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Royal Dutch Shell Plc

The Shell Group (The Group) is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with around 90,000 employees. The Group's businesses include oil and gas exploration and production, LNG, power generation, manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy products. Shell's strategy seeks to reinforce the company's position as a leader in the oil and gas industry in order to provide a competitive shareholder return, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Shares in the parent company, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, are traded on stock exchanges in Europe and the U.S.

Expert Comments:

Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James (4/20/15)
"We reiterate our positive view on Royal Dutch Shell Plc's proposed deal as BG Group's meaningful exposure to Brazil deep water and liquefied natural gas is a natural and unique fit to Shell's strategy and capabilities. . .the company has already committed to keeping its dividend in 2016E unchanged, to cancel the scrip scheme by 2017 and also to a $25B buyback program for the period 2017-2020E, three very reassuring features for shareholders, in our view."

Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James (4/14/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc's acquisition last week of BG Group Plc was notable for many reasons, not the least of which was the all-time record set for the corporate buyout of an exploration and development company. . .the addition of BG's 7 Mt/year is creating a veritable liquefied natural gas behemoth with nearly double Exxon Mobil Corp.'s market share."

Stock Gazer, Seeking Alpha (4/10/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc has come to an agreement to acquire United Kingdom-based BG Group Plc for a massive sum of $70B. . .the acquisition will benefit the company in the form of annualized cost savings worth $2.5B over the next three years. BG's portfolio will be a good fit into Shell's liquefied natural gas business and will enhance the company's overall position in Latin America in the future."

Stephane Foucaud, FirstEnergy Capital (4/9/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc. is buying BG Group. . .this deal will boost investor confidence and demonstrate the value the industry is seeing in the sector. If history repeats itself, other super majors may now follow suit and consider material acquisitions."

Stock Gazer, Seeking Alpha (4/7/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc recently announced the upgrade of its chemical plant in Singapore. The plant that held a capacity of producing 800 Ktpa ethylene is expected to boost production by 20% post upgrade; in other words, the cracker will be able to produce an approximate 960 Ktpa ethylene now that the upgrade is complete."

The Value Portfolio, Seeking Alpha (3/30/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc has managed to increase shareholder returns while increasing investments in sectors like deep water drilling that offer a huge return on average capital invested. . .at its current price of $61 a share, the company represents a good investment with a dividend yield of over 6%."

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Investing Highlights
 
$451.2 billion in revenue 2013
 
19.6 million tons of equity LNG sold in 2013
 
External survey reports 2013 Shell brand value over $29 billion
catalyst Calendar
Q1
2015
January 29th 4Q earnings announced
Q2
2015
April 30th 1Q earnings announced
Q3
2015
July 30th 2Q earnings announced
Q4
2015
October 29th 3Q earnings announced
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