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Evergy

NYSE:EVRG
Snowflake Description

Established dividend payer with acceptable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
EVRG
NYSE
$14B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Utilities
Company description

Evergy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kansas and Missouri. The last earnings update was 8 days ago. More info.


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EVRG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.2%
NYSE:EVRG
0.8%
US Electric Utilities
-3.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
10%
NYSE:EVRG
15.3%
US Electric Utilities
1.4%
US Market
EVRG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Evergy (EVRG) 2.2% 2% -1% 10% 11.6% 64%
US Electric Utilities 0.8% 0.3% 5% 15.3% 17.6% 41.8%
US Market -3.9% -3.6% 1.8% 1.4% 35.8% 40.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • EVRG underperformed the Electric Utilities industry which returned 15.3% over the past year.
  • EVRG outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
EVRG
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

EVRG Value

 Is Evergy undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Evergy to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Evergy.

NYSE:EVRG Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:EVRG
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Electric Utilities Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.23
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.235 (1 + (1- 21%) (67.33%))
0.571
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.8 * 5.96%)
7.5%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:EVRG using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Evergy is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:EVRG DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.5%)
2019 -101.00 Analyst x1 -93.96
2020 -89.00 Analyst x1 -77.02
2021 115.00 Analyst x1 92.58
2022 224.00 Analyst x1 167.74
2023 188.00 Analyst x1 130.97
2024 166.53 Est @ -11.42% 107.91
2025 154.58 Est @ -7.18% 93.18
2026 148.08 Est @ -4.2% 83.04
2027 144.93 Est @ -2.12% 75.61
2028 143.96 Est @ -0.67% 69.86
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $649.92
NYSE:EVRG DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $143.96 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (7.5% – 2.73%)
$3,101.79
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $3,101.79 ÷ (1 + 7.5%)10
$1,505.25
NYSE:EVRG Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $649.92 + $1,505.25
$2,155.17
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $2,155.17 / 244.10
$8.83
NYSE:EVRG Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $8.83
Current discount Discount to share price of $58.21
= -1 x ($58.21 - $8.83) / $8.83
-559.3%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Evergy is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Evergy's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Evergy's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $2.38
NYSE:EVRG Share Price ** NYSE (2019-05-15) in USD $58.21
United States of America Electric Utilities Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 26 Publicly-Listed Electric Utilities Companies 21.83x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,087 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.79x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Evergy.

NYSE:EVRG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:EVRG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 58.21 ÷ 2.38

24.45x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Evergy is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average.
  • Evergy is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Evergy's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 24.45x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
3.1%per year
United States of America Electric Utilities Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Electric Utilities Companies 3.05x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,113 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.52x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:EVRG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 24.45x ÷ 3.1%

7.82x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Evergy is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Evergy's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $38.49
NYSE:EVRG Share Price * NYSE (2019-05-15) in USD $58.21
United States of America Electric Utilities Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 29 Publicly-Listed Electric Utilities Companies 2.12x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,195 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.83x
NYSE:EVRG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:EVRG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 58.21 ÷ 38.49

1.51x

* Primary Listing of Evergy.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Evergy is good value based on assets compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Evergy's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electric Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electric Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Evergy has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EVRG Future Performance

 How is Evergy expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
3.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Evergy expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Evergy's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Evergy's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Evergy's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:EVRG Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts 3.1%
NYSE:EVRG Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts 2.8%
United States of America Electric Utilities Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 8.3%
United States of America Electric Utilities Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.3%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:EVRG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1,908 780
2022-12-31 1,818 743
2021-12-31 5,564 1,704 703 4
2020-12-31 5,509 1,678 681 6
2019-12-31 5,376 1,679 705 6
NYSE:EVRG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 4,893 1,600 575
2018-12-31 4,276 1,498 536
2018-09-30 3,671 1,362 551
2018-06-30 2,883 946 355
2018-03-31 2,599 936 325
2017-12-31 2,571 913 324
2017-09-30 2,583 873 343
2017-06-30 2,553 857 340
2017-03-31 2,565 820 340
2016-12-31 2,562 804 347
2016-09-30 2,502 824 331
2016-06-30 2,470 812 314

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Evergy's earnings are expected to grow by 3.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Evergy's revenue is expected to grow by 2.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Evergy Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:EVRG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 3.62 3.62 3.62 1.00
2022-12-31 3.46 3.46 3.46 1.00
2021-12-31 3.33 3.37 3.27 3.00
2020-12-31 3.14 3.21 3.07 5.00
2019-12-31 2.92 2.97 2.90 5.00
NYSE:EVRG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 2.38
2018-12-31 2.50
2018-09-30 3.00
2018-06-30 2.33
2018-03-31 2.28
2017-12-31 2.27
2017-09-30 2.41
2017-06-30 2.39
2017-03-31 2.39
2016-12-31 2.44
2016-09-30 2.33
2016-06-30 2.22

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Evergy is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Evergy's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Evergy has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EVRG Past Performance

  How has Evergy performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Evergy's growth in the last year to its industry (Electric Utilities).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Evergy's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Evergy's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (76.9% vs 11.4%)
  • Evergy's earnings growth has exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry average in the past year (76.9% vs 9.7%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Evergy's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Evergy Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:EVRG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 4,892.60 574.80 55.20
2018-12-31 4,275.90 535.80 47.80
2018-09-30 3,670.90 551.40 7.90
2018-06-30 2,882.70 354.60 25.70
2018-03-31 2,598.63 324.85 25.70
2017-12-31 2,571.00 323.90 20.00
2017-09-30 2,582.74 343.32 86.19
2017-06-30 2,553.09 339.73 119.07
2017-03-31 2,565.21 339.97 194.80
2016-12-31 2,562.10 346.60 20.60
2016-09-30 2,501.52 331.19 263.47
2016-06-30 2,469.69 314.49 263.38
2016-03-31 2,437.81 305.87 251.32
2015-12-31 2,459.16 291.28 250.28
2015-09-30 2,509.64 295.51 250.37
2015-06-30 2,540.85 304.81 250.87
2015-03-31 2,563.95 294.56 249.37
2014-12-31 2,601.70 312.47 250.44
2014-09-30 2,565.14 310.04 246.10
2014-06-30 2,496.08 295.81 239.36
2014-03-31 2,453.00 309.49 231.67
2013-12-31 2,370.65 291.71 224.13
2013-09-30 2,334.55 296.24 214.83
2013-06-30 2,335.33 302.37 214.89
2013-03-31 2,332.01 296.54 223.12
2012-12-31 2,261.47 272.75 226.01
2012-09-30 2,223.93 246.45 238.81
2012-06-30 2,206.32 241.79 212.01

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Evergy has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Evergy used its assets less efficiently than the US Electric Utilities industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Evergy's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Evergy's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electric Utilities industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Evergy has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EVRG Health

 How is Evergy's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Evergy's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Evergy's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Evergy's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Evergy's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Evergy Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:EVRG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 9,391.70 9,567.30 133.60
2018-12-31 9,990.70 8,532.10 160.30
2018-09-30 10,648.80 8,301.70 679.70
2018-06-30 10,895.40 8,816.10 1,280.10
2018-03-31 3,864.45 4,059.49 11.17
2017-12-31 3,860.40 4,073.20 3.40
2017-09-30 3,878.90 3,985.92 3.39
2017-06-30 3,854.88 4,126.57 3.21
2017-03-31 3,831.17 4,023.25 3.36
2016-12-31 3,833.19 4,018.42 3.07
2016-09-30 3,824.42 3,834.18 3.94
2016-06-30 3,714.75 3,827.77 5.21
2016-03-31 3,687.21 3,619.12 3.47
2015-12-31 3,671.96 3,580.66 3.23
2015-09-30 3,675.92 3,411.93 3.83
2015-06-30 3,584.46 3,565.24 2.27
2015-03-31 3,315.35 3,682.65 6.07
2014-12-31 3,301.31 3,639.18 4.56
2014-09-30 3,277.38 3,612.49 5.84
2014-06-30 3,130.94 3,753.92 10.75
2014-03-31 3,105.50 3,593.07 9.07
2013-12-31 3,068.53 3,575.84 4.49
2013-09-30 3,037.20 3,493.74 9.92
2013-06-30 2,939.65 3,601.62 3.97
2013-03-31 2,923.62 3,434.74 5.64
2012-12-31 2,910.26 3,407.16 5.83
2012-09-30 2,898.77 3,359.97 4.38
2012-06-30 2,794.11 3,436.73 6.65
  • Evergy's level of debt (101.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (115.7% vs 101.9% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.7%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 3.3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Evergy's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Evergy has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EVRG Dividends

 What is Evergy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
3.26%
Current annual income from Evergy dividends. Estimated to be 3.59% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Evergy shares you are expected to receive $65 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Evergy's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.46%).
  • Evergy's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.71%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Evergy before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:EVRG Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Electric Utilities Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 27 Stocks 3.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1997 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:EVRG Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 2.43 1.00
2022-12-31 2.30 1.00
2021-12-31 2.19 5.00
2020-12-31 2.04 7.00
2019-12-31 1.91 4.00
NYSE:EVRG Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-05-08 1.900 3.288
2019-02-21 1.900 3.337
2018-11-07 1.900 3.274
2018-08-08 1.840 3.247
2018-02-21 1.600 3.012
2017-11-22 1.600 3.050
2017-08-25 1.600 3.070
2017-05-18 1.600 3.085
2017-05-09 1.600 3.084
2017-02-22 1.600 2.976
2016-11-23 1.520 2.743
2016-08-26 1.520 2.696
2016-05-18 1.520 2.761
2016-05-03 1.520 2.934
2016-02-24 1.520 3.162
2015-11-25 1.440 3.364
2015-08-26 1.440 3.715
2015-05-20 1.440 3.971
2015-02-25 1.440 3.807
2014-11-26 1.400 3.422
2014-08-27 1.400 3.846
2014-05-14 1.400 3.842
2014-02-27 1.400 4.005
2014-02-26 1.400 4.067
2013-11-27 1.360 4.169
2013-08-29 1.360 4.369
2013-05-16 1.360 4.214
2013-03-04 1.360 4.098
2013-02-28 1.360 4.348
2012-11-21 1.320 4.486
2012-11-08 1.320 4.709
2012-05-16 1.320 4.464
2012-02-23 1.320 4.731
2011-11-23 1.280 4.577
2011-08-26 1.280 4.815
2011-05-18 1.280 4.892
2011-02-23 1.280 4.851
2010-11-24 1.240 4.857
2010-08-26 1.240 5.038
2010-05-20 1.240 5.437
2010-02-24 1.240 5.486
2009-11-25 1.200 5.554
2009-08-27 1.200 5.998
2009-05-21 1.200 6.326

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Evergy's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.3x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.5x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Evergy's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Evergy afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Evergy has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EVRG Management

 What is the CEO of Evergy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Terry Bassham
COMPENSATION $6,818,344
AGE 57
TENURE AS CEO 0.9 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Terry D. Bassham has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Westar Energy, Inc. since June 4, 2018 and serves as its Director since June 4, 2018. Mr. Bassham has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Evergy, Inc. since June 2018 and serves as its Director. Mr. Bassham served as Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Energy Incorporated since June 2012 and its President since May 2011. Mr. Bassham served as Chairman of Kansas City Power & Light Company since May 2013 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since June 01, 2012 and President since 2011. He served as Treasurer of Greater Kansas City Chamber Of Commerce. He has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of GMO since May 2013, June 2012 and May 2011 respectively. He serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Evergy Inc. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Kansas City Power & Light Company from May 2011 to June 1, 2012. He served as an Executive Vice President of Utility Operations for Kansas City Power & Light Company and Great Plains Energy Incorporated from July 2010 to 2011. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Great Plains Energy Incorporated from 2011 to 2012. He serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company since 2011. He served as Executive Vice President of finance and strategic development from 2005 to 2011 and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to July 2010 of Kansas City Power & Light Company. He served as Executive Vice President of finance and strategic development since 2005 until 2011 and Chief Financial Officer at Great Plains Energy Incorporated from 2005 to July 2010. He served as an Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer from November 2001 to March 18, 2005; Executive Vice President and General Counsel from August 2000 to November 2001; Vice President and General Counsel from January 1999 to August 2000 and General Counsel since August 1996 at El Paso Electric Co. Mr. Bassham held several positions since joining El Paso Electric in 1996 and has strong regulatory experience. He served as Chairman of Great Plains Energy Incorporated. He has been a Director of Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. since April 08, 2016. He serves as a Director of Kansas City Power & Light Company and Greater Kansas City Chamber Of Commerce. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at UlitiPoint International, Inc. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors at Commerce Bancshares, Inc., since February 8, 2013. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Utilipoint International, Inc. Mr. Bassham holds a BBA - Accounting degree from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary's University Law School, San Antonio, Texas.

CEO Compensation
  • Terry's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Terry's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Evergy management team in years:

0.9
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Evergy management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Terry Bassham

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
57
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Tony Somma

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
55
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Kevin Bryant

TITLE
Executive VP & COO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
42
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Greg Greenwood

TITLE
Executive VP of Strategy & Chief Administrative Officer
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
53
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Heather Humphrey

TITLE
Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
47
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Charles King

TITLE
VP & Chief Information Officer

Lori Wright

TITLE
VP of Corporate Planning
AGE
55

Larry Irick

TITLE
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
62
TENURE
16.3 yrs

Ellen Fairchild

TITLE
VP & Chief Compliance Officer
AGE
56

Michel' Cole

TITLE
Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
AGE
56
TENURE
5.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Evergy board of directors in years:

10.3
Average Tenure
61.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Evergy board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Mark Ruelle

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$115K
AGE
57

Terry Bassham

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
57

Tony Isaac

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$243K
AGE
65
TENURE
16.3 yrs

Sandra A. Lawrence

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$353K
AGE
60
TENURE
15.3 yrs

Rick Hawley

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$229K
AGE
69
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Tom Hyde

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$285K
AGE
69
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Ann Murtlow

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
57
TENURE
6.3 yrs

John Sherman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$271K
AGE
63
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Charlie Chandler

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$552K
AGE
64

Mollie Carter

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$419K
AGE
56
TENURE
16.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Evergy insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
15. Mar 19 Sell Gregory Greenwood Individual 13. Mar 19 15. Mar 19 -8,000 $57.75 $-458,250
15. Mar 19 Sell Charles Caisley Individual 15. Mar 19 15. Mar 19 -2,632 $57.57 $-151,527
28. Feb 19 Buy Richard Hawley Individual 26. Feb 19 26. Feb 19 500 $55.63 $27,814
07. Dec 18 Sell Terry Bassham Individual 04. Dec 18 04. Dec 18 -10,940 $60.56 $-662,311
15. Nov 18 Sell Gregory Greenwood Individual 13. Nov 18 13. Nov 18 -4,815 $59.39 $-285,968
17. Sep 18 Sell Jerl Banning Individual 14. Sep 18 14. Sep 18 -8,770 $57.75 $-506,433
24. Aug 18 Sell Richard Hawley Individual 24. Aug 18 24. Aug 18 -2,100 $57.26 $-120,246
22. Aug 18 Sell Mark Ruelle Individual 21. Aug 18 21. Aug 18 -43,500 $57.58 $-2,501,898
16. Aug 18 Sell Mark Ruelle Individual 14. Aug 18 15. Aug 18 -52,250 $57.75 $-3,008,514
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Management checks
We assess Evergy's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Evergy has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EVRG News

Simply Wall St News

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Does Evergy Inc's (NYSE:EVRG) Recent Track Record Look Strong?

Understanding how Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) is performing as a company requires looking at more than just a years' earnings. … Today I will run you through a basic sense check to gain perspective on how Evergy is doing by comparing its latest earnings with its long-term trend as well as the performance of its electric utilities industry peers. … Check out our latest analysis for Evergy?

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Is Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) Attractive At This PE Ratio?

Although some investors may jump to the conclusion that you should avoid the stock or sell if you own it, understanding the assumptions behind the P/E ratio might change your mind. … I will break down what the P/E ratio is, how to interpret it and what to watch out for … Breaking down the P/E ratio

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Is Evergy Inc’s (NYSE:EVRG) Cash Outlook Optimistic?

I will take you through Evergy’s cash flow health and the risk-return concept based on the stock’s cash flow yield, using the most recent financial data. … Free cash flow (FCF) is the amount of cash Evergy has left after it pays off its expenses, including its net capital expenditures, which is what the company needs to spend each year to maintain or grow its business operations. … I will be analysing Evergy’s FCF by looking at its FCF yield and its operating cash flow growth.

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What Does Evergy Inc's (NYSE:EVRG) Ownership Structure Look Like?

In this article, I will take a quick look at Evergy Inc’s (NYSE:EVRG) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. … The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term performance. … The effect of an active institutional investor with a similar ownership as a passive pension-fund can be vastly different on a company's corporate governance and accountability to shareholders.

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Will Evergy Inc's (NYSE:EVRG) Earnings Grow Over The Next Year?

Looking at Evergy Inc's (NYSE:EVRG) earnings update in March 2018, … with profits predicted to ramp up by an impressive 76.33% next year, … 5-year average growth rate of 5.45%.

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Does Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) Have A Place In Your Portfolio?

Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) has returned an average dividend yield of 3.00% annually to shareholders. … Let's dig deeper into whether Evergy should have a place in your portfolio. … View out our latest analysis for Evergy

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Is It Too Late To Buy Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) At Its June Price?

Growth expectations for Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) are high, but many investors are starting to ask whether its last close at $53.97 can still be rationalized by the future potential. … Let’s take a look at some key metrics to determine whether there's any value here for current and potential future investors. … The excitement around Evergy's growth potential is not unfounded

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EVRG Company Info

Description

Evergy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kansas and Missouri. It generates electricity through coal and wind, as well as other renewable, uranium, natural gas and oil, hydroelectric, landfill gas, and solar energy sources. The company has approximately 13,700 circuit miles of transmission lines; 39,700 circuit miles of overhead distribution lines; and 12,500 circuit miles of underground distribution lines. It serves approximately 1.6 million customers, including residences, commercial firms, industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Details
Name: Evergy, Inc.
EVRG
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 2017
$14,208,972,229
244,098,475
Website: http://www.evergyinc.com
Address: Evergy, Inc.
1200 Main Street,
Kansas City,
Missouri, 64105,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE EVRG Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 01. May 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
4,832
Evergy employees.
Industry
Electric Utilities
Utilities
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/16 02:57
End of day share price update: 2019/05/15 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/13
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/08
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.