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Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the companys businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the companys 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 companys operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy Analysts summarization of the companys business strategy.- SWOT Analysis A detailed analysis of the companys 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 of coal-fired, nuclear, natural gas-based, renewable and diesel-based power plants. It also procures electricity from third party utilities to meet the energy requirements in the region. It supplies electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The companys service area spans Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson in central and northeastern Kansas. 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 DevelopmentsMay 04,2017: Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy File Petition for Reconsideration with Kansas Corporation CommissionApr 28,2017: Panels installed at Westar Energy community solar siteApr 12,2017: Westar Energy energizes rebuilt transmission lineApr 05,2017: Westar Energy, NextEra Energy Resources celebrate commissioning of two wind energy centers, $650 million investment in KansasMar 01,2017: Western Plains Wind Farm boosts Westars emission-free electricity to more than 50%.Key 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 companys 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 companys 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 3List of Tables 5List 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 13Westar Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 14Head Office 14Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14Section 2 Company Analysis 15Westar Energy, Inc. - Business Description 15Westar Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 16SWOT Analysis - Overview 16Westar Energy, Inc. - Strengths 16Westar Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 17Westar Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 18Westar Energy, Inc. - Threats 19Westar Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 20Section 3 Company Financial Ratios 21Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22Performance Chart 24Financial Performance 24Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26Section 4 Companys Power Financial Deals and Alliances 27Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 27Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 28Westar Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 29Section 5 Companys Recent Developments 30May 04, 2017: Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy File Petition for Reconsideration with Kansas Corporation Commission 30Apr 28, 2017: Panels installed at Westar Energy community solar site 31Apr 12, 2017: Westar Energy energizes rebuilt transmission line 32Apr 05, 2017: Westar Energy, NextEra Energy Resources celebrate commissioning of two wind energy centers, $650 million investment in Kansas 33Mar 01, 2017: Western Plains Wind Farm boosts Westars emission-free electricity to more than 50%. 34Feb 22, 2017: Westar Energy announces 2016 results. 35Dec 20, 2016: Westar adds to its national leadership position in renewable energy 36Dec 16, 2016: Westar begins construction of new service center 37Dec 09, 2016: Westar Energy: New Westar Energy transmission line strengthens grid 38Dec 05, 2016: Westar Energy lowers prices $27 million. 39Section 6 Appendix 40Methodology 40Ratio Definitions 40About GlobalData 44Contact Us 44Disclaimer 44List 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 14Westar Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 14Westar Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 20Westar Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 21Westar Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 22Westar Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 23Westar Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 25Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 27Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 28Westar Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 29Currency Codes 40Capital Market Ratios 40Equity Ratios 41Profitability Ratios 41Cost Ratios 42Liquidity Ratios 42Leverage Ratios 43Efficiency Ratios 43List of FiguresWestar Energy, Inc., Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 10Westar Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 24Westar Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 26Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 27Westar Energy, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 28