Data is the new oil III – large, but shrinking

We are not talking about the largest company in the world at this moment, because that would be Wallmart. Lady leaning against a wall

Photo by DzeeShah on Pixabay

Our selection was about Oil Majors, Tech Giants and large Manufacturers and therefore the choice is limited. The surprise however, is that the first one selected for the new series of posts – ExxonMobil – is not even the largest Oil Major (by revenue) at this moment. Of course in this first version of the 3D-graph there will only be one single line of “buildings”: the years 2018, 2013 and 2008 for ExxonMobil. This makes it hard to get an impression of the size. Only when the others come in, the difference will become clear. During the ranking of the twelve companies we selected (I think the list we used was a bit outdated) Exxon Mobile was the largest and Facebook the smallest. It would be nice to add Facebook in the next post, to give an impression of the range.

For now we can only see what happened to the Revenue (height of the building), Profit (green roofs – no losses so no red roofs), the Equity (width) and of course the total Assets (depth) of ExxonMobil.3D-graph ExxonMobil

Double-clicking the screenshot will open the 3D-graph in your browser. For maniputalion of this 3D-graph: Clicking the right mouse-button and moving the mouse up and down at the same time, will zoom the graph in and out. Clicking left while moving the mouse will tilt the graph in different directions. Double clicking in the graph translates it and readjusts the centre at the same time. Just try it – If you don’t know how to get the normal position back, refresh the page in your browser.

What do we see? No losses and the equity went up – especially from 2008 to 2013. The total assets increased less and from the shape of the ground-plan of the building we can tell that the gearing was reduced. The most remarkable part is that the revenue was much lower in 2018 than in 2013. The profit was also lower in the recent period. The strongest drop  of the revenue was mainly from 2014 to 2015 When we have a look at oil prices over the years, we can see why. Some background information can be found on the Internet. Upcoming posts will show whether the other oil majors suffered in the same way. The question is if data could also show a sharp price-drop.

The new posts will be announced on Twitter: @AnRep3D Our Youtube-channel offers short explanatory movies on the 3D-graphs and the generator creating them. For more background, download our white-paper  together with the 3D-graphs (html-format) discussed (available as zip). Or the free demo-package to try the 3D-graph generator yourself.

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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