Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer and good value.

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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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NL Oil and Gas


NL Market

1 Year Return




NL Oil and Gas


NL Market

Return vs Industry: RDSA underperformed the Dutch Oil and Gas industry which returned -28.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RDSA underperformed the Dutch Market which returned -18.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.2%2.8%5.9%
30 Day13.1%8.7%2.5%
90 Day-34.5%-29.9%-20.3%
1 Year-35.1%-39.2%-24.3%-28.5%-14.9%-18.3%
3 Year-15.5%-29.8%0.8%-13.7%2.6%-8.7%
5 Year-16.6%-39.9%6.7%-17.7%14.8%-7.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


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 (€17.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€61.07)

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 (9.6x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (6.9x).

PE vs Market: RDSA is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.6x) compared to the Dutch market (15.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RDSA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RDSA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the XE Oil and Gas industry average (0.5x).

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Future Growth

How is Royal Dutch Shell forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RDSA's forecast earnings growth (12% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: RDSA's earnings (12% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Dutch market (13.7% 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 (-0.06% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RDSA's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.06% 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 (9%).

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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 high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: RDSA's current net profit margins (4.6%) are lower than last year (6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RDSA's earnings have grown significantly by 27.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: RDSA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: RDSA had negative earnings growth (-32.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Oil and Gas industry average (0.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: RDSA's Return on Equity (8.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Royal Dutch Shell's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RDSA's short term assets ($92.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($79.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: RDSA's short term assets ($92.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($134.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RDSA's debt to equity ratio (34.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: RDSA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 22.5% to 34.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RDSA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (64%).

Interest Coverage: RDSA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RDSA's dividend (9.91%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (2.53%).

High Dividend: RDSA's dividend (9.91%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (6.96%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RDSA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (95.6%), 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 covered by earnings (83.1% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Ben Van Beurden (61yo)





Mr. Ben van Beurden has been the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc since January 1, 2014. Mr. van Beurden served as Downstream Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc since January 1, 2013 until S ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ben's total compensation ($USD10.83M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Dutch market ($USD4.74M).

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

Leadership Team

Ben Van Beurden
CEO & Director6.25yrsUS$9.96m0.011% $15.1m
Jessica Uhl
CFO & Executive Director3.08yrsUS$6.01m0.0022% $2.9m
Harry Brekelmans
Projects & Technology Director5.5yrsno datano data
Tjerk Huysinga
Executive Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Donny Ching
Legal Directorno datano data0.0043% $5.8m
Edward Daniels
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Portfolio6.25yrsno datano data
Ronan Cassidy
Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer4.25yrsno datano data
Ann Pickard
Executive Vice President of Arctic - Upstream Americas14.58yrsno datano data
Wai Kiew Loh
Head of global Shell Marine Products Business14.42yrsno datano data
Russell Caplan
Chairman of Australian Unit14.17yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: RDSA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Ben Van Beurden
CEO & Director6.25yrsUS$9.96m0.011% $15.1m
Jessica Uhl
CFO & Executive Director3.08yrsUS$6.01m0.0022% $2.9m
Charles Holliday
Independent Chairman4.92yrsUS$921.00k0.00064% $852.3k
Gerard Kleisterlee
Deputy Chair & Senior Independent Director1.92yrsUS$242.00k0.00020% $266.3k
Linda Stuntz
Independent Non-Executive Director8.83yrsUS$197.00k0.00016% $213.1k
Ann Godbehere
Independent Non-Executive Director1.92yrsUS$178.00k0.000060% $79.9k
How Lim
Executive Chairman of Shell Companies14.58yrsno datano data
Gerrit Zalm
Independent Non-Executive Director7.25yrsUS$177.00k0.000030% $40.0k
Nigel Sheinwald
Independent Non-Executive Director7.75yrsUS$187.00k0.000010% $13.3k
Swee Chen Goh
Chairman of Shell Companies in Singaporeno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: RDSA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: RDSA insiders have bought more shares than they have sold 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: €133.175b
  • Shares outstanding: 7.78b
  • Website: https://www.shell.com

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RDSBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH REP 0.5 'B'ADRARARSMay 2004
RDSALSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass A SharesGBGBPJan 2005
RDSAENXTAM (Euronext Amsterdam)YesClass A SharesNLEURJan 2005
R6CDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A SharesDEEURJan 2005
RDSASWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesClass A SharesCHCHFJan 2005
RYDA.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesClass A SharesUSUSDJan 2005
R6CXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesClass A SharesDEEURJan 2005
RDSAABATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesClass A SharesGBEURJan 2005
RDSALBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesClass A SharesGBGBPJan 2005
R6CDBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesClass A SharesGBEURJan 2005
RDSAWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesClass A SharesATEURJan 2005
RDSASEP (The Stock Exchange Prague Co. Ltd.)YesClass A SharesCZCZKJan 2005
RDSBLSE (London Stock Exchange)Class B SharesGBGBPJul 2005
RDSBENXTAM (Euronext Amsterdam)Class B SharesNLEURJul 2005
R6C3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)Class B SharesDEEURJul 2005
R6C1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)SPONS ADR ADEEURJul 2005
R6C2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)SPON ADR BDEEURJul 2005
RDS ABMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)SPONS ADR AMXMXNJul 2005
RDS BBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)SPON ADR BMXMXNJul 2005
RDS.BNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)SPON ADR BUSUSDJul 2005
RDS.ANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)SPONS ADR AUSUSDJul 2005
RYDB.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)Class B SharesUSUSDJul 2005
R6C3XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)Class B SharesDEEURJul 2005
RDSBLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')Class B SharesGBGBPJul 2005
RDSBABATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')Class B SharesGBEURJul 2005
RDSBSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)Class B SharesCHCHFJul 2005


Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; markets and transports oil and gas; produces gas-to-liquids fuels and other products; and operates upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market. The company also markets and trades natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude oil, electricity, carbon-emission rights; and markets and sells LNG as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and marine vessels. In addition, it trades in and refines crude oil and other feed stocks, such as gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, biofuel, lubricants, bitumen, and sulphur; produces and sells petrochemicals industrial use; and manages oil sands activities. Further, the company produces base chemicals comprising ethylene, propylene, and aromatics, as well as intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomer, propylene oxide, solvents, detergent alcohols, ethylene oxide, and ethylene glycol. Royal Dutch Shell plc was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/10 02:31
End of Day Share Price2020/04/09 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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