Exxon Mobil reported second quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations, thanks to global oil price surge-driven boost to revenue.
The oil behemoth’s adjusted earnings for the three months ending in June came in at $1.10 per share, compared to a -70 cents per share loss from the year-ago quarter. It exceeded consensus forecast by +12 cents.
Revenues rose +107% year-over-year to $67.75 billion, well above analysts' estimates of $65.6 billion.
West Texas Intermediate crude prices traded between $63 and $75 per barrel over the three months ending in June - around +300% higher than the pandemic-induced troughs over the same period last year.