Analyzing ENI S.p.A. (E) & Its Rivals

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for ENI S.p.A. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 214 647 762 31 2.37

ENI S.p.A. presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 51.46%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 52.75%. Given ENI S.p.A.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.3% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

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

Earnings & 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 80.39
ENI S.p.A. Competitors $52.35 billion $11.11 billion 1.44

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.

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.

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. 1.14% 2.23% 0.94%
ENI S.p.A. Competitors -10.14% 1.99% 0.98%

Summary

ENI S.p.A. competitors 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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