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2021/09/16 21:32 UTC

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Share Price & News

How has Royal Dutch Shell's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RDSA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Dutch stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: RDSA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NL Oil and Gas


NL Market

1 Year Return




NL Oil and Gas


NL Market

Return vs Industry: RDSA exceeded the Dutch Oil and Gas industry which returned 39.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RDSA exceeded the Dutch Market which returned 36.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.5%3.7%0.3%
30 Day1.0%4.6%3.7%
90 Day3.8%5.3%6.8%
1 Year53.8%48.0%45.0%38.8%40.3%38.4%
3 Year-28.9%-39.0%4.3%-10.9%50.4%37.0%
5 Year5.8%-20.0%54.0%19.5%95.5%64.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Royal Dutch Shell's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Royal Dutch Shell undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RDSA (€17.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€29.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RDSA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RDSA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.3x) compared to the European Oil and Gas industry average (12.1x).

PE vs Market: RDSA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.3x) compared to the Dutch market (22.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RDSA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (10x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RDSA's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the XE Oil and Gas industry average.

Future Growth

How is Royal Dutch Shell forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RDSA's forecast earnings growth (2.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: RDSA's earnings (2.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Dutch market (12% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RDSA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: RDSA's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RDSA's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RDSA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11%).

Past Performance

How has Royal Dutch Shell performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RDSA has a large one-off loss of $6.3B impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: RDSA became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RDSA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -20.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: RDSA has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: RDSA has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (2.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: RDSA's Return on Equity (3.5%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Royal Dutch Shell's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RDSA's short term assets ($111.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($84.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: RDSA's short term assets ($111.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($142.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RDSA's debt to equity ratio (41.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: RDSA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 41.7% to 41.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RDSA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (52.4%).

Interest Coverage: RDSA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Royal Dutch Shell current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RDSA's dividend (3.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (1.4%).

High Dividend: RDSA's dividend (3.21%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (4.55%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RDSA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RDSA's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (104.5%), RDSA's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RDSA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (39.2% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ben Van Beurden (63 yo)





Mr. Ben Van Beurden serves as Member of Supervisory Board at Daimler AG since March 31, 2021. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc since January 1, 2014. Mr. van Beurden served...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ben's total compensation ($USD7.15M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Dutch market ($USD3.05M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ben's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: RDSA's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: RDSA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: RDSA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Royal Dutch Shell plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Ticker: RDSA
  • Exchange: ENXTAM
  • Founded: 1907
  • Industry: Integrated Oil and Gas
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: €133.014b
  • Shares outstanding: 7.73b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Carel van Bylandtlaan 30
  • The Hague
  • Zuid-Holland
  • 2596 HR
  • Netherlands



Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, Oil Products, Chemicals segments. It explores for and extracts crude...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

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DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/16 21:32
End of Day Share Price2021/09/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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