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Westar Energy, Inc.
Type
Investor Owned Utility
Traded as NYSE: WR
S&P 400 Component
Industry Electric utility
Founded 1909
Headquarters Topeka, Kansas
Area served
Eastern 1/3 of Kansas
690,000 customers
Key people
Mark A Ruelle (CEO)
Products Electricity generation, transmission and distribution,
Number of employees
2,400
Website westarenergy.com

Westar Energy is an investor owned electric utility headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. Westar is the largest electric company in Kansas, serving 690,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the eastern third of the state. Westar Energy generates more than 27,000,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year at its 12 power plants. Westar Energy service territory covers 10,130 square miles (26,200 km) in east and east-central Kansas. Westar Energy owns more than 6,300 miles (10,100 km) of transmission lines and about 28,100 miles of distribution lines.

What is now Westar is the product of a 1992 merger between the two major electric companies in eastern Kansas, Kansas Gas and Electric (KG&E) of Wichita and Kansas Power and Light (KPL) of Topeka.

KG&E was founded in 1909 when the American Power and Light Company took over electric companies in Wichita, Pittsburg and Frontenac. Within a decade, it served over 48,000 people in 50 cities and towns. It also provided natural gas to several of the larger cities in its service territory.

KPL was founded in 1924, and quickly expanded across northeastern Kansas. In 1983, it merged with The Gas Service Company, a natural gas utility serving customers in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

In 1992, KPL merged with KG&E to become Western Resources, with KPL and KG&E as operating companies. The merger created one of the largest utilities in the Midwest, serving 560,000 electric customers and 1.06 million natural gas customers in three states. In 1996, Western Resources sold its natural gas business to ONEOK as Kansas Gas Service; this company is now part of ONE Gas. In return, Western Resources acquired a 45 percent stake in ONEOK; it sold this stake in 2003.

In 2002, Western Resources officially changed its name to Westar Energy, and all of its subsidiaries began doing business under that name.

In May 2016, Great Plains Energy, parent company of regional utility neighbor Kansas City Power and Light Company, purchased Westar for $12.2 billion including $3.6 billion in debt. Under the terms of the purchase, Westar shareholders will receive $51 in cash and $9 in stock options per share. Great Plains also agreed to retain Westar's current headquarters location in downtown Topeka as a condition of the deal.

In 1999, Westar Energy restated its consolidated financial statements for 1999, 1998 and 1997 and for each of the periods of 2000, related to the Westinghouse Security Systems (WSS)acquisition.

On January 14, 2003, Westar Energy Inc was charged for transactions involved power sales from one Cleco Corporation affiliate to Westar and then back to another or the same Cleco affiliate, and paid $30,000,000 USD for settlement.

On Nov 1, 2002, Westar Energy announced to restate results for its first and second quarter, to account for additional impairment at its Protection One Inc.(POI) unit.

On March 25, 2004, Westar Energy said to restate its 2003 annual financial results, after realizing that it might have understated its cash flow from operations for the year.

Investment goal date:
Dividends reinvested
Westar Energy, Inc. WR report Q3 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q1 2018
2018-05-05
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-20
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-10-31
1.1100
1.1100
Q2 2017
2017-08-08
0.5000
0.5000
Q1 2017
2017-05-09
0.4200
0.4200
Q4 2016
2017-02-22
0.3800
0.3800
Q3 2016
2016-11-01
1.0800
1.0800
Q2 2016
2016-08-02
0.5100
0.5100
Q1 2016
2016-05-03
0.4600
0.4600
Q4 2015
2016-02-24
0.2800
0.2800
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
ADAGE CAPITAL PARTNERS GP LLC
3289239
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
1938172
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MORGAN STANLEY
4500729
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12424214
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
HAWLEY RICHARD L
0.0100% (15516)
WR /
CHANDLER CHARLES Q IV
0.0700% (86339)
WR /
EDWARDS ROY A
0.0400% (57868)
WR /
SOMMA ANTHONY D
0.0400% (58049)
WR /
SOMMA ANTHONY D
0.0500% (61049)
WR /
STERBENZ DOUGLAS R
0.0100% (16927)
WR /
SODERSTROM S CARL JR
0.0100% (13863)
LDL / RAIL / WR /
MORRISSEY MICHAEL F
0.0200% (25343)
FGP / WDR / WR /
CARTER MOLLIE H
0.0300% (38844)
ADM / WR /
KRAUSE ARTHUR B
0.0200% (23212)
CEQP / CMLP / WR /
AKIN BRUCE A
0.0300% (36276)
WR /
AKIN BRUCE A
0.0300% (41276)
WR /
GREENWOOD GREG A
0.0300% (44153)
WR /
GREENWOOD GREG A
0.0400% (53022)
WR /
IRICK LARRY D
0.0600% (73722)
WR /
IRICK LARRY D
0.0600% (78713)
WR /
LUDWIG JAMES J
0.0300% (37953)
WR /
RUELLE MARK A
0.1400% (185594)
HWCC / WR /
RUELLE MARK A
0.1700% (222594)
HWCC / WR /
WAGES LEROY P
0.0100% (7693)
WR /
ISAAC B ANTHONY
0.0300% (33353)
WR /
Farley Jerry B
0.0300% (33947)
WR /
Lawrence Sandra AJ
0.0300% (33843)
WR /
KONGS KEVIN L.
0.0200% (30445)
WR /
KONGS KEVIN L.
0.0300% (32445)
WR /
Banning Jerl L.
0.0200% (28161)
WR /
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