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Last $54.45 USD
Change Today +0.31 / 0.57%
Volume 76.2K
As of 8:04 PM 07/6/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

chesapeake utilities corp (CPK) Snapshot

Open
$53.40
Previous Close
$54.14
Day High
$54.95
Day Low
$53.40
52 Week High
06/12/15 - $55.72
52 Week Low
09/25/14 - $39.28
Market Cap
829.0M
Average Volume 10 Days
57.9K
EPS TTM
$2.80
Shares Outstanding
15.2M
EX-Date
06/11/15
P/E TM
19.5x
Dividend
$1.15
Dividend Yield
2.01%
Current Stock Chart for CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP (CPK)

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chesapeake utilities corp (CPK) Details

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as a diversified energy company. The company operates in three segments: Regulated Energy, Unregulated Energy, and Other. The Regulated Energy segment distributes natural gas in Delaware, Maryland and Florida; distributes electricity in Florida; and transmits natural gas on the Delmarva Peninsula and in Florida. The Unregulated Energy segment wholesales and distributes propane; and markets natural gas. This segment also provides other unregulated energy services, such as energy-related merchandise sales; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; plumbing; and electrical services. The Other segment owns and leases office buildings in Delaware and Maryland. The company serves residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.

753 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/5/15
Founded in 1859

chesapeake utilities corp (CPK) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $466.3K
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice Presiden...
Total Annual Compensation: $293.6K
Senior Vice President and President of Easter...
Total Annual Compensation: $327.5K
President of Florida Public Utilities Company
Total Annual Compensation: $309.7K
Senior Vice President of Strategic Developmen...
Total Annual Compensation: $253.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

chesapeake utilities corp (CPK) Key Developments

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that on May 6, 2015, its Board of Directors appointed John R. Schimkaitis to serve as Chairman of the Board, effective May 6, 2015. Mr. Schimkaitis has served as a director of the Company since 1996 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010. He succeeds Ralph J. Adkins, who has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. Mr. Adkins will continue to serve as a director on the company's Board. In recognition of his extraordinary contributions over the past 50 years to the Company, its employees, and the communities it serves, the Board has designated Mr. Adkins as Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Schimkaitis has 40 years of experience in the utilities industry, including 25 years in key management roles with Chesapeake as well as more than five years of service as the non-employee Vice Chairman of the Board. His knowledge about the Company, its service territories and the utilities industry, as well as his business acumen and skills, has contributed to Chesapeake's continued growth.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on July 6, 2015

The Board of Directors of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation approved increase the quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock from $0.27 per share to $0.2875 per share. The Board's action raises the annualized dividend $0.07 per share from $1.08 per share to $1.15 per share, which represents a 6.5% increase. The $0.2875 per share dividend will be payable July 6, 2015 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2015.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total operating revenues of $170,081,000 against $186,337,000 a year ago. Operating income was $37,508,000 against $31,623,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $35,193,000 against $29,474,000 a year ago. Net income was $21,109,000 or $1.44 diluted per share against $17,681,000 or $1.22 basic and diluted per share a year ago. The increase in operating income was driven by a $9.1 million increase in gross margin, which was partially offset by an increase of $3.7 million in other operating expenses necessary to support the growth.

 

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