What The Financials Tell Us About Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) trading with an addition of $0.84 to $66.10 on Thursday, an upside of 1.29 percent. An average of 4,776,770 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.44 in the past week, and it reached a new high 53 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 6,217,662 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 5,859,301.

MPC stock has increased by 13.38% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $56.08 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/14/21, shares of the company touched a low of $26.77 and a high of $66.14 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 42 times so far this year and achieved 57.79% or $24.58 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -0.06% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.90 for the broader industry and 19.83 for the sector. In the last five years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 33.45 and 4.165. The stock’s beta is 2.11. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.46, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.47, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 27.33.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation pays a $2.32 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.52%. The company has a payout ratio of 19.70%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 10, and it was $0.58 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 4 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.05 reported on Tuesday January 28 2020. Dividends have grown by 52.63% each year over the last three years.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation will next go ex-dividend on 19-Nov. The next dividend payment Marathon Petroleum Corporation will make is expected to be $0.58.

The quick ratio of Marathon Petroleum Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 1.50, and the current ratio was 2.00, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.98 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.98 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 7.10% against a 5-year average of 6.3%. Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 0.87%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 0.60%. Its gross profit as reported stood at -$12.25 billion compared to revenue of $69.78 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s return on assets was 8.80%, compared to 1.2% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -18.20%, and the 5-year average is 3.9%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 32.20% and the 5-year average holds at 3.5%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.45 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Marathon Petroleum Corporation had $28.25 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $8.51 billion in the quarter, while revenues of -$242.0 million were grew 99.89%. The analyst consensus anticipated Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.39 per share, but it turned out to be $0.67, a 71.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $1.85 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $638.2 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 73.45%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 16.47%.

As of today, MPC’s price is $65.13 +3.85% or $2.44 from its 5-day moving average. MPC is currently trading +11.58% higher than its 20-day SMA and +8.59% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +21.27% above the SMA50 and +61.91% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 84.16% and 83.21%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.61. With the 14-day stochastic at 91.57% and the average true range at 1.65, the RSI (14) stands at 68.67%. The stock has reached 1.06 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.66.

Analyst Ratings

Morgan Stanley launched coverage on Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) in its analyst report released on September 07, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a an Overweight rating.The consensus rating for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell MPC, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 16 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is MPC’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $61.00 and $78.00, with a median target of $71.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) stock is $70.76.


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