Marathon Oil Corp.Find Ratings Reports
MARATHON OIL CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. MARATHON OIL CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.42 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, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.37% 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||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1435.0||988.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||356.0||-4957.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1613.0||2490.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||21634.0||24537.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||5495.0||7264.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||70.8||67.71|
|Return on Assets||-1.89||-27.26|
|Return on Equity||-3.52||-14.12|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||853.0||850.0|
|Div / share||0.05||0.05|
|Book value / share||14.11||14.8|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.4062223E7||1.1987058E7|
HOLD. 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 1.50 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, MARATHON OIL CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MRO NM||Peers 29.82||MRO 7.92||Peers 9.56|
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 discount to its peers.
|MRO 28.57||Peers 18.37||MRO NA||Peers 0.60|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MRO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
|MRO 1.50||Peers 4.68||MRO 76.56||Peers 502.70|
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.
|MRO 3.74||Peers 2.43||MRO 35.92||Peers 27.96|
Premium. 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 significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MRO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.