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- Who is the player?
Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) is an Anglo-Dutch leading global energy group with operations in the exploration, development, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, as well as in the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. At the end of fiscal year 2017, the company's total output reached 1,338 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), with total proved reserves of 12.23 billion boe. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
Following a broader trend in the oil and gas industry, which has been challenged by falling crude prices and a changing energy landscape, Royal Dutch Shell has spent recent years focusing on cost reductions, streamlining its activities and refocusing on more competitive businesses in order to reduce its debt, enhance its efficiencies and deliver greater returns to shareholders. Among its main initiatives in this regard, the company pursued a $30bn divestment program during the 2016-18 period that included the sale of various assets (oil sand fields in Canada, onshore upstream operations in Gabon, various UK North Sea assets, […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Leading positions in major deep-water assets (Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Malaysia, UK North Sea)
Integrated gas operations, strong footprint in LNG […]
Negative/low free cash flow from operations over the past few years
General decline in financial performance in line with low oil prices […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Consolidated net profit and margin, R&D expenditure and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.