Marathon Oil Company Profile (NYSE:MRO)

About Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil logoMarathon Oil Corporation is an exploration and production (E&P) company. The Company operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in North America. The International E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of North America, and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol, in Equatorial Guinea (E.G.). The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Symbol: NYSE:MRO
  • CUSIP: 56584910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.35 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 849,991,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $15.12
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $16.25
  • 52 Week Range: $12.22 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 161.44
  • P/E Growth: 0.62
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.47 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.76
  • Book Value: $14.81 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.98
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
  • EBIDTA: $1.7 billion
  • Net Margins: -32.98%
  • Return on Equity: -4.91%
  • Return on Assets: -2.87%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.38%
  • Current Ratio: 2.16%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.00%
  • Average Volume: 13.76 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.25
  • Short Ratio: 2.76

Frequently Asked Questions for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)

What is Marathon Oil's stock symbol?

Marathon Oil trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MRO."

How often does Marathon Oil pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Monday, June 12th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. View Marathon Oil's Dividend History.

How were Marathon Oil's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.01. The firm earned $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.29 billion. Marathon Oil had a negative net margin of 32.98% and a negative return on equity of 4.91%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 88.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.43) earnings per share. View Marathon Oil's Earnings History.

Where is Marathon Oil's stock going? Where will Marathon Oil's stock price be in 2017?

26 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Marathon Oil's stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Marathon Oil's share price to reach $19.19 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Marathon Oil.

What are analysts saying about Marathon Oil stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Marathon Oil stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Marathon Oil's stock price has fallen 12% over the past month, more than the Zacks categorized 'Oil & Gas - U.S. Exploration & Production' industry’s decline of 10%. As it is, with oil falling below the psychologically-critical $50 threshold again, the company's near-to-medium term revenue outlook remains cloudy. We believe Marathon’s earnings and cash flows are bound to feel the heat from the ongoing oil price slump. The year-over-year decline in production and uncertainty regarding its low cost Libyan operations are also cause for concern. Lack of growth catalysts remain another major liability. Given these headwinds, we see Marathon Oil as a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit." (5/9/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "MRO reported 1Q17 earnings after the close on May 4. We see the stock outperforming as an earnings beat and a guidance raise further validate the resource play growth story. MRO raised its resource play growth targets to 20%– 25% (from 15%–20%) from 4Q16 to 4Q17. We continue to have strong conviction in the company’s longer-term growth target of 18%–22% from 2017 to 2021. However, we lower our price target to $20 (from $22) as a result of a lower commodity price deck. MRO hosts its earnings call on May 5 at 9:00 a.m." (5/5/2017)
  • 3. KLR Group analysts commented, "Our MRO target price of $24 per share is unchanged following the bolt-on Delaware Basin acquisition. Marathon is acquiring ~21,000 net acres in the Permian Basin for ~$700 million in cash. Pro forma the two Delaware Basin transactions, the company's mid-cycle capital yield improves ~5% to ~105% versus the industry median cash recycle ratio of ~145%. The transactions should close in the second quarter and increase YE'17 net debt-to-EBITDA from ~1.6x to ~1.8x net of the oil sands mining divestiture." (3/23/2017)
  • 4. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We maintain a HOLD rating based on valuation." (3/21/2017)

Are investors shorting Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 40,165,514 shares, a decline of 10.5% from the April 28th total of 44,884,653 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,031,873 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.9 days. Currently, 4.8% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of Marathon Oil's key competitors?

Who owns Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.65%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.02%), State Street Corp (5.73%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (5.73%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.98%) and Boston Partners (2.65%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Marathon Oil.

Who sold Marathon Oil stock? Who is selling Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Wellington Management Group LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., FMR LLC, Swedbank, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., First Trust Advisors LP and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marathon Oil.

Who bought Marathon Oil stock? Who is buying Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, State Street Corp, National Pension Service, Geode Capital Management LLC, Swiss National Bank and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marathon Oil.

How do I buy Marathon Oil stock?

Shares of Marathon Oil can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Marathon Oil stock cost?

One share of Marathon Oil stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.53.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 14 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.54)
Consensus Price Target: $19.19 (32.07% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/23/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$20.00LowView Rating Details
5/16/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$23.00LowView Rating Details
5/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeBuy -> Hold$22.00 -> $16.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$20.00N/AView Rating Details
5/11/2017Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$25.00 -> $22.00MediumView Rating Details
4/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$17.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
4/12/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$17.00HighView Rating Details
3/23/2017KLR GroupReiterated RatingBuy$24.00MediumView Rating Details
3/21/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform -> Sector Perform$20.00 -> $21.00LowView Rating Details
3/1/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$20.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Howard WeilUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016InstinetDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$15.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
11/28/2016R. F. LaffertyInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/9/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
8/30/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$17.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2016SimmonsReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Citigroup IncUpgradeStrong-Buy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Capital One Financial Corp.UpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$15.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$18.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$16.00N/AView Rating Details
4/13/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$23.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
12/11/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/9/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageUnderweight$15.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> Hold$35.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$30.91 -> $18.40N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2015Evercore Partners Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$31.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$31.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017($0.08)($0.07)$1.29 billion$1.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q4 2016($0.15)($0.10)$1.19 billion$1.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316($0.20)($0.11)$1.10 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q2($0.25)($0.23)$1.12 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1($0.46)($0.43)$903.27 million$730.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q4($0.48)($0.48)$1.26 billion$1.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q3($0.40)($0.20)$1.38 billion$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q2($0.23)($0.23)$2.94 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q1 2015($0.46)($0.37)$1.79 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q4$0.03($0.13)$2.41 billion$2.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2014Q314$0.58$0.57$2.93 billion$2.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014Q214$0.74$0.62$3.19 billion$2.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2014Q413$0.72$0.60$3.57 billion$3.29 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.76$0.59$3.80 billion$26.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.71$0.67$3.84 billion$3.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.72$0.51$4.25 billion$4.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012$0.69$0.55$4.09 billion$4.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.64$0.64$3.19 billion$4.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.63$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$0.81$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$1.01$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$1.44$1.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.98$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.11)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174($0.10)($0.01)($0.07)
Q2 20172($0.10)($0.03)($0.07)
Q3 20172($0.06)$0.06$0.00
Q4 20172($0.06)$0.10$0.02
Q2 20181$0.03$0.03$0.03
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Next Dividend:6/12/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.38%
Dividend Growth:-34.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-9.26% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-117.65% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
222.22% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.35%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/10/2015Lee M TillmanCEOBuy28,791$26.00$748,566.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2014John TognettiInsiderBuy10,000$0.35$3,500.00
3/7/2014Annell BayVPSell112,242$34.10$3,827,452.20View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Howard Sr Thill, Sr.VPSell67,638$35.95$2,431,586.10View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Steven GuidryVPSell35,774$36.35$1,300,384.90View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael K StewartInsiderSell2,221$35.34$78,490.14View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013Thomas Mitchell LittleVPSell6,836$34.65$236,867.40View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Latest Headlines for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateHeadline logoMarathon Oil Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MRO) - May 24 at 5:32 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given a $20.00 Price Target at FBR & Co - May 23 at 10:38 PM logoMarathon Oil Traders Could Start to Probe Long Side - May 22 at 5:57 PM logoHow Devon Energy Stock Is Performing in 2017 - May 19 at 7:07 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of ($0.30) Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (MRO) - May 19 at 8:04 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Cut to Hold at Jefferies Group LLC - May 18 at 6:32 PM logoScotiabank Analysts Give Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) a $23.00 Price Target - May 17 at 7:50 PM logoConocoPhillips upgraded, Marathon Oil cut at Jefferies on free cash outlook - May 17 at 9:11 AM logoMarkets Right Now: Energy stocks lead indexes higher - May 15 at 9:49 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Short Interest Up 13.0% in April - May 14 at 9:48 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Stock Rating Lowered by Bank of America Corp - May 14 at 8:47 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2017 - Nasdaq - May 13 at 8:46 AM logoMarathon Oil: Strike Now? - May 12 at 7:17 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given a $1.65 Price Target by Bank of America Corp Analysts - May 12 at 6:30 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.05 Billion - May 12 at 1:34 PM logoETFs with exposure to Marathon Oil Corp. : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 7:07 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) to Announce -$0.05 Earnings Per Share - May 10 at 6:18 PM logoMarathon Oil Cuts Losses More Than 82% in 1Q17 - May 9 at 6:19 PM logoAnalyzing Marathon Oil’s 1Q17 Revenues - May 9 at 6:19 PM logoMarathon Oil’s 1Q17 Production Fell, but Still above Guidance - May 9 at 6:19 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Downgraded to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - May 9 at 12:14 PM logoConocoPhillips Reported Higher Revenues in 1Q17 - May 9 at 11:41 AM logoMarathon Oil Corp. :MRO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 11:41 AM logo[$$] Marathon Oil EPS Feels the Pinch - May 8 at 6:11 PM logoEdited Transcript of MRO earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-17 1:00pm GMT - May 8 at 12:30 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given "Hold" Rating at BMO Capital Markets - May 7 at 11:46 AM logoMarathon Oil Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MRO) - May 7 at 8:18 AM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) CEO Lee Tillman on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 6 at 12:00 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Earns Buy Rating from FBR & Co - May 5 at 9:34 PM
News IconBRIEF-Marathon Oil reports Q1 adjusted loss per share $0.07 - May 5 at 6:58 PM logo10-Q: MARATHON OIL CORP - May 5 at 6:58 PM logoMarathon Oil's Loss Smaller Than Expected On Higher Crude Prices - May 5 at 6:58 PM logoStock Market News for May 05, 2017 - May 5 at 6:58 PM logoMarathon Oil posts bigger quarterly loss - May 5 at 9:26 AM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Q1 Loss Narrower than Expected, View Up - May 5 at 9:26 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS - May 4 at 11:14 PM logoMarathon Oil Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 4 at 6:45 PM logoMarathon Oil reports 1Q loss - May 4 at 4:48 PM logoCould Marathon Oil’s 1Q17 EPS Beat Its Estimates? - May 4 at 1:42 AM logoWhat's in the Cards for Marathon Oil (MRO) in Q1 Earnings? - May 2 at 4:33 PM logoWhat's in the Cards for Marathon Oil (MRO) in Q1 Earnings? - May 2 at 4:33 PM logoWall Street’s Pre-Earnings Ratings for Marathon Oil - May 2 at 4:32 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 2 at 12:36 PM logoMarathon Oil’s Production Falls to a 2-Year Low in 1Q17 - May 1 at 12:27 PM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16 - April 30 at 12:45 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. Expected to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of ($0.07) Per Share (MRO) - April 27 at 7:37 AM logoAnalysts Offer Predictions for Marathon Oil Co.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (MRO) - April 27 at 7:36 AM logo Analysts Expect Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) to Announce -$0.08 Earnings Per Share - April 27 at 12:58 AM logoIs Canada’s Oil Industry Regaining Momentum? - April 26 at 11:41 PM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 26 at 10:33 PM



Marathon Oil (MRO) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017

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