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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
MPLX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. MPLX: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 5.58 Max: N/A
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.35
MPLX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MPLX: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.35
0.35
0.96
Interest Coverage 44.71
MPLX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. MPLX: 44.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 44.71  Med: 735.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 44.71
44.71
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.93
M-Score: -3.29
WACC vs ROIC
8.24%
20.59%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 32.49
MPLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. MPLX: 32.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 25.58  Med: 31.00 Max: 33.43
Current: 32.49
25.58
33.43
Net-margin (%) 24.19
MPLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MPLX: 24.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 16.02  Med: 25.55 Max: 32.64
Current: 24.19
16.02
32.64
ROE (%) 27.73
MPLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. MPLX: 27.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.65  Med: 17.59 Max: 21.97
Current: 27.73
11.65
21.97
ROA (%) 10.81
MPLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. MPLX: 10.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.21  Med: 10.03 Max: 20.57
Current: 10.81
6.21
20.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.90
MPLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.18 vs. MPLX: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.23  Med: 16.99 Max: 24.09
Current: 17.9
14.23
24.09
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MPLX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 75,000 sh (-9.09%)
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Q3 2014

MPLX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 38,100 sh (New)
Ron Baron 75,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

MPLX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 76,200 sh (+100.00%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
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Q1 2015

MPLX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 86,068 sh (+12.95%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 36.26
MPLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 28.30 vs. MPLX: 36.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 27.46  Med: 37.95 Max: 44.46
Current: 36.26
27.46
44.46
Forward P/E 18.59
MPLX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. MPLX: 18.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.30
MPLX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. MPLX: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.18  Med: 23.17 Max: 427.44
Current: 23.3
19.18
427.44
P/B 11.77
MPLX's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MPLX: 11.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MPLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.23  Med: 7.40 Max: 13.26
Current: 11.77
3.23
13.26
P/S 4.90
MPLX's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. MPLX: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MPLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 4.04 Max: 5.61
Current: 4.9
2.4
5.61
PFCF 20.42
MPLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 24.07 vs. MPLX: 20.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MPLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 15.67 Max: 22.98
Current: 20.42
8.9
22.98
POCF 11.48
MPLX's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. MPLX: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MPLX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.79  Med: 8.91 Max: 12.89
Current: 11.48
4.79
12.89
EV-to-EBIT 36.96
MPLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 24.57 vs. MPLX: 36.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MPLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 15.50 Max: 22.4
Current: 36.96
6.5
22.4
Current Ratio 1.83
MPLX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MPLX: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.93 Max: 7.14
Current: 1.83
0.97
7.14
Quick Ratio 1.73
MPLX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MPLX: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.86 Max: 6.96
Current: 1.73
0.85
6.96
Days Inventory 17.42
MPLX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
65% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.84 vs. MPLX: 17.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.19  Med: 15.27 Max: 17.51
Current: 17.42
9.19
17.51
Days Sales Outstanding 39.79
MPLX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 31.22 vs. MPLX: 39.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.08  Med: 44.68 Max: 257.26
Current: 39.79
34.08
257.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.17
MPLX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
144% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. MPLX: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.17
0.46
2.8
Dividend Payout 0.44
MPLX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MPLX: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.44
0.51
1.05
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.17
MPLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
140% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. MPLX: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.17
0.46
2.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 15.13
MPLX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. MPLX: 15.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.94  Med: 7.82 Max: 16.1
Current: 15.13
3.94
16.1
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
MPLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MPLX: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.21
0.62
1.29
Price/Graham Number 4.71
MPLX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
93% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. MPLX: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.67  Med: 2.76 Max: 5.01
Current: 4.71
1.67
5.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.86
MPLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MPLX: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MPLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.75  Med: 6.45 Max: 15.4
Current: 2.86
2.75
15.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:M0X.Germany,
MPLX LP, incorporated in Delaware is a limited partnership formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines and other midstream assets related to the transportation and storage of crude oil, refined products and other hydrocarbon-based products. The Company is also the operator of crude oil and product pipelines owned by Marathon Petroleum Corporation and third parties for which it pays operating fees. Post the initial public offering on October 31, 2012 the Company entered into multiple transportation and storage services agreements with Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The Company does not take the ownership of the crude oil or products that it transports and stores for its customers and do not engage in the trading of any commodities. The Company has one reportable segment and all its operations are in the United States. As of December 31, 2012 the Company's assets are located in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, which collectively comprised approximately 72 percent of total U.S. crude distillation capacity and approximately 48 percent of total U.S. finished products demand. The Company's Patoka to Lima crude system is comprised of approximately 76 miles of 20-inch pipeline extending from Patoka, Illinois to Martinsville, Illinois, and approximately 226 miles of 22-inch pipeline extending from Martinsville to Lima, Ohio. This system also includes associated breakout tankage. The Catlettsburg and Robinson crude system is comprised of Patoka to Robinson pipeline and Patoka to Catlettsburg pipeline. The Company's Detroit crude system is comprised of Samaria to Detroit pipeline and Romulus to Detroit pipeline. The Wood River to Patoka crude system is comprised of Wood River to Patoka pipeline and Roxanna to Patoka pipeline. The Company's Gulf Coast product pipeline systems are Garyville products system and Texas City products system. The Midwest product pipeline systems consists of ORPL products system with consists of Kenova to Columbus pipeline, Canton to East Sparta pipeline, East Sparta to Heath pipeline, East Sparta to Midland pipeline, Heath to Dayton pipeline and Heath to Findlay pipeline. The Company's Robinson products system is comprised of Robinson to Lima pipeline, Robinson to Louisville pipeline, Robinson to Mt. Vernon pipeline, Wood River to Clermont pipeline, Dieterich to Martinsville pipeline and Wabash Pipeline System. The Company's pipeline systems are operated from a central control room located in Findlay, Ohio. Refined products and other hydrocarbon-based products that the Company transports are sold by its customers for consumption by the public.
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