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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
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North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda

Chesapeake Utilities (CPK) Competitors

$104.81
+2.30 (+2.24%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

CPK vs. SWX, PAM, AWR, CWT, TAC, AVA, MGEE, PRMW, TDS, and MYRG

Should you be buying Chesapeake Utilities stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Chesapeake Utilities include Southwest Gas (SWX), Pampa Energía (PAM), American States Water (AWR), California Water Service Group (CWT), TransAlta (TAC), Avista (AVA), MGE Energy (MGEE), Primo Water (PRMW), Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), and MYR Group (MYRG). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

Chesapeake Utilities vs.

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) and Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, community ranking, earnings, institutional ownership, media sentiment and dividends.

Southwest Gas has higher revenue and earnings than Chesapeake Utilities. Chesapeake Utilities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Gas, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southwest Gas$5.43B0.97$150.89M$2.1234.66
Chesapeake Utilities$670.60M3.48$87.21M$4.7322.16

Southwest Gas has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Utilities has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Southwest Gas presently has a consensus price target of $73.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.65%. Chesapeake Utilities has a consensus price target of $107.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.09%. Given Southwest Gas' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chesapeake Utilities is more favorable than Southwest Gas.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southwest Gas
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Chesapeake Utilities
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

Chesapeake Utilities received 60 more outperform votes than Southwest Gas when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.98% of users gave Chesapeake Utilities an outperform vote while only 51.59% of users gave Southwest Gas an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Southwest GasOutperform Votes
276
51.59%
Underperform Votes
259
48.41%
Chesapeake UtilitiesOutperform Votes
336
60.98%
Underperform Votes
215
39.02%

92.8% of Southwest Gas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.1% of Chesapeake Utilities shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Southwest Gas shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Chesapeake Utilities shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Southwest Gas had 5 more articles in the media than Chesapeake Utilities. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Southwest Gas and 5 mentions for Chesapeake Utilities. Chesapeake Utilities' average media sentiment score of 0.96 beat Southwest Gas' score of 0.94 indicating that Southwest Gas is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southwest Gas
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Chesapeake Utilities
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Chesapeake Utilities has a net margin of 13.01% compared to Chesapeake Utilities' net margin of 2.78%. Southwest Gas' return on equity of 10.19% beat Chesapeake Utilities' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southwest Gas2.78% 7.28% 2.01%
Chesapeake Utilities 13.01%10.19%3.93%

Southwest Gas pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Chesapeake Utilities pays an annual dividend of $2.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Southwest Gas pays out 117.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Chesapeake Utilities pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Chesapeake Utilities has increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years.

Summary

Chesapeake Utilities beats Southwest Gas on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CPK and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CPK vs. The Competition

MetricChesapeake UtilitiesGas transmission & distribution IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$2.33B$10.79B$11.89B$17.26B
Dividend Yield2.25%3.27%4.22%3.58%
P/E Ratio22.1614.3176.5623.41
Price / Sales3.481.9319.389.63
Price / Cash10.649.6416.2217.28
Price / Book1.501.871.804.85
Net Income$87.21M$530.11M$594.62M$970.56M
7 Day Performance2.69%-1.20%-0.36%-1.76%
1 Month Performance-0.76%0.62%-1.23%-4.32%
1 Year Performance-18.61%-3.36%-4.22%92.59%

Chesapeake Utilities Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SWX
Southwest Gas
2.8967 of 5 stars
$75.15
-0.8%
$73.00
-2.9%
+28.7%$5.38B$5.43B35.452,371News Coverage
PAM
Pampa Energía
1.7133 of 5 stars
$46.50
+1.0%
$36.50
-21.5%
+22.4%$2.54B$1.73B8.501,907Analyst Report
News Coverage
AWR
American States Water
4.5907 of 5 stars
$70.82
+0.7%
$77.00
+8.7%
-24.1%$2.62B$595.70M21.01815News Coverage
CWT
California Water Service Group
4.1516 of 5 stars
$47.26
+1.6%
$53.50
+13.2%
-21.7%$2.73B$794.63M53.101,266Upcoming Earnings
TAC
TransAlta
3.0994 of 5 stars
$6.32
+1.0%
N/A-27.0%$1.92B$3.36B3.451,257Positive News
AVA
Avista
3.5944 of 5 stars
$35.32
-0.3%
$33.50
-5.2%
-20.7%$2.76B$1.75B15.841,858News Coverage
MGEE
MGE Energy
1.3659 of 5 stars
$78.57
-0.7%
$62.00
-21.1%
+0.3%$2.86B$690.43M24.18723
PRMW
Primo Water
4.7615 of 5 stars
$17.90
-0.4%
$20.75
+15.9%
+19.1%$2.88B$1.77B12.016,400News Coverage
Positive News
TDS
Telephone and Data Systems
3.6115 of 5 stars
$15.78
+2.2%
$26.33
+66.9%
+47.8%$1.78B$5.16B-3.128,800
MYRG
MYR Group
2.1146 of 5 stars
$173.11
-2.2%
$171.00
-1.2%
+26.7%$2.90B$3.64B31.949,000Analyst Report

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