In any case, the sticker price calculated was $37.13 and entry price was $18.57. The stock is currently trading in the $70s. There is a large gap between those numbers. Even if the growth rate were15% and P/E were 20, the entry price would still only be at $56.40, which is lower than the current share price. There's absolutely no margin of safety for this stock. Stay away! 2 out of 10!
It was recently reported that he owned about 1.5 million shares of Exxon Mobil, which equates to about $113 million! There also hasn't been any recent selling of shares of a significant value. So, things look good from an ownership standpoint. He has a large amount of money vested in the company and doesn't seem to be offloading much at this time.
Just recently, Tillerson was awarded the Corporate Citizenship Award by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. It was awarded for his and Exxon's work on improving education, empowering women, and fighting malaria in developing countries. Seems like an all-around nice guy!
Although there was not much that I could find on Tillerson on the internet, from what I could find, he is a leader who has earned his position at the company, is very loyal, and has vested interest in the company. Pretty good if you ask me! I'll give him an 8 out of 10.
The USCCB socially responsible investment guidelines have a category specifically on protecting the environment. So, if we determine that Exxon Mobil's business has an adverse effect on the environment, we may not want to invest in it. About 81% of each barrel of oil goes into making fuel including gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel, all of which produce carbon dioxide when burned. Is it unethical to produce a product that contributes to global warming? Well, is it unethical to drive a car that burns gasoline? It's sort of in a grey area, but there is some responsibility on all parties, whether it is Exxon Mobil making the fuel or the end user burning the fuel.
Exxon Mobil is an oil company, but it can also be argued that it is an energy company. Unlike its counterparts, such as British Petroleum, it invests relatively little in renewable energy. It was also alleged that it funded global warming skeptics. Exxon Mobil itself was ranked poorly by the Political Economy Research Institute as a pollutant emitter. Overall, Exxon Mobil does not have a very good image in terms of protecting our environment.
In the end, is Exxon Mobil harming our environment? Directly...probably, with its own emissions. Indirectly...absolutely, because its main products are fuels. What is worse is that it has very interest in shifting its own paradigm from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It is both harming the environment, and also not striving to protect it. It gets a 3 out of 10 for Meaning.