Royal Dutch Shell PLC

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RDS.A : NYSE : Basic Materials
$50.67 up 0.08 | 0.16%
Today's Range: 50.55 - 50.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 4,626,500
10/25/16 - 9:51 AM ET

Financial Analysis

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.85% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)58415.072402.0
EBITDA ($mil)5972.09163.0
EBIT ($mil)-125.04490.0
Net Income ($mil)1175.03986.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)15222.026981.0
Total Assets ($mil)417441.0356328.0
Total Debt ($mil)90329.052941.0
Equity ($mil)190670.0176787.0

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.0818.58
EBITDA Margin10.2212.65
Operating Margin-0.216.2
Sales Turnover0.560.95
Return on Assets-1.153.78
Return on Equity-2.527.62
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.11.28
Interest Expense770.0667.0
Interest Coverage-0.166.73

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)4024.053162.6
Div / share0.940.94
Book value / share47.3855.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4642000.04978168.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.08 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 15.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RDS.A NM Peers 51.38   RDS.A 8.68 Peers 11.23

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

RDS.A's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

RDS.A is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RDS.A 7.13 Peers 48.17   RDS.A NA Peers 1.09

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

RDS.A is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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RDS.A 1.08 Peers 15.68   RDS.A -137.76 Peers -225.99

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

RDS.A is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

RDS.A is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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RDS.A 0.88 Peers 2.65   RDS.A -30.90 Peers -26.39

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

RDS.A is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

RDS.A significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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