Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an independent exploration and production company in the United States and Equatorial Guinea. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Marathon Oil's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MRO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MRO's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: MRO exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned 48.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MRO exceeded the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Marathon Oil's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 days ago | Simply Wall StIs Marathon Oil's (NYSE:MRO) 165% Share Price Increase Well Justified?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHow Does Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Fare As A Dividend Stock?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Sold Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Shares Recently?
Is Marathon Oil undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MRO ($10.91) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($9.72)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MRO is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MRO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: MRO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MRO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MRO is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (1.4x).
How is Marathon Oil forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MRO is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: MRO is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: MRO's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MRO's revenue (10.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MRO's revenue (10.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MRO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (2.2%).
How has Marathon Oil performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MRO is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MRO is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MRO is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 38.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MRO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MRO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-44.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MRO has a negative Return on Equity (-13.74%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Marathon Oil's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MRO's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: MRO's short term assets ($1.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($6.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MRO's debt to equity ratio (51.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MRO's debt to equity ratio has increased from 39.2% to 51.3% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable MRO has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: MRO is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 46.1% per year.
What is Marathon Oil current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MRO's dividend (1.1%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: MRO's dividend (1.1%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MRO's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MRO's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MRO is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MRO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Lee Tillman (58 yo)
Mr. Lee M. Tillman has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Marathon Oil Corporation since August 1, 2013 and has been its Chairman since February 1, 2019. Mr. Tillman served as a Vi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Lee's total compensation ($USD14.05M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.40M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Lee's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: MRO's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MRO's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MRO insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Marathon Oil Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Marathon Oil Corporation
- Ticker: MRO
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1887
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$8.600b
- Shares outstanding: 788.25m
- Website: https://www.marathonoil.com
Number of Employees
- Marathon Oil Corporation
- 5555 San Felipe Street
- United States
Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an independent exploration and production company in the United States and Equatorial Guinea. The company engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of crude...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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