About Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Westar Energy, Inc. is an electric utility. The Company provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services. The Company provides these services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Its subsidiary, Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), provides these services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. Both the Company and KGE conduct business using the name Westar Energy. The Company supplies electric energy at retail to customers in Kansas. The Company 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. As of December 31, 2016, it had 6,292 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in service.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Utilities
- Industry: Electric Utilities
- Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
- Symbol: NYSE:WR
- CUSIP: 95709T10
- Web: www.westarenergy.com
- Market Cap: $7.52 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 142,093,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $50.93
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $51.85
- 52 Week Range: $49.20 - $57.50
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.26
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.42
- P/E Growth: 7.57
- Annual Revenue: $2.55 billion
- Price / Sales: 2.95
- Book Value: $26.92 per share
- Price / Book: 1.96
- Annual Dividend: $1.60
- Dividend Yield: 3.0%
- EBITDA: $1.06 billion
- Net Margins: 13.33%
- Return on Equity: 8.87%
- Return on Assets: 2.97%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.98%
- Current Ratio: 0.96%
- Quick Ratio: 0.57%
- Average Volume: 675,858 shs.
- Beta: 0.39
- Short Ratio: 1.79
Frequently Asked Questions for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
What is Westar Energy's stock symbol?
Westar Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WR."
How often does Westar Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westar Energy?
Westar Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. View Westar Energy's Dividend History.
How were Westar Energy's earnings last quarter?
Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.06. The firm earned $609.32 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $633.96 million. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.87% and a net margin of 13.33%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. View Westar Energy's Earnings History.
When will Westar Energy make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Westar Energy's stock going? Where will Westar Energy's stock price be in 2017?
4 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Westar Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect Westar Energy's share price to reach $55.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Westar Energy.
Who are some of Westar Energy's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Westar Energy include FirstEnergy Corporation (FE), Sse Plc (SSE), Enersis Americas S.A. (ENIA), Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT), Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW), CPFL Energia S.A. (CPL), Vistra Energy Corp. (VST), NRG Energy (NRG), Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (EOCC), OGE Energy Corporation (OGE), The AES Corporation (AES), Scana Corporation (SCG), Great Plains Energy (GXP), Pepco Holdings LLC (POM), Calpine Corporation (CPN), Pampa Energia S.A. (PAM), IDACORP (IDA) and Portland General Electric Company (POR).
Who are Westar Energy's key executives?
Westar Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
- Charles Q. Chandler IV, Independent Chairman of the Board
- Mark A. Ruelle, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
- Anthony D. Somma, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
- John T. Bridson, Senior Vice President -Generation and Marketing
- Bruce A. Akin, Senior Vice President-Power Delivery
- Jerl L. Banning, Senior Vice President-Operations Support and Administration
- Gregory A. Greenwood, Senior Vice President - Strategy
- Larry D. Irick, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
- Kevin L. Kongs, Vice President, Controller
- Mollie Hale Carter, Independent Director
Who owns Westar Energy stock?
Westar Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.19%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.09%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). Company insiders that own Westar Energy stock include Anthony D Somma, Bruce A Akin, Greg A Greenwood, Jerl L Banning, John T Bridson, Kevin L Kongs and Larry D Irick. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Westar Energy.
Who sold Westar Energy stock? Who is selling Westar Energy stock?
Westar Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Nationwide Fund Advisors and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Westar Energy stock in the last year include Anthony D Somma, Bruce A Akin, Greg A Greenwood, Jerl L Banning and Larry D Irick. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westar Energy.
How do I buy Westar Energy stock?
Shares of Westar Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Westar Energy's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Westar Energy (NYSE WR)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Westar Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Westar Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.89.
Earnings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)Earnings History by Quarter for Westar Energy (NYSE WR)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/8/2017||Q2 2017||$0.56||$0.50||$633.96 million||$609.32 million||View||Listen|
|2/22/2017||Q4 2016||$0.42||$0.38||$578.83 million||$606.53 million||View||N/A|
|11/1/2016||Q3||$1.04||$1.09||$777.07 million||$764.65 million||View||N/A|
|8/2/2016||Q2||$0.53||$0.51||$639.24 million||$621.45 million||View||Listen|
|5/3/2016||Q1||$0.46||$0.46||$630.91 million||$569.50 million||View||Listen|
|2/24/2016||Q4||$0.36||$0.28||$639.79 million||$545.97 million||View||Listen|
|11/3/2015||Q3||$1.03||$0.97||$787.32 million||$732.80 million||View||Listen|
|8/4/2015||Q2||$0.42||$0.47||$625.10 million||$589.60 million||View||Listen|
|5/5/2015||Q115||$0.43||$0.38||$610.00 million||$590.80 million||View||Listen|
|2/25/2015||Q4||$0.35||$0.32||$551.61 million||$596.44 million||View||Listen|
|11/5/2014||Q314||$1.07||$1.13||$738.70 million||$764.00 million||View||Listen|
|8/6/2014||Q214||$0.51||$0.45||$597.58 million||$457.82 million||View||Listen|
|5/7/2014||Q1||$0.47||$0.53||$582.77 million||$628.55 million||View||Listen|
|2/26/2014||Q4||$0.29||$0.32||$557.14 million||$559.88 million||View||Listen|
|11/8/2013||Q313||$1.00||$1.04||$702.57 million||$694.97 million||View||Listen|
|8/7/2013||Q2 2013||$0.45||$0.53||$570.87 million||$569.59 million||View||Listen|
|5/8/2013||Q1 2013||$0.31||$0.40||$511.03 million||$546.21 million||View||Listen|
|2/28/2013||Q4 2012||$0.20||$0.36||$503.06 million||$523.77 million||View||Listen|
|11/8/2012||Q312||$1.06||$1.10||$707.15 million||$695.76 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.50 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.59 EPS
Current Dividend Information for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
|Most Recent Dividend:||10/2/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||3.60% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||67.23% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
64.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
61.78% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||11 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Westar Energy (NYSE WR)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.70%Insider Trades by Quarter for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.65%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/18/2017||Anthony D. Somma||CFO||Sell||2,500||$51.07||$127,675.00|| |
|8/16/2017||Bruce A. Akin||SVP||Sell||5,000||$51.50||$257,500.00|| |
|8/15/2017||Larry D. Irick||VP||Sell||10,000||$51.17||$511,700.00|| |
|8/14/2017||Anthony D. Somma||CFO||Sell||4,000||$51.21||$204,840.00|| |
|8/14/2017||Greg A. Greenwood||SVP||Sell||10,000||$51.00||$510,000.00|| |
|3/16/2017||Jerl L. Banning||SVP||Sell||1,850||$54.61||$101,028.50|| |
|3/10/2016||Greg A Greenwood||SVP||Sell||5,000||$46.90||$234,500.00|| |
|3/9/2016||Kevin L Kongs||VP||Sell||1,000||$44.00||$44,000.00|| |
|11/27/2015||Jerl L Banning||SVP||Sell||2,500||$42.45||$106,125.00|| |
|11/12/2015||John T Bridson||SVP||Sell||5,500||$41.01||$225,555.00|| |
|5/12/2015||Larry D Irick||VP||Sell||2,500||$35.90||$89,750.00|| |
|3/30/2015||Larry D Irick||Insider||Sell||5,000||$38.61||$193,050.00|| |
|3/18/2015||Greg A Greenwood||SVP||Sell||2,500||$38.50||$96,250.00|| |
|3/10/2015||Anthony D Somma||CFO||Sell||4,000||$37.10||$148,400.00|| |
|3/5/2015||Mark A Ruelle||CEO||Sell||11,000||$37.81||$415,910.00|| |
|3/4/2015||Bruce A Akin||SVP||Sell||2,500||$38.16||$95,400.00|| |
|3/2/2015||Anthony D Somma||CFO||Sell||5,000||$38.22||$191,100.00|| |
|11/14/2014||Mark A Ruelle||CEO||Sell||5,265||$38.75||$204,018.75|| |
|8/29/2014||Anthony D Somma||CFO||Sell||2,000||$36.73||$73,460.00|| |
|3/28/2014||Anthony Somma||CFO||Sell||1,500||$34.67||$52,005.00|| |
|3/17/2014||Larry Irick||VP||Sell||4,000||$34.88||$139,520.00|| |
|3/7/2014||Anthony Somma||CFO||Sell||6,500||$33.83||$219,895.00|| |
|3/4/2014||Greg Greenwood||SVP||Sell||2,653||$34.50||$91,528.50|| |
|3/3/2014||Douglas Sterbenz||COO||Sell||8,885||$34.11||$303,067.35|| |
|3/3/2014||Mark Ruelle||CEO||Sell||17,777||$34.05||$605,306.85|| |
|12/4/2013||Douglas Sterbenz||COO||Sell||14,300||$31.62||$452,166.00|| |
|5/31/2013||Douglas R Sterbenz||COO||Sell||9,450||$31.92||$301,644.00|| |
|3/5/2013||Greg A Greenwood||SVP||Sell||4,000||$32.10||$128,400.00|| |
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