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:

Philip Waller, Proactive Investors (2/4/16)
"Shares in Royal Dutch Shell Plc rose as investors welcomed upbeat earnings news and its decision to maintain its dividend. . .the company said a strong refining performance had helped to offset a hit from low oil prices and vowed to follow up $12.5B of cost cuts last year with more in 2016."

Philip Waller, Proactive Investors (1/27/16)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc shareholders have backed its controversial GBP 35.6 billion merger with gas explorer and producer BG Group. . .Shell said investors had cast just over 83.1% of total votes in favor of the deal. . .investors in BG are set to vote on the deal on Thursday. If they back it, the pair expect the merger to complete on Feb. 15, subject to some conditions being met. . .Shell expects the tie-up to enhance its free cash flow, accelerate its deep-water and liquefied natural gas strategy and create a springboard to reshape itself."

Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co. (11/20/15)
"The successful integration of BG Group next year could be a turning point for Royal Dutch Shell Plc, creating long-term shareholder value via synergy benefits, operational improvements, capital efficiency and cost savings. . .we expect the company to generate operating cash flow of $27.5B this year and $31.4B next, which will fund capex of $27.9B and $26.6B, and dividends of $10.7B and $12.2B."

Trefis (11/2/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc has cut down on its capital spending significantly in 2015; the company has also been able to significantly improve downstream efficiency this year. Higher refining margins and stronger products sales volumes in the downstream segment have partially been able to offset the impact of lower oil prices on Shell's overall performance."

"Royal Dutch Shell Plc is moving into the execution phase on the acquisition of BG Group. Shell will to have to bring the two companies together, optimize the organization, and look for synergies—areas where costs can be cut back. That will be a developing story. The high dividend yield is the biggest reason to own a company of Shell's size. That is what makes them attractive. This company has been able to grow the dividends, in some cases, at very high, double-digit rates over the last decade. I think a lot of folks who require income look to those names." read more >

theScreener (10/14/15)
"Royal Dutch Shell Plc is fundamentally very undervalued compared to its theoretical fair price. . .in terms of valuation, the stock has very good potential. The technical trend is positive in a positive environment and the stock showed a relative overperformance in a positive environment (Energy)."

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Experts Following This Company

Angelos Damaskos, Chief Executive Officer – Sector Investment Managers Ltd
Stephane Foucaud, Managing Director, Institutional Research – FirstEnergy Capital
Fadel Gheit, Managing Dir & Sr. Analyst – Oppenheimer & Co.
Brian Hicks
Frank Holmes, Chairman – U.S. Global Investors
Pavel Molchanov – Raymond James
Keith Schaefer, Editor/Publisher – Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin

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Investing Highlights
$451.2B in revenue 2013
19.6 million tons of equity LNG sold in 2013
External survey reports 2013 Shell brand value over $29B