Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR) is one of 231 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Denbury Resources to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Denbury Resources and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Denbury Resources 1 5 1 0 2.00
Denbury Resources Competitors 1466 7660 12350 259 2.52

Denbury Resources currently has a consensus price target of $2.08, indicating a potential upside of 17.04%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.26%. Given Denbury Resources’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Denbury Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Denbury Resources and its peers’ 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 -438.55% 20.29% 6.03%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Denbury Resources and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Denbury Resources $975.60 million -$976.17 million -1.98
Denbury Resources Competitors $1.87 billion -$438.84 million -39.08

Denbury Resources’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Denbury Resources. Denbury Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Denbury Resources has a beta of 3.41, indicating that its stock price is 241% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Denbury Resources’ peers have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.5% of Denbury Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Denbury Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned 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.


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

Denbury Resources Company Profile

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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