Energy XXI Gulf Coast (EXXI) & Denbury Resources (DNR) Head to Head Analysis

Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ: EXXI) and Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Energy XXI Gulf Coast and Denbury Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Energy XXI Gulf Coast $621.25 million 0.55 $247.07 million N/A N/A
Denbury Resources $1.04 billion 0.41 $384.51 million ($0.96) -1.14

Denbury Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.9% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.5% of Denbury Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Denbury Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Energy XXI Gulf Coast and Denbury Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A
Denbury Resources -35.24% -1.94% -0.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Energy XXI Gulf Coast and Denbury Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energy XXI Gulf Coast 0 0 0 0 N/A
Denbury Resources 2 6 1 0 1.89

Denbury Resources has a consensus target price of $2.43, indicating a potential upside of 122.80%. Given Denbury Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Denbury Resources is more favorable than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.


Denbury Resources beats Energy XXI Gulf Coast on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Energy XXI Gulf Coast Company Profile

Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (EGC) is an independent oil and natural gas development and production company which was focused on development drilling on the Company’s core properties. The Company’s properties are located in the United States Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. The Company operates nine oilfields on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf. As of December 31, 2016, total proved reserves were 121.9 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBOE) of which 78% were crude oil. The Company operated in 616 gross producing wells on 439,294 net developed acres, including interests in 57 producing fields. The Company’s projects include Main Pass Complex, West Delta, Ship Shoal, Grand Isle and South Timbalier. The Main Pass complex is located in approximately 100 feet of water near the mouth of the mississippi river. It includes Main Pass 61 field and Main Pass 73 field along with the Main Pass 296 and 311.

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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