What Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Investors Need to Know

Large-cap energy company Marathon Petroleum has moved -0.7% this afternoon, reaching $149.78 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $160.29.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated downstream energy company primarily in the United States. The company is based in the United States. Marathon Petroleum currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.0%.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying Marathon Petroleum:

  • Marathon Petroleum has moved 27.0% over the last year.

  • MPC has a forward P/E ratio of 9.0 based on its EPS guidance of 16.67.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 31.3%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -0.36.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 2.24

Marathon Petroleum Has a Pattern of Improving Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 21,847,000 2,365,000 19,482,000 39.75
2022 16,361,000 2,420,000 13,941,000 101.46
2021 8,384,000 1,464,000 6,920,000 1980.43
2020 2,419,000 2,787,000 -368,000 -107.95
2019 9,441,000 4,810,000 4,631,000 55.45
2018 6,158,000 3,179,000 2,979,000

Marathon Petroleum's free cash flow history is impressive because it displays year-on-year increases over the last 6 years. Averaging out at $7.93 Billion, and following a compounded average growth rate of 36.7%, investors who focus on cash flow growth should do further research on this firm.

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