Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR) is one of 228 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Denbury Resources to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Denbury Resources has a beta of 3.41, indicating that its share price is 241% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Denbury Resources’ competitors have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.9% of Denbury Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Denbury Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Denbury Resources and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Denbury Resources -32.50% 0.28% 0.03%
Denbury Resources Competitors -449.89% 20.45% 6.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Denbury Resources and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Denbury Resources 1 5 1 0 2.00
Denbury Resources Competitors 1466 7662 12325 259 2.52

Denbury Resources presently has a consensus price target of $2.08, suggesting a potential upside of 24.75%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 39.21%. Given Denbury Resources’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Denbury Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Denbury Resources and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Denbury Resources $975.60 million -$976.17 million -1.86
Denbury Resources Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -35.99

Denbury Resources’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Denbury Resources. Denbury Resources 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

Denbury Resources competitors beat Denbury Resources on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Denbury Resources

Denbury Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company’s operations are focused in two operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. Its properties with proved and producing reserves in the Gulf Coast region are situated in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, and in the Rocky Mountain region are situated in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. It had an estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of 254.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) as of December 31, 2016. Its primary Gulf Coast carbon dioxide (CO2) source is Jackson Dome, which is located near Jackson, Mississippi. Its mature group of properties includes the initial CO2 field, Little Creek, and other fields, including Brookhaven, Cranfield, Eucutta, Lockhart Crossing, Mallalieu and Soso fields. Its LaBarge Field is located in southwestern Wyoming. Its Riley Ridge Federal Unit is located in southwestern Wyoming and produces gas from the same LaBarge Field.

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