Christine Van Pelt
Amanda, Thursday 12:30-1:50
Why you Should Invest in ExxonMobil
Subject sentence: ExxonMobil is a top company to invest in with its strong financial history in
the many different aspects of the oil industry and where they are planning to go in the future.
Introduction: How many of you have or had a job? It probably took long hours and hard work.
How would you like to make money by doing no work at all? I can help you achieve this.
Investing in stocks of successful companies has made many people very wealthy. ExxonMobil is
one of these successful companies. It is definitely a top company to invest in with its strong
financial background in the many different aspects of the oil industry and where they are
planning to go in the future.
ExxonMobil was founded in 1870 under the name of Exxon Corporation and merged
with Mobil in1999 to become ExxonMobil.
Today it is one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world.
It engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of crude oil and
i. At the end of 2007, they had 7744 millions of barrels of liquid proved reserves
and 32610 billion of cubic feet of proved reserves of natural gas.
ii. They also operated 16,797 gross wells in the United States, Canada, Europe,
Africa, Middle East, Russia, and South America.
II. This company is impressive, and I bet you are wondering how you can invest in it.
Your first step is to get with a broker.
i. Some of the online trading companies are etrade, Scottrade, and Fidelity
Next they will set you up with an account for you to put money in to buy the
You can buy however many shares you want as long as your broker can get them
Each share is how much the stock is.
i. Currently, ExxonMobil's stock is around 80 dollars, so if you wanted to buy
10,000 shares, it would cost 800,000 dollars.
III. Now, you might be wondering how do you know if ExxonMobil is a good stock and there
is two things to look at, what they have done in their past and what are they going to
do in the future.
One of the factors you can look at is ExxonMobil's income statement to see their
growth in their earnings.
i. If you go to yahoo finance, you can see their income statement (XOM Income).
ii. For the end of 2008, their net income was 45 billion (XOM Income).
iii. For the end of 2009, their net income was 19 billion which was probably
because of the economy's down turn during that year and people not spending