XOM] reports fourth quarter 2012 earnings were over $9.9 billion, up 6% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Full year 2012 earnings were $44.9 billion, up 9% from 2011, with record earnings per share of $9.70.
Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $39.8 billion in 2012 as they continue pursuing opportunities to find and produce new supplies of oil and natural gas to meet global demand for energy.
Capital and exploration expenditures were $12.4 billion, up 24% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Oil equivalent production decreased 5% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production decreased 2%.
Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $14.0 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $0.8 billion. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding were $5 billion. Dividends per share of $0.57 increased 21% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.....Read the entire ExxonMobil earnings report.
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