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Chesapeake UtilitiesNYSE:CPK Stock Report

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25 Sep, 2021


Company Financials +
CPK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health2/6

CPK Overview

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as an energy delivery company.

Chesapeake Utilities Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Chesapeake Utilities
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$122.20
52 Week HighUS$82.43
52 Week LowUS$133.40
1 Month Change-3.22%
3 Month Change-0.72%
1 Year Change59.93%
3 Year Change45.65%
5 Year Change100.13%
Change since IPO1,257.78%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CPKUS Gas UtilitiesUS Market

Return vs Industry: CPK exceeded the US Gas Utilities industry which returned 11% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CPK exceeded the US Market which returned 35.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CPK's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CPK volatility
CPK Beta0.40
Industry Beta0.60
Market Beta1

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.

About the Company

1859947Jeff Householder

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 shore, and Florida; regulated natural gas transmission in the Delmarva Peninsula and Florida; and regulated electric distribution in northeast and northwest Florida. The Unregulated Energy segment engages in the propane operations in the Mid-Atlantic region and Florida; unregulated natural gas transmission/supply operation in central and eastern Ohio; generation of electricity and steam; and provision of compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and renewable natural gas transportation and pipeline solutions primarily to utilities and pipelines in the eastern United States.

Chesapeake Utilities Fundamentals Summary

How do Chesapeake Utilities's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CPK fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$2.15b
Earnings (TTM)US$79.23m
Revenue (TTM)US$540.73m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CPK income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$324.51m
Gross ProfitUS$216.22m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)4.51
Gross Margin39.99%
Net Profit Margin14.65%
Debt/Equity Ratio91.9%

How did CPK perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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 ($122.2) 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 (27.1x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (16.8x).

PE vs Market: CPK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.1x) compared to the US market (17.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CPK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CPK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (1.7x).

Future Growth

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%).

Past Performance

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.

Financial Health

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).

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CPK's dividend (1.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: CPK's dividend (1.57%) 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).

Next Steps


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 ($USD2.46M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.67M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CPK's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.6%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Ticker: CPK
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1859
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$2.148b
  • Shares outstanding: 17.58m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • 909 Silver Lake Boulevard
  • Dover
  • Delaware
  • 19904
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/25 22:06
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 00:00
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.