Chesapeake Energy CorpFind Ratings Reports
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.53 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 168.28% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2021.0||2649.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-388.0||-2185.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||882.0||825.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||13028.0||17357.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||10441.0||10764.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||0.64||-93.73|
|Return on Assets||-33.78||-84.6|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-694.85|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||895.06||663.36|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-1.63||3.22|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3.8994672E7||5.124952E7|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|CHK NM||Peers 145.46||CHK NM||Peers 11.69|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CHK's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
CHK's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|CHK 4.83||Peers 26.05||CHK NA||Peers 0.64|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CHK is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|CHK NM||Peers 38.31||CHK 70.67||Peers 41.17|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CHK's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CHK is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CHK 0.63||Peers 2.53||CHK -38.33||Peers -9.44|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
CHK is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CHK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth