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Exxon Mobil (Exxon Mobil) Earnings Yield %

: 7.42% (As of today)
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The earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

As of today (2024-04-21), the stock price of Exxon Mobil is $119.88. Exxon Mobil's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was $8.89. Therefore, Exxon Mobil's earnings yield of today is 7.42%.

The earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %. Exxon Mobil's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 26.06%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


Exxon Mobil Earnings Yield % Calculation

Earnings yield is the reciprocal of the P/E Ratio.

Exxon Mobil's Earnings Yield for today is calculated as

Earnings Yield=Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)/Share Price
=8.890/119.88
=7.42 %

Exxon Mobil's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $8.890 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Earnings Yield=Net Income /Market Cap

The earnings in the calculation is the Trailing Twelve Months earnings.


Exxon Mobil  (NYSE:XOM) Earnings Yield % Explanation

If the P/E ratio is an indication of how many years it takes for the company to earn back the stock price shareholders pay to buy the shares, the earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

If a company loses money, the earnings yield is negative. This gives a more straightforward indication that the company is losing money. This is an advantage of using earnings yield instead of the P/E ratio in valuation. For valuation purposes, the P/B Ratio and the P/S Ratio should be used for companies that are losing money.

Like the P/E ratio, the earnings yield can be used to compare investments in different industries. It can even be used to compare the attractiveness of different asset classes such as bonds and cash. Of course, the earnings yield should not be the only factor in deciding which asset classes to invest.

Also similar to the P/E ratio, the earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A growing company with the same earnings yield should be more attractive than a company that has the same earnings yield but does not grow.

A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %.

Be Aware

Just like the P/E Ratio, non-recurring items such as selling part of the business, selling a previous investment, etc., can affect earnings yield dramatically. The earning yield is also a poor indication for cyclical companies. When a cyclical stock has a high earnings yield it is usually at the peak of its cycle.


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Exxon Mobil (Exxon Mobil) Business Description

Address
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX, USA, 75039-2298
ExxonMobil is an integrated oil and gas company that explores for, produces, and refines oil around the world. In 2022, it produced 2.4 million barrels of liquids and 8.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. At the end of 2022, reserves were 17.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent, 65% of which were liquids. The company is the world's largest refiner with a total global refining capacity of 4.6 million barrels of oil per day and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of commodity and specialty chemicals.
Executives
Jeffrey W Ubben director 1170 GORGAS AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Darrin L Talley officer: Vice President 22777 SPRINGWOODS VILLAGE PKWY, C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, SPRING TX 77389
John D Harris director C/O FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL USA, INC., 6201 AMERICA CENTER DRIVE, SAN JOSE CA 95002
Lawrence W Kellner director 1600 SMITH ST., HQSEO, HOUSTON TX 77002
Leonard M. Fox officer: Vice President and Controller 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, IRVING TX 75039-2298
James R. Chapman officer: VP, Tax and Treasurer 120 TREDEGAR STREET, RICHMOND VA 23219
Stephen A Littleton officer: Vice President and Secretary 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, IRVING TX 75039-2298
Wojnar Theodore J Jr officer: Executive Officer 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, IRVING TX 75039-2298
Spellings James M Jr officer: Vice Pres. & Gen. Tax Counsel C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, IRVING TX 75039-2298
Linda D Ducharme officer: Executive Officer 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, IRVING TX 75039-2298
Darren W Woods officer: Vice President C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, IRVING TX 75039-2298
Michael J Angelakis director 40 MORRIS AVENUE, BRYN MAWR PA 19010
Kathryn A Mikells officer: Senior Vice President 77 W. WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO IL 60601
Alexander Karsner director C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039, SANTA CLARA CA 95052-8039
Kaisa Hietala director 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD TX 75039-2298