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Market Cap

US$445.1m

Last Updated

2021/04/17 00:37 UTC

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Company Financials +

Executive Summary

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Chesapeake Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CHK is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine CHK's volatility change over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.2%

CHK

0.9%

US Oil and Gas

1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

CHK

59.4%

US Oil and Gas

57.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how CHK performed against the US Oil and Gas industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how CHK performed against the US Market.


Shareholder returns

CHKIndustryMarket
7 Day0.2%0.9%1.6%
30 Day0.8%-2.5%3.4%
90 Dayn/a15.0%8.6%
1 Yearn/a70.4%59.4%60.3%57.5%
3 Yearn/a-17.6%-29.1%62.6%51.9%
5 Yearn/a-2.0%-21.8%119.9%95.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Chesapeake Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Chesapeake Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CHK ($46.19) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($35.57)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CHK is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CHK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: CHK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CHK's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CHK has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.


Future Growth

How is Chesapeake Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

76.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: CHK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CHK's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CHK's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CHK's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-10.2% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CHK's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Chesapeake Energy performed over the past 5 years?

14.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CHK is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CHK is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CHK is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 14% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CHK's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CHK is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-44.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CHK's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Financial Health

How is Chesapeake Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CHK has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: CHK has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CHK has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: CHK's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable CHK has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: CHK is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 35.4% per year.


Dividend

What is Chesapeake Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHK's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CHK's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CHK's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CHK's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Doug Lawler (53 yo)

7.83yrs

Tenure

US$15,392,109

Compensation

Mr. Robert Douglas Lawler, also known as Doug, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the Sole Manager of Chesapeake Operating, L.L.C, Sole Manager of Chesapea...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD15.39M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.56M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Doug's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CHK's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CHK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 909.6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Ticker: CHK
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1989
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$445.131m
  • Shares outstanding: 97.91m
  • Website: https://www.chk.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • 6100 North Western Avenue
  • Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma
  • 73118
  • United States

Listings


Biography

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/17 00:37
End of Day Share Price2021/04/16 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.