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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the first quarter 2018, Marathon reported revenue and other income of $1.73 billion compared to $1.07 billion in Q1 2017. The Company's reported numbers beat analysts' estimates of $1.35 billion.

In Q1 2018, Marathon's total production averaged 398,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), excluding Libya.

Marathon reported net income of $356 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in Q1 2018 compared to $4.96 billion, or $5.84 per diluted share, in Q1 2017.

Marathon's adjusted net income was $154 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for Q1 2018 compared to net loss of $57 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in Q1 2017, and came in ahead of Wall Street's estimates of $0.15 per share. The adjustments to net income from continuing operations for the reported quarter totaled $202 million before tax, primarily due to a $257 million gain from sale of the Libya subsidiary, partially offset by an unrealized loss of $43 million on commodity derivatives.

Operating Details

During Q1 2018, Marathon's US E&P production averaged 284,000 net boed, up 9% on a q-o-q basis. The Company's reported quarter production from the US resource plays was 269,000 net boed, up from 249,000 net boed in the previous quarter. First quarter US E&P unit production costs were $5.89 per boe.

Marathon's Eagle Ford production averaged 104,000 net boed in Q1 2018 compared to 105,000 net boed in Q4 2017. The Company brought 34 gross Company-operated wells to sales with average 30-day initial production (IP) rates of 1,750 boed.

In Q1 2018, Marathon's Bakken production averaged 74,000 net boed, up 7% compared to 69,000 net boed in Q4 2017. The Company brought 11 gross Company-operated wells to sales, six of which were in core Hector with average 30-day IP rates of 2,600 boed. The Arkin well in Hector set a new Williston Basin Three Forks record delivering a 30-day IP oil rate of 3,040 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

Marathon's Oklahoma production averaged 75,000 net boed during Q1 2018, up 17% from 64,000 net boed in Q4 2017. The Company brought 17 gross operated wells to sales primarily focused on Meramec leasehold activity in the STACK. Marathon's Northern Delaware production averaged 16,000 net boed in the reported quarter, up from 11,000 net boed in the prior quarter. The Company brought nine gross Company-operated wells to sales across the Malaga, Red Hills, and Ranger areas in Eddy and Lea Counties, seven of which had average 30-day IP rates of 1,460 boed.

International E&P

Marathon's International E&P production, excluding Libya, averaged 114,000 net boed for Q1 2018 compared to 121,000 net boed in Q4 2017. The decrease reflected planned turnaround activity in EG that was completed in the reported quarter. First quarter 2018 International E&P unit production costs (excluding Libya) averaged $5.37 per boe, up sequentially due to the timing of liftings in the UK and international production mix.

Cash Matters

Marathon's total liquidity as of March 31, 2018, was approximately $5 billion, which consisted of $1.6 billion in cash and cash equivalents and an undrawn revolving credit facility of $3.4 billion. On March 01, the Company closed on the sale of its Libya subsidiary for $450 million and proceeds were received on the same day. Additionally, the final Canadian oil sands payment of $750 million was received. Marathon's net operating cash flow was $649 million for reported quarter, or $707 million before changes in working capital.

Production Guidance

Marathon expects second quarter 2018 US production to be average 280,000 to 290,000 net boed. Within this guidance, the Company expects US resource play production to average 270,000 to 280,000 net boed, while International production is expected to average 115,000 to 125,000 net boed.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 31, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, Marathon Oil's stock slightly fell 0.46%, ending the trading session at $21.43.

Volume traded for the day: 12.70 million shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 17.75%; previous three-month period – up 47.49%; past twelve-month period – up 64.59%; and year-to-date – up 26.58%

After yesterday's close, Marathon Oil's market cap was at $18.96 billion.

The stock has a dividend yield of 0.93%.

The stock is part of the Basic Materials sector, categorized under the Independent Oil & Gas industry.

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