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Last $38.56 USD
Change Today +0.4104 / 1.08%
Volume 478.1K
As of 12:43 PM 03/30/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

westar energy inc (WR) Snapshot

Open
$38.30
Previous Close
$38.15
Day High
$38.65
Day Low
$38.11
52 Week High
01/29/15 - $44.03
52 Week Low
10/3/14 - $33.73
Market Cap
5.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.1M
EPS TTM
$2.34
Shares Outstanding
132.1M
EX-Date
03/5/15
P/E TM
16.5x
Dividend
$1.44
Dividend Yield
3.66%
Current Stock Chart for WESTAR ENERGY INC (WR)

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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: $717.7K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $344.3K
Senior Vice President of Strategy
Total Annual Compensation: $348.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

westar energy inc (WR) Key Developments

Westar Energy, Inc. Presents at UBS Utilities and Natural Gas One-on-One Conference, Mar-03-2015

Westar Energy, Inc. Presents at UBS Utilities and Natural Gas One-on-One Conference, Mar-03-2015 . Venue: InterContinental Boston, Boston, United States. Speakers: Amber Housholder, Investor Relations Manager, Bruce R. Burns, Director of Investor Relations, Tony Somma.

Westar Energy, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Westar Energy, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues were $596,439,000 against $559,878,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $105,269,000 against $103,528,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $64,400,000 against $60,268,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to common stock was $43,449,000 or $0.33 diluted per share against $41,062,000 or $0.32 diluted per share a year ago. Higher net income was driven primarily by higher prices, offset by an increase in selling, general and administrative costs and higher depreciation. The increase of gross margin for the quarter was due primarily to price increases, reflecting recovery investments in transmission infrastructure and air quality improvements. For the year, the company reported total revenues were $2,601,703,000 against $2,370,654,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $632,958,000 against $579,185,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $473,595,000 against $424,584,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to common stock was $313,259,000 or $2.40 diluted per share against $292,520,000 or $2.29 diluted per share a year ago. Higher net income was driven primarily by higher prices resulting from investments in air quality controls and transmission infrastructure and an increase in retail sales led by industrial customers. The increase in Revenue was partially offset with higher operating costs primarily due to planned maintenance, selling, general and administrative and depreciation expense. The company issued 2015 earnings guidance of $2.25 per share to $2.45 per share, with a bit of a wider range reflecting the fact that this is a rate-case year. Outlook for retail sales growth remains at 1.5%.

Westar Energy, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on April 1, 2015

Westar Energy, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share payable April 1, 2015 on the company's common stock payable to shareholders of record as of March 9, 2015. The new dividend reflects a 3% increase over the company's previous quarterly dividend of 35 cents per share, and results in an indicated annual dividend of $1.44 per share.

 

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