Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 47 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

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- 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.

Highlights

Westar 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 Developments

Apr 12, 2016: Westar Energy breaks ground on Western Plains Wind Farm.
Feb 19, 2016: Strat Aero Secures First UAV Wind Turbine Inspection Contract
Feb 10, 2016: Westar Energy supplies wind energy to Kansas utilities
Feb 04, 2016: Westar Extends AMI Contract with Landis+Gyr
Jan 18, 2016: No rooftop required: Westar Energy offers community solar

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Westar Energy, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Operational Summary 10
Westar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 10
Westar Energy, Inc. - History 11
Westar Energy, Inc. - Company Statement 14
Westar Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 - Company Analysis 18
Westar Energy, Inc. - Business Description 18
Westar Energy, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 19
Westar Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Westar Energy, Inc. - Strengths 20
Strength - Broad and Diverse Customer Base 20
Strength - Business Model: Vertically-Integrated 20
Strength - Diversified Generation Portfolio 20
Westar Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 21
Westar Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Business Partnerships 22
Opportunity - Renewable Energy Commitment 22
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the US 22
Westar Energy, Inc. - Threats 23
Threat - Stringent Regulations 23
Threat - Competition 23
Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 23
Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances 30
Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30
Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31
Westar Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 33
Apr 12, 2016: Westar Energy breaks ground on Western Plains Wind Farm. 33
Feb 19, 2016: Strat Aero Secures First UAV Wind Turbine Inspection Contract 34
Feb 10, 2016: Westar Energy supplies wind energy to Kansas utilities 35
Feb 04, 2016: Westar Extends AMI Contract with Landis+Gyr 36
Jan 18, 2016: No rooftop required: Westar Energy offers community solar 37
Jan 11, 2016: Siemens receives major order for 280MW wind project in Kansas 38
Jan 04, 2016: PEQ to Announce Commercial Deal With Kansas' Largest Electric Utility Provider, Westar Energy, at CES 2016 39
Dec 31, 2015: Westar Energy expands wind energy with Kingman Wind farm 40
Dec 22, 2015: Westar Energy to lower customer costs by adding more Kansas wind energy 41
Nov 03, 2015: Westar Energy announces 3rd quarter 2015 results 42
Section 6 - Appendix 43
Methodology 43
Ratio Definitions 43
About GlobalData 47
Contact Us 47
Disclaimer 47

List of Tables
Westar Energy, Inc., Key Facts 6
Westar Energy, Inc., Key Employees 7
Westar Energy, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Westar Energy, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Westar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
Westar Energy, Inc., History 11
Westar Energy, Inc., Other Locations 17
Westar Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 17
Westar Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 24
Westar Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 25
Westar Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 26
Westar Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 28
Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30
Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31
Westar Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 32
Currency Codes 43
Capital Market Ratios 43
Equity Ratios 44
Profitability Ratios 44
Cost Ratios 45
Liquidity Ratios 45
Leverage Ratios 46
Efficiency Ratios 46

List of Figures
Westar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10
Westar Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27
Westar Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 29
Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30
Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31


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