Marathon Oil Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:MRO)

About Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation 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: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Symbol: NYSE:MRO
  • CUSIP: 56584910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $11.68523 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 849,835,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.03
  • 52 Week Range: $10.55 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -53.27
  • P/E Growth: 0.23
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.7 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.50
  • Book Value: $14.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.95
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBITDA: $1.96 billion
  • Net Margins: -140.22%
  • Return on Equity: -2.86%
  • Return on Assets: -1.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.54%
  • Current Ratio: 2.12%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.06%
  • Average Volume: 13.44 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.3
  • Short Ratio: 3.36

Frequently Asked Questions for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

What is Marathon Oil Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Marathon Oil Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Monday, September 11th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. View Marathon Oil Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Marathon Oil Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported ($0.24) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.03 billion. Marathon Oil Corporation had a negative net margin of 140.22% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%. Marathon Oil Corporation's quarterly revenue was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.23) EPS. View Marathon Oil Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Marathon Oil Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Marathon Oil Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Marathon Oil Corporation.

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

23 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Marathon Oil Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Marathon Oil Corporation's share price to reach $17.05 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Marathon Oil Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Marathon Oil Corporation stock?

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

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Marathon Oil is a leading energy firm with a large and geographically-diverse reserve base and solid project pipeline. Additionally, it possesses a healthy balance sheet, which helps it to capitalize on investment opportunities. We also like the strong growth potential of Marathon’s high-margin liquids-rich unconventional plays and the company's recent entry into the prolific Permian Basin. Importantly, despite the weak commodity pricing environment, Marathon Oil has maintained its excellent track record of earnings surprise history, beating estimates in each of the last nine quarters thanks to its competitive cost structure and strong execution. But while being incrementally more positive on the company, we believe Marathon’s earnings and cash flows are bound to feel the heat from the ongoing oil price slump. Consequently, we would rather wait for a better entry point before accumulating shares." (8/2/2017)
  • 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 Corporation?

Marathon Oil Corporation saw a decrease in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 35,884,554 shares, a decrease of 12.6% from the September 15th total of 41,054,389 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 14,515,219 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days. Approximately 4.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who are some of Marathon Oil Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Marathon Oil Corporation's key executives?

Marathon Oil Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Lee M. Tillman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Dane E. Whitehead, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • T. Mitch Little, Executive Vice President - Operations
  • Reginald D. Hedgebeth, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Patrick J. Wagner, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy
  • Gary Eugene Wilson, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller
  • Catherine L. Krajicek, Vice President - Conventional
  • Dennis H. Reilley, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Independent Director
  • Gregory H. Boyce, Independent Director

How do I buy Marathon Oil Corporation stock?

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

What is Marathon Oil Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Marathon Oil Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.85.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE MRO)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  598 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  525 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,123
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Marathon Oil Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 14 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.30)
Consensus Price Target: $17.05 (23.10% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Price Target History for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Analysts' Ratings History for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/11/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$11.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$17.00N/AView Rating Details
10/11/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetHold$16.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetHold$10.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$12.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$19.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
9/16/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual WeightLowView Rating Details
8/9/2017KLR GroupReiterated RatingBuy$21.00 -> $23.00LowView Rating Details
7/21/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $14.00LowView Rating Details
7/12/2017StephensInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$14.00HighView Rating Details
6/28/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$16.00MediumView Rating Details
6/21/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$17.00 -> $9.00HighView Rating Details
5/23/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$20.00LowView Rating Details
5/11/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$25.00 -> $22.00MediumView Rating Details
3/21/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/1/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated 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
8/11/2016SimmonsReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Capital One Financial CorporationUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$15.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
4/13/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$23.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
12/11/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/9/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageUnderweight$15.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> Hold$35.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE MRO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017($0.15)N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017($0.14)($0.24)$1.03 billion$1.06 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.29)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.80)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174($0.10)($0.01)($0.07)
Q2 20172($0.12)($0.03)($0.08)
Q3 20173($0.14)($0.05)($0.09)
Q4 20173($0.10)($0.04)($0.06)
Q1 20181($0.24)($0.24)($0.24)
Q2 20181($0.24)($0.24)($0.24)
Q3 20181($0.17)($0.17)($0.17)
Q4 20181($0.15)($0.15)($0.15)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Most Recent Dividend:9/11/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.44%
Dividend Growth:-34.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-2.55% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-42.55% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
-76.92% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.81%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Latest Headlines for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
DateHeadline logoMRO Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level - October 17 at 12:17 AM logoHurricane impact on the energy sector - October 17 at 12:17 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest - October 16 at 1:16 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Price Target Raised to $13.00 - October 11 at 12:54 PM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Given a $17.00 Price Target by BMO Capital Markets Analysts - October 11 at 7:10 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.00 Billion - October 10 at 8:46 AM logoLook Under The Hood: RYE Has 14% Upside - Nasdaq - October 9 at 3:25 PM logo3 Scorching-Hot Oil Stocks -- Are They Buys? - October 8 at 10:20 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Analysts Give Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) a $10.00 Price Target - October 6 at 1:06 PM logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates Hold Rating for Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) - October 6 at 9:12 AM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Expects to Achieve Q3 Production Target - Nasdaq - October 6 at 4:14 AM logoExpect Strong Upside to Sustain for Marathon Oil - October 6 at 4:14 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Given a $19.00 Price Target at Scotiabank - October 5 at 9:30 PM logo5 Ways Tax Reform May Boost Stocks - October 5 at 9:00 AM logoInvestors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) - October 5 at 4:04 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MRO) - October 5 at 4:04 AM logoMarathon Oil sees Q3 U.S. production at high end of guidance - October 4 at 12:35 PM logoMarathon Oil’s Lifting Costs - October 3 at 10:20 AM logoMarathon Oil’s 2Q17 Crude Oil Price Realization and WTI Crude Oil - October 2 at 11:35 AM logoMarathon Oil’s 2Q17 Crude Oil Price Realization and WTI Crude Oil - October 2 at 11:35 AM logoAnalyzing Marathon Oil’s Realized Price Effectiveness - October 2 at 11:35 AM logoAnalyzing Marathon Oil’s Realized Price Effectiveness - October 2 at 11:35 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - October 1 at 1:02 PM logoPiper Jaffray Companies Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) - September 28 at 10:14 PM logoWhat Pioneer Natural Resources’ Implied Volatility Suggests - September 26 at 6:19 PM logoIs There Now An Opportunity In Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)? - September 26 at 8:54 AM logoBristow Group Implements Planned Succession Of Board Of Directors - September 25 at 7:33 PM logoMarkets Right Now: Tech stocks lead indexes broadly lower - September 25 at 4:28 PM logoUS stock indexes fall as weak tech stocks overshadow market - September 25 at 2:27 PM logoIs Marathon Oil’s Downtrend about to End? - September 22 at 6:06 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MRO) - September 21 at 3:50 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Short Interest Up 12.5% in August - September 18 at 2:48 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation's (MRO) "Equal Weight" Rating Reiterated at Morgan Stanley - September 16 at 8:40 AM logoMarathon Oil Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - September 14 at 9:17 PM logoETFs with exposure to Marathon Oil Corp. : September 13, 2017 - September 14 at 7:55 AM logoHow Wall Street Viewed Marathon Oil September 8 - September 13 at 6:44 AM logoMarathon Oil Corp. :MRO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 11, 2017 - September 12 at 2:45 AM logoWhy Is Marathon Oil (MRO) Down 6% Since the Last Earnings Report? - September 11 at 5:58 AM logoMarathon Oil Stock Slides Into Takeover Territory - Seeking Alpha - September 10 at 7:55 PM logoHouston’s Energy Sector Confident Of A Quick Recovery - September 10 at 1:11 AM logoMarathon Oil Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRO-US : September 8, 2017 - September 9 at 6:21 AM logoInteresting MRO Put Options For October 27th - Nasdaq - September 8 at 5:50 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - September 6 at 12:40 PM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $998.49 Million - September 3 at 9:42 AM logoHarvey's wake tempers bullish outlook for US oil output growth - Reuters - September 3 at 12:52 AM logoColonial pipeline disrupted after Harvey - September 1 at 6:04 AM logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for Marathon Oil Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (MRO) - August 31 at 9:24 AM logoMarathon Oil to Participate in Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference - August 31 at 7:30 AM logoEuropean Refiners Set To Benefit From Gulf Coast Chaos - August 31 at 7:30 AM logoGains for banks and tech companies push US stocks higher - August 30 at 11:55 AM



Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/17/2017 by Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with's FREE daily email newsletter.