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KEX Kirby PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The current PE ratio for Kirby stock as of Jul 12, 2024 is 28.42. This is calculated based on the TTM EPS of $4.26 and the stock price of $121.08 per share. The PE ratio marks an increase of 20% from its last 4 quarters average of 23.6.

KEX PE ratio history

How has KEX's PE ratio performed in the past

The average historical PE ratio of Kirby for the last ten years is 27.68. The current P/E ratio of 28.42 is 2.7% higher than the historical average. Looking back at the last ten years, KEX's PE ratio peaked in the Jun 2021 quarter at 64.51, when the price was $60.64 and the EPS was $0.94. The lowest point was in the Dec 2017 quarter, when it reached 11.89 with a price of $66.8 and an EPS of $5.62.


Kirby PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 332.46% in 2018

Maximum annual decrease: -52.99% in 2017

Year PE ratio Change
2023 20.98 -33.48%
2022 31.54 N/A
2021 N/A N/A
2020 N/A N/A
2019 37.62 -26.84%
2018 51.42 332.46%
2017 11.89 -52.99%
2016 25.29 98.04%
2015 12.77 -21.7%
2014 16.31 -26.7%

KEX average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of KEX for the past years

Currently, KEX's PE ratio is higher than the 3 and 10-year averages, but it is lower than its 5-year average.

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KEX PE vs peers

What is KEX's PE ratio compared to its peers

In comparison to its peer MMLP, KEX's PE ratio is lower, but it is higher than CAT's and EPD's.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
EPD Enterprise Products Partners Lp 11.57 $63.84B
CAT Caterpillar Inc 15.08 $164.2B
KEX Kirby Corp 28.42 $7.06B
MMLP Martin Midstream Partners Lp 36.25 $141.38M

Frequently asked questions

What is Kirby's PE ratio?

KEX's price to earnings ratio is 28.42 as of Jul 12, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Kirby (KEX)?

As an average over the last 3 years, KEX stock has a PE ratio of 27.54.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Kirby (KEX)?

As an average over the last 5 years, KEX stock has a PE ratio of 35.3.

What is the highest PE ratio for KEX?

Over the last ten years, the Jun 2021 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 64.51.

How does the current PE ratio for KEX compare to its historical average?

The current PE ratio of KEX is 2.7% higher than the 10-year historical average.

How is KEX's PE ratio calculated (Kirby PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the P/E ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jul 12, 2024), Kirby's share price is $121.08. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $4.26. Therefore, Kirby's PE ratio for today is 28.42. PE RATIO(28.42) = STOCK PRICE($121.08) / TTM EPS($4.26)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.