Financial Comparison: Energizer (ENR) versus Its Competitors

Energizer (NYSE: ENR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Energizer to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Energizer and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Energizer $1.76 billion $201.50 million 19.64
Energizer Competitors $793.44 million $37.39 million 5.57

Energizer has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Energizer 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.

Profitability

This table compares Energizer and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energizer 9.40% 274.69% 10.55%
Energizer Competitors -0.27% -139.09% 17.93%

Risk & Volatility

Energizer has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energizer’s peers have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Energizer pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Energizer pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 33.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Energizer and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energizer 1 4 3 0 2.25
Energizer Competitors 43 276 453 11 2.55

Energizer presently has a consensus price target of $62.43, indicating a potential upside of 6.66%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 25.05%. Given Energizer’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Energizer has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.2% of Energizer shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.4% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Energizer shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Energizer beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Energizer

Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The Company is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It operates through four geographic segments: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company offers batteries using lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air and silver oxide constructions. These products are sold under the Energizer and Eveready brands in the performance, premium and price segments and include primary, rechargeable, specialty and hearing aid products. It manufactures, distributes and markets lighting products, including headlights, lanterns, kid’s lights and area lights.

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