BP and Shell vs. Exxon and Chevron: The Mystery of Big Oil’s P/E Gap

Last 12 months, international oil corporations boomed.




each based mostly in London, noticed share costs rise some 40% in 2022 and commerce at 5 occasions ahead earnings. U.S.-based

Exxon Mobil

soared practically 80% and trades at virtually 10 occasions earnings, whereas


rose 50% and trades at 11 occasions.

Why that hole? Many blame windfall-profit taxes. All of the oil giants feasted on rising oil costs after Russia invaded Ukraine. While costs have fallen, they’re nonetheless at ranges that produce sizable earnings. However, European governments are clawing again a few of these features by taxing oil producers to subsidize excessive power prices for shoppers.