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:

Stock Gazer, Seeking Alpha (3/18/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc has announced its withdrawal from shale operations in South Africa. . .the company's investment budget and future growth prospects seem intact, as Shell sheds non-core assets. Simultaneously, the move points towards a better return on capital in the future as well. . .I remain bullish on my stance on the company in the long term."

Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co. (3/8/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc is taking actions to preserve financial flexibility, including capex reduction, cost cuts and dividend freeze. . .we expect the company to generate earnings of $13.1B in 2015 and $16.3B in 2016 and operating cash flow of $33.0B and $36.6B, respectively."

Bob Ciura, Seeking Alpha (2/26/15)
"While the collapse in oil prices is severely impacting most oil companies, integrated firms like Royal Dutch Shell Plc are holding up relatively well. Shell's downstream growth and capital discipline will provide plenty of room to continue paying its 5% dividend yield, even at such low oil prices. Shell is an undervalued oil stock with a rock-solid 5% yield, meaning the stock should be enticing to both value and income investors."

Price Point, Seeking Alpha (2/6/15)
"If you want a balanced approach and not an overreaction to the current challenges, Royal Dutch Shell Plc offers an attractive long-term growth opportunity with a high dividend yield to meet your income needs in the meantime. Shell's through-cycle investment strategy gives greater confidence in the long-term dividend growth at a measured and affordable pace."

Trefis (2/2/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Q4/14 earnings per diluted American depository share, adjusted for non-operating, non-recurring items, increased by over 13%, compared to the year ago quarter, as thicker downstream margins, better upstream volume mix and lower exploration expense more than offset the impact of lower oil prices. . .the company expects its 2015 organic capital expenditures to be around 15% lower, compared to last year."

Bram de Haas, Seeking Alpha (2/1/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc expects a 50% increase in energy demand by 2050, with oil and gas being important parts for decades to come even though alternatives will gain share. . .the company already dialed down capital spending in 2014 and cut back on growth targets, which was quite lucky in retrospect. However, it's important as a shareholder to realize the company is making investments with. . .long-term planning assumptions in mind. . .a few years ago I already liked Shell at $63, and I continue to like it today at $61."

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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
January 29th 4Q earnings announced
April 30th 1Q earnings announced
July 30th 2Q earnings announced
October 29th 3Q earnings announced
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