Icahn Enterprises (IEP) vs. Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP) is one of 17,306 public companies in the “” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Icahn Enterprises to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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97.7% of Icahn Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.1% of shares of all “” companies are held by institutional investors. 90.1% of Icahn Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “” 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

Icahn Enterprises has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Icahn Enterprises’ competitors have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Icahn Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.3%. As a group, “” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 45.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Icahn Enterprises and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Icahn Enterprises 0 0 1 0 3.00
Icahn Enterprises Competitors 55877 233308 321707 9273 2.46

Icahn Enterprises presently has a consensus target price of $61.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.94%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 12.26%. Given Icahn Enterprises’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Icahn Enterprises has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares Icahn Enterprises and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Icahn Enterprises 10.98% 23.08% 7.32%
Icahn Enterprises Competitors -8,220.51% -75.64% 0.30%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Icahn Enterprises and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Icahn Enterprises $21.74 billion $2.43 billion N/A
Icahn Enterprises Competitors $5.61 billion $395.11 million 15.02

Icahn Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors.


Icahn Enterprises beats its competitors on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Icahn Enterprises

Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Icahn Enterprises) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, Food Packaging, Mining, Real Estate and Home Fashion. The Company’s Investment segment includes various private investment funds. The Company operates its Automotive segment through its ownership in Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation and IEH Auto Parts Holding LLC. The Company operates Energy segment through its controlling interest in CVR Energy, Inc. It operates its Metals segment through its subsidiary, PSC Metals, Inc. The Company operates its Railcar segment through its ownership interests in American Railcar Industries, Inc. Its Food Packaging segment consists of ownership in Viskase Companies, Inc. The Company’s Real Estate operations consist of rental real estate, property development and associated resorts. It also owns a limited partner interest in Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P. (Icahn Enterprises Holdings).

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