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Royal Dutch Shell Plc LSE:RDSA London Ordinary Share GB00B03MLX29 'A' ORD EUR0.07
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Oil & Gas Producers 260,049.02 19,217.31 148.54 7.8 48,222
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Royal Dutch Shell Daily Update: Royal Dutch Shell Plc is listed in the Oil & Gas Producers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker RDSA. The last closing price for Royal Dutch Shell was 1,198.60p.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,106.80p and a 12 week average price of 1,106.80p.
The 1 year high share price is 2,417p while the 1 year low share price is currently 946.10p.
There are currently 4,101,239,499 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 13,646,100 shares. The market capitalisation of Royal Dutch Shell Plc is £48,222,374,029.24.
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mw16: You would near think that the oil price was rising fast and that people will be back to work in weeks the way the share price has been over the last few days.
waldron: Ian Lyall 11:23 Tue 10 Mar 2020 Follow Ian on: viewRoyal Dutch Shell Shell has financial wherewithal to defend dividend, says UBS “Respecting and sustaining the dividend in cash and not reverting to scrip is an important input into the quality of the payout, in our view,” UBS added Royal Dutch Shell - UBS reckons Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LON:RDSA) will be able to defend the dividend through the current period of “cyclical weakness” having spoken the oil giant's investor team in the wake of Monday’s plunge in the oil price. In a pre-arranged meeting, Shell’s team said there was around US$4bn flexibility in the company’s sustaining capital expenditure (capex), which means it is cash neutral into the “US$40s” a barrel oil price range. That’s still well above the current Brent spot price of just over U$$37 a barrel. However, the Swiss bank reckons “modest disposal activity and some balance sheet capacity” will help defend the Shell dividend. “Respecting and sustaining the dividend in cash and not reverting to scrip is an important input into the quality of the payout, in our view,” UBS added. Shell and its UK rival BP (LON:BP.) saw their share prices shattered on Monday after the Saudi Arabia-led OPEC cartel started flooding the market with cheap oil. It followed a stand-off with Russia, which refused to cut production in order to get the price up. At one point the price of a barrel of crude oil was down 30% in a bloody session. In late morning trade, the Shell share price had rebounded just over 11%. BP, the most leveraged of the super-majors, was up 8%. Proactive
sarkasm: Investors Retreat From Oil Firms in Sign of Rising Skepticism share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook share via e-mail 0 02/24/2020 | 03:49pm GMT By Sarah McFarlane Major oil companies are working hard to articulate a vision for their future, but the energy sector's poor performance shows that many investors aren't buying it. Companies including Royal Dutch Shell PLC, BP PLC and Total SA have launched plans to turn themselves into lower-carbon businesses. But with low oil prices pressuring the industry's economics and many investors saying it is too early to know whether the intended transformations will generate significant returns, there is growing skepticism on Wall Street over the sector's future. "Just saying that you're going to start a transition doesn't mean you're going to be successful at it," said Fabiana Fedeli, global head of fundamental equities at Netherlands-based Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Major oil companies have limited room to maneuver after last year's lower oil and gas prices hit earnings -- and there is no relief in sight with oil prices down 16% since the start of the year after the coronavirus curbed demand. Energy companies are also under pressure from an expectation that U.S. shale's ability to quickly adjust supply will cap prices over the longer term. The uncertainty has made investors skeptical about whether companies can boost profits and transform through new investments while paying out hefty dividends. Energy has been the worst-performing sector of the S&P 500 for the past decade. "Valuations are telling us that investors are losing confidence in the oil and gas sector," said Nick Stansbury, head of commodity research at the U.K.'s largest asset manager Legal & General Investment Management. In December, the initial public offering of Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Aramco, mostly attracted domestic and regional investors. Many institutional investors outside the country passed on the world's largest listing, finding it too expensive, people involved in the IPO said. In another blow to the sector, some investors say some companies' transformation plans don't go far enough. On Shell's latest earnings call last month, Chief Executive Ben Van Beurden made almost as many references to the energy transition and the company's small low-carbon businesses as he did to oil and gas. But Sarasin & Partners LLP, a U.K. asset manager, sold around 20% of its stake in Shell last summer, expressing displeasure with the company's plan to increase fossil-fuel output over the next decade, in an open letter to Shell's chairman. "We were extremely disappointed that, despite your public commitment to act on climate change, [Shell] aims to deliver rising fossil fuel production to at least 2030. We do not view this as aligned with the Paris agreement," the letter said. The company has invested $2.3 billion in what is known as new energies, including wind and solar power, since 2016. Over the same period, it spent about $35 billion on its traditional business of exploring for, and producing, oil and gas. Shell's share price has fallen by about 25% in the past year. Another sign that oil stocks are falling out of favor: The dividend yields of companies including Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Norway's Equinor ASA have been rising. The higher yields are partly the result of falling stock prices. Some companies, including BP and Equinor, have raised their dividends in recent weeks. While shareholders benefit from high dividends, the companies' ability to maintain or raise dividends is at risk if oil and gas prices remain low and keep earnings under pressure. Most energy companies pride themselves on preserving their dividends. Exxon has increased its dividend annually for the past 37 years. Shell hasn't cut its dividend since World War II. "Lowering the dividend is not a good lever to pull if you want to be a world-class investment case so [we're] not going to do that," said Shell's Mr. Van Beurden. Last year, the weighting of oil-and-gas companies in factor-based indexes -- which enable investors to add exposure to particular attributes of a stock, such as growth and value -- fell in every category, including yield, value and profitability, according to data from global index provider FTSE Russell. Shrinking company valuations also meant the proportion of energy stocks in the S&P 500 fell to 4% in January, its lowest in at least three decades, having peaked at over 14% in 2009. Investors have also stopped rewarding the energy sector for amassing reserves of crude, in a sign that climate concerns are altering the way markets value oil companies. A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that investors view undeveloped crude reserves as a reason to discount a company because of the risk that climate policies will curb future oil demand and leave some resources permanently underground and worthless. "I definitely think there will be some resources left in the ground from a carbon-footprint perspective," said Eldar Sætre, CEO of Norway's energy giant Equinor, speaking to The Wall Street Journal at a recent event in London. Write to Sarah McFarlane at
ariane: Https:// Beyond Royal Dutch Shell share price history: what’s the outlook for 2020? In spite of the very rough 2019, in late December most analysts still considered Royal Dutch Shell a good buy for 2020. The coronavirus has now been declared a global health emergency by the WHO, and it will take some time to bring the outbreak under control. However, the current energy price slump is driven more by panic than by objective facts. The oil ministry of Saudi Arabia, in particular, insists that the virus won't have a serious or lasting effect on the global oil demand. Once the coronavirus is contained, the energy market is likely to rebound sharply, just like it did in 2003 after the SARS epidemic. Add to this the recently signed Phase 1 trade deal between China and the US, and you get favourable conditions for the RDSB price to grow in 2020. From our Royal Dutch Shell stock analysis, we have to conclude that the price could go both ways in 2020. For long-term investors, the stock remains attractive anyway due to Shell's commitment to paying dividends. As a short-term investment, RDSB has now become very risky. As for the mid-term, it could still be a great buying opportunity – as long as you believe in the authorities' ability to contain the coronavirus.
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waldron: Royal Dutch Shell: No Need To Worry Over Proven Reserve Life And Dividend Remains Safe Despite Soft Fourth Quarter Results Feb. 5, 2020 8:57 AM ET | About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A), RDS.B Daniel Thurecht Daniel Thurecht Long-term horizon, contrarian, oil & gas, industrials (2,246 followers) Summary Unfortunately for shareholders in Royal Dutch Shell, results for the fourth quarter of 2019 were quite soft and thus saw their share price sink near 5% at one point. Although their shrinking reserve life is not an ideal situation, there are two main reasons why this is not as concerning as it may initially appear. Management is taking sensible actions with their capital allocation through keep capital expenditure low and slowing their share buybacks. These steps should help ensure their cherished dividend payments continue well into the future, although their prospects for future dividend growth is minimal at the moment. Introduction Recently the European oil and gas giant, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B), reported results for the fourth quarter of 2019. Unfortunately for shareholders these results saw net income fall 83% year on year and thus were not received particularly well by the market, sending the share price down nearly 5% at one point. This article provides my commentary on several key topics and the outlook for shareholder returns. Reserve Life One concerning aspect that has been mentioned was their sixth consecutive decline in their proven oil and gas reserve life, which now stands at only approximately eight years. Whilst this is certainly not an ideal situation, there are a couple of reasons why it is not as alarming as stating that their “…status quo on reserves would put it out of business in eight years” indicates. The first reason being that this assumes a zero reserve replacement ratio, which history indicates is very unlikely to eventuate. During the last three years their reserve replacement ratio has on average been 48% or 90% if the impacts of acquisitions and divestitures are excluded. If an investor assumes the lower reserve replacement ratio of 48% will continue going forward, this indicates that their reserves would actually last approximately twice as long. Naturally the thought of their reserves actually lasting sixteen years does not sound nearly as alarming and thus indicates they have considerably more time to address this issue. Whilst their future reserve replacement ratio may differ, considering this occurred during a period of industry wide reduced exploration expenditure and was heavily impacted by divestitures, it seems realistic to assume that this could continue at least in the medium-term. Personally I believe their reserve replacement ratio that excludes the impacts of acquisitions and divestitures is a more suitable way to view their performance as inorganic decisions such as these can work in either direction, which leads into the second reason. Providing they maintain a strong financial position and thus access to capital markets they should be able to acquire reserves in the future as necessary or alternatively further diversify their earnings into other areas, such as renewable energy. Cash Flows, Capital Expenditure Guidance & Dividend Coverage Although the headline figures indicating that their operating cash flow decreased from $22.021b in the fourth quarter of 2018 to only $10.267b for the equivalent time period of 2019 sounds dramatic on the surface, the underlying situation was not nearly as severe. If the impacts of working capital changes are removed from both results, their operating cash flow only decreased slightly from $12.9b to $12.3b. Considering the pressure they are currently facing from not only weak oil and gas prices but also downstream margins, it was reassuring to see capital expenditure guidance towards the lower end of their $24b to $29b range. This is a positive indicator for their capital allocation as it should strike an appropriate balance between ensuring their financial position remains healthy without underinvesting in their future. Their dividend coverage for the fourth quarter of 2019 was not particularly strong with their operating cash flow of $10.267b only leaving $2.307b for dividends after paying for capital expenditure, investments in joint ventures and associates, net interest expense and dividends to non-controlling interests. This only provided dividend coverage of 61.93% as their dividend payments of $3.725b left a shortfall of $1.418b, however, due to divestitures totaling $2.081b this shortfall was not funded through debt. Whilst this quarter was not stellar, I still maintain that their dividend remains safe as was further discussed in one of my previous articles. Nevertheless their share buybacks totaling $2.848b where clearly partly funded through debt, which as subsequently discussed are being reduced in the short-term. Future Buyback Outlook The next tranche of their share buybacks to is be completed by the 27th April 2020 and will not exceed $1b, which is significantly less than the $2.848b that were repurchased during the fourth quarter of 2019. When considering the current macroeconomic backdrop it should come as little surprise that they are slowing the pace of their share buybacks. This indicates that management is making sensible capital allocation decisions that should help ensure their financial position remains secure and thus their cherished dividend payments continue flowing even if times get tougher. Future Dividend Outlook Given the current gloomy situation for their underlying commodities as well as their desire to further deleverage and complete their share buyback program, it seems safe to assume that their dividend will be remaining static for a while longer. Considering their dividend yield sits at virtually 7% as of the time of writing, this is not necessarily problematic as going forward shareholders can theoretically still earn a modest return in this low interest rate world even if their share price only trends sideways. Conclusion The softness of their earnings should have been mostly expected given the underlying industry conditions that they unfortunately have zero control over. Thankfully it appears that their management is making sensible capital allocation decisions to ensure their core business and cherished dividend payments continue well into the future. Although as a shareholder I would naturally prefer to see stronger results, volatility is par for the course in this industry and thus nothing contained within these results causes me to alter my bullish rating. Notes: Unless specified otherwise, all figures in this article were taken from Royal Dutch Shell’s Fourth Quarter 2019 report, all calculated figures were performed by the author.
grupo guitarlumber: Shell share price: Analysts say group could ramp up acquisitions Anglo-Dutch oil major looks to become world’s biggest power company Tsveta Zikolova by Tsveta Zikolova Friday, 29 Mar 2019, 14:12 GMT Shell share price: Analysts say group could ramp up acquisitions Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) could increase acquisitions of electricity producers as it looks to become the world’s biggest power company by the 2030s, Bloomberg has reported, quoting analysts. The news comes after the Anglo-Dutch oil major rebranded UK household energy and broadband provider First Utility this week. Shell’s share price has climbed higher in London in today’s session, having gained 0.98 percent to 2,414.00p as of 13:37 GMT. The stock is outperforming the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index currently standing 0.54 percent higher at 7,273.10 points. The group’s shares have added just under eight percent of their value over the past year, as compared with about a three-percent rise in the Footsie. Shell could ramp up M&S Bloomberg reported today that analysts at Sanford C Bernstein had said that Shell could ramp up acquisitions of electricity producers to achieve its target of becoming the world’s biggest power company by the 2030s. The broker’s analysis shows that to become the biggest low-carbon electricity provider, the company must produce 214 terawatt-hours of clean power every year by 2035. Bernstein says that Shell could achieve that through organic growth, ultimately managing 61 gigawatts of power capacity. The newswire, however, noted that the company will probably want to move even faster and expand acquisitions of electricity producers, a strategy which has already divided investors. “Shell want electricity to be the fourth pillar of their business, alongside oil, gas and chemicals,” analysts including Oswald Clint commented in a report, as quoted by Bloomberg. “In much the same way they dominate the value chain in oil and gas, they want to do the same in electricity.” Analyst ratings update According to MarketBeat, the blue-chip group currently boasts a consensus ‘buy’ rating and an average price target of 2,992.69p. Shell is scheduled to update investors on its first-quarter performance on May 2. As of 14:14 GMT, Friday, 29 March, Royal Dutch Shell Plc 'A' share price is 2,414.00p.
sarkasm: Shell share price drops as Morgan Stanley trims rating on oil major Analysts flag capex concerns Tsveta Zikolova by Tsveta Zikolova Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019, 13:54 GMT Shell share price drops as Morgan Stanley trims rating on oil major Shares in Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have fallen into the red in London in today’s session as analysts at Morgan Stanley lowered their rating on the blue-chip oil major. Proactive Investors quoted the analysts as arguing that the Anglo-Dutch group’s planned share buybacks, dividends and debt reduction would not leave much room for capital expenditure to increase. As of 13:07 GMT, Shell’s share price had given up 1.64 percent to 2,333.00p, underperforming the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index currently standing 0.43 percent lower at 6,940.31 points. The group’s shares have lost more than seven percent to their value over the past year, as compared with a near 10-percent drop in the Footsie. Morgan Stanley trims stance on Shell Morgan Stanley cut its rating on Shell from ‘equal weight’ to ‘underweight’ today. Proactive Investors quoted the analysts as saying that the oil major’s planned share buybacks, dividends and debt reduction would require $66 billion in cash to the end of 2020 and do not leave much room for the group’s capex to increase. The broker further said that the FTSE 100 group’s capex-to-dividend ratio was already unusually low, being by far the lowest in the sector and at a 20-year low in the company’s history, adding that the risk that Shell was either over-distributing or under-investing was higher than for its peers. Other analysts on Anglo-Dutch group JPMorgan Chase & Co, which is ‘overweight217; on Shell, lowered its valuation on the shares from 2,800p to 2,700p on Friday. According to MarketBeat, the blue-chip group currently has a consensus ‘buy’ rating and an average price target of 2,919.67p. Shell is scheduled to update investors on its fourth-quarter results on January 31. As of 13:56 GMT, Tuesday, 22 January, Royal Dutch Shell Plc 'A' share price is 2,316.00p.
ariane: 4 Reasons Why Investors Like Buybacks By Trevir Nath | Updated October 3, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT Share Ultimately, highly successful companies reach a position where they are generating more cash than they can reasonably reinvest in the business. The financial crisis has caused investors to pressure companies to distribute the accumulated wealth back to shareholders. Typically, companies can return wealth to shareholders through stock price appreciations, dividends, or stock buybacks. In the past, dividends were the most common form of wealth distribution. However, as Corporate America becomes more progressive and flexible, a fundamental shift has occurred in the way companies deploy capital. Instead of traditional dividend payments, buybacks have been viewed as a flexible practice of returning excess cash flow. Buybacks can be seen as an efficient way to put money back into its shareholders pockets, as recently demonstrated by Apple’s (APPL ) capital return programs. The Basics of Buybacks In recent history, leading companies have adopted a regular buyback strategy to return all excess cash to shareholders. By definition, stock repurchasing allows companies to reinvest in themselves by reducing the number of outstanding shares on the market. Typically, buybacks are carried out on the open market, similarly to how investors purchase stocks. While there has been a clear shift in wealth distribution of dividends to stock repurchasing, this doesn’t mean a company cannot pursue both. Apple investors have grown to prefer buybacks since they have the choice of whether or not to partake in the repurchase program. By not participating in a share buyback, investors can defer taxes and turn their shares into future gains. From a financial perspective, buybacks benefit investors by improving shareholder value, increasing share prices, and creating tax beneficial opportunities. Improved Shareholder Value There are many ways profitable companies can measure the success of its stocks. However the most common measurement is earnings per share (EPS). Earnings per share are typically viewed as the single most important variable in determining share prices. It is the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. When companies pursue share buyback, they will essentially reduce the assets on their balance sheets and increase their return on assets. Likewise, by reducing the number of outstanding shares and maintaining the same level of profitability, EPS will increase. For shareholders who do not sell their shares, they now have a higher percent of ownership of the company’s shares and a higher price per share. Those who do choose to sell have done so at a price they were willing to sell at. Boost in Share Prices When the economy is faltering, share prices can plummet as a result of weaker than expected earnings amongst other factors. In this event, a company will pursue a buyback program since it believes that company shares are undervalued. Companies will choose to repurchase shares and then resell them in the open market once the price increase to accurately reflect the value of the company. When earnings per share increases, the market will perceive this positively and share prices will increase after buybacks are announced. This often comes down to simple supply and demand. When there is a less available supply of shares, then an upward demand will boost share prices. Tax Benefits When excess cash is used to repurchase company stock, instead of increasing dividend payments, shareholders have the opportunity to defer capital gains if share prices increase. Traditionally, buybacks are taxed at a capital gains tax rate, whereas dividends are subject to ordinary income tax. If the stock has been held for more than one year, the gains would be subject to a lower capital gains rate. Excess Cash When companies pursue buyback programs, this demonstrates to investors that the company has additional cash on hand. If a company has excess cash, then at worst the investors do not need to worry about cash flow problems. More importantly, it signals to investors that the company feels cash is better used to reimburse shareholders than reinvest alternative assets. In essence, this supports the price of the stock and provides long-term security for investors. The Downside While investors tend to adore buybacks, there are several disadvantages investors should be aware of. Buybacks can be a signal of the marketing topping out; many companies will repurchase stocks to artificially boost share prices. Typically, executive compensations are tied to earnings metrics, and if earnings cannot be increased, buybacks can superficially boost earnings. Also, when buybacks are announced, any share price increase will typically benefit short-term investors rather than investors seeking long-term value. This creates a false signal to the market that earnings are improving due to organic growth and ultimately ends up hurting value. The Bottom Line Generally speaking, redistributing wealth has been viewed positively by investors. This can come in the form of dividends, retained earnings, and the popular buyback strategy. In terms of finance, buybacks can boost shareholder value and share prices while also creating a tax advantageous opportunity for investors. While buybacks are important to financial stability, a company’s fundamentals and historical track record are more important to long-term value creation. 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