Kirby acquires Stewart & Steveson for $756.5M
Kirby closed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and businesses of Stewart & Stevenson for approximately $756.5M, before post-closing adjustments. The purchase was funded with 5.7 million shares of Kirby common stock valued at $366.6M and $377.0M in cash through Kirby's revolving credit facility, as well as assumed debt of $12.9M. The company expects the transaction to be 2c-4c per share accretive to Q4 EPS. The full benefit from the earnings contribution is likely to be partially offset in the quarter by one-time integration and transaction-related expenses. Kirby will include a more definitive earnings assessment of Stewart & Stevenson in its 2018 full year guidance on its Q4 earnings call in January.