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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
56% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 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: 0.3 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.33
0.15
0.35
Interest Coverage 4.01
WR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. WR: 4.01 )
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: 4.01
2.26
4.22
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.11
Beneish M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
3.49%
5.93%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 26.16
WR's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
79% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. WR: 26.16 )
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: 26.16
15.48
26.61
Net Margin % 13.33
WR's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
71% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. WR: 13.33 )
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: 13.33
9.42
13.53
ROE % 8.97
WR's ROE % is ranked higher than
53% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. WR: 8.97 )
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: 8.97
7.78
9.83
ROA % 3.00
WR's ROA % is ranked higher than
51% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. WR: 3.00 )
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
2.34
3.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.05
WR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.07 vs. WR: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.56  Med: 7.6 Max: 8.15
Current: 7.05
5.56
8.15
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.90
WR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 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: 6.8
Current: -0.9
-16.6
6.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.30
WR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 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: 0  Med: -1.8 Max: 31.8
Current: 2.3
0
31.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 2.30
WR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 491 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: -79.8  Med: 4.5 Max: 294.7
Current: 2.3
-79.8
294.7
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Q3 2016

WR Guru Trades in Q3 2016

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%)
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Q4 2016

WR Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,156,900 sh (+174.41%)
Mario Gabelli 1,450,926 sh (-1.68%)
Eric Mindich 2,019,209 sh (-1.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 987,700 sh (-17.15%)
Leucadia National 380,193 sh (-30.79%)
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Q1 2017

WR Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Caxton Associates 13,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,295,300 sh (+98.40%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,651,400 sh (+67.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,384,148 sh (-4.60%)
Leucadia National 302,793 sh (-20.36%)
Eric Mindich 866,337 sh (-57.10%)
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WR Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 2,314,200 sh (+0.82%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,268,511 sh (-8.35%)
Leucadia National 12,565 sh (-95.85%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric    NAICS: 221111    SIC: 4931
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Westar Energy Inc, through its subsidiaries, acts as an electricity provider in Kansas, providing generation, transmission, and distribution services in the central and northeastern regions of the state.

Westar Energy, through its Westar Energy and Kansas Gas and Electric subsidiaries, is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing generation, transmission, and distribution services to more than 700,000 customers in the central and northeastern regions of the state. The company has about 7,500 megawatts of generating capacity with 43% from coal, 7% from nuclear, 32% from natural gas, and 18% from renewable energy, primarily wind.

Guru Investment Theses on Westar Energy Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Westar Energy Inc. - Aug 15, 2017

Westar Energy Inc.(1.9%)(WR–$53.02–NYSE)(NYSE:WR) is a Topeka, Kansas based electric utility company. On May 31, 2016, Westar agreed to be acquired by Great Plains Energy for $60 per share — $51 in cash consideration and $9 in Great Plains Energy common stock, for a total value of $12.2 billion. The deal was subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals and was expected to close in the spring of 2017, however the Kansas Corporation Commission blocked the deal. The companies reworked the merger in early July such that it became an all-stock merger of equals that addressed many of the Commission’s concerns. Westar shareholders will now receive one share of the newly combined company and Great Plains’ holders will receive 0.5981 of these shares. The newly crafted merger is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2017 Gabelli ABC Fund commentary.

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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.(1.9%)(WR–$53.02–NYSE)(NYSE:WR) is a Topeka, Kansas based electric utility company. On May 31, 2016, Westar agreed to be acquired by Great Plains Energy for $60 per share — $51 in cash consideration and $9 in Great Plains Energy common stock, for a total value of $12.2 billion. The deal was subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals and was expected to close in the spring of 2017, however the Kansas Corporation Commission blocked the deal. The companies reworked the merger in early July such that it became an all-stock merger of equals that addressed many of the Commission’s concerns. Westar shareholders will now receive one share of the newly combined company and Great Plains’ holders will receive 0.5981 of these shares. The newly crafted merger is expected to close in the first half of 2018. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 21.57
WR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.55 vs. WR: 21.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 14.6 Max: 25.55
Current: 21.57
10.12
25.55
Forward PE Ratio 19.96
WR's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. WR: 19.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.57
WR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
65% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. WR: 21.57 )
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: 14.76 Max: 25.55
Current: 21.57
10.12
25.55
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 125.50
WR's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. WR: 125.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WR' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.77  Med: 43.91 Max: 840.81
Current: 125.5
13.77
840.81
PB Ratio 1.90
WR's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. WR: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.17
Current: 1.9
0.77
2.17
PS Ratio 2.86
WR's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. WR: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.86
0.9
3.26
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.51
WR's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
62% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. WR: 8.51 )
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: 4.01  Med: 6.63 Max: 11.94
Current: 8.51
4.01
11.94
EV-to-EBIT 16.65
WR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.57 vs. WR: 16.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.7  Med: 13.4 Max: 17.9
Current: 16.65
11.7
17.9
EV-to-EBITDA 10.76
WR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. WR: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.2  Med: 8.4 Max: 11.6
Current: 10.76
7.2
11.6
PEG Ratio 16.77
WR's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WR: 16.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WR' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 5.47 Max: 23.26
Current: 16.77
1.49
23.26
Shiller PE Ratio 23.53
WR's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.28 vs. WR: 23.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WR' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.59  Med: 25.39 Max: 1035
Current: 23.53
14.59
1035
Current Ratio 0.96
WR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WR: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.96
0.27
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.57
WR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. WR: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.53 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.57
0.19
1.31
Days Inventory 145.22
WR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
93% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. WR: 145.22 )
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: 145.22
96.13
147.87
Days Sales Outstanding 39.23
WR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 49.54 vs. WR: 39.23 )
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: 39.23
36.22
42.46
Days Payable 67.44
WR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
58% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 64.35 vs. WR: 67.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.44  Med: 102.48 Max: 186.58
Current: 67.44
67.44
186.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 3.04
WR's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. WR: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 4.26 Max: 7.51
Current: 3.04
2.62
7.51
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.66
WR's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. WR: 0.66 )
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: 0.66
0.59
0.94
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 3.80
WR's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 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: 2.6 Max: 10.5
Current: 3.8
-19.1
10.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.14
WR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
61% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. WR: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.60
WR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
61% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. WR: 3.60 )
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: 5.01 Max: 8.83
Current: 3.6
3.08
8.83
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.40
WR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. WR: -3.40 )
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: -21.2  Med: -3.5 Max: 0
Current: -3.4
-21.2
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.90
WR's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. WR: 1.90 )
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: 1.3 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.9
0.74
2.15
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.32
WR's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. WR: 3.32 )
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: 0.63  Med: 1.34 Max: 1321
Current: 3.32
0.63
1321
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.86
WR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WR: 1.86 )
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: 0.29  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.86
0.29
2.11
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.35
WR's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WR: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
WR' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.89 Max: 10.27
Current: 1.35
0.42
10.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.99
WR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. WR: 5.99 )
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: 8.6
Current: 5.99
5.6
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -0.01
WR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. WR: -0.01 )
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: 5.1
Current: -0.01
-17.4
5.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,553.08
EPS (TTM) $ 2.37
Beta0.26
Short Percentage of Float0.81%
52-Week Range $49.21 - 57.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)142.09

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,585 3,557 4,054
EPS ($) 2.55 2.67 2.77
EPS without NRI ($) 2.55 2.67 2.77
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.85%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.59 1.66 1.71
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