Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, a diversified energy company, engages in regulated and unregulated energy businesses.
Established dividend payer with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has Chesapeake Utilities's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CH5 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Gas Utilities
1 Year Return
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Return vs Industry: CH5 exceeded the German Gas Utilities industry which returned 2.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CH5 exceeded the German Market which returned 8.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Chesapeake Utilities's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Chesapeake Utilities undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CH5 (€89) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€40.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CH5 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CH5 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.7x) compared to the Gas Utilities industry average (17.9x).
PE vs Market: CH5 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.7x) compared to the German market (20.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CH5 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CH5 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the XE Gas Utilities industry average (1.3x).
How is Chesapeake Utilities forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CH5's forecast earnings growth (7.7% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: CH5's earnings (7.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CH5's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CH5's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CH5's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CH5's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11%).
How has Chesapeake Utilities performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CH5 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CH5's current net profit margins (8.7%) are lower than last year (12.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CH5's earnings have grown by 12.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CH5's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CH5 had negative earnings growth (-5.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Gas Utilities industry average (10.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CH5's Return on Equity (11.3%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Chesapeake Utilities's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CH5's short term assets ($114.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($446.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: CH5's short term assets ($114.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($723.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CH5's debt to equity ratio (124.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CH5's debt to equity ratio has increased from 81.3% to 124.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CH5's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.1%).
Interest Coverage: CH5's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: CH5 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CH5's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is Chesapeake Utilities's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: CH5's dividend (1.68%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.38%).
High Dividend: CH5's dividend (1.68%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CH5's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CH5's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (41.4%), CH5's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CH5's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (46.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Householder (61yo)
Mr. Jeffry M. Householder, also known as Jeff, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation since January 1, 2019. Mr. Householder served as President of Flo ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD792.77K) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.62M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||11.4yrs||US$802.24k||0.34% $5.0m|
|Executive VP||4.9yrs||US$912.22k||0.030% $432.6k|
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Chief Information Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Administrator||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Communications Manager||12.4yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||2.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Unregulated Energy Delivery & Business Development||0.9yrs||no data||0.0013% $18.3k|
|Senior Vice President of Pipeline Transmission and Regulated Gas & Electric Distribution||0.2yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CH5's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Chairman of the Board||4.8yrs||US$230.00k||0.70% $10.3m|
|Independent Director||19.1yrs||US$174.00k||0.065% $952.8k|
|Independent Director||20.1yrs||US$175.00k||0.28% $4.1m|
|Independent Director||10.3yrs||US$145.00k||0.30% $4.4m|
|Independent Director||10.3yrs||US$150.00k||0.083% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||11.4yrs||US$172.00k||0.092% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||13.8yrs||US$145.00k||0.20% $2.9m|
|Independent Director||13.8yrs||US$145.00k||0.14% $2.1m|
|Independent Director||5.3yrs||US$145.00k||0.011% $155.7k|
Experienced Board: CH5's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
- Ticker: CH5
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1859
- Industry: Gas Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$1.579b
- Listing Market Cap: US$1.455b
- Shares outstanding: 16.40m
- Website: https://www.chpk.com
Number of Employees
- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
- 909 Silver Lake Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CPK||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1969|
|CH5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1969|
|CPK||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CL||USD||Jan 1969|
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, a diversified energy company, engages in regulated and unregulated energy businesses. The company operates in two segments, Regulated Energy and Unregulated Energy. The Regulated Energy segment engages in the distribution of natural gas in Delaware, Maryland, and Florida; distribution of electricity in Florida; and transmission of natural gas on the Delmarva Peninsula and in Florida. The Unregulated Energy segment distributes propane in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida; markets natural gas in Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and other states; supplies, gathers, and processes unregulated natural gas in central and eastern Ohio; and generates electricity and steam. This segment also provides other unregulated energy services, such as energy-related merchandise sales; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services; and plumbing and electrical services. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/25 21:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/25 00:00|
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