Exxon Mobil Corporation [NYSE: XOM] shares went lower by -0.17% from its previous closing of $72.07, now trading at the price of $71.95, also adding -0.12 points. Is XOM stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 4.01 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of XOM shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 4.23B float and a +4.49% run over in the last seven days. XOM share price has been hovering between $87.36 and $64.65 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Exxon Mobil Corporation [NYSE:XOM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 64.65 to 87.36. This is compared to its latest closing price of $72.07.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Fri 1 Nov (In 51 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] sitting at +7.71 and its Gross Margin at +23.98, this company’s Net Margin is now 6.50%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.10, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 4.80%. Its Return on Equity is 10.98, and its Return on Assets is 6.00. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates XOM financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 19.71. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 16.46, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 10.92. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 15.18, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 10.71.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 8.39 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 0.96. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.22, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.11. Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.51, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 8.08 and P/E Ratio of 17.33. These metrics all suggest that Exxon Mobil Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] earns $3,932,423 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 11.10 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.80. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.51 and its Current Ratio is 0.84. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] has 4.27B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $307.81B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 64.65 to 87.36. At its current price, it has moved down by -17.64% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 11.29% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.99, which indicates that it is 1.28% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 57.32. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.