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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CPK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CPK: 0.01 )
CPK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.17
Equity to Asset 0.35
CPK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CPK: 0.35 )
CPK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.35

0.29
0.42
Interest Coverage 7.62
CPK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CPK: 7.62 )
CPK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 7.62
Current: 7.62

3.24
7.62
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.73
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.60
CPK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. CPK: 13.60 )
CPK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.38   Max: 14.43
Current: 13.6

5.38
14.43
Net-margin (%) 7.12
CPK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. CPK: 7.12 )
CPK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 7.38
Current: 7.12

2.65
7.38
ROE (%) 12.44
CPK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. CPK: 12.44 )
CPK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.55   Max: 19.14
Current: 12.44

5.55
19.14
ROA (%) 4.30
CPK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. CPK: 4.30 )
CPK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 6.69
Current: 4.3

1.71
6.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.51
CPK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. CPK: 10.51 )
CPK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 34.76
Current: 10.51

8.96
34.76
Revenue Growth (%) 0.90
CPK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CPK: 0.90 )
CPK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 18.8
Current: 0.9

-13.9
18.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.10
CPK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CPK: 7.10 )
CPK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 25.3
Current: 7.1

0
25.3
EPS Growth (%) 7.50
CPK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CPK: 7.50 )
CPK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 13.1
Current: 7.5

-15.2
13.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CPK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 139,600 sh (+2.87%)
Mario Gabelli 8,807 sh (-4.34%)
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Q1 2014

CPK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 153,200 sh (+9.74%)
Mario Gabelli 8,807 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

CPK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 164,200 sh (+7.18%)
Mario Gabelli 8,807 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

CPK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 250,850 sh (+1.85%)
Mario Gabelli 12,460 sh (-5.68%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CPK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.86%$25.63 - $29.55 $ 48.1673%21310.5
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -24.69%$25.53 - $27.65 $ 48.1682%28360.5
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
CPK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. CPK: 19.40 )
CPK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.22   Max: 20.4
Current: 19.4

11.22
20.4
P/B 2.40
CPK's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CPK: 2.40 )
CPK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.4

1.2
2.53
P/S 1.40
CPK's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CPK: 1.40 )
CPK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.4

0.56
1.5
EV-to-EBIT 13.89
CPK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. CPK: 13.89 )
CPK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 20.6
Current: 13.89

7.8
20.6
PEG 2.09
CPK's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPK: 2.09 )
CPK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 31.88
Current: 2.09

1.23
31.88
Shiller P/E 24.30
CPK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 24.26 vs. CPK: 24.30 )
CPK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.56   Max: 24.56
Current: 24.3

12.56
24.56
Current Ratio 0.52
CPK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CPK: 0.52 )
CPK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.52

0.5
1.38
Quick Ratio 0.46
CPK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CPK: 0.46 )
CPK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.46

0.36
1.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
CPK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. CPK: 2.20 )
CPK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 5.33
Current: 2.2

2.17
5.33
Dividend Payout 0.43
CPK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. CPK: 0.43 )
CPK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 7.78
Current: 0.43

0.18
7.78
Dividend growth (3y) 5.20
CPK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CPK: 5.20 )
CPK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.2
Current: 5.2

0.6
5.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.94
CPK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. CPK: 2.94 )
CPK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 6.8
Current: 2.94

2.77
6.8
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
CPK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CPK: -0.40 )
CPK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 19.9   Max: -29.6
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.43
CPK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. CPK: 2.43 )
CPK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.55
Current: 2.43

1.24
2.55
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.44
CPK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CPK: 2.44 )
CPK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 17.53
Current: 2.44

0.89
17.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
CPK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CPK: 1.60 )
CPK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.6

0.37
1.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.37
CPK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPK: 2.37 )
CPK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.98
Current: 2.37

0.69
3.98
Price/Graham Number 1.46
CPK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CPK: 1.46 )
CPK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.46

0.6
1.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
CPK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. CPK: 7.30 )
CPK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 12.8
Current: 7.3

4.9
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.17
CPK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. CPK: 8.17 )
CPK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 13.9
Current: 8.17

-2.9
13.9

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Chesapeake Utilities Corp is a Delaware corporation formed in 1947. The Company is a diversified energy company engaged, through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, in various energy and other businesses. It operates primarily on the Delmarva Peninsula and throughout Florida, providing natural gas distribution and transmission, electric distribution and propane distribution service. The Company operates within three reportable segments: Regulated Energy, Unregulated Energy and Other. The Regulated Energy segment includes Company's natural gas distribution, natural gas transmission and electric distribution operations. All operations in this segment are regulated, as to their rates and service, by the PSC having jurisdiction in each state in which it operates or by the FERC in the case of Eastern Shore. It operates in Delaware, Maryland and Florida; its electric distribution operation in Florida and its natural gas transmission operations on the Delmarva Peninsula and in Florida. The Unregulated Energy segment includes Company's propane distribution, propane wholesale marketing and natural gas marketing operations, which are unregulated as to their rates and services.The propane distribution operations sell propane primarily to residential, commercial/industrial and wholesale customers on the Delmarva Peninsula and in southeastern Pennsylvania through Sharp and Sharpgas and in Florida through FPU and Flo-gas. The competitors generally include local outlets of national distributors and local independent distributors, whose proximity to customers entails lower costs to provide service. As an energy source, propane competes with home heating oil and electricity, which are typically more expensive. Also included in this segment are other unregulated energy services, such as energy-related merchandise sales and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services. The Other segment consists primarily of BravePoint, Company's advanced information services operation. Also included in this reportable segment are unregulated subsidiaries, including Skipjack and ESRE that own real estate leased to Chesapeake and certain corporate costs not allocated to other operations. BravePoint provides domestic and a limited number of international clients with information technology services and solutions for both enterprise and e-business applications. BravePoint provides the following products and services to its clients: Pro-2, ProfitZoom, 360 Analytics, Application Evolution, Software Development, Integration, Database services, Managed DBA, Application Expertise and Marketing Consulting. The Company's natural gas and electric distribution operations and its natural gas transmission operations compete with other forms of energy, including natural gas, electricity, oil, propane and other alternative sources of energy.
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