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Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) WACC %

:9.25% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-12-01), Exxon Mobil's weighted average cost of capital is 9.25%. Exxon Mobil's ROIC % is 14.84% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Exxon Mobil generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Exxon Mobil's WACC % can be seen below:

* 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.

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Exxon Mobil Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.01 7.21 8.01 7.98 8.56

Exxon Mobil Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.36 8.56 8.08 7.99 8.79

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) WACC % Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas Integrated subindustry, Exxon Mobil's WACC %, along with its competitors' market caps and WACC % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) WACC % Distribution

For the Oil & Gas industry and Energy sector, Exxon Mobil's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Exxon Mobil's WACC % falls into.



Exxon Mobil WACC % Calculation

The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay on average to all its security holders to finance its assets. The WACC is commonly referred to as the firm's cost of capital. Generally speaking, a company's assets are financed by debt and equity. WACC is the average of the costs of these sources of financing, each of which is weighted by its respective use in the given situation. By taking a weighted average, we can see how much interest the company has to pay for every dollar it finances.

WACC=E/(E + D)*Cost of Equity+D/(E + D)*Cost of Debt*(1 - Tax Rate)

1. Weights:
Generally speaking, a company's assets are financed by debt and equity. We need to calculate the weight of equity and the weight of debt.
The market value of equity (E) is also called "Market Cap". As of today, Exxon Mobil's market capitalization (E) is $456306.911 Mil.
The market value of debt is typically difficult to calculate, therefore, GuruFocus uses book value of debt (D) to do the calculation. It is simplified by adding the latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together. As of Sep. 2022, Exxon Mobil's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $12367 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $45305 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $57672 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 456306.911 / (456306.911 + 57672) = 0.8878
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 57672 / (456306.911 + 57672) = 0.1122

2. Cost of Equity:
GuruFocus uses Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the required rate of return. The formula is:
Cost of Equity = Risk-Free Rate of Return + Beta of Asset * (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return)
a) GuruFocus uses 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate as the risk-free rate. It is updated daily. The current risk-free rate is 3.53900000%. Please go to Economic Indicators page for more information. Please note that we use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the country/region where the company is headquartered. If the data for that country/region is not available, then we will use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the United States as default.
b) Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. Exxon Mobil's beta is 1.12.
c) (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return) is also called market premium. GuruFocus requires market premium to be 6%.
Cost of Equity = 3.53900000% + 1.12 * 6% = 10.259%

3. Cost of Debt:
GuruFocus uses last fiscal year end Interest Expense divided by the latest two-year average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.
As of Dec. 2021, Exxon Mobil's interest expense (positive number) was $947 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $57672 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 947 / 57672 = 1.642%.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate:
GuruFocus uses the latest two-year average tax rate to do the calculation. The calculated average tax rate is limited to between 0% and 100%. If the calculated average tax rate is higher than 100%, it is set to 100%. If the calculated average tax rate is less than 0%, it is set to 0%.
The latest Two-year Average Tax Rate is 21.975%.

Exxon Mobil's Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC) for Today is calculated as:

WACC=E / (E + D)*Cost of Equity+D / (E + D)*Cost of Debt*(1 - Tax Rate)
=0.8878*10.259%+0.1122*1.642%*(1 - 21.975%)
=9.25%

* 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.


Exxon Mobil  (NYSE:XOM) WACC % Explanation

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher ROIC % than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Exxon Mobil's weighted average cost of capital is 9.25%. Exxon Mobil's ROIC % is 14.84% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Exxon Mobil generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Be Aware

1. GuruFocus uses book value of debt (D) to do the calculation. It is simplified by adding latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together.

2. The WACC formula discussed above does not include Preferred Stock. Please adjust if preferred stock is considered.

3. (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return) is also called market premium. GuruFocus requires market premium to be 6%.

4. GuruFocus uses last fiscal year end Interest Expense divided by the latest two-year average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.


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Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) Business Description

Exxon Mobil logo
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 2021, it produced 2.3 million barrels of liquids and 8.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. At the end of 2021, reserves were 18.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent, 66% 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 one of the world's largest manufacturers of commodity and specialty chemicals.
Executives
Talley Darrin L officer: Vice President 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION IRVING TX 75039-2298
Ubben Jeffrey W director 1170 GORGAS AVENUE SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Mikells Kathryn A officer: Senior Vice President 77 W. WACKER DRIVE CHICAGO IL 60601
Karsner Alexander director C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052-8039
Goff Gregory James director 19100 RIDGEWOOD PARKWAY SAN ANTONIO TX 78259
Hietala Kaisa director 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD TX 75039-2298
Gibbs Jon M. officer: Executive Officer 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION IRVING TX 75039-2298
Fox Leonard M. officer: Vice President and Controller 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION IRVING TX 75039-2298
Angelakis Michael J director 40 MORRIS AVENUE BRYN MAWR PA 19010
Zulkiflee Wan director 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION IRVING TX 75039-2298
Morford Craig S officer: Vice President & Gen. Counsel CARDINAL HEALTH, INC. 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Carr Ian S officer: Vice President 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD C/O EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION IRVING TX 75039-2298
Littleton Stephen A officer: Vice President and Secretary 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD IRVING TX 75039-2298
Hooley Joseph L director STATE STREET CORPORATION ONE LINCOLN STREET BOSTON MA 02111
Mckee Karen T officer: Vice President 5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD IRVING TX 75039-2298

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