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Marathon Oil: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON — Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) on Monday reported a loss of $338 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had a loss of 43 cents. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 12 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 20 cents per share.

The energy company posted revenue of $830 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $843.8 million.

For the year, the company reported a loss of $1.45 billion, or $1.83 per share, swinging to a loss in the period. Revenue was reported as $3.09 billion.

Marathon Oil shares have increased 53% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 3%. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $10.20, falling slightly in the last 12 months.


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