ENI S.p.A. (NYSE: E) and Cenovus Energy (NYSE:CVE) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ENI S.p.A. and Cenovus Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ENI S.p.A.||$75.34 billion||0.79||$13.30 billion||$0.41||80.39|
|Cenovus Energy||$12.32 billion||0.95||$1.83 billion||$1.80||5.32|
ENI S.p.A. has higher revenue and earnings than Cenovus Energy. Cenovus Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ENI S.p.A., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of Cenovus Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ENI S.p.A. and Cenovus Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ENI S.p.A. presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 51.46%. Cenovus Energy has a consensus price target of $18.07, suggesting a potential upside of 88.83%. Given Cenovus Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cenovus Energy is more favorable than ENI S.p.A..
ENI S.p.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Cenovus Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. 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. Cenovus Energy pays out 8.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
ENI S.p.A. has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cenovus Energy has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares ENI S.p.A. and Cenovus Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Cenovus Energy beats ENI S.p.A. on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
ENI S.p.A. Company Profile
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.
Cenovus Energy Company Profile
Cenovus Energy Inc is a Canada-based integrated oil company. It operates in the business of developing, producing and marketing crude oil, Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in Canada. The Company also conducts marketing activities and owns refining interests in the United States (U.S.). Its segments include: Oil Sands, which includes the development and production of bitumen and natural gas in northeast Alberta; Conventional, which includes the development and production of conventional crude oil, NGLs and natural gas in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including the heavy oil assets at Pelican Lake, the carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project at Weyburn and emerging tight oil opportunities; Refining and Marketing, which includes transporting and selling crude oil and natural gas and joint ownership of refineries in the U.S., as well as Corporate and Eliminations.
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