Monday, April 05, 2010

Denbury Resources Asset Sale Doesn't Change Outlook

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR-$17.95) announced its intent to sell certain of its oil and natural gas properties (acquired in the merger with Encore Acquisition) for $900 million to Quantum Resources Management, a privately held Houston-based company. As expected, the properties to be sold are located primarily located in the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

The leader in carbon dioxide-based, tertiary-recovery of aging oil fields said it would use the proceeds to pay down debt acquired in the $4.5 billion acquisition of Encore.

Although welcome news, the post-merged company would still be left with long-term debt of some $3 billion, or almost 40 percent of total capitalization. In addition, there is limited pipeline infrastructure to support planned CO2 -recovery operations in acquired Rocky Mountain assets. What now?
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