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Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.The profile contains critical company information including:- Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy - Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.- SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.- Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.- Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.- Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.HighlightsWestar Energy, Inc. (Westar Energy) is a vertically-integrated energy utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company owns and operates a generation portfolio, consisting of coal-fired, nuclear, natural gas-based, renewable and diesel-based power plants. It also procures electrical energy from third party utilities to balance energy requirement in the region. It supplies electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company's service area spans across central and northeastern Kansas in Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kansas Gas and Electric Company, it provides services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. Westar Energy is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, the US.Westar Energy, Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsApr 12, 2016: Westar Energy breaks ground on Western Plains Wind Farm.Feb 19, 2016: Strat Aero Secures First UAV Wind Turbine Inspection ContractFeb 10, 2016: Westar Energy supplies wind energy to Kansas utilitiesFeb 04, 2016: Westar Extends AMI Contract with Landis+GyrJan 18, 2016: No rooftop required: Westar Energy offers community solarKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2 List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Facts 6Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Employees 7Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8Westar Energy, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Operational Summary 10Westar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10Westar Energy, Inc. - History 11Westar Energy, Inc. - Company Statement 14Westar Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17Head Office 17Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17Section 2 - Company Analysis 18Westar Energy, Inc. - Business Description 18Westar Energy, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 19Westar Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 20SWOT Analysis - Overview 20Westar Energy, Inc. - Strengths 20Strength - Broad and Diverse Customer Base 20Strength - Business Model: Vertically-Integrated 20Strength - Diversified Generation Portfolio 20Westar Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 21Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 21Westar Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 22Opportunity - Business Partnerships 22Opportunity - Renewable Energy Commitment 22Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the US 22Westar Energy, Inc. - Threats 23Threat - Stringent Regulations 23Threat - Competition 23Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 23Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 24Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26Performance Chart 27Financial Performance 27Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances 30Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31Westar Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 32Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 33Apr 12, 2016: Westar Energy breaks ground on Western Plains Wind Farm. 33Feb 19, 2016: Strat Aero Secures First UAV Wind Turbine Inspection Contract 34Feb 10, 2016: Westar Energy supplies wind energy to Kansas utilities 35Feb 04, 2016: Westar Extends AMI Contract with Landis+Gyr 36Jan 18, 2016: No rooftop required: Westar Energy offers community solar 37Jan 11, 2016: Siemens receives major order for 280MW wind project in Kansas 38Jan 04, 2016: PEQ to Announce Commercial Deal With Kansas' Largest Electric Utility Provider, Westar Energy, at CES 2016 39Dec 31, 2015: Westar Energy expands wind energy with Kingman Wind farm 40Dec 22, 2015: Westar Energy to lower customer costs by adding more Kansas wind energy 41Nov 03, 2015: Westar Energy announces 3rd quarter 2015 results 42Section 6 - Appendix 43Methodology 43Ratio Definitions 43About GlobalData 47Contact Us 47Disclaimer 47List of TablesWestar Energy, Inc., Key Facts 6Westar Energy, Inc., Key Employees 7Westar Energy, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8Westar Energy, Inc., Major Products and Services 9Westar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10Westar Energy, Inc., History 11Westar Energy, Inc., Other Locations 17Westar Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 17Westar Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 24Westar Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 25Westar Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 26Westar Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 28Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31Westar Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 32Currency Codes 43Capital Market Ratios 43Equity Ratios 44Profitability Ratios 44Cost Ratios 45Liquidity Ratios 45Leverage Ratios 46Efficiency Ratios 46List of FiguresWestar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10Westar Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27Westar Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 29Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31