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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 947 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$72.31 - $122.72|
|50-day moving average||$117.78|
|200-day moving average||$106.82|
|Wall St. target price||$112.67|
|Dividend yield||$1.725 (1.47%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.26|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0838. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $180.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$488.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||23.02%|
|Gross profit TTM||$194.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.23%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 310,097 Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 41.5% down from 530,235 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 52827.427597956). Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.87. In other words for every 100,000 Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5870 shares are currently held short.
However Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0258% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Chesapeake Utilities Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 41.9% of net profits
Recently Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has paid out, on average, around 41.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.5% 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 1.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.725 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 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
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.
Over the last 12 months, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $72.3115 up to $122.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.374. This would suggest that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as an energy delivery company. 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 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. .
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