Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA) is a leading oil & gas integrated business based in the UK. Royal Dutch Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 83,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||878.0072p - 2171.9646p|
|50-day moving average||1401.6243p|
|200-day moving average||1190.9866p|
|Dividend yield||0.5p (3.47%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||122.3p|
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Valuing Royal Dutch Shell stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Royal Dutch Shell's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Royal Dutch Shell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Royal Dutch Shell shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
However, Royal Dutch Shell's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the oil & gas integrated industry or those of similar companies.
Royal Dutch Shell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1023. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
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.
Royal Dutch Shell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £30.6 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 Royal Dutch Shell's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£220.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||£65.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.02%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9.35%|
|Market capitalisation||£108.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
|Total ESG score||34.84|
|Total ESG percentile||74.32|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||4|
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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Over the last 12 months, Royal Dutch Shell's shares have ranged in value from as little as 878.0072p up to 2171.9646p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.9658. This would suggest that Royal Dutch Shell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Royal Dutch Shell's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
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.
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