HRG Group (NYSE: HRG) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.
This table compares HRG Group and Energizer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for HRG Group and Energizer, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
Energizer has a consensus price target of $62.11, suggesting a potential upside of 1.80%. Given Energizer’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Energizer is more favorable than HRG Group.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.0% of HRG Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.3% of Energizer shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of HRG Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Energizer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
HRG Group has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energizer has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares HRG Group and Energizer’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Energizer has lower revenue, but higher earnings than HRG Group.
Energizer pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. HRG Group does not pay a dividend. Energizer pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Energizer beats HRG Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.