Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, refinery operator Marathon Petroleum
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Marathon's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Findlay, Ohio (spun off from Marathon Oil, July 2011)|
|Market Cap||$13.4 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas refining and marketing|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$71.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Gary Heminger
CFO Donald Templin
|Cash/Debt||$3.0 billion / $3.3 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 91 members who have rated Marathon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
* We're looking at around $80 [billion] for FY 2011 revenue so the stock is currently trading at around 0.15 sales!
* The bottom line for FY 2011 should come in around $2-2.5 [billion] taking into account the "small loss" expected for Q4, so we're trading at a mere 4.7 x FY 2011 earnings!
* $25 [billion] in assets, no intangibles, even taking into account ALL liabilities we're trading close to book value right now.
The stock is oversold ... willing to take a little gamble as results are due on 01 Feb, I don't think there will be anything in management's 2012 outlook to cause the stock to decline further.
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