Financial performance of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch /Shell Group and BP Global

Essay by oliverUniversity, Bachelor'sB, January 2007

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This project analyses financial performance and position by evaluating respective profit, loss and consolidation balance sheet of three worldwide oil companies Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch /Shell Group and BP Global. The authors use three years' (2002-2004) consolidated financing data of these companies as backup in the models to perform a comparative exercise and access the relative performance of financial accounting events. Vertical and horizontal analysis were used to evaluate companies' financial performance and position, the application of the ratios analysis technique to financial statements offers potential in expanding insight into specific strengths and weaknesses of a companies' financial situation. This article aims to accurately understand the meaning and functions of financial accounting analysis methods, and to comprehend the role of financial accounting in business decision-making accordingly.


Financial Performance and Position, Profit and Loss, Relevant Ratios: Current ratio, Acid-test (quick) ratio, Inventory turnover, Account Receivables, Debt ratio, Time-interest earned ratio, Days' sales in receivable, Rate of return on net assets, Rate of return on total assets, Rate of return on common stockholder equity, Earnings per share of common stock, Book value per share of common stock.

Chapter 2

1. Introduction of ExxonMobil Corporation

1.1 Corporate Profile

ExxonMobil Corporation, formerly named Exxon Corporation, was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 1882. On November 30, 1999, Mobil Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exxon Corporation, and Exxon changed its name to ExxonMobil Corporation. ExxonMobil Corporation has several divisions and hundreds of affiliates, many with names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso or Mobil. ExxonMobil is the one of world's largest integrated oil company. Exxon Mobil engages in oil and gas exploration, production, supply, transportation, and marketing around the world. It has proved reserves of 21.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent. ExxonMobil's 45 refineries in 25 countries have a capacity...