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.

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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."

Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co. (2/1/15)
"Compared with Q4/13, the impact on Royal Dutch Shell Plc's upstream earnings from low prices was partly offset by the impact of high-margin liquid production volumes from the start-up of new deep-water projects and improved operational performance. . .downstream, realized refining margins improved in most regions. . .in response to the sharp drop in oil prices, the company is now taking actions to preserve financial flexibility, including freezing dividends. . .it has the highest dividend yield and pays the highest absolute dividend among peers."

Trefis (1/28/15)
"We expect Royal Dutch Shell Plc's downstream margins to receive a significant boost from thicker refining margins during Q4/14, primarily driven by an improved global refining environment and reduced exposure to less profitable downstream assets as a result of the divestment program. The company has been actively pursuing the divestment of its not-so-profitable downstream assets over the past few years, and it plans to continue doing so in the near future in order to increase the profitability of its overall portfolio."

Jefferson Research (1/23/15)
"The balance sheet shows the ability of Royal Dutch Shell Plc to pay its bills and fund future growth. . .the cash position in Q3/14 increased from $15,419M to $19,027M. With more cash on hand, the company will be better able to meet financial obligations."

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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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