Marathon Oil Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Marathon Oil Corporation shares (MRO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Marathon Oil Corporation employs 1,672 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- MRO shares summary
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- Is MRO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short MRO shares?
- Is MRO suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MRO shares over-valued?
- Marathon Oil Corporation's financials
- How volatile are MRO shares?
- Does Marathon Oil Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have MRO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
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Marathon Oil Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$13.80|
|52-week range||$3.69 - $14.33|
|50-day moving average||$12.88|
|200-day moving average||$11.22|
|Wall St. target price||$15.13|
|Dividend yield||$0.1 (0.85%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-1.65|
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Marathon Oil Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-21)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-01)||-2.61%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||22.56%|
|6 months (2021-01-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-28)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-28)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-28)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-28)||N/A|
Is Marathon Oil Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Marathon Oil Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marathon Oil Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Marathon Oil Corporation's P/E ratio
Marathon Oil Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Marathon Oil Corporation shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Marathon Oil Corporation's PEG ratio
Marathon Oil Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.24. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marathon Oil Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Marathon Oil Corporation's EBITDA
Marathon Oil Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Marathon Oil Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Marathon Oil Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.3 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-2.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1156.04%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Marathon Oil Corporation shares
There are currently 33.9 million Marathon Oil Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Marathon Oil Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% up from 29.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marathon Oil Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Marathon Oil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Marathon Oil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marathon Oil Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marathon Oil Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 18.7 million). Marathon Oil Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.81. In other words for every 100,000 Marathon Oil Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1810 shares are currently held short.
However Marathon Oil Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marathon Oil Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marathon Oil Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marathon Oil Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marathon Oil Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0466% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marathon Oil Corporation shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Marathon Oil Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Marathon Oil Corporation stock.
Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marathon Oil Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Marathon Oil Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 50.41
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marathon Oil Corporation's overall score of 50.41 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marathon Oil Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 28.84/100
Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental score of 28.84 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Marathon Oil Corporation's social score
Social score: 18.81/100
Marathon Oil Corporation's social score of 18.81 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Marathon Oil Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 13.27/100
Marathon Oil Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Marathon Oil Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marathon Oil Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Marathon Oil Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||50.41|
|Total ESG percentile||95.16|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Marathon Oil Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Marathon Oil Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Marathon Oil Corporation's shares ever split?
Marathon Oil Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:5965 basis on 30 June 2011. So if you had owned 5965 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marathon Oil Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 40.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marathon Oil Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Marathon Oil Corporation's share price.
Marathon Oil Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Marathon Oil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.6851 up to $14.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Marathon Oil Corporation's is 3.2255. This would suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Marathon Oil Corporation overview
Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an independent exploration and production company in the United States and Equatorial Guinea. The company engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas; and the production and marketing of products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol, as well as owns and operates 32 central gathering and treating facilities and the Sugarloaf gathering system, a 42-mile natural gas pipeline through Karnes and Atascosa Counties. As of December 31, 2020, it had estimated proved developed reserves totaling 674 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe); and estimated proved undeveloped reserves totaling 298 mmboe. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Marathon Oil Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.244% of Marathon Oil Corporation shares are held by insiders and 71.791% by institutions. How many people work for Marathon Oil Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,672 work at Marathon Oil Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Marathon Oil Corporation?
Marathon Oil Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Marathon Oil Corporation based?
Marathon Oil Corporation's address is: 5555 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX, United States, 77056-2723 What is Marathon Oil Corporation's ISIN number?
Marathon Oil Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5658491064 What is Marathon Oil Corporation's CUSIP number?
Marathon Oil Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 565849106
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