Question: ExxonMobil Corporation explores produces and distributes oil and natural gas

ExxonMobil Corporation explores, produces, and distributes oil and natural gas. The Coca-Cola Company produces and distributes soft drink beverages, including Coke. Walmart Stores, Inc., operates retail stores and supermarkets.
1. Without computing the rates of return on total assets, rank from highest to lowest ExxonMobil, Coca-Cola, and Walmart in terms of their rates of return on total assets.
2. The following data (in millions) were taken from recent financial statements of each company.

Compute the rates of return for each company using the preceding data, and rank the companies’ rates of return from highest to lowest. Round the rates of return to one decimal place.
3. Analyze and explain the rankings in(2).

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