How to buy Royal Dutch Shell shares | 1370p

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Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA) is a leading oil and gas integrated business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1370.4p after a previous close of 1365p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1360.4p to a high of 1381p. The latest price was 1370p (25 minute delay). Royal Dutch Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 87,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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Royal Dutch Shell share price

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Royal Dutch Shell shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
Open1370.4p
High1381p
Low1360.4p
Close1370p
Previous close1365p
Change 5p
Change % 0.3663%
Volume 3,460,439
Information last updated 2021-04-27.
52-week range877.8744p - 1718.36p
50-day moving average 1449.0167p
200-day moving average 1331.7042p
Dividend yield 0.653p (4.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 122.3p
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Is it a good time to buy Royal Dutch Shell stock?

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Royal Dutch Shell price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1370p

1 week (2021-04-29) 0.37%
1 month (2021-04-09) -1.85%
3 months (2021-02-09) 0.65%
6 months (2020-11-09) 20.83%
1 year (2020-05-07) 3.74%
2 years (2019-05-09) -43.31%
3 years (2018-05-09) -47.98%
5 years (2016-05-09) -19.55%

Is Royal Dutch Shell under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

PEG ratio

Royal Dutch Shell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2213. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Royal Dutch Shell's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Royal Dutch Shell's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Royal Dutch Shell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £21.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Royal Dutch Shell's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM £180.5 billion
Gross profit TTM £39.4 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.99%
Return on equity TTM -12.34%
Profit margin -12.01%
Book value 19.982p
Market capitalisation £103.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Royal Dutch Shell.

Total ESG risk score

Royal Dutch Shell's total ESG risk: 34.84

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Royal Dutch Shell's overall score of 34.84 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Royal Dutch Shell is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Royal Dutch Shell's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Royal Dutch Shell's environmental score: 15.27/100

Royal Dutch Shell's environmental score of 15.27 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Royal Dutch Shell is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Royal Dutch Shell's social score: 8.24/100

Royal Dutch Shell's social score of 8.24 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Royal Dutch Shell is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Royal Dutch Shell's governance score: 8.33/100

Royal Dutch Shell's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Royal Dutch Shell is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Royal Dutch Shell's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Royal Dutch Shell scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Royal Dutch Shell has a damaged public profile.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Royal Dutch Shell plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.84
Total ESG percentile 74.32
Environmental score 15.27
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 8.24
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 8.33
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 4

Royal Dutch Shell share dividends

We're not expecting Royal Dutch Shell to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Royal Dutch Shell's shares have ranged in value from as little as 877.8744p up to 1718.36p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RDSA.LSE volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Royal Dutch Shell's is 1.0277. This would suggest that Royal Dutch Shell's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Royal Dutch Shell's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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