Chesapeake Utilities Corp

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CPK : NYSE : Utilities
$64.69 up 0.98 | 1.50%
Today's Range: 63.76 - 64.78
Avg. Daily Volume: 75,000
07/29/16 - 12:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.17 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 17.78% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)146.3170.08
EBITDA ($mil)43.8844.48
EBIT ($mil)36.3837.51
Net Income ($mil)20.3721.11


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)3.3216.17
Total Assets ($mil)1081.98913.71
Total Debt ($mil)330.51233.97
Equity ($mil)374.25317.75


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin30.026.15
EBITDA Margin29.9926.15
Operating Margin24.8722.05
Sales Turnover0.40.53
Return on Assets3.734.32
Return on Equity10.7912.43
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.370.61
Debt/Capital0.470.42
Interest Expense2.652.45
Interest Coverage13.7315.32


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)15.3114.63
Div / share0.290.27
EPS1.331.44
Book value / share24.4521.72
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume76290.098222.0

Valuation


BUY. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.70 for the Gas Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.65 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.63. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CPK 24.67 Peers 27.70   CPK 12.29 Peers 10.14

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 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 19.90 Peers 27.24   CPK 4.63 Peers 2.48

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 2.65 Peers 3.63   CPK -2.72 Peers -36.45

Discount. 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 significant discount 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 2.28 Peers 2.31   CPK -9.77 Peers -17.09

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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