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Marathon Oil Corp MRO

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$27.83 +0.51 (1.87%)
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Marathon Oil: Conoco’s Proposed Acquisition Appears To Be a Win for Marathon Shareholders

ConocoPhillips announced an all-stock acquisition of Marathon Oil, which its management expects to close by the end of the year. The transaction would see 0.255 shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged for every 1 share of Marathon Oil, roughly corresponding to an offer of $29 per share of Marathon, or a 22% premium to our fair value. We assign a 100% probability that the deal will close, and therefore raise our Marathon fair value estimate to $29 from $24.

Price vs Fair Value

MRO is trading within a range we consider fairly valued.
Price
$27.83
Fair Value
$14.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$35.99
5-Star Price
$18.80
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Marathon's acreage in the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays overlaps the juiciest "sweet spots" and enables the firm to deliver initial production rates far above the respective averages.

Bears

Not all of Marathon's acreage is ideally located and well productivity could decline when the firm runs out of drilling opportunities in sweet spots.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$27.32
Day Range
$27.2927.96
52-Week Range
$21.8130.06
Bid/Ask
$27.30 / $28.13
Market Cap
$15.57 Bil
Volume/Avg
6.7 Mil / 9.8 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
9.94
Price/Sales
2.60
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.55%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
1.58%
Total Yield
19.44%

Company Profile

Marathon is an independent exploration and production company primarily focusing on unconventional resources in the United States. At the end of 2023, the company reported net proved reserves of 1.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Net production averaged 405 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2023 at a ratio of roughly 70% oil and NGLs and 30% natural gas.
Sector
Energy
Industry
Oil & Gas E&P
Stock Style Box
Mid Value
Total Number of Employees
1,681

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
MRO
OXY
EOG
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
9.9419.3010.23
Price/Book Value
1.422.462.45
Price/Sales
2.602.213.03
Price/Cash Flow
4.035.456.16
Price/Earnings
MRO
OXY
EOG

Financial Strength

Metric
MRO
OXY
EOG
Quick Ratio
0.470.521.87
Current Ratio
0.550.952.32
Interest Coverage
6.476.6162.85
Quick Ratio
MRO
OXY
EOG

Profitability

Metric
MRO
OXY
EOG
Return on Assets (Normalized)
7.49%4.28%16.00%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
13.20%14.61%25.23%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
10.33%7.35%21.58%
Return on Assets
MRO
OXY
EOG
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Price
Morningstar Rating for Stocks
Capital Allocation
Economic Moat
Market Cap
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COP
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EOG
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OXY
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Hess Corp
HES
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FANG
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Devon Energy Corp
DVN
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EQT Corp
EQT
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APA Corp
APA
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Antero Resources Corp
AR
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