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  • Rank3
  • Previous Rank2
  • CEO
    Ben van Beurden
  • Address
    Carel van Bylandtlaan 30, The Hague 2596
  • Website
  • Industry
    Petroleum Refining

Another year, another drop in the rankings for Royal Dutch Shell, which topped this list just two years ago. A 6.7% sales drop marked the third-straight year of declining revenue, as increased supply and weak demand sent the price of crude oil plummeting. Profits also dipped yet again, but the 9% drop was much easier to swallow than the previous year’s 38% decline. After his first year on the job, CEO Ben van Beurden said he doesn’t want to miss out on growth opportunities because of weak demand, but he also signaled that Shell will reduce spending in 2015. However, that spending slowdown did not stop Shell from swooping in to buy rival oil and gas producer BG Group for $70 billion in early 2015.

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Company Information

Ben van Beurden
Petroleum Refining
HQ Location
The Hague, Netherlands
Years on List21
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards. Company is incorporated in Britain. Executive offices are in the Netherlands.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change

Profits as a % of

Profit as % of Revenues3.4%
Profits as % of Assets4.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.6%