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
Interest Expense3.072.62
Interest Coverage4.415.95

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


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.

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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.

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premium   discount
  Price to
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.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
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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.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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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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