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Last $35.49 USD
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westar energy inc (WR) Details

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 7,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity producing electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, diesel, wind, and landfill gas. It sells electricity retail to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as for lighting public streets and highways; and electricity wholesale to electric cooperatives, municipalities, other electric utilities, and regional transmission organizations. The company provides its services in central and northeastern Kansas, as well as in south-central and southeastern Kansas. It serves approximately 698,000 customers. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

2,411 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/15
Founded in 1924

westar energy inc (WR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $767.3K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $371.1K
Senior Vice President of Strategy
Total Annual Compensation: $380.4K
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate...
Total Annual Compensation: $306.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

westar energy inc (WR) Key Developments

Westar Energy Announces Executive Changes

Westar Energy announced that Lloyd Jackson joined the company as executive director, power marketing. Gordon Evans Energy Center manager Casey Bough has been promoted to executive director, gas power plants. Jackson brings more than 15 years of experience in power trading for firms in Texas and Oklahoma. He will be based in Topeka, overseeing commodity management and procurement for the company's power plants and wholesale power business. Bough joined Westar Energy last year, managing Gordon Evans Energy Center in Colwich, Kan.

Westar Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on October 1, 2015

The Westar Energy, Inc. Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share payable on October 1, 2015, on the company's common stock. The dividends are payable to shareholders of record as of September 9, 2015.

Westar Energy, Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Affirms 2015 Earnings Guidance

Westar Energy, Inc. reported earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company announced earnings of $64 million, or $0.47 per share compared with earnings of $53 million, or $0.41 per share, for the second quarter 2014. Higher net income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was driven by lower operating and maintenance costs at the company's power plants and higher COLI income. Total revenue was $589.563 million compared to $612.668 million a year ago. Income from operations was $131.476 million compared to $122.729 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $100.082 million compared to $81.972 million a year ago. Earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2015 were $115 million, or $0.85 per share, compared with $122 million, or $0.95 per share, for the same period in 2014. Lower net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 reflects mild weather, which reduced both energy marketing margins and retail energy sales, and a $9 million estimated refund obligation for transmission revenue. Total revenue was $1,180.370 million compared to $1,241.224 million a year ago. Income from operations was $257.034 million compared to $272.270 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $180.923 million compared to $187.903 million a year ago. The company affirmed its 2015 earnings guidance of $2.18 to $2.33 per share.


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