Marathon Petroleum logged a 0.7% change during today's evening session, and is now trading at a price of $135.87 per share.
Marathon Petroleum returned gains of 49.0% last year, with its stock price reaching a high of $138.83 and a low of $88.69. Over the same period, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 39.0%. More recently, the company's 50-day average price was $116.34. Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated downstream energy company primarily in the United States. Based in Findlay, OH, the large-cap Energy company has 17,800 full time employees. Marathon Petroleum has not offered a dividend during the last year.
The Business Has Weak Operating Margins:
|Net Income (MM)||$2,637||-$9,826||$9,738||$14,516|
|Net Interest Expense (MM)||-$1,229||-$1,365||-$1,483||-$1,000|
|Depreciation & Amort. (MM)||-$3,225||-$3,375||-$3,364||-$3,215|
|Earnings Per Share||$3.97||-$15.14||$15.99||$32.58|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||664||649||609||430|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$14,204||$5,056||$5,671||$18,691|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$4,763||-$2,637||-$1,311||-$2,330|
|Net Current Assets (MM)||-$24,991||-$26,651||-$21,296||-$19,575|
|Long Term Debt (MM)||$28,020||$28,730||$24,968||$25,634|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||4.33||-11.74||1.41||1.27|
Marathon Petroleum has exceptional EPS growth and growing revenues and decreasing reinvestment in the business. Additionally, the company's financial statements display generally positive cash flows and healthy leverage. However, the firm suffers from slimmer gross margins than its peers and weak operating margins with a positive growth rate. Finally, we note that Marathon Petroleum has a decent current ratio.
A Very Low P/E Ratio but Trades Above Its Graham Number:
Marathon Petroleum has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 3.6, compared to an average of 7.54 for the Energy sector. Based on its EPS guidance of $1069.77, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 0.1. According to the 206.3% compound average growth rate of Marathon Petroleum's historical and projected earnings per share, the company's PEG ratio is 0.02. Taking the weighted average of the company's EPS CAGR and the broader market's 5-year projected EPS growth rate, we obtain a normalized growth rate of 11.8%. On this basis, the company's PEG ratio is 0.3. This suggests that its shares are undervalued. In contrast, Marathon Petroleum is likely overvalued compared to the book value of its equity, since its P/B ratio of 2.23 is higher than the sector average of 1.68. The company's shares are currently trading 19.9% above their Graham number.
Analysts Give Marathon Petroleum an Average Rating of Buy:
The 15 analysts following Marathon Petroleum have set target prices ranging from $10854.8 to $13568.5 per share, for an average of $12011.8 with a buy rating. As of April 2023, the company is trading -99.0% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst consensus of strong upside potential.
Marathon Petroleum has an average amount of shares sold short because 2.6% of the company's shares are sold short. Institutions own 78.5% of the company's shares, and the insider ownership rate stands at 0.2%, suggesting a small amount of insider investors. The largest shareholder is Vanguard Group Inc, whose 10% stake in the company is worth $5,772,082,801.