Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) closed with a change of -7.69%

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Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) reported sales (ttm) of 2.56 Billion, whereas, 1 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 636.48 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 636.48 million and lower end at 636.48 million while the year ago reported sale was 654.64 million.

1 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Feb 22, 2017- Feb 27, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 781.36 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 781.36 million and 781.36 million respectively.

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending May 24 AMC at 0.38, whereas, 3 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.54. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.56 and lower end at 0.53 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.56.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 1.1 reported by 3 number of analyst for the quarter ending Feb 22, 2017- Feb 27, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 1.1 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 1.2 and 1.05 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 1.08. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 1 analysts is at 2.8%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 2.8 and 2.8.

Valuation Ratios of Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Westar Energy, Inc. (WR). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 22.72 while the company’s industry has 8.42 P/E and the sector P/E is 13.43. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 23.21 and low P/E is 13.32, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 50.07 and 27.7 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 7.99 for the industry and 10.03 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, WR has Beta of 0.41 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.01 and 0.99 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of WR stands at 3.06 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 2.05. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 11.19, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 3.23 and 6.23 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) stands at 3.37 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 14.49 and 8.51 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 4.68 and 9.28.

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Trading Statistics:

The company declined -7.69% and closed its last trading session at $55.11. The market capitalization of the company is at $7.23 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $57.08 on 12/16/16 and 52-week Low of $48.11 on 04/22/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.38% and Monthly Volatility of 1.13%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.42 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.86.