ENI S.p.A. (E) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review

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 competitors? We will compare ENI S.p.A. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Dividends

ENI S.p.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. ENI S.p.A. pays out 131.0% 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 191.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ENI S.p.A. is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for ENI S.p.A. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 216 652 771 31 2.37

ENI S.p.A. currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential downside of 49.80%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 49.43%. Given ENI S.p.A.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

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

Insider & 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENI S.p.A. 2.50% 3.66% 1.55%
ENI S.p.A. Competitors -6.22% 2.46% 1.18%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ENI S.p.A. $75.34 billion $13.30 billion 31.87
ENI S.p.A. Competitors $52.35 billion $11.11 billion -12.58

ENI S.p.A. has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. ENI S.p.A. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

ENI S.p.A. beats its competitors on 8 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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