Chesapeake Utilities Corp

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CPK : NYSE : Utilities
$78.8 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 48100.0
09/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 0.16 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, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 21.63% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)125.08102.34
EBITDA ($mil)22.6323.39
EBIT ($mil)13.5415.61
Net Income ($mil)6.058.03


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2.423.27
Total Assets ($mil)1256.991097.05
Total Debt ($mil)359.31335.98
Equity ($mil)461.68379.55


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin18.0922.86
EBITDA Margin18.0922.85
Operating Margin10.8215.25
Sales Turnover0.450.41
Return on Assets3.293.84
Return on Equity8.9811.1
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.380.31
Debt/Capital0.440.47
Interest Expense3.072.62
Interest Coverage4.415.95


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)16.3415.32
Div / share0.330.31
EPS0.370.52
Book value / share28.2524.78
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume46768.050525.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 32.43 for the Gas Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.79 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.64. 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 30.84 Peers 32.43   CPK 10.67 Peers 11.57

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

CPK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Average. 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 valuation on par 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 23.02 Peers 26.12   CPK NM Peers 2.95

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

CPK is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

CPK's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CPK 2.79 Peers 2.64   CPK -6.57 Peers 16.07

Average. 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.

CPK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

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

However, CPK is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CPK 2.30 Peers 2.16   CPK 25.91 Peers 9.83

Average. 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 valuation on par with 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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