Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as an energy delivery company. More Details
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
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: CPK is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CPK's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Gas Utilities
1 Year Return
US Gas Utilities
Return vs Industry: CPK exceeded the US Gas Utilities industry which returned 13.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CPK exceeded the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
1 week ago | Simply Wall StOnly Three Days Left To Cash In On Chesapeake Utilities' (NYSE:CPK) Dividend
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Could Be Concerned With Chesapeake Utilities' (NYSE:CPK) Returns On Capital
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: CPK ($125.07) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($58.25)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CPK is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CPK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.7x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (17.1x).
PE vs Market: CPK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.7x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CPK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CPK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (1.7x).
How is Chesapeake Utilities forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CPK's forecast earnings growth (9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CPK's earnings (9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CPK's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CPK's revenue (9.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CPK's revenue (9.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CPK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.6%).
How has Chesapeake Utilities performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CPK has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CPK's current net profit margins (14.7%) are higher than last year (13.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CPK's earnings have grown by 11% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CPK's earnings growth over the past year (25.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (11% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CPK earnings growth over the past year (25.6%) underperformed the Gas Utilities industry 26.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CPK's Return on Equity (10.7%) is considered low.
How is Chesapeake Utilities's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CPK's short term assets ($110.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($322.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: CPK's short term assets ($110.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($908.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CPK's debt to equity ratio (91.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CPK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 87.2% to 91.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CPK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.6%).
Interest Coverage: CPK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6x coverage).
What is Chesapeake Utilities's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CPK's dividend (1.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).
High Dividend: CPK's dividend (1.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CPK's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CPK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.2%), CPK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CPK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Householder (63 yo)
Mr. Jeffry M. Householder, also known as Jeff, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation since January 1, 2019. Mr. Householder served as President of Flo...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD2.46M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.69M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CPK's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CPK's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.6%.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
- Ticker: CPK
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1859
- Industry: Gas Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$2.199b
- Shares outstanding: 17.58m
- Website: https://www.chpk.com
Number of Employees
- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
- 909 Silver Lake Boulevard
- United States
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as an energy delivery company. The Regulated Energy segment engages in the natural gas distribution operations in central and southern Delaware, Maryland’s eastern...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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