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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from __________to__________
 
Commission File Number 1-2256
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New Jersey   13-5409005
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)  
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039-2298
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(972) 940-6000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 _______________________
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 
Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol   Name of Each Exchange
 on Which Registered
Common Stock, without par value   XOM   New York Stock Exchange
0.142% Notes due 2024 XOM24B New York Stock Exchange
0.524% Notes due 2028 XOM28 New York Stock Exchange
0.835% Notes due 2032 XOM32 New York Stock Exchange
1.408% Notes due 2039 XOM39A New York Stock Exchange
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
       
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
 
  Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No  
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. 
Class  
Outstanding as of June 30, 2021
Common stock, without par value   4,233,562,917



EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2021
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
   
Item 1. Financial Statements  
   
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
        Three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020
   
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
        Three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
        As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020
   
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
        Six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020
   
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
        Three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
        Six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020
   
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
   
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 19 
   
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 28 
   
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 28 
   
   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 29 
   
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
29 
   
Item 6. Exhibits
29 
   
Index to Exhibits 30 
   
Signature 31 
   
2


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.    Financial Statements

EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(millions of dollars)
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Revenues and other income    
Sales and other operating revenue 65,943  32,277  123,495  87,411 
Income from equity affiliates 1,436  103  2,909  878 
Other income 363  225  485  474 
Total revenues and other income 67,742  32,605  126,889  88,763 
Costs and other deductions
Crude oil and product purchases 37,329  14,069  69,930  46,152 
Production and manufacturing expenses 8,471  6,895  16,533  15,192 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,345  2,409  4,773  4,988 
Depreciation and depletion 4,952  4,916  9,956  10,735 
Exploration expenses, including dry holes 176  214  340  502 
Non-service pension and postretirement benefit expense 162  271  540  540 
Interest expense 254  317  512  566 
Other taxes and duties 7,746  5,154  14,406  11,986 
Total costs and other deductions 61,435  34,245  116,990  90,661 
Income (Loss) before income taxes 6,307  (1,640) 9,899  (1,898)
Income taxes 1,526  (471) 2,322  41 
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests 4,781  (1,169) 7,577  (1,939)
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 91  (89) 157  (249)
Net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil 4,690  (1,080) 7,420  (1,690)
Earnings (Loss) per common share (dollars)
1.10  (0.26) 1.74  (0.40)
Earnings (Loss) per common share - assuming dilution (dollars)
1.10  (0.26) 1.74  (0.40)



The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
3


EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(millions of dollars)
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests 4,781  (1,169) 7,577  (1,939)
Other comprehensive income (loss) (net of income taxes)
Foreign exchange translation adjustment 423  2,875  572  (2,774)
Postretirement benefits reserves adjustment (excluding amortization) (47) (136) 121  (49)
Amortization and settlement of postretirement benefits reserves adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs 215  203  593  407 
Total other comprehensive income (loss) 591  2,942  1,286  (2,416)
Comprehensive income (loss) including noncontrolling interests 5,372  1,773  8,863  (4,355)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 178  131  324  (541)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil 5,194  1,642  8,539  (3,814)


The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.

4


EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(millions of dollars)
  June 30,
2021
December 31,
2020
Assets    
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents 3,465  4,364 
Notes and accounts receivable – net 28,540  20,581 
Inventories
Crude oil, products and merchandise 14,711  14,169 
Materials and supplies 4,564  4,681 
Other current assets 1,562  1,098 
Total current assets 52,842  44,893 
Investments, advances and long-term receivables 44,774  43,515 
Property, plant and equipment – net 223,012  227,553 
Other assets, including intangibles – net 16,661  16,789 
Total assets 337,289  332,750 
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Notes and loans payable 15,293  20,458 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 45,780  35,221 
Income taxes payable 1,165  684 
Total current liabilities 62,238  56,363 
Long-term debt 45,319  47,182 
Postretirement benefits reserves 22,082  22,415 
Deferred income tax liabilities 18,511  18,165 
Long-term obligations to equity companies 3,038  3,253 
Other long-term obligations 20,545  21,242 
Total liabilities 171,733  168,620 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 3)
Equity
Common stock without par value
(9,000 million shares authorized, 8,019 million shares issued)
16,006  15,688 
Earnings reinvested 383,922  383,943 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (15,586) (16,705)
Common stock held in treasury
(3,785 million shares at June 30, 2021 and
3,786 million shares at December 31, 2020)
(225,771) (225,776)
ExxonMobil share of equity 158,571  157,150 
Noncontrolling interests 6,985  6,980 
Total equity 165,556  164,130 
Total liabilities and equity 337,289  332,750 

The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
5


EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(millions of dollars)
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests 7,577  (1,939)
Depreciation and depletion 9,956  10,735 
Changes in operational working capital, excluding cash and debt 1,573  (2,247)
All other items – net (192) (275)
Net cash provided by operating activities 18,914  6,274 
Cash flows from investing activities
Additions to property, plant and equipment (5,147) (10,362)
Proceeds from asset sales and returns of investments 557  129 
Additional investments and advances (613) (1,524)
Other investing activities including collection of advances 132  309 
Net cash used in investing activities (5,071) (11,448)
Cash flows from financing activities
Additions to long-term debt —  23,186 
Reductions in long-term debt —  (3)
Additions to short-term debt (1)
9,662  20,491 
Reductions in short-term debt (1)
(18,000) (15,078)
Additions/(reductions) in debt with three months or less maturity 1,320  (5,998)
Contingent consideration payments (28) (21)
Cash dividends to ExxonMobil shareholders (7,441) (7,434)
Cash dividends to noncontrolling interests (112) (93)
Changes in noncontrolling interests (207) 317 
Common stock acquired (1) (305)
Net cash used in financing activities (14,807) 15,062 
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash 65  (401)
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (899) 9,487 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 4,364  3,089 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 3,465  12,576 
Supplemental Disclosures
Income taxes paid 2,079  1,768 
Cash interest paid
Included in cash flows from operating activities 466  290 
Capitalized, included in cash flows from investing activities 313  335 
Total cash interest paid 779  625 

(1) Includes commercial paper with a maturity greater than three months.

 The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
6


EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
(millions of dollars)
  ExxonMobil Share of Equity    
  Common Stock Earnings Reinvested Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income Common Stock Held in Treasury ExxonMobil Share of Equity Non-controlling Interests Total Equity
Balance as of March 31, 2020 15,636  416,919  (24,339) (226,137) 182,079  6,664  188,743 
Amortization of stock-based awards 177  —  —  —  177  —  177 
Other (1) —  —  —  (1) 223  222 
Net income (loss) for the period —  (1,080) —  —  (1,080) (89) (1,169)
Dividends - common shares —  (3,715) —  —  (3,715) (48) (3,763)
Other comprehensive income (loss) —  —  2,722  —  2,722  220  2,942 
Dispositions —  —  —  — 
Balance as of June 30, 2020 15,812  412,124  (21,617) (226,136) 180,183  6,970  187,153 
Balance as of March 31, 2021 15,884  382,953  (16,090) (225,773) 156,974  7,127  164,101 
Amortization of stock-based awards 126  —  —  —  126  —  126 
Other (4) —  —  —  (4) 33  29 
Net income (loss) for the period —  4,690  —  —  4,690  91  4,781 
Dividends - common shares —  (3,721) —  —  (3,721) (60) (3,781)
Other comprehensive income (loss) —  —  504  —  504  87  591 
Acquisitions, at cost —  —  —  —  —  (293) (293)
Dispositions —  —  —  — 
Balance as of June 30, 2021 16,006  383,922  (15,586) (225,771) 158,571  6,985  165,556 

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2021   Three Months Ended June 30, 2020
Common Stock Share Activity Issued Held in Treasury Outstanding   Issued Held in Treasury Outstanding
  (millions of shares)   (millions of shares)
Balance as of March 31 8,019  (3,785) 4,234  8,019  (3,791) 4,228 
Acquisitions —  —  —  —  —  — 
Dispositions —  —  —  —  —  — 
Balance as of June 30 8,019  (3,785) 4,234  8,019  (3,791) 4,228 

The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
(millions of dollars)
  ExxonMobil Share of Equity    
  Common Stock Earnings Reinvested Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income Common Stock Held in Treasury ExxonMobil Share of Equity Non-controlling Interests Total Equity
Balance as of December 31, 2019 15,637  421,341  (19,493) (225,835) 191,650  7,288  198,938 
Amortization of stock-based awards 358  —  —  —  358  —  358 
Other (183) —  —  —  (183) 380  197 
Net income (loss) for the period —  (1,690) —  —  (1,690) (249) (1,939)
Dividends - common shares —  (7,434) —  —  (7,434) (93) (7,527)
Cumulative effect of accounting
change
—  (93) —  —  (93) (1) (94)
Other comprehensive income (loss) —  —  (2,124) —  (2,124) (292) (2,416)
Acquisitions, at cost —  —  —  (305) (305) (63) (368)
Dispositions —  —  —  — 
Balance as of June 30, 2020 15,812  412,124  (21,617) (226,136) 180,183  6,970  187,153 
Balance as of December 31, 2020 15,688  383,943  (16,705) (225,776) 157,150  6,980  164,130 
Amortization of stock-based awards 328  —  —  —  328  —  328 
Other (10) —  —  —  (10) 86  76 
Net income (loss) for the period —  7,420  —  —  7,420  157  7,577 
Dividends - common shares —  (7,441) —  —  (7,441) (112) (7,553)
Other comprehensive income (loss) —  —  1,119  —  1,119  167  1,286 
Acquisitions, at cost —  —  —  (1) (1) (293) (294)
Dispositions —  —  —  — 
Balance as of June 30, 2021 16,006  383,922  (15,586) (225,771) 158,571  6,985  165,556 

  Six Months Ended June 30, 2021   Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
Common Stock Share Activity Issued Held in Treasury Outstanding   Issued Held in Treasury Outstanding
  (millions of shares)   (millions of shares)
Balance as of December 31 8,019  (3,786) 4,233  8,019  (3,785) 4,234 
Acquisitions —  —  —  —  (6) (6)
Dispositions —  —  —  — 
Balance as of June 30 8,019  (3,785) 4,234  8,019  (3,791) 4,228 

The information in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is an integral part of these statements.
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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. Basis of Financial Statement Preparation
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in the context of the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Corporation's 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K. In the opinion of the Corporation, the information furnished herein reflects all known accruals and adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the periods reported herein. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Prior data has been reclassified in certain cases to conform to the current presentation basis.
 
The Corporation's exploration and production activities are accounted for under the "successful efforts" method.

2. Miscellaneous Financial Information
Crude oil, products and merchandise inventories are carried at the lower of current market value or cost, generally determined under the last-in first-out method (LIFO). The Corporation's results for the second quarter of 2020 included a before-tax credit of $2,624 million, as rising prices reduced the charge against the book value of inventories from $2,777 million in the first quarter 2020 to $153 million for the first half of 2020. This adjustment, which is included in "Crude oil and product purchases", together with a market adjustment to inventory for equity companies included in "Income from equity affiliates", resulted in a $1,922 million after-tax credit to earnings (excluding noncontrolling interests) in the second quarter of 2020.
In the first half of 2020, mainly as a result of declines in prices for crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products and a significant decline in the Corporation's market capitalization at the end of the first quarter, before-tax goodwill impairment charges of $611 million and other impairment charges of $363 million were recognized. The charges related to goodwill impairments were included in “Depreciation and depletion” on the Statement of Income while the charges related to other impairments were largely included in “Income from equity affiliates.”
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3. Litigation and Other Contingencies
Litigation. A variety of claims have been made against ExxonMobil and certain of its consolidated subsidiaries in a number of pending lawsuits. Management has regular litigation reviews, including updates from corporate and outside counsel, to assess the need for accounting recognition or disclosure of these contingencies. The Corporation accrues an undiscounted liability for those contingencies where the incurrence of a loss is probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated. If a range of amounts can be reasonably estimated and no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount, then the minimum of the range is accrued. The Corporation does not record liabilities when the likelihood that the liability has been incurred is probable but the amount cannot be reasonably estimated or when the liability is believed to be only reasonably possible or remote. For contingencies where an unfavorable outcome is reasonably possible and which are significant, the Corporation discloses the nature of the contingency and, where feasible, an estimate of the possible loss. For purposes of our contingency disclosures, “significant” includes material matters, as well as other matters which management believes should be disclosed. ExxonMobil will continue to defend itself vigorously in these matters. Based on a consideration of all relevant facts and circumstances, the Corporation does not believe the ultimate outcome of any currently pending lawsuit against ExxonMobil will have a material adverse effect upon the Corporation's operations, financial condition, or financial statements taken as a whole.
Other Contingencies. The Corporation and certain of its consolidated subsidiaries were contingently liable at June 30, 2021, for guarantees relating to notes, loans and performance under contracts. Where guarantees for environmental remediation and other similar matters do not include a stated cap, the amounts reflect management’s estimate of the maximum potential exposure. These guarantees are not reasonably likely to have a material effect on the Corporation’s financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.
    As of June 30, 2021
   
Equity Company
Obligations (1)
Other Third-Party Obligations Total
    (millions of dollars)
Guarantees      
  Debt-related 1,026  131  1,157 
  Other 865  4,933  5,798 
  Total 1,891  5,064  6,955 
(1)ExxonMobil share
Additionally, the Corporation and its affiliates have numerous long-term sales and purchase commitments in their various business activities, all of which are expected to be fulfilled with no adverse consequences material to the Corporation’s operations or financial condition.
The operations and earnings of the Corporation and its affiliates throughout the world have been, and may in the future be, affected from time to time in varying degree by political developments and laws and regulations, such as forced divestiture of assets; restrictions on production, imports and exports; price controls; tax increases and retroactive tax claims; expropriation of property; cancellation of contract rights and environmental regulations. Both the likelihood of such occurrences and their overall effect upon the Corporation vary greatly from country to country and are not predictable.
In accordance with a Venezuelan nationalization decree issued in February 2007, a subsidiary of the Venezuelan National Oil Company (PdVSA) assumed the operatorship of the Cerro Negro Heavy Oil Project. The decree also required conversion of the Cerro Negro Project into a “mixed enterprise” and an increase in PdVSA’s or one of its affiliate’s ownership interest in the Project. ExxonMobil refused to accede to the terms proffered by the government, and on June 27, 2007, the government expropriated ExxonMobil’s 41.67 percent interest in the Cerro Negro Project.
ExxonMobil collected awards of $908 million in an arbitration against PdVSA under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce in respect of an indemnity related to the Cerro Negro Project and $260 million in an arbitration for compensation due for the La Ceiba Project and for export curtailments at the Cerro Negro Project under rules of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). An ICSID arbitration award relating to the Cerro Negro Project’s expropriation ($1.4 billion) was annulled based on a determination that a prior Tribunal failed to adequately explain why the cap on damages in the indemnity owed by PdVSA did not affect or limit the amount owed for the expropriation of the Cerro Negro Project. ExxonMobil filed a new claim seeking to restore the original award of damages for the Cerro Negro Project with ICSID on September 26, 2018.
The net impact of this matter on the Corporation’s consolidated financial results cannot be reasonably estimated. Regardless, the Corporation does not expect the resolution to have a material effect upon the Corporation’s operations or financial condition.
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An affiliate of ExxonMobil is one of the Contractors under a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) covering the Erha block located in the offshore waters of Nigeria. ExxonMobil's affiliate is the operator of the block and owns a 56.25 percent interest under the PSC. The Contractors are in dispute with NNPC regarding NNPC's lifting of crude oil in excess of its entitlement under the terms of the PSC. In accordance with the terms of the PSC, the Contractors initiated arbitration in Abuja, Nigeria, under the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act. On October 24, 2011, a three-member arbitral Tribunal issued an award upholding the Contractors' position in all material respects and awarding damages to the Contractors jointly in an amount of approximately $1.8 billion plus $234 million in accrued interest. The Contractors petitioned a Nigerian federal court for enforcement of the award, and NNPC petitioned the same court to have the award set aside. On May 22, 2012, the court set aside the award. The Contractors appealed that judgment to the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division. On July 22, 2016, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the lower court setting aside the award. On October 21, 2016, the Contractors appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In June 2013, the Contractors filed a lawsuit against NNPC in the Nigerian federal high court in order to preserve their ability to seek enforcement of the PSC in the courts if necessary. Following dismissal by this court, the Contractors appealed to the Nigerian Court of Appeal in June 2016. In October 2014, the Contractors filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) to enforce, if necessary, the arbitration award against NNPC assets residing within that jurisdiction. NNPC moved to dismiss the lawsuit. On September 4, 2019, the SDNY dismissed the Contractors’ petition to recognize and enforce the Erha arbitration award. The Contractors filed a notice of appeal in the Second Circuit on October 2, 2019. At this time, the net impact of this matter on the Corporation's consolidated financial results cannot be reasonably estimated. However, regardless of the outcome of enforcement proceedings, the Corporation does not expect the proceedings to have a material effect upon the Corporation's operations or financial condition.

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4. Other Comprehensive Income Information
ExxonMobil Share of Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income
Cumulative Foreign Exchange Translation Adjustment Postretirement Benefits
 Reserves Adjustment
Total
(millions of dollars)
Balance as of December 31, 2019 (12,446) (7,047) (19,493)
Current period change excluding amounts reclassified
from accumulated other comprehensive income (1)
(2,469) (45) (2,514)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other
comprehensive income
—  390  390 
Total change in accumulated other comprehensive income (2,469) 345  (2,124)
Balance as of June 30, 2020 (14,915) (6,702) (21,617)
Balance as of December 31, 2020 (10,614) (6,091) (16,705)
Current period change excluding amounts reclassified
 from accumulated other comprehensive income (1)
425  119  544 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other
comprehensive income
—  575  575 
Total change in accumulated other comprehensive income 425  694  1,119 
Balance as of June 30, 2021 (10,189) (5,397) (15,586)
(1)Cumulative Foreign Exchange Translation Adjustment includes net investment hedge gain/(loss) net of taxes of $135 million and $5 million in 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Comprehensive Income - Before-tax Income/(Expense) 2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Amortization and settlement of postretirement benefits reserves
adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs
   
(Statement of Income line: Non-service pension and postretirement benefit expense) (280) (260) (764) (522)

Income Tax (Expense)/Credit For Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Components of Other Comprehensive Income 2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)

Foreign exchange translation adjustment
19  (34) 15 
Postretirement benefits reserves adjustment (excluding
amortization)
25  52  (33) (10)
Amortization and settlement of postretirement benefits reserves
adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs
(65) (57) (171) (115)
Total (21) (238) (110)

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5. Earnings Per Share 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Earnings per common share    
Net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil (millions of dollars)
4,690  (1,080) 7,420  (1,690)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (millions of shares)
4,276  4,271  4,274  4,270 
Earnings (Loss) per common share (dollars) (1)
1.10  (0.26) 1.74  (0.40)
Dividends paid per common share (dollars)
0.87  0.87  1.74  1.74 
(1)The calculation of earnings (loss) per common share and earnings (loss) per common share – assuming dilution are the same in each period shown.

6. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Components of net benefit cost    
Pension Benefits - U.S.    
Service cost 208  232  433  467 
Interest cost 140  177  279  354 
Expected return on plan assets (181) (175) (361) (350)
Amortization of actuarial loss/(gain) and prior service cost 55  79  110  158 
Net pension enhancement and curtailment/settlement cost 95  52  393  104 
Net benefit cost 317  365  854  733 
Pension Benefits - Non-U.S.
Service cost 198  171  393  346 
Interest cost 135  162  265  323 
Expected return on plan assets (263) (216) (521) (438)
Amortization of actuarial loss/(gain) and prior service cost 121  115  244  234 
Net pension enhancement and curtailment/settlement cost —  —  12  — 
Net benefit cost 191  232  393  465 
Other Postretirement Benefits
Service cost 46  44  95  89 
Interest cost 55  68  111  138 
Expected return on plan assets (4) (5) (9) (9)
Amortization of actuarial loss/(gain) and prior service cost 14  17  26 
Net benefit cost 106  121  214  244 
 

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7. Financial Instruments and Derivatives
 
Financial Instruments. The estimated fair value of financial instruments at June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, and the related hierarchy level for the fair value measurement was as follows:
  At June 30, 2021
  (millions of dollars)
  Fair Value        
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Gross Assets
& Liabilities
Effect of
Counterparty Netting
Effect of
Collateral
Netting
Difference
in Carrying
Value and
Fair Value
Net
Carrying
Value
Assets                
Derivative assets (1)
2,156  594  —  2,750  (2,357) —  —  393 
Advances to/receivables
from equity companies (2)(6)
—  3,167  5,727  8,894  —  —  (291) 8,603 
Other long-term
financial assets (3)
1,104  —  1,303  2,407  —  —  190  2,597 
Liabilities
Derivative liabilities (4)
2,806  759  —  3,565  (2,357) (650) —  558 
Long-term debt (5)
46,787  100  46,891  —  —  (3,376) 43,515 
Long-term obligations
to equity companies (6)
—  —  3,337  3,337  —  —  (299) 3,038 
Other long-term
financial liabilities (7)
—  —  972  972  —  —  57  1,029 
 
    At December 31, 2020
    (millions of dollars)
    Fair Value        
    Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Gross Assets
& Liabilities
Effect of
Counterparty Netting
Effect of
Collateral
Netting
Difference
in Carrying
Value and
Fair Value
Net
Carrying
Value
Assets                
 
Derivative assets (1)
1,247  194  —  1,441  (1,282) (6) —  153 
  Advances to/receivables
 
from equity companies (2)(6)
—  3,275  5,904  9,179  —  —  (367) 8,812 
  Other long-term
 
financial assets (3)
1,235  —  944  2,179  —  —  125  2,304 
Liabilities
 
Derivative liabilities (4)
1,443  254  —  1,697  (1,282) (202) —  213 
 
Long-term debt (5)
50,263  125  50,392  —  —  (4,890) 45,502 
  Long-term obligations
 
to equity companies (6)
—  —  3,530  3,530  —  —  (277) 3,253 
  Other long-term
 
financial liabilities (7)
—  —  964  964  —  —  44  1,008 
(1)Included in the Balance Sheet lines: Notes and accounts receivable - net and Other assets, including intangibles - net
(2)Included in the Balance Sheet line: Investments, advances and long-term receivables
(3)Included in the Balance Sheet lines: Investments, advances and long-term receivables and Other assets, including intangibles - net
(4)Included in the Balance Sheet lines: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and Other long-term obligations
(5)Excluding finance lease obligations
(6)Advances to/receivables from equity companies and long-term obligations to equity companies are mainly designated as hierarchy level 3 inputs. The fair value is calculated by discounting the remaining obligations by a rate consistent with the credit quality and industry of the company.
(7)Included in the Balance Sheet line: Other long-term obligations. Includes contingent consideration related to a prior year acquisition where fair value is based on expected drilling activities and discount rates.
At June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, respectively, the Corporation had $495 million and $504 million of collateral under master netting arrangements not offset against the derivatives on the Consolidated Balance Sheet, primarily related to initial margin requirements.
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The Corporation may use non-derivative financial instruments, such as its foreign currency-denominated debt, as hedges of its net investments in certain foreign subsidiaries. Under this method, the change in the carrying value of the financial instruments due to foreign exchange fluctuations is reported in accumulated other comprehensive income. As of June 30, 2021, the Corporation has designated $5.3 billion of its Euro-denominated long-term debt and related accrued interest as a net investment hedge of its European business. The net investment hedge is deemed to be perfectly effective.

The Corporation had undrawn short-term committed lines of credit of $10.7 billion and undrawn long-term committed lines of credit of $0.6 billion as of second quarter 2021.
 
Derivative Instruments. The Corporation’s size, strong capital structure, geographic diversity and the complementary nature of the Upstream, Downstream and Chemical businesses reduce the Corporation’s enterprise-wide risk from changes in commodity prices, currency rates and interest rates. In addition, the Corporation uses commodity-based contracts, including derivatives, to manage commodity price risk and for trading purposes. Commodity contracts held for trading purposes are presented in the Consolidated Statement of Income on a net basis in the line “Sales and other operating revenue.” The Corporation’s commodity derivatives are not accounted for under hedge accounting. At times, the Corporation also enters into currency and interest rate derivatives, none of which are material to the Corporation’s financial position as of June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, or results of operations for the periods ended June 30, 2021, and 2020.
 
Credit risk associated with the Corporation’s derivative position is mitigated by several factors, including the use of derivative clearing exchanges and the quality of and financial limits placed on derivative counterparties. The Corporation maintains a system of controls that includes the authorization, reporting and monitoring of derivative activity.
 
The net notional long/(short) position of derivative instruments at June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, was as follows:

June 30, December 31,
2021 2020
(millions)
Crude oil (barrels) 30  40 
Petroleum products (barrels) (69) (46)
Natural gas (MMBTUs) (461) (500)
 
Realized and unrealized gains/(losses) on derivative instruments that were recognized in the Consolidated Statement of Income are included in the following lines on a before-tax basis:
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Sales and other operating revenue (1,088) (251) (1,600) 985 
Crude oil and product purchases (20) (178) (19) (530)
Total (1,108) (429) (1,619) 455 
 
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8. Disclosures about Segments and Related Information
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Earnings (Loss) After Income Tax (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Upstream    
United States 663  (1,197) 1,026  (1,901)
Non-U.S. 2,522  (454) 4,713  786 
Downstream
United States (149) (101) (262) (202)
Non-U.S. (78) 1,077  (355) 567 
Chemical
United States 1,282  171  1,997  459 
Non-U.S. 1,038  296  1,738  152 
Corporate and financing (588) (872) (1,437) (1,551)
Corporate total 4,690  (1,080) 7,420  (1,690)
Sales and Other Operating Revenue
Upstream
United States 1,726  1,081  3,611  2,858 
Non-U.S. 3,792  2,022  6,886  4,589 
Downstream
United States 19,040  8,203  35,118  23,587 
Non-U.S. 31,899  16,302  60,512  45,606 
Chemical
United States 4,007  1,570  7,098  3,866 
Non-U.S. 5,474  3,090  10,361  6,890 
Corporate and financing (91) 15 
Corporate total 65,943  32,277  123,495  87,411 
Intersegment Revenue
Upstream
United States 3,827  1,378  7,150  3,651 
Non-U.S. 7,747  2,852  14,564  9,239 
Downstream
United States 5,438  2,056  9,391  6,008 
Non-U.S. 5,505  2,752  10,886  7,876 
Chemical
United States 2,488  1,220  4,438  2,986 
Non-U.S. 1,342  708  2,573  1,971 
Corporate and financing 52  56  109  111 

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Geographic    
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Sales and Other Operating Revenue 2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
United States 24,773  10,854  45,827  30,311 
Non-U.S. 41,170  21,423  77,668  57,100 
Total 65,943  32,277  123,495  87,411 
Significant Non-U.S. revenue sources include: (1)
Canada 5,282  2,148  9,541  5,971 
United Kingdom 3,815  1,906  6,758  5,597 
Singapore 3,515  1,867  6,950  4,483 
France 3,247  1,583  6,029  4,172 
Italy 2,466  1,228  4,331  3,186 
Belgium 2,192  1,247  4,181  3,136 
Australia 2,019  1,372  3,748  3,025 
(1)Revenue is determined by primary country of operations. Excludes certain sales and other operating revenues in Non-U.S. operations where attribution to a specific country is not practicable.
 

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9. Divestment Activities
ExxonMobil signed an agreement in the first quarter of 2021 with HitecVision, through its wholly-owned portfolio company NEO Energy, for the sale of most of its non-operated upstream assets in the United Kingdom central and northern North Sea for more than $1 billion. The transaction is expected to close by year-end 2021, subject to standard conditions precedent, including regulatory and third-party approvals. The agreed sales price is subject to interim period adjustments from the effective date of January 1, 2021, to the closing date, and has an additional upside potential of approximately $0.3 billion in contingent payments, based on production levels and commodity prices. Estimated total cash flow from the divestment will range from $0.7 billion to $1.2 billion, of which $0.7 billion to $0.8 billion is expected in 2021 and the remainder in future years.
In the second quarter of 2021, ExxonMobil signed an agreement with Celanese for the sale of its global Santoprene business for $1.15 billion, subject to working capital and other adjustments. The sale includes two thermoplastic elastomers manufacturing sites in Pensacola, Florida and Newport, Wales along with associated assets. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to standard conditions precedent including regulatory approvals. Estimated total cash flow from the divestment is approximately $0.9 billion.
The Corporation expects to recognize a gain at closing for each of these transactions. Estimated gain and net cash flow could change due to market factors, working capital adjustments, tax impacts, and closing dates.

10. Restructuring Activities
During 2020, ExxonMobil conducted an extensive global review of staffing levels and subsequently commenced targeted workforce reductions within a number of countries to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The programs, which are expected to be substantially completed by the end of 2021, include both voluntary and involuntary employee separations and reductions in contractors.
During the second quarter of 2021, the Corporation recorded before-tax charges of $10 million, consisting primarily of employee separation costs, from workforce reductions in Singapore and Europe associated with the global review of staffing levels. These costs are captured in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the Statement of Income.
For the first six months of the year, the recorded before-tax charges associated with the global review of staffing levels were $49 million.
For the full year, the Corporation estimates charges of less than $100 million related to planned workforce reduction programs associated with the global review of staffing levels. This does not include charges related to employee reductions associated with any portfolio changes or other projects.
The following tables summarize the reserves and charges related to the workforce reduction programs associated with the global review of staffing levels, which are recorded in “Accounts payable and accrued liabilities.”
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2021 2021
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Beginning Balance 312  403 
Additions/adjustments 10  49 
Payments made (94) (224)
Ending Balance 228  228 

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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

In early 2020, the balance of supply and demand for petroleum and petrochemical products experienced two significant disruptive effects. On the demand side, the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly through most areas of the world resulting in substantial reductions in consumer and business activity and significantly reduced demand for crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. This reduction in demand coincided with announcements of increased production in certain key oil-producing countries which led to increases in inventory levels and sharp declines in prices for crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.
Demand for petroleum and petrochemical products has continued to recover through 2021 with the Corporation's second quarter 2021 financial results benefiting from stronger prices and margins when compared to the first quarter of 2021. The rate and pace of recovery, however, has varied across geographies and business lines, with Downstream margins remaining low compared to historical levels over the last decade. The Corporation continues to closely monitor industry and economic conditions amid the uneven global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

FUNCTIONAL EARNINGS SUMMARY
 
Second Quarter
First Six Months
Earnings (Loss) (U.S. GAAP) 2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Upstream    
United States 663  (1,197) 1,026  (1,901)
Non-U.S. 2,522  (454) 4,713  786 
Downstream
United States (149) (101) (262) (202)
Non-U.S. (78) 1,077  (355) 567 
Chemical
United States 1,282  171  1,997  459 
Non-U.S. 1,038  296  1,738  152 
Corporate and financing (588) (872) (1,437) (1,551)
Net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) 4,690  (1,080) 7,420  (1,690)
Earnings (Loss) per common share (dollars)
1.10  (0.26) 1.74  (0.40)
Earnings (Loss) per common share - assuming dilution (dollars)
1.10  (0.26) 1.74  (0.40)
 
References in this discussion to Corporate earnings (loss) mean net income (loss) attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) from the consolidated income statement. Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings (loss), Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Corporate and financing segment earnings (loss), and earnings (loss) per share are ExxonMobil's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.



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REVIEW OF SECOND QUARTER 2021 RESULTS
ExxonMobil’s second quarter 2021 earnings were $4.7 billion, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $1.1 billion a year earlier. The increase in earnings was driven by higher Upstream realizations; higher Chemical and Downstream margins; higher volumes; and lower expenses. These impacts were partly offset by the absence of prior year favorable non-operational inventory adjustments and higher scheduled maintenance activity.

Earnings for the first six months of 2021 were $7.4 billion, or $1.74 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $1.7 billion a year earlier.

Capital and exploration expenditures were $6.9 billion, down $5.5 billion from 2020.

Oil-equivalent production was 3.7 million barrels per day, down 4 percent from the prior year. Excluding entitlement effects, divestments, and government mandates, oil-equivalent production was up 1 percent from the prior year.

The Corporation distributed $7.4 billion in dividends to shareholders.
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Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Upstream results    
United States 663  (1,197) 1,026  (1,901)
Non-U.S. 2,522  (454) 4,713  786 
Total 3,185  (1,651) 5,739  (1,115)

Upstream earnings were $3,185 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared with a loss of $1,651 million in the second quarter of 2020.
Realizations increased earnings by $4,320 million, driven by higher liquids realizations of $4,060 million and higher gas realizations of $260 million.
Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $40 million due to favorable liquids sales mix of $30 million and higher gas sales volumes of $10 million.
All other items increased earnings by $470 million, as lower expenses of $280 million and favorable other earnings impacts of $270 million were partly offset by unfavorable foreign exchange impacts of $80 million.
U.S. Upstream earnings were $663 million, up $1,860 million from the prior year quarter.
Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $2,522 million, up $2,976 million from the prior year quarter.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 2 percent from the second quarter of 2020.
Liquids production totaled 2.2 million barrels per day, down 106,000 barrels per day, as higher demand was more than offset by lower entitlements and increased maintenance activity.
Natural gas production was 8.3 billion cubic feet per day, up 304 million cubic feet per day, reflecting the impacts of higher demand partly offset by increased maintenance activity and divestments.

Upstream earnings were $5,739 million in the first six months of 2021, compared with a loss of $1,115 million in the first six months of 2020.
Realizations increased earnings by $5,610 million, with higher liquids realizations of $5,450 million and higher gas realizations of $160 million.
Volume and mix effects reduced earnings by $320 million, reflecting lower liquid sales volumes of $370 million partly offset by higher gas volumes of $50 million.
All other items increased earnings by $1,560 million, as lower expenses of $990 million and the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts of $410 million and other favorable earnings impacts of $460 million were partly offset by unfavorable foreign exchange effects of $300 million.
U.S. Upstream earnings were $1,026 million, compared with a loss of $1,901 million in the prior year.
Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $4,713 million, up $3,927 million from the prior year.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 4 percent from the first six months of 2020.
Liquids production totaled 2.2 million barrels per day, down 164,000 barrels per day, with higher demand and project growth more than offset by lower entitlements, government mandates, decline and increased maintenance activity.
Natural gas production was 8.7 billion cubic feet per day, up 38 million cubic feet per day, as higher demand was largely offset by increased maintenance activity, the Groningen production limit, and divestments.
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Second Quarter
First Six Months
Upstream additional information (thousands of barrels daily) (thousands of barrels daily)
Volumes reconciliation (Oil-equivalent production) (1)
 
2020 3,638 3,842
Entitlements - Net Interest 4 (1)
Entitlements - Price / Spend / Other (147) (94)
Government Mandates (6) (65)
Divestments (23) (20)
Growth / Other 116 22
2021 3,582 3,684

(1)Natural gas is converted to an oil-equivalent basis at six million cubic feet per one thousand barrels.

Listed below are descriptions of ExxonMobil’s volumes reconciliation factors which are provided to facilitate understanding of the terms.
 
Entitlements - Net Interest are changes to ExxonMobil’s share of production volumes caused by non-operational changes to volume-determining factors. These factors consist of net interest changes specified in Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) which typically occur when cumulative investment returns or production volumes achieve defined thresholds, changes in equity upon achieving pay-out in partner investment carry situations, equity redeterminations as specified in venture agreements, or as a result of the termination or expiry of a concession. Once a net interest change has occurred, it typically will not be reversed by subsequent events, such as lower crude oil prices.
 
Entitlements - Price, Spend and Other are changes to ExxonMobil’s share of production volumes resulting from temporary changes to non-operational volume-determining factors. These factors include changes in oil and gas prices or spending levels from one period to another. According to the terms of contractual arrangements or government royalty regimes, price or spending variability can increase or decrease royalty burdens and/or volumes attributable to ExxonMobil. For example, at higher prices, fewer barrels are required for ExxonMobil to recover its costs. These effects generally vary from period to period with field spending patterns or market prices for oil and natural gas. Such factors can also include other temporary changes in net interest as dictated by specific provisions in production agreements.
 
Government Mandates are changes to ExxonMobil's sustainable production levels due to temporary non-operational production limits imposed by governments, generally upon a sector, type or method of production.
 
Divestments are reductions in ExxonMobil’s production arising from commercial arrangements to fully or partially reduce equity in a field or asset in exchange for financial or other economic consideration.
 
Growth and Other factors comprise all other operational and non-operational factors not covered by the above definitions that may affect volumes attributable to ExxonMobil. Such factors include, but are not limited to, production enhancements from project and work program activities, acquisitions including additions from asset exchanges, downtime, market demand, natural field decline, and any fiscal or commercial terms that do not affect entitlements.

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Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Downstream results    
United States (149) (101) (262) (202)
Non-U.S. (78) 1,077  (355) 567 
Total (227) 976  (617) 365 
Downstream results were a loss of $227 million in the second quarter of 2021, down $1,203 million from the second quarter of 2020.
Margins increased earnings by $430 million, reflecting stronger industry refining conditions.
Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $220 million.
All other items decreased earnings by $1,860 million, reflecting the absence of a prior year favorable inventory adjustment of $1,590 million, unfavorable foreign exchange impacts of $90 million, higher expenses of $60 million, and other unfavorable earnings impacts of $120 million.
U.S. Downstream results were a loss of $149 million, compared with a loss of $101 million in the prior year quarter.
Non-U.S. Downstream results were a loss of $78 million, down $1,155 million from the prior year quarter.
Petroleum product sales of 5.0 million barrels per day were 604,000 barrels per day higher than the prior year quarter.

Downstream results were a loss of $617 million in the first six months of 2021, down $982 million from the first six months of 2020.
Margins decreased earnings by $1,340 million, driven by lower realized fuels margins.
Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $30 million.
All other items increased earnings by $330 million, as lower expenses of $350 million and the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts of $350 million were partly offset by unfavorable foreign exchange and other earnings impacts of $370 million.
U.S. Downstream results were a loss of $262 million, compared with a loss of $202 million in the prior year.
Non-U.S. Downstream results were a loss of $355 million, down $922 million from the prior year.
Petroleum product sales of 5.0 million barrels per day were 99,000 barrels per day higher than the prior year.

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Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Chemical results    
United States 1,282  171  1,997  459 
Non-U.S. 1,038  296  1,738  152 
Total 2,320  467  3,735  611 
 
Chemical earnings were $2,320 million in the second quarter of 2021, up $1,853 million from the second quarter of 2020.
Higher margins increased earnings by $1,680 million.
Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $210 million.
All other items decreased earnings by $40 million, mainly due to the absence of prior year favorable non-operational impacts of $120 million, partly offset by favorable foreign exchange impacts of $70 million and other favorable earnings impacts.
U.S. Chemical earnings were $1,282 million, up $1,111 million from the prior year quarter.
Non-U.S. Chemical earnings were $1,038 million, up $742 million from the prior year quarter.
Second quarter prime product sales of 6.5 million metric tons were 568,000 metric tons higher than the prior year quarter.

Chemical earnings were $3,735 million in the first six months of 2021, up $3,124 million from the first six months of 2020.
Higher margins increased earnings by $2,300 million.
Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $240 million.
All other items increased earnings by $580 million, driven by lower expenses of $220 million, the absence of prior year unfavorable non-operational impacts of $210 million, favorable foreign exchange impacts of $120 million and other favorable earnings impacts of $30 million.
U.S. Chemical earnings were $1,997 million, up $1,538 million from the prior year.
Non-U.S. Chemical earnings were $1,738 million, up $1,586 million from the prior year.
First six months prime product sales of 13.0 million metric tons were 777,000 metric tons higher than the prior year.


 
Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Corporate and financing results (588) (872) (1,437) (1,551)
 
Corporate and financing expenses were $588 million for the second quarter of 2021, down $284 million from the second quarter of 2020, reflecting lower financing costs and net favorable tax impacts.

Corporate and financing expenses were $1,437 million for the first six months of 2021, down $114 million from 2020, reflecting lower financing costs and net favorable tax impacts, partly offset by higher retirement related expenses.
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Net cash provided by/(used in)    
Operating activities 18,914  6,274 
Investing activities (5,071) (11,448)
Financing activities (14,807) 15,062 
Effect of exchange rate changes 65  (401)
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (899) 9,487 
Cash and cash equivalents (at end of period) 3,465  12,576 
Cash flow from operations and asset sales
Net cash provided by operating activities (U.S. GAAP) 9,650  —  18,914  6,274 
Proceeds associated with sales of subsidiaries, property, plant & equipment, and sales and returns of investments
250  43  557  129 
Cash flow from operations and asset sales 9,900  43  19,471  6,403 
Because of the ongoing nature of our asset management and divestment program, we believe it is useful for investors to consider proceeds associated with asset sales together with cash provided by operating activities when evaluating cash available for investment in the business and financing activities, including shareholder distributions.
Cash flow from operations and asset sales in the second quarter of 2021 was $9.9 billion, an increase of $9.9 billion from the comparable 2020 period primarily reflecting higher earnings and more favorable working capital impacts.
Cash provided by operating activities totaled $18.9 billion for the first six months of 2021, $12.6 billion higher than 2020. Net income including noncontrolling interests was $7.6 billion, an increase of $9.5 billion from the prior year period. The adjustments for the noncash provision of $10.0 billion for depreciation and depletion was down $0.8 billion from 2020. Changes in operational working capital were a contribution of $1.6 billion, compared to a reduction of $2.2 billion in the prior year period. All other items net decreased cash flows by $0.2 billion in 2021 versus a reduction of $0.3 billion in 2020. See the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for additional details.
 
Investing activities for the first six months of 2021 used net cash of $5.1 billion, a decrease of $6.4 billion compared to the prior year. Spending for additions to property, plant and equipment of $5.1 billion was $5.2 billion lower than 2020. Proceeds from asset sales of $0.6 billion were $0.4 billion higher than the prior year. Net investments and advances decreased $0.7 billion to $0.5 billion.
Net cash used by financing activities was $14.8 billion in the first six months of 2021, including $7.0 billion of debt repayments. This compares to net cash provided by financing activities of $15.1 billion in the prior year, due to long-term debt issuances in the first six months of 2020.
Total debt at the end of the second quarter of 2021 was $60.6 billion compared to $67.6 billion at year-end 2020. The Corporation's debt to total capital ratio was 26.8 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2021 compared to 29.2 percent at year-end 2020. The Corporation's capital allocation priorities continue to be investing in advantaged projects, strengthening the balance sheet and paying a reliable dividend.
The Corporation has access to significant capacity of long-term and short-term liquidity. Commercial paper continues to provide short-term liquidity, and is reflected in "Notes and loans payable" on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Cash and cash equivalents was $3.5 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2021. The Corporation had undrawn short-term committed lines of credit of $10.7 billion and undrawn long-term committed lines of credit of $0.6 billion as of second quarter 2021.
The Corporation distributed a total of $7.4 billion to shareholders in the first six months of 2021 through dividends.
 
The Corporation, as part of its ongoing asset management program, continues to evaluate its mix of assets for potential upgrade. Because of the ongoing nature of this program, dispositions will continue to be made from time to time which will result in either gains or losses. Additionally, the Corporation continues to evaluate opportunities to enhance its business portfolio through acquisitions of assets or companies, and enters into such transactions from time to time. Key criteria for evaluating acquisitions include potential for future growth and attractive current valuations. Acquisitions may be made with cash, shares of the Corporation’s common stock, or both.
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The termination of certain transportation service agreements in the first quarter reduced commitments previously reported at year-end in Form 10-K under “Take-or-pay and unconditional purchase obligations” by approximately $2.3 billion. The majority of those commitments related to the years 2026 and beyond.
Litigation and other contingencies are discussed in Note 3 to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

TAXES
 
Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Income taxes 1,526  (471) 2,322  41 
Effective income tax rate 30  % 29  % 31  % -33  %
Total other taxes and duties (1)
8,441  5,683  15,724  13,180 
Total 9,967  5,212  18,046  13,221 
 
(1)Includes “Other taxes and duties” plus taxes that are included in “Production and manufacturing expenses” and “Selling, general and administrative expenses.”
 
Total taxes were $10.0 billion for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $4.8 billion from 2020. Income tax expense was $1.5 billion compared to a $0.5 billion income tax credit in the prior year reflecting higher commodity prices. The effective income tax rate of 30 percent compared to 29 percent in the prior year period primarily due to a change in mix of results in jurisdictions with varying tax rates. Total other taxes and duties increased by $2.8 billion to $8.4 billion.

Total taxes were $18.0 billion for the first six months of 2021, an increase of $4.8 billion from 2020. Income tax expense increased by $2.3 billion to $2.3 billion reflecting higher commodity prices. The effective income tax rate of 31 percent compared to -33 percent in the prior year period primarily due to a change in mix of results in jurisdictions with varying tax rates. Total other taxes and duties increased by $2.5 billion to $15.7 billion.

In the United States, the Corporation has various ongoing U.S. federal income tax positions at issue with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax years beginning in 2006. The Corporation filed a refund suit for tax years 2006-2009 in U.S. federal district court (District Court) with respect to the positions at issue for those years. On February 24, 2020, the Corporation received an adverse ruling on this suit. The IRS has asserted penalties associated with several of those positions. The Corporation has not recognized the penalties as an expense because the Corporation does not expect the penalties to be sustained under applicable law. On January 13, 2021, the District Court ruled that no penalties apply to the Corporation's positions in this suit. The Corporation filed a notice of appeal regarding the substantive issues to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 9, 2021. The government filed a notice of appeal regarding the penalty issue to the same court on April 19, 2021. Proceedings in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals are continuing. Unfavorable resolution of all positions at issue with the IRS would not have a material adverse effect on the Corporation’s operations or financial condition.

RESTRUCTURING ACTIVITIES
During 2020, ExxonMobil conducted an extensive global review of staffing levels and subsequently commenced targeted workforce reductions within a number of countries to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The programs, which are expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2021, include both voluntary and involuntary employee separations and reductions in contractors.
In the first half of 2021, the Corporation recorded after-tax charges of $43 million, consisting primarily of employee separation costs, from workforce reduction programs in Singapore and Europe associated with the global review of staffing levels. The cash outflows in the first half of 2021 associated with these activities were $224 million.
The Corporation estimates total charges of less than $100 million in 2021 related to planned workforce reduction programs with cash outflows ranging between $400 million and $500 million. This does not include charges related to employee reductions associated with any portfolio changes or other projects. Before-tax workforce reduction savings, including employees and contractors, are estimated to range between $1 billion and $2 billion per year after program completion when compared to 2019 levels.

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CAPITAL AND EXPLORATION EXPENDITURES
 
Second Quarter
First Six Months
  2021 2020 2021 2020
  (millions of dollars) (millions of dollars)
Upstream (including exploration expenses) 2,817  3,577  5,174  8,703 
Downstream 455  1,053  925  2,287 
Chemical 530  695  836  1,477 
Other
Total 3,803  5,327  6,936  12,470 
 
Capital and exploration expenditures in the second quarter of 2021 were $3.8 billion, down 29 percent from the second quarter of 2020.

Capital and exploration expenditures in the first six months of 2021 were $6.9 billion, down 44 percent from the first six months of 2020. The Corporation expects 2021 capital spending to be toward the lower end of the guidance range of $16 billion to $19 billion. Actual spending could vary depending on the progress of individual projects and property acquisitions. If market conditions continue above the Corporation's planning basis, additional cash will not be used to increase capital investment above this range, but will instead be used to accelerate deleveraging.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements related to outlooks, projections, goals, targets, descriptions of strategic plans and objectives, and other statements of future events or conditions are forward-looking statements. Actual future results, including financial and operating performance; total capital expenditures and mix; cost and expense reductions; emissions intensity and absolute emission reductions; cash flow, dividends, debt levels, and shareholder returns; business and project plans, timing, costs, capacities, and returns; asset management activities; results from settlement of outstanding derivatives; workforce reductions; the outcome of litigation, tax, and other contingencies; and future accounting and financial reporting effects of the foregoing could differ materially due to a number of factors. These include global or regional changes in the supply and demand for oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, and feedstocks and other market conditions that impact prices and differentials; actions of competitors and commercial counterparties; the ability to access short- and long-term debt markets on a timely and affordable basis; the ultimate impacts of COVID-19, including the extent and nature of further outbreaks and the effects of government responses on people and economies; reservoir performance; the outcome of exploration projects; timely completion of development and other construction projects; changes in law, taxes, or regulation including environmental regulations, trade sanctions, and timely granting of governmental permits; government policies and support and market demand for low carbon technologies like carbon capture; war, and other political or security disturbances; opportunities for potential investments or divestments and satisfaction of applicable conditions to closing, including regulatory approvals; the capture of efficiencies within and between business lines and the ability to maintain near-term cost reductions as ongoing efficiencies while maintaining future competitive positioning; unforeseen technical or operating difficulties and unplanned maintenance; the development and competitiveness of alternative energy and emission reduction technologies; the results of research programs and the ability to bring new technologies to commercial scale on a cost-competitive basis; and other factors discussed in this report and under Item 1A. Risk Factors of ExxonMobil’s 2020 Form 10-K. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date.

The term “project” as used in this report can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.


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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
Information about market risks for the six months ended June 30, 2021, does not differ materially from that discussed under Item 7A of the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2020.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures
 
As indicated in the certifications in Exhibit 31 of this report, the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer have evaluated the Corporation’s disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2021. Based on that evaluation, these officers have concluded that the Corporation’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by the Corporation in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is accumulated and communicated to them in a manner that allows for timely decisions regarding required disclosures and are effective in ensuring that such information is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. There were no changes during the Corporation’s last fiscal quarter that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Corporation’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
ExxonMobil has elected to use a $1 million threshold for disclosing environmental proceedings.

Refer to the relevant portions of Note 3 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for further information on legal proceedings.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Issuer Purchase of Equity Securities for Quarter Ended June 30, 2021
Period Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
Average
Price Paid
per Share
Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
Maximum Number
of Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs
April 2021 —  —  —   
May 2021 —  —  —   
June 2021 —  —  —   
Total —    —  (See Note 1)
 
During the second quarter, the Corporation did not purchase any shares of its common stock for the treasury, and did not issue or sell any unregistered equity securities.

Note 1 - In its earnings release dated February 2, 2021, the Corporation stated that it had suspended its first quarter 2021 anti-dilutive share repurchase program due to market uncertainty and intends to resume this program in the future as market conditions improve.

Item 6. Exhibits
 
See Index to Exhibits of this report.

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
Exhibit   Description
     
ExxonMobil Supplemental Savings Plan. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(iii)(c.1) to the Registrant's report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021).
ExxonMobil Supplemental Pension Plan. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(iii)(c.2) to the Registrant's report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021).
ExxonMobil Additional Payments Plan. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(iii)(c.3) to the Registrant's report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021).
  Certification (pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)) by Chief Executive Officer.
  Certification (pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)) by Principal Financial Officer.
  Certification (pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)) by Principal Accounting Officer.
  Section 1350 Certification (pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 906) by Chief Executive Officer.
  Section 1350 Certification (pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 906) by Principal Financial Officer.
  Section 1350 Certification (pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 906) by Principal Accounting Officer.
101   Interactive Data Files (formatted as Inline XBRL).
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
SIGNATURE
 
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
 
Date: August 4, 2021
By: /s/ LEN M. FOX
    Len M. Fox
    Vice President, Controller and
    Principal Accounting Officer
 
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