Head to Head Review: ENI S.p.A. (E) versus Its Peers

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.9% 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.

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. 1.14% 2.23% 0.94%
ENI S.p.A. Competitors -6.48% 2.15% 1.06%

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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share 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 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 summary of current ratings and target prices 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 215 650 770 31 2.37

ENI S.p.A. currently has a consensus price target 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 rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

ENI S.p.A. has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share 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 share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ENI S.p.A. rivals 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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