Friday, May 22, 2015

Exxon's profit: $45 billion last year

While the economy was falling apart last year, Exxon raked in a record $45 billion profit, up from $40 billion a year earlier.

Exxon's profit: $45 billion last year

ExxonMobil Corp. collected a record $45 billion in profits last year on petroleum sales of almost half a trillion dollars.

Exxon's profit statement here.

That's enough to bail out a couple of megabanks -- or start one. It's better than the $40 billion Exxon earned in 2007.

But falling oil prices trimmed fourth-quarter profits to $8 billion, from $12 billion a year earlier. Poor Exxon!  

At least they're still finding oil.


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