Marathon Petroleum Dividend yield

 Price  85.50
 Dividend  2.32
 Earnings  16.44
 Cash-flow  7.07
 Book value  42.75
 Equity  39.52

Marathon Petroleum is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Marathon Petroleum is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Marathon Petroleum paid a total dividend of 1,429 million USD last year, for a market value of 52,668 millions (Market Cap 52,473 millions). Dividend per share of Marathon Petroleum is 2.32 USD, and his stock market price 85.50 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Marathon Petroleum has a dividend yield of 2.71%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Oil and Gas industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Marathon Petroleum dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Marathon Petroleum

Marathon Petroleum Dividend Payout

About the ability of Marathon Petroleum to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.32 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.71%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Marathon Petroleum payout on ernings is currently 14.11%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.25% and 49.79% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Marathon Petroleumcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Marathon Petroleum is USD 7.07 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.32, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Marathon Petroleum, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Marathon Petroleum payout

Marathon Petroleum Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Marathon Petroleum Stock performance

Finally, last moth Marathon Petroleum showed a return of 9.80% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 4.54% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 59.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Marathon Petroleum stock and market return