| Marathon Oil is an independent exploration and production company focused on U.S. resource plays: Eagle Ford, Bakken, Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), Canadian (and) Kingfisher (counties) and South Central Oklahoma Oil Province in Oklahoma and Northern Delaware in New Mexico. Co.'s segments are: United States, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in the U.S.; and International, which produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of the U.S. as well as produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol, in Equatorial Guinea. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MRO shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MRO market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MRO market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MRO's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of MRO versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MRO market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like MRO can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MRO by allowing them to research the MRO market cap history.