Here’s Why Exxon Mobil Is the Stealthiest Investment

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By Dan Moskowitz | January 16, 2013 6:18 AM EST

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With shares of Exxon Mobil ( with the relevant sections of our standpoint, it should have no bearing on your decision. Yes, there is an $800 million trial, but keep in mind that Exxon Mobil has over $53 billion in operating cash flow. If the stock drops in any way, shape, or form due to this news, then it would be a good opportunity to pounce.

Exxon Mobil produced 2.4 million barrels of oil and 12.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2011. In addition to that, this is a company that is constantly exploring and expanding. For more information in this regard, look at the company’s press releases.

Now let’s take a look at the most important numbers for Exxon Mobil.

E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Strong

The debt-to-equity ratio and balance sheet for Exxon Mobil are strong.  

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T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong

When you own Exxon Mobil, you shouldn’t expect wild swings in the price. If you want to gamble, own a big bank or a biotech. If you want steady returns where you don’t have to worry about government policies or other exterior circumstances, then this should be one of your first choices. In regards to performance on a competitive basis over a three-year timeframe, Exxon Mobil has outperformed ConocoPhillips ( above all its averages.

50-Day SMA

88.21

100-Day SMA

89.31

200-Day SMA

86.81

 

E = Earnings and Revenue Have Been Steady

Revenue and earnings have been improving since 2009. Also keep in mind that this is one of the most profitable companies on the planet.

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When we look at last quarter on a YoY basis, we see a slight decrease in revenue and earnings, but this shouldn’t rattle any potential investor.

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T = Trends Support the Industry

Consistently low natural gas prices have hampered the industry’s potential. Everyone keeps calling for a natural gas boom, but that has been the case for how many years now? As far as oil goes, demand will always be there. Try to find a Major Integrated Oil & Gas company that has performed poorly throughout its existence. You won’t find one. The trend will remain intact, and these companies will continue to deliver steady returns.

Conclusion

Exxon Mobil is a money-making machine. It has a profit margin of 10.40 percent, an ROE of 28.16 percent, and an operating cash flow that exceeds $53 billion. In regards to valuation, the Trailing P/E is 9.47, and the Forward P/E is 11.32. When it comes to analysts, there are 10 on the , 13 on the Hold side, and zero on the Sell side. And let’s add on a 2.50 percent yield as a bonus. What’s not to love? Any serious long-term investor should be salivating.

Exxon Mobil is a long-term OUTPERFORM.

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