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Kansas City Southern Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Kansas City Southern (KSU) announced earnings for its second quarter that climbed from last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $148.2 million, or $1.45 per share. This compares with $134.4 million, or $1.27 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Kansas City Southern reported adjusted earnings of $157.7 million or $1.54 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.52 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 4.0% to $682.4 million from $656.4 million last year.

Kansas City Southern earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $157.7 Mln. vs. $141.1 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.54 vs. $1.33 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.52
-Revenue (Q2): $682.4 Mln vs. $656.4 Mln last year.

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