| Exxon Mobil is engaged in the exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. Co. is a manufacturer and marketer of commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics and a variety of specialty products. As of Dec 31 2017, Co. had total proved reserves of 21.22 billion barrels of oil-equivalent, which consisted of 8.92 billion barrels of crude oil, 1.62 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, 1,012.0 million barrels of bitumen, 473.0 million barrels of synthetic oil, and 55.15 trillion cubic ft. of natural gas. We show 36 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.