Imperial Oil Ltd.Imperial Oil Ltd.

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Imperial Oil Ltd. engages in the provision of integrated oil business. It operates through the following business segments: Upstream, Downstream, Chemical, and Corporate and Other. The Upstream segment includes the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas, synthetic oil, and bitumen. The Downstream segment focuses on refining crude oil into petroleum products. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets hydrocarbon-based chemicals, and chemical products. The Corporate and Other segment covers assets and liabilities that do not specifically relate to business segments. The company was founded on September 8, 1880 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

  • IMO Symbol
  • AMEX Exchange
  • 5,700 Employees
2 rated
  • $18.51, +$1.10 (+6.32%) Previous Close
  • 1,053,626 Previous Volume
  • $7.04 / $28.75 52 week low / high
  • -35.62% Percent off 52 week high
  • 2020-06-05 Updated
  • 3.57% Dividend yield (trailing)
  • 1.19% Dividend yield (forward)
  • 226,555,248 Public float
  • 734,077,000 Outstanding shares
  • 10.97 P/E
  • 13.59 B Market Cap
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Financial data

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19 ← 15 2019-12 2018-12 2017-12 2016-12 2015-12
Total Revenue
26B 26B 21B 18B 20B
Cost Of Revenue
21B 23B 20B 17B 17B
Gross Profit
5B 3.2B 970M 1B 2.3B
Research and Development
85M 86M 110M 120M
Selling General and Admin
620M 600M 740M 760M
Operating Expense
23B 21B 18B 18B
Operating Income
5B 2.5B 280M 150M 1.4B
Other Income Expense Net
-3.5B -97M 170M 1.7B 73M
5B 2.5B 280M 150M 1.4B
Interest Income
83M 60M 54M 30M
Pretax Income
1.5B 2.4B 450M 1.8B 1.5B
Income Tax
-120M 590M 71M 210M 630M
Minority Interest
0 0 0 0 0
Net Income
1.7B 1.8B 380M 1.6B 880M
Net Income Basic
1.7B 1.8B 380M 1.6B 880M
19 ← 15 2019-12 2018-12 2017-12 2016-12 2015-12
Current cash
1.3B 720M 950M 290M 150M
Short term investments
2.1B 1.9B 2.2B 1.5B 1.1B
1.5B 1.3B 1.2B 1.1B 1.2B
Other current assets
Current assets
4.9B 3.9B 4.3B 2.9B 2.6B
Long term investments
Property plant equipment
27B 25B 28B 27B 27B
140M 140M 150M 140M 160M
Intangible assets
Other assets
930M 1.2B 1.2B 930M 1B
Total assets
33B 30B 33B 31B 31B
Accounts payable
2.7B 2.4B 2.6B 2B 1.8B
Current long term debt
25M 22M 20M 20M
Other current liabilities
450M 300M 470M 420M 400M
Total current liabilities
3.5B 2.9B 3.3B 2.9B 3.9B
Long term debt
3.9B 3.6B 4B 3.8B 4.7B
Other liabilities
220M 230M 630M 350M 360M
Minority Interest
0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities
14B 12B 14B 12B 14B
Common stock
740M 780M 830M 850M 850M
Retained earning
19B 18B 20B 19B 17B
Treasury stock
510M 540M 570M 590M 590M
Capital surplus
Shareholder equity
19B 18B 20B 19B 17B
Net tangible assets
19B 18B 19B 19B 17B
19 ← 15 2019-12 2018-12 2017-12 2016-12 2015-12
Net Income
1.7B 1.8B 380M 1.6B 880M
1.2B 1.2B 1.7B 1.2B 1.1B
Changes in receivables
-230M 310M -660M -370M
Changes in inventories
-56M -260M -64M 150M -130M
Cash change
550M -160M 620M 140M -9.4M
Cash flow
3.3B 3B 2.1B 1.5B 1.7B
Capital expenditures
-1.2B -1.2B -770M -810M -2.3B
-110M -98M -15M -750K -25M
Investing activity other
Total investing cash flows
-1.3B -1.2B -600M 1.5B -2.3B
Dividends paid
-480M -440M -400M -370M -350M
Net borrowings
6.8M -21M -21M -2.5B 900M
Other financing cash flows
Cash flow financing
-1.5B -2B -910M -2.8B 550M
Exchange rate effect


Dividends represent one part of the company’s profits from the previous period. The company distributes them between its owner-shareholders. Businesses may pay out dividends, but they are not obliged to. The method that is used to calculate the dividend is described in the company's dividend policy or articles of association. The clearer and more transparent the calculation principle, the more investors love the company. Many factors affect whether dividends are paid out. The main ones are the need for financing by major shareholders and tax optimization. So, if the state in the person of a fund or state-supported organization is one of the shareholders, the payment of regular dividends is practically guaranteed. The same is true, but to a lesser extent, in the case of a serious debt burden that is incurred by one of the business owners.

It makes no sense to discuss the abstract amount of dividends for the period in isolation of the company's financial indicators, business development prospects, payment history, and current share price. It is important to analyze and understand the reasons for dividend payments and to be skeptical about an unusually high dividend yield. This may be a one-off exceptional case. You will find information about dividends, historical dividend yield, and recovery of the stock price after Imperial Oil Ltd. made payouts below.

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Dividend History

The dividend payment history is important to analyze when compiling an investment portfolio from which an investor seeks to receive regular income. If the company can make stable payments, this is an indicator that the company is in a good state of affairs. It may happen that the management and the main business owners refuse to pay dividends and instead opt to distribute profits in order to reduce credit commitments or invest in new projects. But the existence of a stable payout history of increasing dividends is a feather in the company's cap. Some issuers pay dividends 2 times a year or even quarterly, which creates a constant cash flow for shareholders. This additionally bolsters the stock price. The dividend payment statistics and the amount of these payments by Imperial Oil Ltd. are presented in the table and graph below.

Statistics for 5 years: 2015-2020

Frequency of payments, how many times a year 4
Duration of growth, the number of years 4
Stability of the payments 1.0
Stability of dividend growth 0.8
Dividend growth, simple 57.41 %
Dividend growth, CAGR 9.50 %
Average dividend $0.16
Average dividends per year $0.67
Average dividend yield 0.53 %
Average dividend yield per year 2.19 %
Minimum $0.13 (2015-01-01)
Maximum $0.22 (2019-07-01)
Dividend History, Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO)
Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record date Pay Date Frequency Payout Amount Yield
2019-11-01 2019-12-02 2019-12-03 2020-01-01 quarterly $0.22 0.83%
2019-08-02 2019-09-03 2019-09-04 2019-10-01 Quarterly $0.22 0.86%
2019-04-26 2019-05-31 2019-06-03 2019-07-01 Quarterly $0.22 0.8%
2019-02-01 2019-03-01 2019-03-04 2019-04-01 Quarterly $0.19 0.69%
2018-11-02 2018-11-30 2018-12-03 2019-01-01 Quarterly $0.19 0.75%
2018-07-27 2018-08-31 2018-09-04 2018-10-01 Quarterly $0.19 0.57%
2018-04-27 2018-05-31 2018-06-01 2018-07-01 Quarterly $0.19 -
2018-02-02 2018-03-01 2018-03-02 2018-04-01 Quarterly $0.16 -
2017-10-27 2017-11-30 2017-12-01 2018-01-01 Quarterly $0.16 -
2017-07-28 2017-08-30 2017-09-01 2017-10-01 Quarterly $0.16 -
2017-04-28 2017-05-31 2017-06-02 2017-07-01 Quarterly $0.16 0.55%
2017-01-31 2017-03-01 2017-03-03 2017-04-01 Quarterly $0.15 0.49%
2016-10-28 2016-11-30 2016-12-02 2017-01-01 Quarterly $0.15 -
2016-07-29 2016-08-31 2016-09-02 2016-10-01 Quarterly $0.15 0.48%
2016-04-29 2016-06-01 2016-06-03 2016-07-01 Quarterly $0.15 0.47%
2016-02-02 2016-03-02 2016-03-04 2016-04-01 Quarterly $0.14 0.43%
2015-10-30 2015-12-01 2015-12-03 2016-01-01 Quarterly $0.14 0.43%
2015-07-31 2015-09-02 2015-09-04 2015-10-01 Quarterly $0.14 0.45%
2015-04-30 2015-06-02 2015-06-04 2015-07-01 Quarterly $0.13 0.34%
2015-02-02 2015-03-03 2015-03-05 2015-04-01 Quarterly $0.13 0.32%
2014-10-31 2014-12-01 2014-12-03 2015-01-01 Quarterly $0.13 0.3%
2014-07-31 2014-09-02 2014-09-04 2014-10-01 Quarterly $0.13 0.28%
2014-04-24 2014-06-02 2014-06-04 2014-07-01 Quarterly $0.13 0.24%
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Stock Price Recovery History

To receive dividends, you must be a company shareholder as of a certain date as determined by the company's Board of Directors. This date is the closing of the shareholder register book or the “dividend cut-off”. On the day following the cut-off, the stock price falls by about the amount of the declared dividend. This is the "dividend gap". Investors are always interested in the following question: how quickly will the company's shares recover from this drop? The more frequently the company pays dividends, the faster the stock price recovers. Many factors influence how quickly the dividend gap is bridged: the news that is released by the company, its expected reporting figures, the purchase/sale of shares by the company's management and large owners, industry events, etc. Historical data about how quickly the Imperial Oil Ltd. share price has recovered in the past are presented in the table below:

Stock Price Recovery History, Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO)
Ex-Dividend Date Payout Amount Stock Price Days Taken For Stock Price to Recover
2019-12-02 $0.22 - -
2019-09-03 $0.22 $24.38 1
2019-05-31 $0.22 $26.73 3
2019-03-01 $0.19 $26.70 3
2018-11-30 $0.19 $29.84 144
2018-08-31 $0.19 $31.21 21
2018-05-31 $0.19 $32.67 1
2018-03-01 $0.16 $26.74 4
2017-11-30 $0.16 $30.93 1
2017-08-30 $0.16 $29.23 1
2017-05-31 $0.16 $28.27 1
2017-03-01 $0.15 $30.91 6
2016-11-30 $0.15 $34.32 6
2016-08-31 $0.15 $30.46 1
2016-06-01 $0.15 $31.82 2
2016-03-02 $0.14 $32.35 1
2015-12-01 $0.14 $32.64 22
2015-09-02 $0.14 $33.59 34
2015-06-02 $0.13 $39.80 8
2015-03-03 $0.13 $38.87 20
2014-12-01 $0.13 $44.55 1
2014-09-02 $0.13 $51.91 1
2014-06-02 $0.13 $49.25 1
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

When selecting shares for purchase, investors are interested in how do company managers and major shareholders view the payment of dividends. Were dividends paid in previous years, and, if so, then to what extent? What was the dividend yield, i.e., the ratio of the amount of the dividend and stock price at the time of payment? Is there a tendency to increase the amount of the dividend both in absolute terms and as a % from year to year? For the investor, this is a guarantee of the company's reliability and a demonstration of its stability. If the company has paid dividends over the course of many years, the amounts of payments will increase. This establishes trust with shareholders, and it has a positive effect on the overall image of the company. The table below shows the payment history and dividend yield for Imperial Oil Ltd.:

Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth, Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO)
Year Last Stock Price Avg stock price Dividend Sum Dividend Yield (at avg price) Dividend Yield (at last price)
2019 $26.41 $26.76 $0.85 3.18% 3.22%
2018 $25.32 $30.65 $0.73 2.38% 2.88%
2017 $31.19 $30.59 $0.63 2.06% 2.02%
2016 $34.76 $31.87 $0.59 1.85% 1.70%
2015 $32.52 $36.75 $0.54 1.47% 1.66%
2014 $43.03 $48.53 $0.39 0.80% 0.91%


A SWOT analysis is a technique that allows you to conduct a comprehensive express overview of a company. Look at the strengths and weaknesses of the business, and evaluate external opportunities and threats. The result of the analysis is clear, and it will help you to make the right decision. Registered users can compile a SWOT analysis for any issuer. But it should be understood that how facts are distributed on graphs can be subjective. For example, a decision to make large capital expenditures may be a weakness for the company today, but they may offer growth opportunities and competitive advantages in the future. Or if the state participates as a shareholder, then this is a guarantee of stability and reliability. However, this factor may limit the development of the company and expose it to geopolitical risks.

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