Icahn Enterprises (IEP) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey

Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP) is one of 59 publicly-traded companies in the “CONGLOMERATES” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Icahn Enterprises to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Icahn Enterprises and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Icahn Enterprises $21.74 billion $2.43 billion 3.84
Icahn Enterprises Competitors $20.25 billion $853.89 million 0.68

Icahn Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Icahn Enterprises 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.

Volatility & Risk

Icahn Enterprises has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Icahn Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of -2.59, indicating that their average stock price is 359% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Icahn Enterprises and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Icahn Enterprises 10.98% 23.08% 7.32%
Icahn Enterprises Competitors -3,063.78% -70.93% -49.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Icahn Enterprises and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Icahn Enterprises 0 0 1 0 3.00
Icahn Enterprises Competitors 215 892 1554 41 2.53

Icahn Enterprises currently has a consensus target price of $61.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.60%. As a group, “CONGLOMERATES” companies have a potential upside of 18.07%. Given Icahn Enterprises’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Icahn Enterprises has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Icahn Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.5%. Icahn Enterprises pays out 47.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “CONGLOMERATES” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 49.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Icahn Enterprises is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.7% of Icahn Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “CONGLOMERATES” companies are held by institutional investors. 90.1% of Icahn Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of shares of all “CONGLOMERATES” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Icahn Enterprises beats its rivals on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

About Icahn Enterprises

Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Icahn Enterprises) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, Food Packaging, Mining, Real Estate and Home Fashion. The Company’s Investment segment includes various private investment funds. The Company operates its Automotive segment through its ownership in Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation and IEH Auto Parts Holding LLC. The Company operates Energy segment through its controlling interest in CVR Energy, Inc. It operates its Metals segment through its subsidiary, PSC Metals, Inc. The Company operates its Railcar segment through its ownership interests in American Railcar Industries, Inc. Its Food Packaging segment consists of ownership in Viskase Companies, Inc. The Company’s Real Estate operations consist of rental real estate, property development and associated resorts. It also owns a limited partner interest in Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P. (Icahn Enterprises Holdings).

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