Westar Energy Company Profile (NYSE:WR)

About Westar Energy

Westar Energy logoWestar Energy, Inc. (Westar Energy) is an electric utility in Kansas. The Company provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 700,000 customers in Kansas. The Company provides these services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), Westar Energy's subsidiary, provides the services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. Both Westar Energy and KGE conduct business using the name Westar Energy. It supplies electric energy at retail to customers in Kansas. It also supplies electric energy at wholesale to municipalities and electric cooperatives in Kansas, and has contracts for the sale or purchase of wholesale electricity with other utilities. The Company classifies it customers as residential, commercial and industrial. It has approximately 6,270 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in service.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WR
  • CUSIP: 95709T10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $56.67
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $55.05
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $53.56
  • 52-Week Range: $37.55 - $57.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.66
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.42
  • P/E Growth: 5.20
  • Market Cap: $8.04B
  • Outstanding Shares: 141,734,000
  • Beta: 0.33
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 12.76%
  • Return on Equity: 8.55%
  • Return on Assets: 2.93%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.94%
  • Current Ratio: 0.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.54%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.78)
Consensus Price Target: $53.00 (6.58% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
6/2/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
6/1/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
6/1/2016MizuhoDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.00View Rating Details
5/24/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
5/9/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/11/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$40.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
2/26/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
2/26/2016Jefferies GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
2/26/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
4/22/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
11/7/2014WunderlichBoost Price TargetHold$37.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
10/22/2014Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/30/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016        
8/2/2016Q2$0.53$0.51$639.24 million$621.45 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q1$0.46$0.46$630.91 million$569.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4$0.36$0.28$639.79 million$545.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q3$1.03$0.97$787.32 million$732.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q2$0.42$0.47$625.10 million$589.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.43$0.38$610.00 million$590.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q4$0.35$0.32ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$1.07$1.13$738.70 million$764.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.51$0.45$597.58 million$457.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q1$0.47$0.53$582.77 million$628.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q4$0.29$0.32$557.14 million$559.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2013Q313$1.00$1.04$702.57 million$694.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.45$0.53$570.87 million$569.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.31$0.40$511.03 million$546.21 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.20$0.36$503.06 million$523.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$1.06$1.10$707.15 million$695.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.44$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.27$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$1.00$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.44$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.28$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.11$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.44 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.53 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Annual Dividend:$1.52
Dividend Yield:2.68%
Dividend Growth:3.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:68.47% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
62.30% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
60.08% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:10 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/29/2016quarterly$0.382.76%9/7/20169/9/201610/3/2016
5/19/2016quarterly$0.382.91%6/7/20166/9/20167/1/2016
2/26/2016quarterly$0.383.52%3/7/20163/9/20164/1/2016
11/27/2015quarterly$0.363.39%12/7/201512/9/20151/4/2016
8/27/2015quarterly$0.363.87%9/4/20159/9/201510/1/2015
5/21/2015quarterly$0.363.94%6/5/20156/9/20157/1/2015
2/26/2015quarterly$0.363.65%3/5/20153/9/20154/1/2015
11/26/2014quarterly$0.353.58%12/5/201412/9/20141/2/2015
8/27/2014quarterly$0.353.79%9/5/20149/9/201410/1/2014
5/16/2014quarterly$0.353.93%6/5/20146/9/20147/1/2014
2/26/2014quarterly$0.354.09%3/6/20143/10/20144/1/2014
11/27/2013quarterly$0.344.34%12/5/201312/9/20131/2/2014
8/30/2013quarterly$0.344.37%9/5/20139/9/201310/1/2013
5/16/2013quarterly$0.344.07%6/5/20136/7/20137/1/2013
3/1/2013quarterly$0.344.31%3/7/20133/11/20134/1/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.61%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.86%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/10/2016Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell5,000$46.90$234,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Kevin L KongsVPSell1,000$44.00$44,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/27/2015Jerl L BanningSVPSell2,500$42.45$106,125.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015John T BridsonSVPSell5,500$41.01$225,555.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Larry D IrickVPSell2,500$35.90$89,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Larry D IrickInsiderSell5,000$38.61$193,050.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell2,500$38.50$96,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Anthony D SommaCFOSell4,000$37.10$148,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Mark A RuelleCEOSell11,000$37.81$415,910.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Bruce A AkinSVPSell2,500$38.16$95,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Anthony D SommaCFOSell5,000$38.22$191,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Mark A RuelleCEOSell5,265$38.75$204,018.75View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Anthony D SommaCFOSell2,000$36.73$73,460.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Anthony SommaCFOSell1,500$34.67$52,005.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Larry IrickVPSell4,000$34.88$139,520.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Anthony SommaCFOSell6,500$33.83$219,895.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Greg GreenwoodSVPSell2,653$34.50$91,528.50View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Douglas SterbenzCOOSell8,885$34.11$303,067.35View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Mark RuelleCEOSell17,777$34.05$605,306.85View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Douglas SterbenzCOOSell14,300$31.62$452,166.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Douglas R SterbenzCOOSell9,450$31.92$301,644.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell4,000$32.10$128,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
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News IconStock Update on Earnings & Estimates for Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Frisco Fastball (NYSE:WR)
friscofastball.com - September 29 at 8:00 PM
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desotoedge.com - September 29 at 8:00 PM
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newsden.net - September 28 at 7:54 PM
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feeds.benzinga.com - September 28 at 3:15 PM
investornewswire.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Bullish Target At $60 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:WR)
www.investornewswire.com - September 27 at 8:02 PM
realistinvestor.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Accounts Payable At $178.374 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:WR)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 27 at 8:02 PM
streetinsider.com logoGreat Plains Energy (GXP), Westar Energy (WR) Receive Shareholder Approval of Proposed Merger - StreetInsider.com (NYSE:WR)
www.streetinsider.com - September 27 at 8:54 AM
streetinsider.com logoGreat Plains Energy (GXP), Westar Energy (WR) Receive Shareholder Approval of Proposed Merger (NYSE:WR)
www.streetinsider.com - September 26 at 8:06 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other Events, Financia (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - September 26 at 8:06 PM
bizjournals.com logoShareholders sign off on $12.2B local merger (NYSE:WR)
www.bizjournals.com - September 26 at 8:06 PM
investornewswire.com logoShares Of Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Expected To Hit $60 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:WR)
www.investornewswire.com - September 26 at 7:20 AM
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friscofastball.com - September 21 at 7:38 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - September 21 at 7:38 PM
realistinvestor.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)'s Accounts Payable Is $178.374 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:WR)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 21 at 11:59 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 20 at 5:37 AM
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www.investornewswire.com - September 19 at 6:25 AM
stocksdaily.net logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Held $3.231 In Cash And Short-Term Investments - Stocks Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 19 at 6:25 AM
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www.chesterindependent.com - September 16 at 7:49 PM
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www.capitalcube.com - September 16 at 7:49 PM
capitalcube.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WR-US : September 15, 2016 (NYSE:WR)
www.capitalcube.com - September 15 at 11:55 AM
realistinvestor.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Accounts Payable Is $178.374 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:WR)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 14 at 12:31 PM
mysmartrend.com logoUptrend Call Working As Westar Energy Stock Rises 20.6% (WR) (NYSE:WR)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 13 at 6:10 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 12 at 7:37 PM
stocksdaily.net logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) CFF Stands At $-66.164 Millions - Stocks Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 12 at 5:55 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 10 at 6:07 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 8 at 12:02 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - September 7 at 12:02 PM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 6 at 5:57 AM
capitalcube.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WR-US : September 5, 2016 (NYSE:WR)
www.capitalcube.com - September 5 at 7:02 PM
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www.investornewswire.com - September 5 at 6:01 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 30 at 11:35 AM
baystreet.ca logoWestar Energy (WR) Adds Strength on Dividend Word (NYSE:WR)
www.baystreet.ca - August 29 at 8:14 PM
stocksdaily.net logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Paying Out $-186.12 Million In Dividends - Stocks Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.stocksdaily.net - August 29 at 6:16 AM
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www.investornewswire.com - August 28 at 6:15 AM
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www.publicnow.com - August 26 at 7:51 PM
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theindependentrepublic.com - August 26 at 11:09 AM
businesswire.com logoGreat Plains Energy and Westar Energy Schedule Special Shareholder Meetings - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:WR)
www.businesswire.com - August 25 at 8:33 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 25 at 8:33 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Great Plains, Westar Energy to hold shareholder meets on Sept.26 (NYSE:WR)
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 24 at 8:02 PM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 23 at 11:25 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 22 at 8:15 PM
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www.investornewswire.com - August 22 at 5:56 AM
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www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 21 at 6:01 AM
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Last Updated on 9/30/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff