| Exxon Mobil operates or markets products in the U.S. and other countries through its divisions and affiliated companies. Co.'s principal business involves exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas and manufacture, trade, transport and sale of crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products, petrochemicals and other products. In the U.S., Co.'s development activities are focused on the onshore U.S., primarily in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico and the Bakken oil play in North Dakota. Gas development activities are also focused on the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the Utica Shale of Ohio and the Haynesville Shale of East Texas and Louisiana. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our XOM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute XOM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Exxon Mobil market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Exxon Mobil's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of Exxon Mobil versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Exxon Mobil market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like Exxon Mobil can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Exxon Mobil by allowing them to research the Exxon Mobil market cap history.