The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), ExxonMobil met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins dropped.
ExxonMobil booked revenue of $124.05 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $125.20 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $101.34 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $2.00. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $2.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $2.00 for Q1 were 6.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.14 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 25.3%, 560 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.2%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $127.85 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $526.57 billion. The average EPS estimate is $8.28.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,797 members out of 8,274 rating the stock outperform, and 478 members rating it underperform. Among 1,709 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,639 give ExxonMobil a green thumbs-up, and 70 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 $94.79.
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