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# Marathon Oil Inventory Turnover

: 12.91 (As of Sep. 2019)
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Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. It is calculated as Cost of Goods Sold divided by Total Inventories. Marathon Oil's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was \$923 Mil. Marathon Oil's Total Inventories for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 was \$72 Mil. Marathon Oil's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 was 12.91.

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Marathon Oil's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was 7.07.

Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Marathon Oil's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was 5.03.

Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. Marathon Oil's Inventory-to-Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 was 0.06.

## Marathon Oil Inventory Turnover Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

 Marathon Oil Annual Data Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Inventory Turnover     21.29 13.76 16.06 28.15 34.76

## Marathon Oil Inventory Turnover Calculation

Marathon Oil's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Dec. 2018 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Dec. 2018 ) / ( (Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2017 ) + Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2018 )) / 2 ) = 3858 / ( (126 + 96) / 2 ) = 3858 / 111 = 34.76

Marathon Oil's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Sep. 2019 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2019 ) / ( (Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2019 ) + Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2019 )) / 2 ) = 923 / ( (72 + 71) / 2 ) = 923 / 71.5 = 12.91

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Marathon Oil  (NYSE:MRO) Inventory Turnover Explanation

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

1. Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

Marathon Oil's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2019 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2019 ) * Days in Period = 71.5 / 923 * 365 / 4 = 7.07

2. Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

Marathon Oil's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2019 ) * Days in Period = 71.5 / 1296 * 365 / 4 = 5.03

3. Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

Marathon Oil's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 is calculated as

 Inventory-to-Revenue = Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2019 ) = 71.5 / 1296 = 0.06

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Be Aware

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.