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Marathon Oil Corp
MRO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$17.44 | %
Today's Range: 17.39 - 18.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 13,415,700
11/27/15 - 1:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MARATHON OIL CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, but still managed to outperform when compared to the average company in its industry. MARATHON OIL CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.18 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.40% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1384.02870.0
EBITDA ($mil)612.01292.0
EBIT ($mil)-1005.0407.0
Net Income ($mil)-749.0431.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2380.0761.0
Total Assets ($mil)34674.036700.0
Total Debt ($mil)8358.06423.0
Equity ($mil)19335.020226.0

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin54.5552.58
EBITDA Margin44.2145.01
Operating Margin-72.6214.18
Sales Turnover0.190.3
Return on Assets-1.396.79
Return on Equity-7.775.92
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.351.01
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)677.0675.0
Div / share0.210.21
Book value / share28.5629.96
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1.417898E78940414.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.62 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.41. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MARATHON OIL CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MRO NM Peers 61.62   MRO 5.04 Peers 8.95

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

MRO's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

MRO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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MRO NM Peers 39.58   MRO NA Peers 1.96

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

MRO's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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MRO 0.62 Peers 7.41   MRO -227.42 Peers -298.85

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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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MRO 1.77 Peers 1.98   MRO -37.93 Peers -22.70

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.

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


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

MRO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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