The energy giant Shell is bouncing back from its pandemic-induced losses. Shell reported $20.1 billion in earnings in 2021—a sharp increase from the $20.6 billion loss it recorded in 2020. In late 2021, shareholders approved a string of major changes at the 115-year old giant: They simplified Shell's share structure, moved its tax residence from the Netherlands to the U.K., and dropped "Royal Dutch" from the company's name. Shell capped its strong 2021 by announcing an $8.5 billion share-buyback program in the first half of 2022. In the first quarter of 2022, the firm's profits reached $9.1 billion, its biggest quarterly profit ever, as oil prices skyrocketed after Russia's invasion of Ukraine; those gains helped ease the sting of the $4.2 billion in writeoffs it announced related to its decision to withdraw from operating in Russia.
A cashier handles banknotes at a Shell Petroleum Ltd. gas station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
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Company Information

As of 8/3/2022
Country
Britain
Headquarters
London
Industry
Petroleum Refining
CEO
Ben van Beurden
Company Type
Public
Ticker
SHEL
Revenues ($M)
$272,657
Profits ($M)
$20,101
Market Value ($M)
$179,627
Employees
82,000
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards. Changed name from Royal Dutch Shell, Jan. 21, 2022. Excise taxes have been deducted.Market value as of July 19, 2022.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
As of 8/3/2022

($ Millions)
% change
Revenues ($M)
$272,657
48.8%
Profits ($M)
$20,101
-
Assets ($M)
$404,379
-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$171,966
-

Profit Ratios
As of 8/3/2022

Profit as % of Revenues
7.4%
Profits as % of Assets
5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
11.7%

Shell Rank History

Historical Data

YearRevenues ($M)Profits ($M)Assets ($M)Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
2021$183,195-48%$-21,680-236.9%$379,268$155,310
2020$352,106-11.2%$15,842-32.2%$404,336$186,476
2019$396,55627.2%$23,35279.9%$399,194$198,646
2018$311,87029.9%$12,977183.7%$407,097$194,356
2017$240,033-11.8%$4,575135.9%$411,275$186,646
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