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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ENI S.p.A. and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ENI S.p.A. $62.74 billion -$1.62 billion 33.41
ENI S.p.A. Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -194.55

ENI S.p.A.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ENI S.p.A.. ENI S.p.A. 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 ENI S.p.A. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENI S.p.A. 2.50% 3.66% 1.55%
ENI S.p.A. Competitors -5.65% 2.62% 1.27%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENI S.p.A. 4 3 4 0 2.00
ENI S.p.A. Competitors 216 660 774 31 2.37

ENI S.p.A. currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 52.11%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 31.28%. Given ENI S.p.A.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ENI S.p.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

ENI S.p.A. has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENI S.p.A.’s peers have a beta of 1.44, suggesting that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ENI S.p.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. ENI S.p.A. pays out 131.0% 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 3.5% and pay out 162.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ENI S.p.A. is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

ENI S.p.A. peers 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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