Murphy Oil Corp.Murphy Oil Corp.

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Murphy Oil Corp. operates as a holding company, which engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas. It operates through the following geographical segments: United States, Canada, Malaysia, and Other. Its products include oil and gas liquids, natural gas, and synthetic oil. The company was founded by Charles H. Murphy, Jr. in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, AR.

  • MUR Symbol
  • NYSE Exchange
  • 1,108 Employees
2 rated
  • $11.95, $-0.67 (-5.31%) Previous Close
  • 5,893,887 Previous Volume
  • $4.50 / $28.12 52 week low / high
  • -57.50% Percent off 52 week high
  • 2020-05-29 Updated
  • 8.37% Dividend yield (trailing)
  • 2.09% Dividend yield (forward)
  • 144,387,645 Public float
  • 153,573,000 Outstanding shares
  • 2.87 P/E
  • 1.84 B Market Cap
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Financial data

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19 ← 15 2019-12 2018-12 2017-12 2016-12 2015-12
Total Revenue
2.8B 2.6B 2.1B 1.9B 2.7B
Cost Of Revenue
2.1B 1.7B 1.6B 1.8B 3B
Gross Profit
750M 940M 500M 110M -310M
Research and Development
Selling General and Admin
Operating Expense
2.3B 1.9B 1.8B 2B 3.3B
Operating Income
430M 700M 230M -200M -690M
Other Income Expense Net
-230M -270M -160M -300M -2.6B
430M 700M 230M -200M -690M
Interest Income
220M 180M 180M 150M 110M
Pretax Income
200M 430M 72M -490M -3.3B
Income Tax
15M 9.3M 380M -220M -1B
Minority Interest
100M 8.4M 0 0 0
Net Income
1.1B 410M -310M -280M -2.3B
Net Income Basic
1.1B 410M -310M -280M -2.3B
19 ← 15 2019-12 2018-12 2017-12 2016-12 2015-12
Current cash
310M 390M 960M 870M 280M
Short term investments
110M 170M
430M 330M 240M 360M 520M
76M 88M 110M 130M 170M
Other current assets
160M 73M 58M 91M 300M
Current assets
970M 880M 1.4B 1.6B 1.4B
Long term investments
Property plant equipment
11B 9.8B 8.2B 8.3B 9.8B
Intangible assets
Other assets
47M 56M 58M 420M 230M
Total assets
12B 11B 9.9B 10B 11B
Accounts payable
600M 600M 600M 780M 1.5B
Current long term debt
11M 9.9M 570M 19M
Other current liabilities
230M 210M 180M 130M 120M
Total current liabilities
940M 850M 830M 1.5B 1.7B
Long term debt
3.3B 3.2B 2.9B 2.4B 3B
Other liabilities
280M 330M 310M 300M 49M
Minority Interest
100M 8.4M 0 0 0
Total Liabilities
5.9B 5.9B 5.2B 5.4B 6.2B
Common stock
150M 170M 170M 170M 170M
Retained earning
6.6B 5.5B 5.2B 5.7B 6.2B
Treasury stock
8.8M 9.4M 10M 11M 8.8M
Capital surplus
950M 980M 920M 920M 910M
Shareholder equity
5.5B 4.8B 4.6B 4.9B 5.3B
Net tangible assets
5.5B 4.8B 4.6B 4.9B 5.3B
19 ← 15 2019-12 2018-12 2017-12 2016-12 2015-12
Net Income
1.1B 410M -310M -280M -2.3B
1.2B 1.1B 1.1B 1.2B 2B
Changes in receivables
-95M -88M 110M 170M
Changes in inventories
10M 12M 27M -5.2M -15M
Cash change
-53M -580M 92M 590M -910M
Cash flow
1.5B 1.2B 1.1B 600M 1.2B
Capital expenditures
-2.6B -1.9B -1B -930M -2.5B
110M 65M 220M
Investing activity other
2.1B -13M -7.2M -29M
Total investing cash flows
-420M -1.9B -830M 290M -1.7B
Dividends paid
-160M -170M -170M -210M -240M
Net borrowings
220M 310M -26M -83M 140M
Other financing cash flows
-680M -8.1M -7.1M -1.2M -9.1M
Cash flow financing
-1.1B 130M -210M -290M -360M
Exchange rate effect
3.5M -29M 1.3M -6.4M 10M


Dividends represent one part of the company’s profits from the previous period. The company distributes them between its owner-shareholders. Businesses may pay out dividends, but they are not obliged to. The method that is used to calculate the dividend is described in the company's dividend policy or articles of association. The clearer and more transparent the calculation principle, the more investors love the company. Many factors affect whether dividends are paid out. The main ones are the need for financing by major shareholders and tax optimization. So, if the state in the person of a fund or state-supported organization is one of the shareholders, the payment of regular dividends is practically guaranteed. The same is true, but to a lesser extent, in the case of a serious debt burden that is incurred by one of the business owners.

It makes no sense to discuss the abstract amount of dividends for the period in isolation of the company's financial indicators, business development prospects, payment history, and current share price. It is important to analyze and understand the reasons for dividend payments and to be skeptical about an unusually high dividend yield. This may be a one-off exceptional case. You will find information about dividends, historical dividend yield, and recovery of the stock price after Murphy Oil Corp. made payouts below.

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Dividend History

The dividend payment history is important to analyze when compiling an investment portfolio from which an investor seeks to receive regular income. If the company can make stable payments, this is an indicator that the company is in a good state of affairs. It may happen that the management and the main business owners refuse to pay dividends and instead opt to distribute profits in order to reduce credit commitments or invest in new projects. But the existence of a stable payout history of increasing dividends is a feather in the company's cap. Some issuers pay dividends 2 times a year or even quarterly, which creates a constant cash flow for shareholders. This additionally bolsters the stock price. The dividend payment statistics and the amount of these payments by Murphy Oil Corp. are presented in the table and graph below.

Statistics for 5 years: 2015-2020

Frequency of payments, how many times a year 4
Duration of growth, the number of years 0
Stability of the payments 1.0
Stability of dividend growth 0.0
Dividend growth, simple -28.57 %
Dividend growth, CAGR -6.51 %
Average dividend $0.28
Average dividends per year $1.12
Average dividend yield 1.01 %
Average dividend yield per year 3.82 %
Minimum $0.25 (2016-09-01)
Maximum $0.35 (2015-03-02)
Dividend History, Murphy Oil Corp. (MUR)
Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record date Pay Date Frequency Payout Amount Yield
2020-02-05 2020-02-14 2020-02-18 2020-03-02 quarterly $0.25 1.31%
2019-10-02 2019-11-15 2019-11-18 2019-12-02 Quarterly $0.25 1.07%
2019-08-07 2019-08-16 2019-08-19 2019-09-03 Quarterly $0.25 1.38%
2019-04-03 2019-05-17 2019-05-20 2019-06-03 Quarterly $0.25 1.01%
2019-02-06 2019-02-15 2019-02-19 2019-03-01 Quarterly $0.25 0.83%
2018-10-03 2018-11-09 2018-11-12 2018-12-03 Quarterly $0.25 0.78%
2018-08-01 2018-08-10 2018-08-13 2018-09-04 Quarterly $0.25 0.83%
2018-04-04 2018-05-11 2018-05-14 2018-06-01 Quarterly $0.25 0.79%
2018-02-07 2018-02-16 2018-02-20 2018-03-05 Quarterly $0.25 0.95%
2017-10-04 2017-11-10 2017-11-13 2017-12-01 Quarterly $0.25 0.86%
2017-08-02 2017-08-10 2017-08-14 2017-09-01 Quarterly $0.25 1.07%
2017-04-05 2017-05-11 2017-05-15 2017-06-01 Quarterly $0.25 1.01%
2017-02-01 2017-02-09 2017-02-13 2017-03-01 Quarterly $0.25 0.85%
2016-10-05 2016-11-10 2016-11-14 2016-12-01 Quarterly $0.25 0.76%
2016-08-03 2016-08-11 2016-08-15 2016-09-01 Quarterly $0.25 0.95%
2016-04-06 2016-05-12 2016-05-16 2016-06-01 Quarterly $0.35 1.14%
2016-02-03 2016-02-11 2016-02-16 2016-03-01 Quarterly $0.35 2.03%
2015-10-07 2015-11-12 2015-11-16 2015-12-01 Quarterly $0.35 1.2%
2015-08-05 2015-08-13 2015-08-17 2015-09-01 Quarterly $0.35 1.23%
2015-04-01 2015-05-13 2015-05-15 2015-06-01 Quarterly $0.35 0.82%
2015-02-04 2015-02-12 2015-02-17 2015-03-02 Quarterly $0.35 0.71%
2014-10-01 2014-11-12 2014-11-14 2014-12-01 Quarterly $0.35 0.71%
2014-08-06 2014-08-14 2014-08-18 2014-09-02 Quarterly $0.35 0.57%
2014-04-02 2014-05-14 2014-05-16 2014-06-02 Quarterly $0.31 0.5%
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Stock Price Recovery History

To receive dividends, you must be a company shareholder as of a certain date as determined by the company's Board of Directors. This date is the closing of the shareholder register book or the “dividend cut-off”. On the day following the cut-off, the stock price falls by about the amount of the declared dividend. This is the "dividend gap". Investors are always interested in the following question: how quickly will the company's shares recover from this drop? The more frequently the company pays dividends, the faster the stock price recovers. Many factors influence how quickly the dividend gap is bridged: the news that is released by the company, its expected reporting figures, the purchase/sale of shares by the company's management and large owners, industry events, etc. Historical data about how quickly the Murphy Oil Corp. share price has recovered in the past are presented in the table below:

Stock Price Recovery History, Murphy Oil Corp. (MUR)
Ex-Dividend Date Payout Amount Stock Price Days Taken For Stock Price to Recover
2020-02-14 $0.25 $22.37 -
2019-11-15 $0.25 $23.83 1
2019-08-16 $0.25 $18.97 3
2019-05-17 $0.25 $26.66 3
2019-02-15 $0.25 $29.23 4
2018-11-09 $0.25 $30.99 5
2018-08-10 $0.25 $31.06 14
2018-05-11 $0.25 $30.01 3
2018-02-16 $0.25 $26.59 33
2017-11-10 $0.25 $29.14 21
2017-08-10 $0.25 $25.67 39
2017-05-11 $0.25 $26.93 78
2017-02-09 $0.25 $28.24 1
2016-11-10 $0.25 $28.71 5
2016-08-11 $0.25 $28.58 1
2016-05-12 $0.35 $30.35 13
2016-02-11 $0.35 $15.97 1
2015-11-12 $0.35 $28.64 1
2015-08-13 $0.35 $32.95 253
2015-05-13 $0.35 $44.77 -
2015-02-12 $0.35 $50.89 1
2014-11-12 $0.35 $52.52 8
2014-08-14 $0.35 $59.86 1
2014-05-14 $0.31 $60.82 1
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

When selecting shares for purchase, investors are interested in how do company managers and major shareholders view the payment of dividends. Were dividends paid in previous years, and, if so, then to what extent? What was the dividend yield, i.e., the ratio of the amount of the dividend and stock price at the time of payment? Is there a tendency to increase the amount of the dividend both in absolute terms and as a % from year to year? For the investor, this is a guarantee of the company's reliability and a demonstration of its stability. If the company has paid dividends over the course of many years, the amounts of payments will increase. This establishes trust with shareholders, and it has a positive effect on the overall image of the company. The table below shows the payment history and dividend yield for Murphy Oil Corp.:

Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth, Murphy Oil Corp. (MUR)
Year Last Stock Price Avg stock price Dividend Sum Dividend Yield (at avg price) Dividend Yield (at last price)
2020 $11.95 $15.03 $0.25 1.66% 2.09%
2019 $26.33 $24.80 $1.00 4.03% 3.80%
2018 $23.39 $30.56 $1.00 3.27% 4.28%
2017 $31.05 $26.95 $1.00 3.71% 3.22%
2016 $31.13 $27.34 $1.20 4.39% 3.85%
2015 $22.45 $38.04 $1.40 3.68% 6.24%
2014 $50.52 $58.74 $1.01 1.72% 2.00%


A SWOT analysis is a technique that allows you to conduct a comprehensive express overview of a company. Look at the strengths and weaknesses of the business, and evaluate external opportunities and threats. The result of the analysis is clear, and it will help you to make the right decision. Registered users can compile a SWOT analysis for any issuer. But it should be understood that how facts are distributed on graphs can be subjective. For example, a decision to make large capital expenditures may be a weakness for the company today, but they may offer growth opportunities and competitive advantages in the future. Or if the state participates as a shareholder, then this is a guarantee of stability and reliability. However, this factor may limit the development of the company and expose it to geopolitical risks.

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