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41. Marathon Oil
Marathon Oil
Rank: 41 (Previous rank: 23)
CEO: Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
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As the global economy sputtered, so did oil demand and Marathon. Yet the company did have an unlikely win in its refinery business, which at one point it planned to split off, before changing course in early 2009.

Marathon's highly efficient refineries are mostly based in the Midwest, making them less vulnerable to overseas competition. Though an expansion of its Garyville, La., facility came in $500 million over budget, rivals Valero and Sunoco faced punishing losses and facility shutdowns. While Marathon shed assets in Ireland and Gabon last year, it also invested in the Gulf of Mexico, Norway and Equatorial Guinea. --J.S.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 49,403.0 -32.8
Profits 1,463.0 -58.5
Assets 47,052.0
Stockholders' equity 21,910.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 21,832.5
Profits as % of  
Revenues 3.0
Assets 3.1
Stockholders' equity 6.7
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 2.06
% change from 2008 -58.4
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 6.9
Total return to investors %
2009 17.9
1999-2009 annual rate 12.8
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Exxon Mobil 2 284,650.0
2 Chevron 3 163,527.0
3 ConocoPhillips 6 139,515.0
4 Valero Energy 26 70,035.0
5 Marathon Oil 41 49,403.0
6 Sunoco 78 29,630.0
7 Hess 79 29,569.0
8 Murphy Oil 125 19,138.0
9 Tesoro 139 16,589.0
10 Western Refining 330 6,807.4
11 Holly 431 4,834.3
12 Frontier Oil 488 4,237.2
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Revenues: Excise taxes have been deducted.
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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Marathon Oil
5555 San Felipe Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
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