Head-To-Head Survey: EnerSys (ENS) versus The Competition

EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) is one of 4 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical apparatus & equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare EnerSys to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnerSys 3.94% 18.02% 8.49%
EnerSys Competitors 1.85% 10.54% 4.51%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.2% of EnerSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of shares of all “Electrical apparatus & equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of EnerSys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Electrical apparatus & equipment” companies are held by 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.

Dividends

EnerSys pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. EnerSys pays out 14.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical apparatus & equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 14.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

EnerSys has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnerSys’ rivals have a beta of 1.69, indicating that their average stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for EnerSys and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnerSys 0 1 2 0 2.67
EnerSys Competitors 24 148 199 2 2.48

EnerSys currently has a consensus price target of $78.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.73%. As a group, “Electrical apparatus & equipment” companies have a potential upside of 15.86%. Given EnerSys’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EnerSys has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
EnerSys $2.37 billion $160.21 million 14.19
EnerSys Competitors $4.57 billion $108.11 million 23.17

EnerSys’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than EnerSys. EnerSys 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.

Summary

EnerSys beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

EnerSys Company Profile

EnerSys is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes related products, such as chargers, power equipment, outdoor cabinet enclosures and battery accessories, and provides related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries. Its segments based on geographic regions consist of Americas, which consists of North and South America; EMEA, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia, which includes Asia, Australia and Oceania. The Company’s product lines include reserve power and motive power products. Its Reserve power products also include thermally managed cabinets and enclosures for electronic equipment and batteries. The Company’s motive power products are used to provide power for electric industrial forklifts used in manufacturing, warehousing and other material handling applications. They are used as mining equipment, diesel locomotive starting and other rail equipment.

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