Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (N:CPK)

Business Focus: Natural Gas Distribution

Valuation Ratios

CPK
Industry
Sector
Beta
0.30
--
--
Price to Sales - TTM
2.93
2.68
2.51
Price to Book - most recent quarter
2.50
1.85
1.81
Price to Cash Flow per share - TTM
13.17
12.04
8.42
Price to Free Cash Flow per share - TTM
--
15.97
16.79

Analysts

Latest
6 Months
1 Year
Consensus Recommendations
BUY
HOLD
HOLD
Number of Analysts
6.00
5.00
5.00

Dividends

CPK
Industry
Sector
Dividend Yield - indicated annual
1.89
3.39
4.07
Payout Ratio - TTM
42.84
66.46
68.05

Growth Rate

CPK
Industry
Sector
Revenue Change % - most recent quarter vs 1 yr ago
-1.67
5.79
3.84
Revenue Change % - TTM over TTM
-2.18
3.91
6.95
Growth Rate % - revenue 5 yr
-0.78
1.64
2.89
EPS Change % - most recent quarter vs 1 yr ago
-3.44
16.04
-20.84
EPS Change % - TTM over TTM
7.35
-6.41
-22.44
Growth Rate % - EPS 5 yr8.51
1.31
4.43
--
Growth Rate % - capital spending 5 yr
13.71
9.05
6.56

Financial Strength

CPK
Industry
Sector
Quick Ratio - most recent quarter
0.28
0.63
0.77
Current Ratio - most recent quarter
0.32
0.84
1.05
LT Debt/Equity - most recent quarter
78.38
99.89
117.68
Total Debt/Total Equity - most recent quarter
130.55
130.98
138.89
Net Interest Coverage - TTM
5.15
2.84
1.91

Profitability Ratios

CPK
Industry
Sector
Gross Margin % - TTM
38.04
28.16
36.78
Gross Margin % - 5 yr avg.
--
72.27
32.69
Operation Margin % - TTM
22.16
5.15
-0.19
Operation Margin % - 5 yr avg
17.77
-75.86
-7.78
Pretax Margin % - TTM
17.15
1.41
-35.20
Pretax Margin % - 5 yr avg.
14.68
-78.66
-18.25
Net Profit Margin % - TTM
12.75
-0.81
-36.88
Net Profit Margin % - 5 yr avg.
9.73
-81.69
-20.57

Efficiency

CPK
Industry
Sector
Revenue/Employee - TTM
502,203.20
1,003,896.20
905,648.65
Net Income/Employee - TTM
64,023.04
-47,816.33
19,499.94
Receivables Turnover - TTM
5.42
8.61
8.99
Inventory Turnover - TTM
15.82
9.64
14.21
Asset Turnover - TTM
0.28
0.49
0.35

Management Effectiveness

CPK
Industry
Sector
Return on Average Assets % - TTM
3.52
1.57
-21.90
Return on Average Assets % - 5 yr avg.
3.67
-25.52
-5.50
Return on Investment - TTM
4.84
1.75
-3.71
Return on Investment - 5 yr avg.
3.67
-25.52
-5.50
Return on Average Equity % - TTM
11.32
6.97
-0.01
Return on Average Equity % - 5 yr avg.
11.06
10.26
3.35