Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO): Price and Financial Metrics

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO): $16.58

0.40 (+2.47%)

POWR Rating

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  • MRO scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 99.61% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MRO is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 52 weeks.
  • MRO ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 6th percentile.

MRO Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 161.75, Marathon Oil Corp is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 84% of US stocks.
  • Marathon Oil Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.68% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Marathon Oil Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 3.97% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MRO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are TECK, SM, MUR, TANH, and EQT.
  • Visit MRO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

MRO Valuation Summary

  • MRO's price/sales ratio is 2.4; this is 60% higher than that of the median Energy stock.
  • MRO's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 49.5 over the prior 243 months.
  • MRO's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MRO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MRO 2021-09-03 2.4 0.9 -16.9 -40.6
MRO 2021-09-02 2.4 0.9 -17.0 -40.8
MRO 2021-09-01 2.3 0.8 -16.4 -39.7
MRO 2021-08-31 2.4 0.9 -17.1 -40.9
MRO 2021-08-30 2.4 0.9 -17.1 -40.9
MRO 2021-08-27 2.5 0.9 -17.5 -41.5

MRO Growth Metrics

  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 34.51%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -54.35%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 87.54%.
Over the past 67 months, MRO's revenue has gone down $2,063,000,000.

The table below shows MRO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 3,798 2,040 -542
2021-03-31 2,927 1,394 -1,308
2020-12-31 3,086 1,473 -1,451
2020-09-30 3,471 1,755 -1,133
2020-06-30 4,062 2,147 -651
2020-03-31 5,223 2,935 260

MRO's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MRO has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 82.05% of graded US stocks.
  • MRO's asset turnover comes in at 0.209 -- ranking 105th of 137 Petroleum and Natural Gas stocks.
  • CVX, XOM, and BDCO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MRO.

The table below shows MRO's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.209 0.690 -0.015
2021-03-31 0.159 0.617 -0.051
2020-12-31 0.165 0.627 -0.055
2020-09-30 0.180 0.665 -0.038
2020-06-30 0.206 0.717 -0.017
2020-03-31 0.256 0.755 0.025

MRO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MRO, see our MRO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $15.96 Average Broker Recommendation 1.62 (Moderate Buy)

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MRO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.58 52-week high $16.84
Prev. close $16.18 52-week low $3.73
Day low $16.09 Volume 13,395,200
Day high $16.60 Avg. volume 21,503,008
50-day MA $13.17 Dividend yield 1.21%
200-day MA $11.72 Market Cap 13.07B

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Company Bio

Marathon Oil Corp is an exploration and production company. It focuses on producing crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids and natural gas as well as bitumen from oil sands deposits. In 2011, Marathon Oil spun off from Marathon Petroleum Corporation becoming an independent exploration and production company. The company has operations in four of the oil rich basins in the United States – the Eagle Ford Basin, the Bakken Basin, the STACK/SCOOP basin, and the Permian Basin. Marathon Oil employs just under 1,700 individuals and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Lee Tillman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Latest MRO News From Around the Web

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Devon Energy, Marathon Oil, Diamondback Energy, ConocoPhillips and EOG Resources

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Devon Energy, Marathon Oil, Diamondback Energy, ConocoPhillips and EOG Resources

Yahoo | October 22, 2021

LPL Financial LLC Purchases 249,176 Shares of Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO)

LPL Financial LLC grew its position in Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) by 70.3% in the second quarter, reports. The fund owned 603,571 shares of the oil and gas producers stock after buying an additional 249,176 shares during the quarter. LPL Financial LLCs holdings in Marathon Oil were worth $8,221,000 at the end of the []

Transcript Daily | October 21, 2021

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) PT Raised to $18.00

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) had its price target lifted by stock analysts at Piper Sandler from $14.00 to $18.00 in a research report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has a neutral rating on the oil and gas producers stock. Piper Sandlers price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.16% from the stocks []

Dakota Financial News | October 21, 2021

Why Marathon Oil (MRO) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again

Marathon Oil (MRO) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

Yahoo | October 20, 2021

Thinking about buying stock in FuelCell Energy, Waitr Holdings, Galera Therapeutics, Marathon Oil, or SoFi Technologies?

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for FCEL, WTRH, GRTX, MRO, and SOFI. To see how InvestorsObserver''s proprietary scoring system rates these stocks, view the InvestorsObserver''s PriceWatch Alert by selecting the corresponding link.

PR Newswire | October 19, 2021

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MRO Price Returns

1-mo 30.24%
3-mo 44.79%
6-mo 54.97%
1-year 279.60%
3-year -6.10%
5-year 21.12%
YTD 151.30%
2020 -50.38%
2019 -3.93%
2018 -14.37%
2017 -0.82%
2016 39.98%

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