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How to buy Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares (CPK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation employs 1,007 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $653.8 million.

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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock price (NYSE: CPK)

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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-27.
Latest market close$124.32
52-week range$105.32 - $140.55
50-day moving average $118.95
200-day moving average $124.99
Wall St. target price$132.57
PE ratio 25.3333
Dividend yield $2.03 (1.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.86

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Is it a good time to buy Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock?

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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $124.32 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-23) 2.72%
1 month (2022-12-30) 5.20%
3 months (2022-10-28) -1.48%
6 months (2022-07-29) -9.34%
1 year (2022-01-28) -7.52%
2 years (2021-01-29) 22.57%
3 years (2020-01-30) 28.11%
5 years (2018-01-30) 70.07%

Is Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's P/E ratio

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's PEG ratio

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.734. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's EBITDA

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $214.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $653.8 million
Operating margin TTM 20.79%
Gross profit TTM $220 million
Return on assets TTM 4.07%
Return on equity TTM 11.03%
Profit margin 13.21%
Book value $45.91
Market capitalisation $2.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.9% of net profits

Recently Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has paid out, on average, around 42.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.03 per share.

While Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's shares ever split?

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 September 2014. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's share price.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $105.3181 up to $140.5493. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPK.US volatility(beta: 0.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's is 0.6202. This would suggest that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation overview

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as an energy delivery company. The company operates through two segments, Regulated Energy and Unregulated Energy. The Regulated Energy segment engages in the natural gas distribution operations in central and southern Delaware, Maryland's eastern shore, and Florida; regulated natural gas transmission in the Delmarva Peninsula and Florida; and regulated electric distribution in northeast and northwest Florida. The Unregulated Energy segment engages in the propane operations in the Mid-Atlantic region, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida; unregulated natural gas transmission/supply operation in central and eastern Ohio; generation of electricity and steam; and provision of compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and renewable natural gas transportation and pipeline solutions primarily to utilities and pipelines in the eastern United States. This segment also provides other unregulated energy services, such as energy-related merchandise sales; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services; and plumbing and electrical services. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.776% of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares are held by insiders and 75.121% by institutions.
How many people work for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,007 work at Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation?
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Chesapeake Utilities Corporation based?
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's address is: 909 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE, United States, 19904
What is Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's ISIN number?
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's international securities identification number is: US1653031088
What is Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's CUSIP number?
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 165303108

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