Hess revenue rose by 34% to $9.2 billion, well ahead of the Street consensus revenue number of $8.1 billion. Hess earnings per share of $1.65 per share also far exceeded the Street consensus of $1.09 earnings per share.
Royal Dutch Shell reported a profit surge and revenue jump, of 47%, sending its shares up close to 3% in early trading on Wednesday also.The Hess results were well ahead of the first quarter 2009 comparison, when revenue was at $6.9 billion, and the oil and gas company lost $59 million, or 18 cents per share. -- Reported by Eric Rosenbaum in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.