Royal Dutch Shell PLC Company Profile (NYSE:RDS.A)

About Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC logoThe Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company's segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas. The Upstream segment includes the operations of Upstream, which is engaged in the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, and the marketing and transportation of oil and gas, and Oil Sands, which is engaged in the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands and conversion into synthetic crude oil. The Downstream segment is engaged in oil products and chemicals manufacturing, and marketing activities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:RDS.A
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: N/A
  • Annual Dividend: $3.20
  • Dividend Yield: 5.8%
  • Net Margins: 2.91%
  • Return on Equity: 6.04%
  • Return on Assets: 2.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.41%
  • Current Ratio: 1.24%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.92%
  • Beta: 1.01

Frequently Asked Questions for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)

What is Royal Dutch Shell PLC's stock symbol?

Royal Dutch Shell PLC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "RDS.A."

How often does Royal Dutch Shell PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Royal Dutch Shell PLC?

Royal Dutch Shell PLC declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.799 per share on Monday, September 18th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. View Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Dividend History.

How were Royal Dutch Shell PLC's earnings last quarter?

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.08. The company earned $48.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.70 billion. Royal Dutch Shell PLC had a return on equity of 6.04% and a net margin of 2.91%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 26.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.04 earnings per share. View Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Earnings History.

When will Royal Dutch Shell PLC make its next earnings announcement?

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Where is Royal Dutch Shell PLC's stock going? Where will Royal Dutch Shell PLC's stock price be in 2017?

16 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Royal Dutch Shell PLC's stock. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect Royal Dutch Shell PLC's share price to reach $57.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Who are some of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's key competitors?

Who are Royal Dutch Shell PLC's key executives?

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Director
  • Jessica Uhl, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Ronan Cassidy, Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer
  • Harry Brekelmans, Member of the Executive Committee, Projects & Technology Director
  • Donny Ching, Member of the Executive Committee, Legal Director
  • Linda Mari Szymanski, General Counsel Corporate, Company Secretary
  • John Abbott, Member of the Executive Committee, Downstream Director
  • Andrew Brown, Member of the Executive Committee, Upstream Director
  • Maarten Wetselaar, Member of the Executive Committee, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director
  • Charles O. Holliday Jr., Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

How do I buy Royal Dutch Shell PLC stock?

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE RDS.A)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  301 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  286 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  587
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $57.00 (Infinity upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/8/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetHold$54.00LowView Rating Details
6/24/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$65.00LowView Rating Details
6/21/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
5/29/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$47.00 -> $57.00LowView Rating Details
5/26/2017Exane BNP ParibasUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
5/15/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold -> BuyLowView Rating Details
4/20/2017SimmonsLower Price TargetOverweight$61.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$47.00HighView Rating Details
4/13/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
3/20/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
2/21/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeConviction-Buy -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016Howard WeilDowngradeSector Perform$53.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> OverweightN/AView Rating Details
10/14/2016Canaccord GenuityDowngradeHold -> SellN/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Liberum CapitalDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
6/15/2016BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$64.00N/AView Rating Details
5/12/2016Collins StewartReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016NomuraInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
3/10/2016Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/29/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/11/2015Cowen and CompanyLower Price Target$71.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
9/1/2015HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Earnings by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Earnings History by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE RDS.A)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016Q316$0.44$0.70$61.10 billion$61.86 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.14$0.22$46.70 billion$48.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.27$0.58$92.37 million$58.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q3$0.93$0.56$64.60 billion$68.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q2$0.93$1.22$68.27 billion$72.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q1$0.70$1.04$61.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q4$1.34$1.04$79.31 billion$92.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q3$0.87$0.92$110.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2$1.72$1.94$112.80 billion$111.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014$1.62$2.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q412$1.33$0.92$118.05 billion$109.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q212$1.46$117.07 billion$112.67 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.35 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.95 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Next Dividend:9/18/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.20
Dividend Yield:Infinity
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:163.27% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
95.52% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
81.01% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)

Dividend History by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE RDS.A)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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Headline Trends for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Latest Headlines for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
DateHeadline logoENI S.p.A. (E) vs. Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) Financial Survey - August 12 at 2:26 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) to "Hold" - August 7 at 10:14 AM logoThe Nest Egg Portfolio: Is Royal Dutch Shell's Generous Dividend Yield Sustainable? - Seeking Alpha - August 6 at 9:02 PM logoTransocean (RIG) Breaks Even in Q2 Earnings, Revenues Beat - Nasdaq - August 4 at 7:34 AM logo$0.82 EPS Expected for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) This Quarter - August 2 at 4:30 PM logoThe Spill Still Stings for BP plc (ADR) Stock Holders - - August 2 at 3:48 PM logoWhy Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (RDS.A) Stock Is the Best Energy Choice - - August 2 at 3:48 PM logoContrasting Petrobras Argentina (PZE) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) - August 1 at 6:32 PM logoShell shuts Europe's largest refinery following fire - Seeking Alpha - August 1 at 5:29 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell Gearing Up To Stay 'Fit For The Forties' - Seeking Alpha - August 1 at 5:29 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell PLC Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.80 (RDS.A) - July 28 at 11:32 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) Q2 Earnings Jump on Higher Prices - Nasdaq - July 27 at 6:45 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - July 24 at 10:38 AM logoWho Stands To Gain The Most From Oil's Rise In Price? - Seeking Alpha - July 21 at 6:35 AM logoOil & Gas Stock Roundup: Deals from Shell, Halcon & Abraxas - Nasdaq - July 19 at 6:49 AM logoOil Majors Took On Debt As Oil Rallied That Now Has Them Hurting - - July 14 at 1:20 AM logoEnsco (ESV) Wins 3 Drillship Contracts Offshore West Africa - Nasdaq - July 14 at 1:20 AM logoShell to Vend Corrib Project Assets in Ireland for $1.23B - Nasdaq - July 14 at 1:20 AM logo$0.87 EPS Expected for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) This Quarter - July 11 at 10:48 AM logoReuters: Exxon, Shell and Total might expand in Qatar - July 6 at 8:23 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) Given a $54.00 Price Target at Scotiabank - July 3 at 12:30 AM logoHow to Interpret Big Oil's Support for a Carbon Tax - Nasdaq - June 30 at 5:50 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - June 27 at 9:08 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) PT Set at $65.00 by Jefferies Group LLC - June 26 at 12:26 AM logoCrude Oil Rout Pounds Energy Sector, Drags Dow and S&P 500 ... - - June 21 at 3:28 AM logoShell, Qatar Gas sign new five-year LNG deal - June 20 at 1:48 AM logoShell gets EU approval for $3.8B North Sea asset sale - June 16 at 3:29 PM logoTech Selloff Pressures Wall Street, Dow Set to Snap Two-Day Record Streak - - June 15 at 4:43 PM logoWhy Shell Is A Solid Buy - Seeking Alpha - June 15 at 4:43 PM logoStocks Take Plunge After No-Surprise Fed Announcement, FANG Stocks Hit Again - - June 15 at 5:29 AM logoQatar closes helium plants 30% owned by Exxon - Seeking Alpha - June 13 at 7:33 PM logoROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Report on Payments to Governments for the Year 2016 - PR Newswire (press release) - June 13 at 7:33 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc First Quarter 2017 Euro and GBP Equivalent Dividend Payments - PR Newswire (press release) - June 13 at 7:33 PM logoNasdaq Suffers Another Bruising Day as FAANG Stocks Get Pummeled - - June 12 at 7:05 PM logoCentrica (CPYYY) to Divest Canada-Based E&P Assets for $305M ... - Nasdaq - June 12 at 7:05 PM logoShell's Forcados Oil Terminal Restart Lifts Nigeria Export - Nasdaq - June 10 at 8:28 AM logoBP Upstream Projects Bode Well, Oil Spill Expenses a Drag - Nasdaq - Nasdaq - June 8 at 8:41 AM logoBuy This Safe, Market-Beating 6.9% Dividend Yield - Seeking Alpha - June 8 at 8:41 AM logoOil & Gas Stock Roundup: Ensco Snaps Up Atwood, Dakota Access Pipeline in Service - Nasdaq - June 6 at 8:54 PM logoDow 30 Stock Roundup: GE Inks Deals Worth $5.58B in Vietnam ... - Nasdaq - June 2 at 10:31 PM logoCan Power-Generating Kites Disrupt Traditional Technology? - Nasdaq - June 1 at 8:31 AM logoShell buys Chevron’s Trinidad and Tobago subsidiary for $250M - May 31 at 12:53 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 31 at 9:38 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Upgraded by BNP Paribas to Outperform - May 29 at 3:28 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Upgraded by Societe Generale to Buy - May 29 at 12:38 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Upgraded at Exane BNP Paribas - May 27 at 12:44 PM logoHouston energy co., private equity firm ink deal for assets, new pipeline - Houston Business Journal - May 24 at 7:52 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell Is Turning The Corner - Seeking Alpha - May 24 at 9:49 AM logoBP Reinitiates $5.7 Billion Quad 204 Project at Offshore UK - Nasdaq - May 23 at 9:40 AM logoShell shareholders reject proposal for carbon emissions target - Seeking Alpha - May 23 at 9:40 AM



Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) Chart for Thursday, August, 17, 2017

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