Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Enbridge to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Enbridge and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enbridge 0 6 4 0 2.40
Enbridge Competitors 294 1787 2386 86 2.50

Enbridge currently has a consensus price target of $56.00, suggesting a potential upside of 52.63%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.16%. Given Enbridge’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Enbridge is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Enbridge pays an annual dividend of $1.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Enbridge pays out 123.9% 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, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 154.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enbridge has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enbridge 7.49% 6.08% 1.98%
Enbridge Competitors 18.68% 14.73% 6.58%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Enbridge $25.89 billion $1.56 billion 23.08
Enbridge Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million 45.19

Enbridge has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Enbridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.6% of Enbridge shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Enbridge has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enbridge’s rivals have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Enbridge rivals beat Enbridge on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Enbridge

Enbridge Inc. is a Canada-based energy transportation and distribution company. The Company is engaged in delivering energy. It operates through five segments: Liquids Pipelines, Gas Distribution, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Green Power and Transmission, and Energy Services. Liquids Pipelines consists of common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refined products pipelines and terminals, including Canadian Mainline, Lakehead Pipeline System, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast and Regional Oil Sands System. Gas Distribution consists of its natural gas utility operations, the core of which is Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Green Power and Transmission consists of its investments in renewable energy assets and transmission facilities. Renewable energy assets consist of wind, solar, geothermal and waste heat recovery facilities in Canada. Energy Services undertake physical commodity marketing activity and logistical services, and oversee refinery supply services.

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