Head to Head Analysis: Energizer (ENR) vs. The Competition

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 competitors? We will compare Energizer to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Energizer and its competitors’ 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%

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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Energizer and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 currently has a consensus price target of $62.43, suggesting 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 competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Energizer has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Volatility and Risk

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Energizer and its competitors gross 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 competitors. Energizer 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.

Summary

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

Energizer Company Profile

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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