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WEC Energy Group Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation

: $12,696 Mil (As of Jun. 2021)
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Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is the debt and capital lease obligation due more than 12 months in the future. WEC Energy Group's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $12,696 Mil.

Warning Sign:

WEC Energy Group Inc keeps issuing new debt. Over the past 3 years, it issued USD 3.7 billion of debt.

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. It is calculated as a company's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divides by its Total Assets. WEC Energy Group's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $12,696 Mil. WEC Energy Group's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $37,795 Mil. WEC Energy Group's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 0.34.

WEC Energy Group's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset increased from Jun. 2020 (0.31) to Jun. 2021 (0.34). It may suggest that WEC Energy Group is progressively becoming more dependent on debt to grow their business.


WEC Energy Group Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Historical Data

The historical data trend for WEC Energy Group's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

WEC Energy Group Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9,158.20 8,746.60 9,994.00 11,211.00 11,728.10

WEC Energy Group Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10,721.60 11,652.50 11,728.10 12,317.70 12,695.70

WEC Energy Group Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Calculation

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The debt can be owed to banks or bondholders. Some companies issue bonds to investors and pay interest on the bonds.

Long-Term Capital Lease Obligation represents the total liability for long-term leases lasting over one year. It's amount equal to the present value (the principal) at the beginning of the lease term less lease payments during the lease term.

The interest paid on companies' debt is reflected in the income statement as interest expense. If a company has too much debt and it cannot serve the interest payment on the debt or repay the matured debt, the company risks bankruptcy. Peter Lynch famously said: A company that does not have debt cannot go bankrupt.

A company's long term debt may have different dates of maturity and interest rates, depending on the terms.

Usually a company issues long term debt to pay for its capital expenditures. Borrowing allows the company to do things that otherwise cannot be done with only the capital it has. But debt can be risky.


WEC Energy Group  (NYSE:WEC) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Explanation

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. A year-over-year decrease in this metric would suggest the company is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.

WEC Energy Group's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as:

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset (Q: Jun. 2021 )=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation (Q: Jun. 2021 )/Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=12695.7/37794.9
=0.34

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

Buffett says that durable competitive advantages carry little to no long-term debt because the company is so profitable that even expansions or acquisitions are self financed.

We are interested in long term debt load for the last ten years. If the ten years of operation show little to no long term debt, then the company has some kind of strong competitive advantage.

Warren Buffett's historic purchases indicate that on any given year, the company should have sufficient yearly net earnings to pay all long term within 3 or 4 year earnings period. (e.g. Coke + Moody's = 1yr)

Companies with enough earning power to pay long term debt in less than 3 or 4 years is a good candidate in our search for long term competitive advantage.

BUT, these companies are targets for leveraged buy outs, which saddles the business with long term debt.

If all else indicates the company has a moat, but it has ton of debt, a leveraged buyout may have created the debt. In these cases the company's bonds offer the better bet, in that the company’s earnings power is focused on paying off the debt and not growth.

Important: little or no long term debt often means a Good Long Term Bet


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WEC Energy Group Business Description

WEC Energy Group logo
Industry
Utilities » Utilities - Regulated NAICS : 221118 SIC : 4931
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
231 West Michigan Street, P.O. Box 1331, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 53201
WEC Energy Group's electric and gas utility businesses serve electric and gas customers in its Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin service territories. The company also owns a 60% stake in American Transmission Co. WEC's asset mix is approximately 51% electric generation and distribution, 34% gas distribution, 13% electric transmission, and 2% unregulated renewable generation.
Executives
Reese Anthony officer: Vice President and Treasurer 231 WEST MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Matthews Charles R officer: President & CEO - PGL/NSG 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Kuester Frederick D officer: Sr. Executive Vice Pres. 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Lauber Scott J officer: Sr. EVP and COO 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Liu Xia officer: EVP and CFO ONE ENERGY PLACE PENSACOLA FL 32520
Guc William J officer: Vice President & Controller 130 EAST RANDOLPH DRIVE CHICAGO IL 60601
Green Maria C director C/O INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY 800-E BEATY STREET DAVIDSON NC 28036
Kelsey Margaret C officer: Executive VP & General Counsel PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: KELSEY MARGARET C a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Krueger Daniel officer: EVP WEC Infrastructure 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Metcalfe Tom officer: Pres. WI Utilities 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Garvin Robert M officer: Exec Vice President - Ext Affs 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Klappa Gale E director, officer: Executive Chairman 231 W. MICHIGAN STREET MILWAUKEE WI 53203
Cunningham Danny L director C/O ACTUANT CORPORATION N86 W12500 WESTBROOK CROSSING MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Stanek Mary Ellen director 14730 WEST JUNEAU BOULEVARD ELM GROVE WI 53122
Culver Curt S director 250 E KILBOURN AVE MILWAUKEE WI 53202

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