Poor Exxon Mobil. I feel so tremendously sorry for them, as they must be hanging their heads in shame. The company just posted a $10.36 billion dollar profit for the second quarter of 2006. Unfortunately, that is a "down" quarter, as two quarters ago they made $10.7 billion, which was the largest ever reported quarterly profit for a publicly traded company in the entire history of the world.
This quarter's measly $10.36 billion only qualifies for the second largest quarterly profit ever recorded.
Oh, for those of you keeping score, that translates into a profit of $1,318 a second throughout the entire quarter. How embarassing.