Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): What Does Valuation Ratios Tell Us?

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) saw an upside of 3.59% to close Friday at $60.93 after adding $2.11 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 29,942,219 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $60.99 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 23,121,064 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 20,543,895.

XOM’s 1-month performance is 13.32% or $7.16 on its low of $52.96 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $31.11 and high of $64.93, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/25/21. YTD, XOM has achieved 47.82% or $19.71 and has reached a new high 27 times. However, the current price is down -6.15%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Dec 16, 292 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). DuCharme Linda D (Vice President) most recently sold 4,000 shares at $43.50 per share on Dec 16. This transaction cost the insider $174,000. Vice President, Wojnar Theodore J Jr, sold 10,782 shares at a price of $41.13 on Dec 07.

Valuation Metrics

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.55 for the broader industry and 18.49 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 56.42 and a low of 9.360. XOM stock has a beta of 1.33. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.16 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.64, with the price to cash flow ratio at 674.85.

Exxon Mobil Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.48 per share. Its dividend yield is 5.71%. XOM’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 10, when it paid $0.87 a share compared with prior rate of $0.87, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 24 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.05 reported on Wednesday April 24 2019. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 13.73% yearly.

It is projected that Exxon Mobil Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 11-Nov. XOM is expected to distribute $0.87 as its next dividend.

Exxon Mobil Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.80 meaning that XOM stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.29, while the total debt to equity was 0.38. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 30.30%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 9.30% while for the period ending June 29; Exxon Mobil Corporation’s operating margin was -9.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $30.94 billion against revenue of $181.5 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected XOM to announce $0.99 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.1, representing a 11.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $11.51 billion. XOM stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 171.73 billion, with total debt at $60.61 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $4.23 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 71.99% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 25.36%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $59.77, reflecting a +5.80% or $3.34 change from its current price. XOM is currently trading +10.62% above its 20-day SMA, +0.56% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +6.69% and +41.57% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 89.73% and 89.88% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.58. The RSI (14) points at 66.64%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 99.25% with the period’s ATR at 1.53. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.84 and 2.87 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), DZ Bank downgraded it to a Hold rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for XOM stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate XOM as a “sell,”, while 19 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is XOM’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $58.00 and a high of $90.00, with their median price target at $65.40. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) stock is $67.03.


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