fourth-quarter profit exceeded $10 billion, roughly flat with the year-ago period, even as revenue declined 9%.
The company said earnings were nearly $10.3 billion, or $1.76 a share, in the most recent quarter. A year earlier, Exxon Mobil earned $10.7 billion and $1.71 a share. Excluding items, earnings were $1.69 a share in the latest quarter, 18 cents ahead of estimates.
Revenue of $90.03 billion for the fourth quarter dropped 9.4% year over year.
Shares of Exxon Mobil were up 50 cents at $74.60 in premarket trading Thursday.