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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.34
WR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WR: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.34
0.15
0.35
Interest Coverage 3.68
WR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. WR: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 3.15 Max: 3.51
Current: 3.68
2.26
3.51
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.18
M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
4.69%
5.88%
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 26.14
WR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. WR: 26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.48  Med: 23.30 Max: 25.25
Current: 26.14
15.48
25.25
Net-margin (%) 12.57
WR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. WR: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.42  Med: 10.45 Max: 12.34
Current: 12.57
9.42
12.34
ROE (%) 8.56
WR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. WR: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.78  Med: 9.23 Max: 10.96
Current: 8.56
7.78
10.96
ROA (%) 2.89
WR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. WR: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 2.81 Max: 3.15
Current: 2.89
2.34
3.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.38
WR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. WR: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.56  Med: 7.68 Max: 8.15
Current: 7.38
5.56
8.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.40
WR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WR: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.1  Med: -1.00 Max: 2.6
Current: -0.4
-17.1
2.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
WR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WR: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.4  Med: 4.30 Max: 628.5
Current: -0.9
-44.4
628.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

WR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 81,200 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 788,054 sh (-0.76%)
Mario Gabelli 1,192,922 sh (-2.25%)
Jim Simons 766,600 sh (-3.77%)
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Q3 2015

WR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Pioneer Investments 882,293 sh (+11.96%)
Jim Simons 832,400 sh (+8.58%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 81,200 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,121,172 sh (-6.01%)
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Q4 2015

WR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 883,700 sh (+6.16%)
Pioneer Investments 885,745 sh (+0.39%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 81,200 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,099,222 sh (-1.96%)
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Q1 2016

WR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 116,584 sh (New)
Jim Simons 928,800 sh (+5.10%)
Mario Gabelli 1,074,531 sh (-2.25%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Westar Energy Inc is an electric utility company. It produces, transmits and sells electricity at retail in Kansas and at wholesale in a multi-state region in the central United States under the regulation of the KCC and FERC.

Westar Energy Inc was incorporated in the state of Kansas in 1924. It is an electric utility company, which produces, transmits and sells electricity at retail in Kansas and at wholesale in a multi-state region in the central United States under the regulation of the KCC and FERC. The Company provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 693,000 customers in Kansas. It provides those services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, provides these services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. The Company has other contracts for the sale, purchase or exchange of wholesale electricity with other utilities. In addition, it engages in energy marketing and purchase and sells electricity in areas outside its retail service territory. The Company has a retail energy cost adjustment (RECA) that allows it to recover the cost of fuel consumed in generating electricity and purchased power needed to serve its retail customers. The Company engages in both financial and physical trading with the objective of increasing profits, managing commodity price risk and enhancing system reliability. It trades electricity and other energy-related products using a number of financial instruments, including future contracts, options and swaps, and it trades energy commodity contracts. The Company uses natural gas as a primary fuel at its Gordon Evans, Murray Gill, Neosho, Abilene, Hutchinson, Spring Creek and Emporia Energy Centers, at the State Line facility and in the gas turbine units at Tecumseh Energy Center. The Company is subject to a number of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. Environmental laws and regulations affecting power plants are overlapping, complex, subject to changes in interpretation and implementation. These laws and regulations relate mainly to discharges into the air, air quality, discharges of effluents into water, the use of water, and the handling, disposal and clean-up of hazardous substances and wastes.

Guru Investment Theses on Westar Energy Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Westar Energy Inc. - Jun 09, 2016

Westar Energy Inc. (1.8%) (NYSE:WR) (WR – $49.61 – NYSE) is an electric utility serving 700,000 customers in central and northeastern Kansas. WR is well positioned to grow its earnings, given a constructive regulatory environment that allows for annual rate adjustments outside of a general rate case to recognize environmental and transmission investment. The company targets long-term EPS growth of 4%-6% off of its 2015 normalized earnings of $2.21 per share. In late 2015, WR implemented a $78 million rate increase based on a 53.45% equity ratio and an undisclosed ROE level (~9.35% inferred off of a 10.926% allowed pre-tax return). WR’s five-year capital expenditure program totals $4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion in 2016, $794 million in 2017, $751 million in 2018, $706 million in 2019, and $810 million in 2020. Management prefers to own the new capacity and believes it can lead to lower customer rates as well as Clean Power Plan compliance. A significant portion of the capital investment (transmission and environmental) is eligible for annual riders, which minimizes regulatory lag. Over the next five years, WR plans to invest over $1.2 billion on transmission rate base, or roughly $250 million per year. WR’s attractive wind resource, constructive regulation and transmission geography, make it an attractive takeover candidate.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Utilities Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Westar Energy Inc. - Nov 11, 2015

Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE:WR)(1.7%) (WR – $38.44 – NYSE) is an electric utility serving 700,000 customers in central and northeastern Kansas. WR is well positioned to grow its earnings, given a constructive regulatory environment that allows for annual rate adjustments outside of a general rate case to recognize environmental and transmission investment. WR is expanding its 6,200 miles of transmission infrastructure by constructing smaller transmission projects in Kansas, and it plans to spend $225 million per year on transmission projects, despite the recently lowered allowed ROE for transmission. On August 6, 2015, the company reached a settlement with all major parties related to its pending general rate case. The settlement proposal includes a total revenue increase of $185.1 million and the allowance of an abbreviated rate case to recover additional costs of environmental control equipment at the La Cygne and Wolf Creek generating stations not included in the rate case.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Industrials Fund shareholder commentary for third quarter 2015.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Westar Energy Inc. Guru stock highlight
Westar Energy Inc. (1.8%) (NYSE:WR) (WR – $49.61 – NYSE) is an electric utility serving 700,000 customers in central and northeastern Kansas. WR is well positioned to grow its earnings, given a constructive regulatory environment that allows for annual rate adjustments outside of a general rate case to recognize environmental and transmission investment. The company targets long-term EPS growth of 4%-6% off of its 2015 normalized earnings of $2.21 per share. In late 2015, WR implemented a $78 million rate increase based on a 53.45% equity ratio and an undisclosed ROE level (~9.35% inferred off of a 10.926% allowed pre-tax return). WR’s five-year capital expenditure program totals $4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion in 2016, $794 million in 2017, $751 million in 2018, $706 million in 2019, and $810 million in 2020. Management prefers to own the new capacity and believes it can lead to lower customer rates as well as Clean Power Plan compliance. A significant portion of the capital investment (transmission and environmental) is eligible for annual riders, which minimizes regulatory lag. Over the next five years, WR plans Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on Westar Energy Inc. Guru stock highlight
Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE:WR)(1.7%) (WR – $38.44 – NYSE) is an electric utility serving 700,000 customers in central and northeastern Kansas. WR is well positioned to grow its earnings, given a constructive regulatory environment that allows for annual rate adjustments outside of a general rate case to recognize environmental and transmission investment. WR is expanding its 6,200 miles of transmission infrastructure by constructing smaller transmission projects in Kansas, and it plans to spend $225 million per year on transmission projects, despite the recently lowered allowed ROE for transmission. On August 6, 2015, the company reached a settlement with all major parties related to its pending general rate case. The settlement proposal includes a total revenue increase of $185.1 million and the allowance of an abbreviated rate case to recover additional costs of environmental control equipment at the La Cygne and Wolf Creek generating stations not included in the rate case. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.64
WR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. WR: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.6  Med: 14.24 Max: 26.14
Current: 25.64
8.6
26.14
Forward P/E 22.68
WR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. WR: 22.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.64
WR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. WR: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 14.51 Max: 26.14
Current: 25.64
10.12
26.14
P/B 2.14
WR's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WR: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.18
Current: 2.14
0.77
2.18
P/S 3.20
WR's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. WR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.25
Current: 3.2
0.89
3.25
PFCF 55500.00
WR's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.63 vs. WR: 55500.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.41  Med: 86.64 Max: 56470
Current: 55500
12.41
56470
POCF 10.63
WR's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. WR: 10.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 6.40 Max: 11.88
Current: 10.63
3.98
11.88
EV-to-EBIT 17.61
WR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. WR: 17.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.8  Med: 13.00 Max: 17.9
Current: 17.61
8.8
17.9
EV-to-EBITDA 11.45
WR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. WR: 11.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 8.30 Max: 11.6
Current: 11.45
6
11.6
PEG 32.50
WR's PEG is ranked lower than
96% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. WR: 32.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.76 Max: 24.9
Current: 32.5
1.49
24.9
Shiller P/E 26.19
WR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. WR: 26.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.51  Med: 20.64 Max: 2433
Current: 26.19
14.51
2433
Current Ratio 0.63
WR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WR: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.63
0.27
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.35
WR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. WR: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.35
0.19
1.31
Days Inventory 140.77
WR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
93% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.26 vs. WR: 140.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 94.18  Med: 119.75 Max: 147.9
Current: 140.77
94.18
147.9
Days Sales Outstanding 33.70
WR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 49.71 vs. WR: 33.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.22  Med: 39.01 Max: 42.46
Current: 33.7
36.22
42.46
Days Payable 113.81
WR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 70.57 vs. WR: 113.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 76.57  Med: 106.58 Max: 186.58
Current: 113.81
76.57
186.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.67
WR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. WR: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.59  Med: 4.36 Max: 7.51
Current: 2.67
2.59
7.51
Dividend Payout 0.67
WR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WR: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.84 Max: 7.75
Current: 0.67
0.07
7.75
Dividend Growth (3y) 2.90
WR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WR: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: 3.00 Max: 10.5
Current: 2.9
-19.1
10.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.74
WR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. WR: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.10
WR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. WR: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 5.05 Max: 8.71
Current: 3.1
3
8.71
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.80
WR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. WR: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: -4.60 Max: -1
Current: -3.8
-7.7
-1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 2.14
WR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. WR: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.14
Current: 2.14
0.74
2.14
Price/Projected FCF 3.68
WR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. WR: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.35 Max: 1321
Current: 3.68
0.62
1321
Price/Median PS Value 2.25
WR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WR: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.02
Current: 2.25
0.31
2.02
Price/Graham Number 1.56
WR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. WR: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.90 Max: 10.27
Current: 1.56
0.42
10.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.66
WR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WR: 5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 7.70 Max: 11.3
Current: 5.66
5.6
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.42
WR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. WR: -0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.4  Med: -1.10 Max: 7
Current: -0.42
-17.4
7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,438
EPS (TTM) $ 2.16
Beta0.50
Short Percentage of Float1.21%
52-Week Range $34.90 - 57.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)141.68

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,649 2,723 2,771
EPS ($) 2.45 2.57 2.68
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.45 2.57 2.68
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
5.99%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.52 1.59 1.64
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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Weekly Top Insider Buys: CHK, NOC, LO, WR, SEE Nov 14 2011 
Westar Energy Inc. (WR) EVP & COO Douglas R Sterbenz sells 4,100 Shares Aug 12 2010 
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