Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO): Price and Financial Metrics

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO): $25.20

0.28 (+1.12%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where MRO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 99.64% of US stocks.
  • MRO's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • MRO's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 8.4% of US stocks).

MRO Stock Summary

  • MARATHON OIL CORP's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.28% 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 3.69% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, MRO has reported earnings growth of -1,058.2%, putting it ahead of merely 1.62% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MRO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SSL, AA, SM, CLR, and FANG.
  • MRO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MARATHON OIL CORP's official web site, go to

MRO Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Energy stock, MRO's price/sales ratio is 71.43% higher, now standing at 2.4.
  • MRO's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.1 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 2022-09-02 2.4 1.5 5.6 6.5
MRO 2022-09-01 2.3 1.5 5.4 6.4
MRO 2022-08-31 2.4 1.5 5.6 6.5
MRO 2022-08-30 2.4 1.5 5.6 6.5
MRO 2022-08-29 2.5 1.6 5.8 6.8
MRO 2022-08-26 2.4 1.5 5.7 6.6

MRO Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -61.06%.
  • The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 110.08%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 17.73%.
MRO's revenue has moved up $4,382,000,000 over the prior 15 months.

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
2022-06-30 7,309 4,707 3,103
2022-03-31 6,149 3,684 2,153
2021-12-31 5,467 3,239 946
2021-09-30 4,497 2,511 -41
2021-06-30 3,798 2,040 -542
2021-03-31 2,927 1,394 -1,308

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 82.94% of graded US stocks.
  • MRO's asset turnover comes in at 0.209 -- ranking 105th of 136 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 $25.20 52-week high $33.24
Prev. close $24.92 52-week low $11.02
Day low $25.01 Volume 3,257,565
Day high $25.37 Avg. volume 19,807,705
50-day MA $23.35 Dividend yield 1.28%
200-day MA $22.78 Market Cap 17.83B

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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Morgan Stanley Sticks to Its Hold Rating for Marathon Oil (MRO)

In a report released today, Devin McDermott from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on Marathon Oil (MRO - Research Report), with a price target of $28.00. The company's shares opened today at $26.09.McDermott covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Chevron, Diamondback, and Conocophillips. According to TipRanks, McDermott has an average return of 13.1% and a 58.72% success rate on recommended stocks. The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Marathon Oil with a $32.08 average price target.

Ryan Adist on TipRanks | August 29, 2022

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MRO Price Returns

1-mo 15.15%
3-mo -16.52%
6-mo 9.45%
1-year 128.19%
3-year 103.03%
5-year 137.27%
YTD 54.95%
2021 149.77%
2020 -50.38%
2019 -3.93%
2018 -14.37%
2017 -0.82%

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