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Research Update: Kansas Gas & Electric's $320 Million Bonds Rated 'BB-'; CCR Affirmed At 'BB+' Jun 05

  • ID: 2040419
  • June 2005
  • Region: Kansas
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Kansas Gas & Electric Co.
  • Westar Energy Inc.
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Abstract
On June 21, 2005, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB+' corporate credit ratings on electric generation and transmission company Westar Energy Inc. and its subsidiary Kansas Gas & Electric Co. (KG&E). At the same time, Standard & Poor's assigned its 'BB-' rating to KG&E's $320 million secured facility bonds series 2005 due 2021. The outlook remains positive. As of March 31, 2005, the Topeka, Kan.-based company had $1.5 billion of consolidated long-term debt outstanding. The ratings on KG&E reflect Westar's consolidated credit profile, which includes a business profile based on the core vertically integrated electric utility operations in Kansas and a weak but improving financial profile. The company has taken significant actions during the past two years to...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Kansas Gas & Electric Co.
- Westar Energy Inc.

Action: New Rating

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- Kansas Gas & Electric Co.
- Westar Energy Inc.

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