Critical Comparison: CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH (CPKF) versus Its Rivals

CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH (OTCMKTS: CPKF) is one of 139 public companies in the “National commercial banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.9% of CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.7% of shares of all “National commercial banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 39.5% of CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of shares of all “National commercial banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH $57.22 million $8.94 million 13.76
CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH Competitors $7.37 billion $1.29 billion 14.27

CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH. CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH 17.52% 12.25% 1.34%
CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH Competitors 22.09% 10.93% 1.15%


CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “National commercial banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 41.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH Competitors 1308 5525 5045 258 2.35

As a group, “National commercial banks” companies have a potential upside of 24.52%. Given CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH rivals beat CHESAPEAKE FINL/SH on 8 of the 12 factors compared.


Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Chesapeake Bank that provides various banking products and services for corporate and individual clients in Virginia. The company offers interest and noninterest checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides mortgage loans, single-family residential and residential construction loans, lines of credit, and consumer loans; and commercial loans, including owner-occupied commercial development, retail, builders/contractors, medical, service and professional, hospitality, nonprofits, marine industry, and agricultural and seafood loans. In addition, the company offers merchant processing services, accounts receivable financing, wealth management and trust, and cash management services. It operates through 15 branches, including 4 in Northern Neck, 3 in Middle Peninsula, 5 in Williamsburg, and 3 in Richmond. Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc. was founded in 1900 and is based in Kilmarnock, Virginia.

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