Denbury Resources (DNR) & Magnolia Oil & Gas (MGY) Head-To-Head Contrast

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Denbury Resources (NYSE: MGY) and Magnolia Oil & Gas (NYSE:MGY) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Denbury Resources and Magnolia Oil & Gas, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Denbury Resources 0 8 1 0 2.11
Magnolia Oil & Gas 0 0 2 0 3.00

Denbury Resources presently has a consensus target price of $3.35, indicating a potential downside of 36.55%. Magnolia Oil & Gas has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.88%. Given Magnolia Oil & Gas’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Magnolia Oil & Gas is more favorable than Denbury Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.0% of Denbury Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.3% of Magnolia Oil & Gas shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Denbury Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Denbury Resources and Magnolia Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Denbury Resources 14.77% 25.74% 3.93%
Magnolia Oil & Gas N/A -72.26% -0.55%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Denbury Resources and Magnolia Oil & Gas’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Denbury Resources $1.13 billion 2.15 $163.15 million $0.14 37.71
Magnolia Oil & Gas N/A N/A $1.53 million N/A N/A

Denbury Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Magnolia Oil & Gas.

Summary

Denbury Resources beats Magnolia Oil & Gas on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Denbury Resources

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. It holds interests in various oil and natural gas properties located in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama in the Gulf Coast region; and in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain region. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 259.7 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves. Denbury Resources Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

About Magnolia Oil & Gas

Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company. It has operations in South Texas in the core of the Eagle Ford. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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