Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.08 Per Share

Wall Street analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.08 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.98 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.18. Royal Dutch Shell reported earnings of $1.37 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 21.2%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, January 30th.

On average, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full year earnings of $4.39 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.05 to $4.64. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $5.08 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.39 to $6.13. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The energy company reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $89.54 billion for the quarter. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 9.71% and a net margin of 5.51%.

RDS.A has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Cowen cut Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $69.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 5th. ValuEngine lowered Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Tuesday, August 20th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Barclays downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 19th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday, November 26th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.33.

NYSE RDS.A traded down $0.92 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $56.21. 3,525,328 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,684,601. Royal Dutch Shell has a 52-week low of $54.56 and a 52-week high of $66.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $58.84 and a 200 day simple moving average of $60.19. The firm has a market cap of $227.03 billion, a PE ratio of 10.89, a PEG ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.87.

About Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for, and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; markets and transports oil and gas; produces gas-to-liquids fuels and other products; and operates upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market.

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