Brokerages Anticipate Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (RDS.A) Will Post Earnings of $1.55 Per Share

Analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) will post earnings per share of $1.55 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.60 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.50. Royal Dutch Shell reported earnings of $1.04 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 49%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, February 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full year earnings of $5.51 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.25 to $6.12. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $6.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.99 to $7.12. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The energy company reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $101.55 billion for the quarter. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 5.74%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 30.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.50 EPS.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Raymond James raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Santander raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 31st. Morgan Stanley cut Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Wolfe Research assumed coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, September 28th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $88.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $81.85.

NYSE RDS.A traded up $0.36 on Friday, hitting $62.02. 4,356,986 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,566,780. The company has a market cap of $253.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1-year low of $60.27 and a 1-year high of $73.86.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.799 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.15%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio is currently 83.33%.

About Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell Plc engages in the oil and natural gas production. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment manages liquefied natural gas activities and the conversion of natural gas into gas to liquids fuels and other products.

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