Denbury Resources Inc Stock Downgraded (DNR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • DNR's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $305.47 million or 4.07% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, DENBURY RESOURCES INC's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 14.96%.
  • DNR's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that DNR's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 0.65 is low and demonstrates weak liquidity.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, DENBURY RESOURCES INC has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. Its primary focus is on enhanced oil recovery utilizing CO2. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Denbury has a market cap of $6.07 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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