Sunday, May 2, 2010

Exxon Mobile Q1 profits up by 38%

Exxon Mobile Q1 profits up by 38%

Exxon Mobil has said its first quarter profits rose 38% from the same period a year earlier to $6.3 billion.

The profits excluded a $200m charge to pay for changes in US healthcare legislation. Amid high oil prices of around $85 a barrel, Exxon had been expected by analysts to report slightly stronger.

In 2009 Exxon recorded the largest profit of any publicly-listed company in the world, a whopping $40.6 billion, boosted by record high oil prices.

The Texas-based company said oil production increased around 4.5% in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago.

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