Westar Energy

Westar Energy is Kansas’ largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,100 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.
Topeka, US
Size (employees)
2,254 (est)-3%
Westar Energy was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Topeka, US

Westar Energy Office Locations

Westar Energy has an office in Topeka

Westar Energy Data and Metrics

Westar Energy Financial Metrics

Westar Energy's revenue was reported to be $2.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

361.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

681.9 m

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

7 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

3.1 m
Westar Energy's current market capitalization is $7 b.
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.1 b2.2 b2.3 b2.4 b2.6 b2.5 b2.6 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

224.1 m250.4 m261.5 m

Operating expense total

1.8 b2 b1.8 b1.9 b


579.2 m633 m621 m681.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

174.9 m172.5 m176.3 m182.2 m183.1 m176.8 m161.7 m

Interest income

10.1 m10.6 m

Pre tax profit

424.6 m473.6 m453.8 m545.7 m

Income tax expense

85 m103.3 m126.1 m123.7 m151.3 m152 m184.5 m

Net Income

300.9 m322.3 m301.8 m361.2 m
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


3.9 m928 k3.5 m5.8 m4.5 m4.6 m3.2 m3.1 m

Accounts Receivable

3.4 m

Current Assets

706.8 m700.9 m717.1 m768.4 m


7.6 b8.2 b8.5 b9.2 b

Total Assets

9.6 b10.3 b10.7 b11.5 b

Accounts Payable

233.4 m219.4 m221 m220.5 m

Current Liabilities

955.4 m849.6 m836.9 m1 b

Non-Current Liabilities

5.6 b6.2 b6.2 b6.6 b

Total Liabilities

6.5 b7 b7 b7.7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

1.7 b1.8 b2 b2 b

Retained Earnings

724.8 m855.3 m945.8 m1.1 b

Total Equity

3.1 b3.3 b3.7 b3.8 b

Financial Leverage

3.1 x3.1 x2.9 x3 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

300.9 m322.3 m301.8 m361.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

272.6 m286.4 m310.6 m338.5 m

Accounts Receivable

(25 m)(17 m)9 m(30.3 m)

Accounts Payable

7.9 m6.2 m6.6 m(8.1 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(1.3 m)69 k(1.3 m)

Purchases of PP&E

(780.1 m)(852.1 m)(700.2 m)(1.1 b)

Dividends Paid

(162.9 m)(171.5 m)(186.1 m)(204.3 m)
USDY, 2016


1.1 m

Financial Leverage

3 x

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