Chesapeake Utilities Corp

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CPK : NYSE : Utilities
$64.0 | %
Today's Range: 63.73 - 65.74
Avg. Daily Volume: 75300.0
12/02/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.18 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 24.05% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)108.3591.91
EBITDA ($mil)18.3718.55
EBIT ($mil)10.1610.91
Net Income ($mil)4.425.12


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.543.78
Total Assets ($mil)1140.511008.44
Total Debt ($mil)310.1292.14
Equity ($mil)438.3353.32


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin16.9520.18
EBITDA Margin16.9520.17
Operating Margin9.3711.87
Sales Turnover0.40.47
Return on Assets3.634.22
Return on Equity9.4512.06
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.390.37
Debt/Capital0.410.45
Interest Expense2.722.49
Interest Coverage3.734.38


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)16.315.26
Div / share0.310.29
EPS0.290.33
Book value / share26.8923.15
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume75564.069979.0

Valuation


BUY. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.24 for the Gas Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.16. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.38 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.16. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CPK 23.74 Peers 28.24   CPK 11.73 Peers 8.49

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CPK is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

CPK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CPK 19.78 Peers 25.51   CPK 2.81 Peers 2.22

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CPK is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

CPK trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CPK 2.38 Peers 2.16   CPK -5.93 Peers -23.34

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CPK is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

CPK is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CPK 2.26 Peers 1.85   CPK -2.85 Peers -18.05

Premium. 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.

CPK is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

CPK has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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