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Marathon Petroleum Corp. Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Includes results from Andeavor combination that closed Oct 1st 

Reported fourth-quarter earnings of $951 million, or $1.35 per diluted share; results included costs of $1.06 per diluted share primarily from transaction-related items
Refining and Marketing segment income from operations of $923 million driven by high utilization and wide crude differentials
Midstream segment income from operations of $889 million supported by volume growth
Retail segment income from operations of $613 million with strong margins
Returned $4.2 billion of capital to shareholders in 2018, including $675 million in share repurchases in the fourth quarter
Announced 15% increase in quarterly dividend to $0.53 per share

FINDLAY, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2019 – Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) today reported
fourth-quarter 2018 earnings of $951 million, or $1.35 per diluted share. Earnings included costs of $745 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, due to purchase accounting related inventory effects, expenses associated with the Andeavor combination, and MPLX debt extinguishment costs. This compares with $2.02 billion, or $4.09 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Fourth quarter 2017 results included a benefit of $1.5 billion, or $3.04 per diluted share, resulting from a change in the corporate tax rate.

“This extraordinary fourth quarter represents an early indication of the tremendous value creation opportunities resulting from this powerful combination," said Gary R. Heminger, chairman and chief executive officer. “By executing the strategy outlined during our recent Investor Day, we have realized $160 million of synergies in just three months and continue to expect total annual gross run-rate synergies of up to $600 million at year-end 2019 and $1.4 billion by the end of 2021.”
 
Heminger continued, “These successes combined with a favorable refining margin environment and record performance in our retail segment propelled significant earnings growth during the quarter. Despite normal seasonal trends, we remain optimistic about the prospects for our business in 2019. The transformative combination we have undertaken this past year not only expands our platform and broadens our commercial opportunities, we believe it uniquely positions us to capture market opportunities, enhance the stability of our cash flow, and create long-term value for our shareholders.”

In 2018, MPC returned $4.2 billion of capital to shareholders, including $3.3 billion of share repurchases. Additionally, on January 28, 2019, MPC announced a 15 percent increase in the quarterly dividend, to $0.53 per share. The company remains committed to returning at least 50 percent of discretionary free cash flow* to shareholders over the long term through a combination of dividends and share repurchases while maintaining its investment grade credit profile.

Full-year 2018 earnings were $2.78 billion, or $5.28 per diluted share, compared with $3.43 billion, or $6.70 per diluted share, for full-year 2017. 2018 earnings reflect one quarter of results from the combined


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The following information was filed by Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) on Thursday, February 7, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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