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Chesapeake Utilities (CPK)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$131.77 USD


-1.02 (-0.77%)

Updated Jan 27, 2022 04:00 PM ET

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1Strong Buy25.25%
5Strong Sell2.82%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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Growth Score A
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VGM Score A

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C Value C Growth C Momentum C VGM

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Top 31% (78 out of 254)

Industry: Utility - Gas Distribution

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Company Summary

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a utility company engaged in natural gas distribution and transmission, propane distribution and marketing, advanced information services and other related businesses.Chesapeake's three natural gas distribution divisions serve residential, commercial and industrial customers in southern Delaware, Maryland's Eastern Shore and Florida. The Company's natural gas transmission subsidiary operates an interstate pipeline system that transports gas from various points in Pennsylvania to Delaware and Maryland distribution divisions.

General Information

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation


DOVER, DE 19904

Phone: 302-734-6799

Fax: 302-734-6750



Industry Utility - Gas Distribution
Sector Utilities
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 12/31/2021
Next EPS Date 2/23/2022

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 1.29
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 4.75
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate NA
Next EPS Report Date 2/23/2022

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 132.79
52 Week High 146.30
52 Week Low 99.64
Beta 0.50
20 Day Moving Average 51,553.20
Target Price Consensus 145.67


% Price Change
4 Week -7.28
12 Week -0.58
YTD -8.93
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 2.16
12 Week 6.52
YTD -0.21
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 17.60
Market Capitalization (millions) 2,337.66
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 9/9/2014
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.45%
Annual Dividend $1.92
Payout Ratio 0.41
Change in Payout Ratio -0.03
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 12/14/2021 / $0.48

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 26.61
Trailing 12 Months 28.31
PEG Ratio NA
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 26.79%
vs. Previous Quarter -8.97%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 5.83%
vs. Previous Quarter -3.37%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 3.11
Price/Cash Flow 16.76
Price / Sales 4.28
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 11.31
6/30/21 11.39
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 4.18
6/30/21 4.09
Current Ratio
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 0.38
6/30/21 0.34
Quick Ratio
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 0.34
6/30/21 0.30
Operating Margin
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 15.08
6/30/21 14.65
Net Margin
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 15.20
6/30/21 14.77
Pre-Tax Margin
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 20.20
6/30/21 19.93
Book Value
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 42.72
6/30/21 42.36
Inventory Turnover
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 26.63
6/30/21 28.48
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 0.67
6/30/21 0.67
Debt to Capital
12/31/21 NA
9/30/21 40.23
6/30/21 40.20