the midwestern and southeastern United States. KCS's hubs include Kansas City, Missouri; Shreveport, Louisiana; New Orleans; Dallas; and Houston. Among Class I railroads, KCS has the shortest route between Kansas City, the second-largest rail hub in the country, and the Gulf of Mexico. Its primary international holding is Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM), which operates about 3,300 route miles (5,311 km) in 15 states in northeastern, central, southeast-central and southwest-central Mexico. KCSM reaches the Gulf of Mexico ports of Tampico, Altamira, and Veracruz, and the Pacific Ocean deepwater container port of Lázaro Cárdenas. KCS obtained 100% of ownership of KCSM in 2005, making KCS the only Class I Railroad to own track in Mexico's. The company also owns half of Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), which operates the Panama Canal Railway, providing ocean-to-ocean transshipment service between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The 47.6-mile (76.6 km) railroad serves as an intermodal line for world commerce and complements the Canal, the Colón Free Trade Zone, and the Pacific and Atlantic ports. PCRC's wholly owned subsidiary, Panarail Tourism, offers passenger service for business commuters, tourists, and private charters. As of early 2022, Canadian Pacific Railway is attempting to purchase Kansas City Southern. If approved by the US Surface Transportation Board, the combined "Canadian Pacific Kansas City Limited" will form the only railroad serving all of North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States).

Source: Wikipedia, retrieved on March 31, 2022, 9 p.m.

Stocks & Indices

Kansas City Southern has the following listings and related stock indices.

Stock: NYSE: KSU

Stock: Bovespa: K1CS34

Stock: FSX: KCY

Stock: NYSE: KSU.PR.

Stock: NYSE: KSU-

Key People

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer (CEO & President)


Revenue: $2.63B (2020)



427 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

United States

Phone: 816-983-1303