High oil prices and buoyant demand pushed ExxonMobil's profits up 53% in the final quarter of 2010, the firm said Jan. 31.
Earnings hit $9.25 billion in the last three months of the year, $3.4 billion more than the year-earlier period.
Production and revenues for the quarter were higher, along with investments and dividends.
For the full year, earnings rose 57% from 2009 to $30.46 billion.
"ExxonMobil continues to deliver strong financial and operating results," said chief executive officer Rex Tillerson.
The profit jump came on a 19% increase in production of oil and natural gas in the fourth quarter, especially from the company's stake in Qatar's huge natural gas fields.
Per-share earnings in the fourth quarter were $1.85, up 46% from $1.27 a year earlier.
For the full year earnings per share was $6.22, 56% over the previous year's $3.98.
In pre-market trading Monday morning ExxonMobil's shares were up 1% to $79.80 from Friday's close.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011