ExxonMobil Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), ExxonMobil beat expectations on revenue and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
ExxonMobil notched revenue of $127.36 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $116.41 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $112.78 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.80. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.96 per share. GAAP EPS of $3.41 for Q2 were 56% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.18 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 30.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.9%, 900 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.3%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $121.69 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.82.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $501.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.60.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,840 members out of 8,319 rating the stock outperform, and 479 members rating it underperform. Among 1,819 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,741 give ExxonMobil a green thumbs-up, and 78 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ExxonMobil is outperform, with an average price target of $94.28.

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