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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
WR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. WR: 0.33 )
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: 0.34
Current: 0.33
0.15
0.34
Interest Coverage 4.22
WR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. WR: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 3.19 Max: 4.22
Current: 4.22
2.26
4.22
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.12
Beneish M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
4.51%
6.01%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 26.61
WR's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. WR: 26.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.48  Med: 23.97 Max: 26.61
Current: 26.61
15.48
26.61
Net Margin % 13.53
WR's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. WR: 13.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.42  Med: 11.24 Max: 13.53
Current: 13.53
9.42
13.53
ROE % 9.28
WR's ROE % is ranked higher than
53% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. WR: 9.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.78  Med: 9.05 Max: 9.83
Current: 9.28
7.78
9.83
ROA % 3.14
WR's ROA % is ranked higher than
51% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. WR: 3.14 )
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: 3.14
2.34
3.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 12.32
WR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. WR: 12.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.56  Med: 7.79 Max: 154.07
Current: 12.32
5.56
154.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.90
WR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. WR: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: -0.9 Max: 2.8
Current: -0.9
-16.6
2.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.30
WR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WR: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.4  Med: 0 Max: 13.5
Current: 2.3
-15.4
13.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 2.30
WR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WR: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WR' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.3  Med: 6.8 Max: 294.7
Current: 2.3
-44.3
294.7
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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%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 79,200 sh (-2.46%)
Pioneer Investments 802,962 sh (-9.35%)
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WR Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 9,100 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 646,118 sh (New)
Leucadia National 188,900 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,406,986 sh (+30.94%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 380,469 sh (-52.62%)
Jim Simons 288,000 sh (-68.99%)
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Eric Mindich 2,057,012 sh (New)
Leucadia National 549,306 sh (+190.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,192,200 sh (+84.52%)
Jim Simons 421,600 sh (+46.39%)
Mario Gabelli 1,475,721 sh (+4.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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WR Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,156,900 sh (+174.41%)
Mario Gabelli 1,450,926 sh (-1.68%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric    NAICS: 221111    SIC: 4931
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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.

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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...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 22.20
WR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. WR: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 14.45 Max: 25.55
Current: 22.2
10.12
25.55
Forward PE Ratio 20.58
WR's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. WR: 20.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 22.20
WR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
67% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. WR: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WR' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 14.61 Max: 25.55
Current: 22.2
10.12
25.55
PB Ratio 2.01
WR's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. WR: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.17
Current: 2.01
0.77
2.17
PS Ratio 2.99
WR's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. WR: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.48 Max: 3.24
Current: 2.99
0.89
3.24
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.30
WR's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
67% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. WR: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WR' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 6.61 Max: 11.88
Current: 9.3
3.98
11.88
EV-to-EBIT 16.51
WR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. WR: 16.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.8  Med: 13.3 Max: 17.9
Current: 16.51
10.8
17.9
EV-to-EBITDA 10.89
WR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. WR: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 8.4 Max: 11.6
Current: 10.89
6.8
11.6
PEG Ratio 16.85
WR's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. WR: 16.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WR' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 4.16 Max: 23.66
Current: 16.85
1.51
23.66
Shiller PE Ratio 25.29
WR's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.03 vs. WR: 25.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WR' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.51  Med: 24.93 Max: 1277.5
Current: 25.29
14.51
1277.5
Current Ratio 0.73
WR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WR: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.73
0.45
1.17
Quick Ratio 0.45
WR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WR: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.06
Current: 0.45
0.36
1.06
Days Inventory 146.77
WR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
94% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.07 vs. WR: 146.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.13  Med: 114.74 Max: 147.87
Current: 146.77
96.13
147.87
Days Sales Outstanding 41.11
WR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 49.25 vs. WR: 41.11 )
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: 41.11
36.22
42.46
Days Payable 108.44
WR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 68.79 vs. WR: 108.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 76.57  Med: 102.48 Max: 186.58
Current: 108.44
76.57
186.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.83
WR's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
62% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. WR: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 4.34 Max: 7.51
Current: 2.83
2.62
7.51
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.63
WR's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. WR: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WR' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.63
0.59
0.94
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 3.80
WR's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WR: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WR' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: 3.1 Max: 10.5
Current: 3.8
-19.1
10.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.87
WR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
64% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WR: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.33
WR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. WR: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WR' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.08  Med: 5.1 Max: 8.83
Current: 3.33
3.08
8.83
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.60
WR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. WR: -3.60 )
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: -4.6 Max: -1.2
Current: -3.6
-7.7
-1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.01
WR's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WR: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WR' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.11
Current: 2.01
0.74
2.11
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 4.31
WR's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WR: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WR' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.65 Max: 16.23
Current: 4.31
0.62
16.23
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.02
WR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WR: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.12
Current: 2.02
0.3
2.12
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.41
WR's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
56% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. WR: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
WR' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.93 Max: 7.24
Current: 1.41
0.51
7.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.05
WR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. WR: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 7.5 Max: 9.3
Current: 6.05
5.6
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -0.55
WR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. WR: -0.55 )
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: -1.1 Max: 6.1
Current: -0.55
-17.4
6.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,562
EPS (TTM) $ 2.42
Beta0.39
Short Percentage of Float1.24%
52-Week Range $41.89 - 57.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)142.05

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,789 2,898 2,698
EPS ($) 2.57 2.68 2.90
EPS without NRI ($) 2.57 2.68 2.90
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.99%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.59 1.64
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Westar Energy Inc. Nov 11 2015 
Know Thyself- Short Term Trader or Long Term Investor Dec 16 2014 
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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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Westar Energy, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:WR) : December 21, 2016 Dec 21 2016
Morning Roundup: County replaces CFO, local call center lays off majority of staff, Okla. plans for... Dec 21 2016
WESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits Dec 20 2016
UPDATED: $12.2B merger between Great Plains, Westar suffers a major setback Dec 20 2016
Westar Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WR-US : December 20,... Dec 20 2016
Great Plains announces leadership of combined KCP&L, Westar Dec 08 2016
Morning Roundup: Wichita's latest business news including more aviation IRB requests, KS Governor... Dec 06 2016
Westar Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WR-US : December 2,... Dec 02 2016
Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About Westar Energy Inc (WR) Anymore Nov 30 2016

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