| 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 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of XOM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of XOM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like XOM versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching XOM by allowing them to research XOM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.