Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Will Post Earnings of $0.81 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) to announce earnings of $0.81 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings. Royal Dutch Shell reported earnings of $0.44 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 84.1%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, February 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full-year earnings of $3.67 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.59 to $3.75. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $4.25 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.53 to $5.00. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by ($0.32). The business had revenue of $75.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $74.15 billion. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 6.64% and a net margin of 3.71%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.70 EPS.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Howard Weil upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Societe Generale cut shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $62.17.

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE RDS.A) traded up $1.02 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $70.88. 2,920,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,020,000. The firm has a market cap of $297,010.00, a PE ratio of 27.37, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 1.23. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12-month low of $50.32 and a 12-month high of $70.94.

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About Royal Dutch Shell

The Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company’s segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas.

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