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About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation operates as a diversified utility company. The company engages, directly or through subsidiaries, in regulated energy businesses, unregulated energy businesses, and other unregulated businesses, including advanced information services.
The company operates in regulated energy businesses through its natural gas distribution divisions in Delaware, Maryland and Florida, natural gas and electric distribution operations in Florida through Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU), and natural gas transmission operations on the Delmarva Peninsula and Florida through its subsidiaries, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) and Peninsula Pipeline Company, Inc. (PIPECO), respectively.
The companys unregulated businesses include natural gas marketing operation through Peninsula Energy Services Company, Inc (PESCO); propane distribution operations through Sharp Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary Sharpgas, Inc. (collectively Sharp); FPUs propane distribution subsidiary, Flo-Gas Corporation; and propane wholesale marketing operation through Xeron, Inc. (Xeron). The company also has an advance information services subsidiary, BravePoint, Inc. (BravePoint).
Regulated Energy segment
The companys Regulated Energy segment provides natural gas distribution services in Delaware, Maryland and Florida; electric distribution services in Florida; and natural gas transmission services in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
Natural Gas Distribution: The companys Delaware and Maryland natural gas distribution divisions serve 51,736 residential and commercial customers and 155 industrial customers in central and southern Delaware and Marylands Eastern Shore. Chesapeakes Florida natural gas distribution division provides natural gas distribution services to 13,268 residential and 1,176 commercial and industrial customers in 14 counties in Florida.
Electric Distribution: Electric distribution is a regulated energy business. FPU distributes electricity to 31,030 customers in 5 counties in northeast and northwest Florida. FPUs total deliveries of electricity, as of December 2009, including deliveries were 316,306 MWHs, 316,412 MWHs, and 64,950 MWHs for residential, commercial, and industrial customers, respectively.
Natural Gas Transmission: ESNG operates a 384-mile interstate pipeline system that transports natural gas from various points in Pennsylvania to Chesapeakes Delaware and Maryland natural gas distribution divisions, as well as to other utilities and industrial customers in southern Pennsylvania, Delaware and on the eastern shore of Maryland. ESNG also provides swing transportation service and contract storage services.
In January 2009, PIPECO began providing natural gas transmission services to a customer for a period of 20 years, through an 8-mile pipeline located in Suwanee County, Florida, which PIPECO owns.
Supplies, Transmission and Storage
Natural Gas Transmission: ESNG has three contracts with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco), for a total of 7,045 Mcfs of firm peak day storage entitlements and storage capacity of 278,264 Mcfs. ESNG has retained these firm storage services to provide swing transportation service and firm storage service to the customers.
Electric Distribution: The companys electric distribution operation through FPU purchases wholesale electricity from two suppliers, which are Gulf Power Company and JEA. The JEA contract provides generation, transmission, and distribution service to northeast Florida. The Gulf Power Company contract provides generation, transmission, and distribution service to northwest Florida.
Unregulated Energy segment
The companys Unregulated Energy Segment provides natural gas marketing, propane distribution, and propane wholesale marketing services to customers.
Natural Gas Marketing: The companys natural gas marketing subsidiary, PESCO, provides natural gas supply and supply management services to 2,123 customers in Florida and 11 customers on the Delmarva Peninsula. The gas that PESCO sells is delivered to retail customers through affiliated and non-affiliated local distribution company systems and transmission pipelines. PESCO has contracts with natural gas production companies for the purchase of firm natural gas supplies, which provides a maximum firm daily entitlement of 35,000 Mcfs.
Propane Distribution: Propane is sold primarily in suburban and rural areas, which are not served by natural gas distributors. Sharp, its propane distribution subsidiary, serves 33,088 customers throughout Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania. Sharps Florida operation offers propane distribution services to 1,941 customers in parts of Florida. FPU has 13,651 propane distribution customers, including the customers previously served by Sharps propane distribution operation in Florida. FPUs total propane deliveries, as of December 2009 were 5.7 million gallons.
Propane Wholesale Marketing: Xeron, the companys propane wholesale marketing operation, markets propane to large, independent petrochemical companies, resellers, and retail propane companies in the southeastern the United States.
Supplies, Transportation and Storage: The companys propane distribution operations purchase propane primarily from suppliers, including oil companies, independent producers of natural gas liquids and from Xeron. The company owns bulk propane storage facilities with an aggregate capacity of approximately 3.0 million gallons at various locations in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.
The Other segment consists primarily of advanced information services subsidiary, other unregulated subsidiaries that own real estate leased to Chesapeake and its subsidiaries.
Advanced Information Services
The companys advanced information services subsidiary, BravePoint, provides domestic and international clients with information technology services and solutions for both enterprise and e-business applications.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation was founded in 1947.
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1. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Utilities Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Industry Position Analysis
6. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Major Shareholders
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation History
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Offices and Representations
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Capital Market Snapshot
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Utilities Industry Statistics
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation 1-year Stock Charts
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation 5-year Stock Charts
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?