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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.33
GXP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. GXP: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GXP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.33
0.23
0.37
Interest Coverage 2.84
GXP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. GXP: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GXP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.87 Max: 4.71
Current: 2.84
0.65
4.71
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.79
WACC vs ROIC
5.61%
4.65%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.96
GXP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. GXP: 20.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 17.31 Max: 31.24
Current: 20.96
4.7
31.24
Net-margin (%) 9.23
GXP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. GXP: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.73  Med: 8.60 Max: 14.22
Current: 9.23
-1.73
14.22
ROE (%) 6.36
GXP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. GXP: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.9  Med: 8.30 Max: 16.85
Current: 6.36
-2.9
16.85
ROA (%) 2.21
GXP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. GXP: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.72  Med: 2.73 Max: 5.05
Current: 2.21
-0.72
5.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.22
GXP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. GXP: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 7.83 Max: 20.17
Current: 6.22
2.15
20.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
GXP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. GXP: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.5  Med: 3.20 Max: 24.6
Current: -0.1
-24.5
24.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
GXP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. GXP: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -2.00 Max: 19
Current: 0.8
0
19
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
GXP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. GXP: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: 0.30 Max: 48.4
Current: 7.9
-19
48.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

GXP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 277,515 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,569,068 sh (+9.08%)
Mario Gabelli 883,393 sh (-2.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,617 sh (-16.04%)
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Q4 2014

GXP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,009,815 sh (+263.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,264 sh (+93.79%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,545,695 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 823,096 sh (-6.83%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,545,695 sh (-10.69%)
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Q1 2015

GXP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 794,547 sh (-3.47%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,521,646 sh (-11.98%)
Jim Simons 809,015 sh (-19.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,541 sh (-61.87%)
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Q2 2015

GXP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 17,685 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,664,300 sh (+68.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,900 sh (+3.11%)
Mario Gabelli 782,311 sh (-1.54%)
Jim Simons 427,015 sh (-47.22%)
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Preferred stocks of Great Plains Energy Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GXPPL96.504.404.2 % Cum.Preferred Shares
GXPPRD92.554.704.35% Cumulative Preferred Stock
GXPPRE93.004.844.50% Cumulative Preferred Stock
GXPPRA88.854.283.80% Cumulative Preferred Stock

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.86
GXP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. GXP: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GXP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.75  Med: 15.48 Max: 20.94
Current: 16.86
8.75
20.94
Forward P/E 13.61
GXP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. GXP: 13.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.20
GXP's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. GXP: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GXP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.86  Med: 15.77 Max: 20.88
Current: 17.2
8.86
20.88
P/B 1.07
GXP's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. GXP: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GXP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.07
0.55
2.13
P/S 1.53
GXP's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. GXP: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GXP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.53
0.71
1.79
POCF 5.18
GXP's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. GXP: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GXP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.34  Med: 5.60 Max: 10.23
Current: 5.18
3.34
10.23
EV-to-EBIT 15.34
GXP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. GXP: 15.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GXP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 13.80 Max: 20.2
Current: 15.34
10.2
20.2
PEG 28.67
GXP's PEG is ranked lower than
94% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. GXP: 28.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GXP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 5.96 Max: 348.4
Current: 28.67
2.35
348.4
Shiller P/E 17.10
GXP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. GXP: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GXP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.64  Med: 14.80 Max: 20.6
Current: 17.1
5.64
20.6
Current Ratio 0.63
GXP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GXP: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GXP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.63
0.33
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.43
GXP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GXP: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GXP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.06
Current: 0.43
0.17
1.06
Days Inventory 114.64
GXP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. GXP: 114.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GXP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.72  Med: 101.82 Max: 129.79
Current: 114.64
15.72
129.79
Days Sales Outstanding 23.56
GXP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. GXP: 23.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GXP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.37  Med: 37.18 Max: 58.64
Current: 23.56
15.37
58.64

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.93
GXP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. GXP: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GXP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.13  Med: 4.66 Max: 12.52
Current: 3.93
3.13
12.52
Dividend Payout 0.65
GXP's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. GXP: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
GXP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.86 Max: 20.8
Current: 0.65
0.22
20.8
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
GXP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GXP: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6  Med: 0.00 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.8
-20.6
3.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.40
GXP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. GXP: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.51  Med: 5.22 Max: 14.03
Current: 4.4
3.51
14.03
Share Buyback Rate -3.60
GXP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. GXP: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
GXP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.2  Med: -4.00 Max: -18.4
Current: -3.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
GXP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. GXP: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GXP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.51
Current: 1.13
0.68
2.51
Price/Projected FCF 1.50
GXP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. GXP: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GXP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.67 Max: 109.24
Current: 1.5
1.02
109.24
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
GXP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GXP: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GXP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.33
0.61
1.86
Price/Graham Number 0.91
GXP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. GXP: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GXP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.91
0.59
1.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.55
GXP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. GXP: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5  Med: 7.20 Max: 9.8
Current: 6.55
5
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.72
GXP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. GXP: -0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GXP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -19.8  Med: -4.85 Max: 12.6
Current: -0.72
-19.8
12.6

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,586 2,741 2,774
EPS($) 1.52 1.86 2.00
EPS without NRI($) 1.52 1.86 2.00

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:GXPPL.USA, GPG.Germany,
Great Plains Energy Inc was incorporated in 2001. The Company is a public utility holding company. The Company operates in electric utility segment with its holding subsidiaries: KCP&L, Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) and GPE Transmission Holding Company, LLC. The KCP&L is an integrated, regulated electric utility that provides electricity to customers primarily in the states of Missouri and Kansas. GMO is an integrated, regulated electric utility that provides electricity to customers in the state of Missouri. GPE Transmission Holding Company, LLC (GPETHC) owns 13.5% of Transource Energy, LLC (Transource) with the remaining 86.5% owned by AEP Transmission Holding Company, LLC (AEPTHC), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company, Inc. KCP&L and GMO are also subject to regulation by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with respect to transmission, wholesale sales and rates, and other matters, the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
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