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  • Previous Rank5
  • Revenues ($M)$396,556.00
  • Revenue Percent Change27.2%
  • Profits ($M)$23,352.00
  • Profits Percent Change79.9%
  • Assets ($M)$399,194.00
  • Employees81,000

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant jumped two places to the third spot, as revenues approached $400 billion and profits leapt 80% to more than $23 billion. Looking to capitalize on surging U.S. oil production, the company deepened its stake in the Gulf of Mexico and increased its bet on the U.S. shale boom by expanding its footprint in the Permian Basin in Texas. Under pressure from investors, Shell also took a landmark step to address climate change when it said in December that it would tie executive pay to hitting targets for lower carbon emissions.

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Company Information

Ben van Beurden
Petroleum Refining
HQ Location
The Hague
Years on Global 500 List25
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards., Company is incorporated in Britain. Executive offices are in the Netherlands. Excise taxes have been deducted.

Royal Dutch Shell Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$396,556.0027.2%
Profits ($M)$23,352.0079.9%
Assets ($M)$399,194.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$198,646.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues5.9%
Profits as % of Assets5.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity11.8%