marathon oil corp (MRO) Key Developments
Marathon Oil Seeks Bids For Onshore East Africa Stakes
May 15 15
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is seeking bids for its interest in four onshore exploration blocks in East Africa. Marathon will take offers for the all or part of the properties located in Ethiopia and Kenya, according to an email from divestiture advisory firm IndigoPool. Cash bids are due July 23, 2015 and a data room will be opened on May 29, 2015.
Marathon Oil Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings and Operating Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Full Year 2015 and Operating Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Year of 2015
May 6 15
Marathon Oil Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues and other income of $1,532 million against $2,849 million a year ago. Loss from operations was $373 million against income of $647 million a year ago. Loss from continuing operations before income taxes was $420 million against income of $598 million a year ago. Loss from continuing operations was $276 million or $0.41 diluted per share against income of $398 million or $0.57 diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted loss from continuing operations was $253 million or $0.37 diluted per share against income of $438 million or $0.63 diluted per share a year ago. Net loss was $276 million or $0.41 diluted per share against income of $398 million or $1.65 diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted net loss was $253 million or $0.37 diluted per share against income of $613 million or $0.88 diluted per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $309 million compared to $1,470 million for the same period last year. Additions to property, plant and equipment were $1,102 million against $1,043 million a year ago.
For the quarter, the company reported net production available for sale of 452 mboed compared to 448 mboed for the same period last year. Total company production available for sale from continuing operations (excluding Libya) averaged 452,000 net boed for first quarter 2015 compared to 371,000 net boed for first quarter 2014, a 22% increase. The increase was driven by continued growth in the U.S. resource plays, up 49% compared to the year-ago quarter.
The company made a further reduction to its capital expenditure (capex) guidance for the year as it pockets the savings from a 28% year-to-year drop in production costs. The company further reduced its 2015 capital, investment and exploration budget to $3.3 billion against previous guidance of $3.5 billion.
The company's overall second-quarter output is expected to fall due to reduced activities in the US and maintenance turnarounds in the Equatorial Guinea. US output will range between 270,000 and 280,000 boe/d, non-US output at 100,000-110,000 boe/d versus 119,000 boe/d and oil sands mining at 28,000-33,000 boe/d from 50,000 boe/d.
For 2015, the company expects E&P production guidance of 370,000 net boed to 390,000 net boed (excluding Libya).
Marathon Oil Corporation Declares Dividend for the First Quarter of 2015, Payable on June 10, 2015
Apr 29 15
Marathon Oil Corporation announced that the company's board of directors has declared a dividend of 21 cents per share on the company's common stock for the first quarter of 2015. The dividend is payable on June 10, 2015, to stockholders of record on May 20, 2015.
Marathon Oil Corporation Presents at UBS 2015 Global Oil & Gas Conference, May-20-2015 01:05 PM
Apr 28 15
Marathon Oil Corporation Presents at UBS 2015 Global Oil & Gas Conference, May-20-2015 01:05 PM. Venue: Four Seasons Downtown, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas, United States. Speakers: Chris Phillips, Director of Investor Relations, John R. Sult, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Zach Dailey, Director Investor Relations.
Marathon Oil Corporation Announces Amended and Restated By-Laws
Apr 10 15
Marathon Oil Corporation announced that its Board of Directors amended and restated By-laws to implement proxy access, which allows eligible stockholders to include their own nominees for director in proxy materials along with the Board-nominated candidates. Pursuant to these amendments, a stockholder, or group of twenty or fewer stockholders (collectively, an eligible stockholder), meeting specified eligibility requirements, may include a director nominee in proxy materials for annual meetings of stockholders. To use these proxy access provisions, an eligible stockholder must, among other requirements: have owned 5% or more of Marathon Oil's outstanding common stock continuously for at least three years and provide with a notice requesting the inclusion of the director nominee in proxy materials and other required information not less than 90 days nor more than 120 days prior to the first anniversary of the date on which company first mail proxy materials for the preceding year's annual meeting of stockholders.