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The British-Dutch oil and gas company is one of the six oil and gas “supermajors” and the seventh largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues, as well as the largest that are based in Europe. Shell works in exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power general, trading, and renewable energy such as biofuels and wind. The company operates in over 70 countries and produces about 3.7 million barrels of oil a day. The Shell Oil Company is Royal Dutch Shell’s U.S. subsidiary and its largest businesses. Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market cap of 193 billion pounds – more than any other listed corporation on the exchange and one of the highest of any company in the world.

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Company Information

Ben van Beurden
Petroleum Refining
HQ Location
The Hague, Netherlands
Years on Global 500 List23
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards. Company is incorporated in Britain. Executive offices are in the Netherlands.

Royal Dutch Shell Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$240,033-11.8%
Profits ($M)$4,575135.9%
Assets ($M)$411,275-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$186,646-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.9%
Profits as % of Assets1.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity2.5%