It will be a short update this time. After a couple of tech-related companies we are back at the oil. A “small” oil major this time as Chevron has a revenue of “only” 159 billion in 2018. It’s not little money of course, but compared to 2008 it’s only 58% of the revenue back then. It must have been a hard time for Chevron, because for Shell, BP and ExxonMobil it was 85%, 83% and 61% respectively. Looking at the equity, the picture is the other way round: 157%, 110%, 176%, 180% for Shell, BP, ExxonMobil and Chevron.
This money can only come from either additional shares issued or profit (from operations or by e.g. selling parts of the company). Looking at the profits for 2018/2013/2008 we see Shell:6%/4%/6%, BP: 7%/7%/9%, ExxonMobil: 3%/6%/6% Chevron: 9%/10%/9% It seems they didn’t want to be the largest but the most profitable. Indeed it led to a fast growth of their equity (although dividends will eat a part of the profit and I didn’t check that part. Yet we know that e.g. Shell reduced the equity for the first time since World War II). With Chevron having the lowest 2018 revenue of the series, it was a good moment to sort the graph on this 2018 revenue as Chevron remains at the same position where an added company will usually be: to the right.
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No deep-dives this time as we are waiting for three tech-giants coming in: Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook. Let’s see what they will bring us as revenue, profit (margin), equity, total assets (and gearing).
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