Royal Dutch Shell

A worker secures hoses as a Shell oil tanker truck delivers fuel to a gas station, operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc., in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Shell is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 26. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesJasper Juinen—Bloomberg via Getty Images
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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.

Company Information

CEOBen van Beurden
IndustryPetroleum Refining
HQ LocationThe Hague
Years on Global 500 List25

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$396,556
Profits ($M)$23,352
Assets ($M)$399,194
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$198,646

Profit Ratios

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