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Marathon Petroleum Corp
MPC : NYSE : Basic Materials

$88.78 2.20 | 2.54%
Today's Range: 86.43 - 88.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,539,700
04/16/14 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.61% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)23319.019248.0
EBITDA ($mil)1317.01457.0
EBIT ($mil)985.01174.0
Net Income ($mil)626.0755.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2292.04860.0
Total Assets ($mil)28385.027223.0
Total Debt ($mil)3396.03361.0
Equity ($mil)10920.011694.0


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin7.049.16
EBITDA Margin5.647.56
Operating Margin4.226.1
Sales Turnover3.312.81
Return on Assets7.4412.44
Return on Equity19.3428.98
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio1.31.59
Debt/Capital0.240.22
Interest Expense52.054.0
Interest Coverage18.9421.74


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)297.0333.0
Div / share0.420.35
EPS2.072.24
Book value / share36.7735.12
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3562725.03667618.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.16 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.29. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.30 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.52 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.17. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MPC 12.79 Peers 26.16   MPC 7.37 Peers 10.30

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

MPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

MPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MPC 8.40 Peers 16.19   MPC 0.33 Peers 1.87

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

MPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

MPC trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MPC 2.30 Peers 4.17   MPC -33.30 Peers -24.04

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

MPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, MPC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MPC 0.27 Peers 2.22   MPC 22.68 Peers 9.95

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

MPC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

MPC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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