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Royal Dutch Shell

  • Previous Rank7
  • Revenues ($M)$311,870
  • Revenue Percent Change29.9%
  • Profits ($M)$12,977.00
  • Profits Percent Change183.7%
  • Assets ($M)$407,097.00
  • Employees84,000

Rising oil and gas prices and output boosted Shell’s revenues by 30% and its profits nearly three-fold in 2017. The Anglo-Dutch oil major is nearing completion of a portfolio-simplifying, $30 billion divestment program and continues to grapple with its place in the global movement towards a cleaner, lower-carbon energy landscape. While the firm has upped investment in renewables and CEO Ben van Beurden, speaking to investors earlier this year, proclaimed Shell an “energy transition company,” 90% of Shell’s capital expenditure goes towards oil and gas and some shareholders are pressuring the company to diversify faster.

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Company Information

CEO
Ben van Beurden
Sector
Energy
Industry
Petroleum Refining
HQ Location
The Hague
Websitehttp://www.shell.com
Years on Global 500 List24
Employees84,000
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
Revenues ($M)$311,87029.9%
Profits ($M)$12,977.00183.7%
Assets ($M)$407,097.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$194,356.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.2%
Profits as % of Assets3.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity6.7%