Reviewing Energizer Holdings (EPC) and Its Rivals
Energizer Holdings (NYSE: EPC) is one of 32 public companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Energizer Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
89.4% of Energizer Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Energizer Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Energizer Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Energizer Holdings||$2.34 billion||$455.30 million||20.84|
|Energizer Holdings Competitors||$14.52 billion||$2.92 billion||14.16|
Energizer Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Energizer Holdings. Energizer Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Energizer Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Energizer Holdings Competitors||6.39%||153.38%||8.06%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Energizer Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Energizer Holdings Competitors||364||1097||1242||28||2.34|
Energizer Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $86.83, indicating a potential upside of 17.36%. As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential upside of 0.77%. Given Energizer Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Energizer Holdings is more favorable than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
Energizer Holdings has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energizer Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Energizer Holdings peers beat Energizer Holdings on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Energizer Holdings Company Profile
Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. Its Wet shave products are sold under the Schick, Wilkinson Sword, Edge, Skintimate, Shave Guard and Personna brand names. Its Sun and Skin Care products are sold under the Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Wet Ones and Playtex brand names and offers Wet Ones, portable hand wipes category, and Playtex household gloves, the branded household glove in the United States. Its Feminine Care segment markets its products under the Playtex, Stayfree, Carefree and o.b. brands and markets pads and liners. Its All Other segment includes infant care, pet care and miscellaneous other products.
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