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

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 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 2.9% and pay out 175.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ENI S.p.A. is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility and 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 rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ENI S.p.A. $72.95 billion $12.88 billion 32.65
ENI S.p.A. Competitors $52.06 billion $11.04 billion -13.49

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ENI S.p.A. and its rivals, as provided 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 216 655 773 31 2.37

ENI S.p.A. currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 51.00%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 45.79%. Given ENI S.p.A.’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its rivals’ 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 -3.60% 5.97% 2.79%

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

Summary

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

About ENI S.p.A.

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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