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Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, 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, 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, and other electric utilities. The company provides its services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson; and through its subsidiary, Kansas Gas and Electric Company, in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. As of March 3, 2014, it served approximately 700,000 customers. Westar Energy, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

2,302 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/26/14
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
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $483.4K
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. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on July 1, 2014

Westar Energy, Inc. board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 35 cents per share payable July 1, 2014, on the company's common stock. The dividends are payable to shareholders of record as of June 9, 2014.

Westar Energy, Inc. - Shareholder/Analyst Call

Annual Shareholder Meeting

Westar Energy, Inc. Reports Un-Audited Consolidated Earnings Result for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014; Raised Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Westar Energy, Inc. reported un-audited consolidated earnings result for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net income attributable to common stock of $69 million, or $0.52 per diluted share on total revenues of $628.6 million compared with $51.1 million, or $0.40 per diluted share on total revenues of $546.2 million, for the first quarter 2013. The company reported income from operations of $149.5 million compared to $119.9 million, income before income taxes of $105.9 million compared to $78.1 million, cash flows from operating activities of $238.3 million compared to $193.6 million and additions to property, plant and equipment of $218.3 million compared to $181.99 million for the last year. The company raised its 2014 earnings guidance to $2.30 to $2.45 per share. The company expected effective tax rate 32-34% and retail MWh sales up 50 - 100 bp.


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