Reviewing ENI S.p.A. (E) and Its Rivals
ENI S.p.A. (NYSE: E) is one of 23 publicly-traded 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 earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings for ENI S.p.A. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ENI S.p.A. Competitors||216||660||774||31||2.37|
ENI S.p.A. presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 52.11%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 31.15%. Given ENI S.p.A.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held 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.
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. Competitors||-6.15%||2.75%||1.32%|
Volatility & Risk
ENI S.p.A. has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENI S.p.A.’s peers have a beta of 1.44, meaning that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.
ENI S.p.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. ENI S.p.A. pays out 122.4% 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 3.7% and pay out 184.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ENI S.p.A. is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ENI S.p.A.||$62.74 billion||-$1.62 billion||31.22|
|ENI S.p.A. Competitors||$78.29 billion||$113.43 million||-9.71|
ENI S.p.A.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ENI S.p.A.. 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.
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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