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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
MRO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MRO: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MRO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.18
0.01
0.94
Equity to Asset 0.60
MRO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MRO: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MRO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.6
0.26
0.6
Interest Coverage 5.77
MRO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.44 vs. MRO: 5.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MRO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 8.18 Max: 59.99
Current: 5.77
0.1
59.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -3.26
WACC vs ROIC
2.30%
1.76%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.82
MRO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.12 vs. MRO: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 8.50 Max: 39.14
Current: 5.82
0.31
39.14
Net-margin (%) 16.31
MRO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.56 vs. MRO: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.79  Med: 4.05 Max: 27.06
Current: 16.31
-0.79
27.06
ROE (%) 7.98
MRO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.24 vs. MRO: 7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.21  Med: 14.35 Max: 39.78
Current: 7.98
3.21
39.78
ROA (%) 4.51
MRO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.14 vs. MRO: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 5.29 Max: 17.64
Current: 4.51
1
17.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.16
MRO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.07 vs. MRO: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.73  Med: 15.76 Max: 56.64
Current: 2.16
5.73
56.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.30
MRO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. MRO: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -73.3  Med: 7.70 Max: 159.9
Current: -8.3
-73.3
159.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.50
MRO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. MRO: -11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -58.3  Med: 9.70 Max: 201.8
Current: -11.5
-58.3
201.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -15.90
MRO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. MRO: -15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.6  Med: 2.15 Max: 78.4
Current: -15.9
-37.6
78.4
» MRO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MRO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

T Boone Pickens 180,149 sh (+26.58%)
RS Investment Management 537,554 sh (+10.23%)
Steven Cohen 1,982,500 sh (+3.28%)
David Dreman 11,905 sh (+1.40%)
John Buckingham 161,844 sh (+0.16%)
Bernard Horn 67,982 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 7,300 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 3,459,282 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Ray Dalio 128,200 sh (-0.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 82,236 sh (-0.56%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,873,103 sh (-3.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,199,059 sh (-39.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 112,258 sh (-50.09%)
James Barrow 3,305,367 sh (-73.99%)
Jim Simons 268,646 sh (-80.35%)
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Q4 2014

MRO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman 4,500 sh (New)
Paul Singer 1,172,241 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,976 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 497,981 sh (+343.60%)
RS Investment Management 1,292,354 sh (+140.41%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 13,374,014 sh (+35.46%)
Steven Cohen 2,684,600 sh (+35.41%)
Ray Dalio 167,800 sh (+30.89%)
David Dreman 13,674 sh (+14.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 93,523 sh (+13.73%)
Murray Stahl 7,600 sh (+4.11%)
John Buckingham 164,479 sh (+1.63%)
Bernard Horn 67,982 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 2,579,963 sh (-21.95%)
T Boone Pickens 133,871 sh (-25.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 793,655 sh (-33.81%)
Pioneer Investments 2,090,360 sh (-39.57%)
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Q1 2015

MRO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 876,946 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 144,282 sh (+112.24%)
Steven Cohen 5,084,600 sh (+89.40%)
David Dreman 23,745 sh (+73.65%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 19,223,042 sh (+43.73%)
Murray Stahl 9,000 sh (+18.42%)
RS Investment Management 1,480,545 sh (+14.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 894,855 sh (+12.75%)
Ray Dalio 183,100 sh (+9.12%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 100,151 sh (+7.09%)
Pioneer Investments 2,096,221 sh (+0.28%)
John Hussman 4,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Buckingham 128,232 sh (-22.04%)
James Barrow 1,856,033 sh (-28.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,068 sh (-54.06%)
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Q2 2015

MRO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.74
MRO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. MRO: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MRO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 6.88 Max: 16.9
Current: 8.74
2.31
16.9
PE(NRI) 48.90
MRO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
89% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. MRO: 48.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MRO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 9.74 Max: 71.56
Current: 48.9
2.35
71.56
P/B 0.69
MRO's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. MRO: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MRO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.73
Current: 0.69
0.42
1.73
P/S 1.42
MRO's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MRO: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MRO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.38 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.42
0.03
2.53
POCF 3.27
MRO's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MRO: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MRO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 3.47 Max: 6.14
Current: 3.27
0.23
6.14
EV-to-EBIT 31.76
MRO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. MRO: 31.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MRO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 4.80 Max: 45
Current: 31.76
1.2
45
Shiller P/E 6.53
MRO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. MRO: 6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MRO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 8.48 Max: 14.47
Current: 6.53
2.8
14.47
Current Ratio 0.83
MRO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. MRO: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MRO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.83
0.6
1.76
Quick Ratio 0.73
MRO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MRO: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MRO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.73
0.33
1.68
Days Inventory 32.05
MRO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 24.65 vs. MRO: 32.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MRO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.93  Med: 27.34 Max: 260.43
Current: 32.05
17.93
260.43
Days Sales Outstanding 49.24
MRO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. MRO: 49.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MRO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 14.72  Med: 25.48 Max: 170.97
Current: 49.24
14.72
170.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.03
MRO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.94 vs. MRO: 4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MRO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 3.01 Max: 7.56
Current: 4.03
1.81
7.56
Dividend Payout 1.88
MRO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
85% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. MRO: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MRO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.28 Max: 3.52
Current: 1.88
0.08
3.52
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.01
MRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. MRO: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MRO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.26 Max: 5.67
Current: 3.01
1.36
5.67
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
MRO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. MRO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MRO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 56.6  Med: 0.10 Max: -117.7
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.70
MRO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. MRO: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MRO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.95
Current: 0.7
0.56
2.95
Price/Projected FCF 0.59
MRO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MRO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MRO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.55 Max: 2.29
Current: 0.59
0.07
2.29
Price/Median PS Value 3.77
MRO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MRO: 3.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MRO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.86 Max: 6.39
Current: 3.77
0.15
6.39
Price/Graham Number 0.58
MRO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. MRO: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MRO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.58
0.3
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.12
MRO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. MRO: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 20.80 Max: 82.9
Current: 3.12
2.2
82.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.00
MRO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.45 vs. MRO: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MRO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -12.3  Med: 15.60 Max: 109.9
Current: 1
-12.3
109.9

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
Compare:XOM, RDS.B, CVX, EC, PBR » details
Traded in other countries:MRO.Mexico, MROIL.Netherlands, USS.Germany,
Marathon Oil Corp was incorporated in 2001. The Company is an independent international energy company engaged in the exploration, production and marketing of liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas, production and marketing of products manufactured from natural gas and oil sands mining with operations in the U.S., Angola, Canada, E.G., Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Libya, Norway and the U.K. The Company's operating segments include: North America E&P, which explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas in North America; International E&P, explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas outside of North America and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as LNG and methanol, in E.G.; and Oil Sands Mining, which mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. The Company competes with integrated and independent oil and gas companies, as well as national oil companies for the acquisition of oil and natural gas leases.
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