It’s Tough Not To Like These Guys

For those of you who follow energy companies, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK) more specifically, I highly recommend you listen to the company’s fourth quarter earnings conference call that was hosted this morning.

The company’s shares have been weak lately as natural gas prices have been cut in half and the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer, Tom Ward, suddenly announced his retirement from the company at the fairly young age of 46 years old.

I can’t recall a more impressive conference call this quarter. They even had Ward on the phone to address any concerns over his unexpected departure. You don’t see that type of focus on shareholders’ interest every day from management teams of publicly traded companies.