ENI S.p.A. (NYSE: E) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare ENI S.p.A. to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.9% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

ENI S.p.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. ENI S.p.A. pays out 319.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 257.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENI S.p.A. 1.14% 2.23% 0.94%
ENI S.p.A. Competitors -6.48% 2.15% 1.06%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ENI S.p.A. $75.34 billion $13.30 billion 80.03
ENI S.p.A. Competitors $52.35 billion $11.11 billion 1.71

ENI S.p.A. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. ENI S.p.A. 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.

Volatility and Risk

ENI S.p.A. has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENI S.p.A.’s peers have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ENI S.p.A. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENI S.p.A. 5 3 4 0 1.92
ENI S.p.A. Competitors 215 651 771 31 2.37

ENI S.p.A. currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential downside of 51.23%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 50.10%. Given ENI S.p.A.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

ENI S.p.A. peers beat ENI S.p.A. on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

ENI S.p.A. Company Profile

Eni SpA (Eni) is an Italy-based company engaged in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons, in the supply and marketing of gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power, in the refining and marketing of petroleum products, in the production and marketing of basic petrochemicals, plastics and elastomers and in commodity trading. The Company’s segments include Exploration & Production, Gas & Power, and Refining & Marketing. Its Exploration & Production segment engages in oil and natural gas exploration and field development and production, as well as LNG operations in over 40 countries, including Italy, Libya, Egypt, Norway, the United Kingdom, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, the United States, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, Venezuela, Iraq, Ghana and Mozambique. Its Gas & Power segment engages in supply, trading and marketing of gas, LNG and electricity, international gas transport activities and commodity trading and derivatives.

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