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Kansas City Southern Q2 Profit Falls - Quick Facts

Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported that its second-quarter net income available to common stockholders was $15.4 million or $0.14 per share, down from $120.4 million or $1.09 per share in the same quarter last year.

Debt retirement costs for the latest-quarter was $111.4 million, compared to $5.1 million last year.

Excluding the impacts of debt retirement costs, foreign exchange rate fluctuations and the one-time benefit from the elimination of a net deferred statutory profit sharing liability in second quarter 2012, adjusted earnings per share for second quarter 2013 was $0.96 compared with $0.88 a year ago. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.95 per share. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Revenues for the quarter rose to $579.3 million from $545.3 million in the prior year quarter. Fifteen analysts had consensus revenue estimate of $576.67 million for the quarter. Overall, carload volumes were 3% higher than in second quarter 2012.

by RTT Staff Writer

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