Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR) is one of 227 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Denbury Resources to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Denbury Resources has a beta of 3.57, indicating that its share price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Denbury Resources’ peers have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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 -302.92% 24.52% 5.63%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.3% of Denbury Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Denbury Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Denbury Resources and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Denbury Resources 1 5 1 0 2.00
Denbury Resources Competitors 1433 7596 12332 256 2.53

Denbury Resources currently has a consensus price target of $2.08, suggesting a potential upside of 19.73%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 39.40%. Given Denbury Resources’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Denbury Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Denbury Resources $975.60 million -$976.17 million -1.93
Denbury Resources Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -21.95

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.


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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