Ratios (Summary)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, profitability ratios

 
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 15.44% 15.23% 15.67% 16.42% 17.91%
Operating profit margin 5.73% 7.84% 8.91% 6.93% 4.99%
Net profit margin 3.63% 5.69% 6.58% 5.47% 4.50%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 9.09% 14.11% 18.24% 13.60% 9.18%
Return on assets (ROA) 4.58% 7.38% 8.96% 6.24% 4.28%

Source: Based on data from Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's gross profit margin deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 but then slightly improved from 2012 to 2013.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's operating profit margin deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's net profit margin deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's ROE deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's ROA deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

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Gross Profit Margin

 
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Gross profit 69,650  71,148  73,669  60,422  49,812 
Revenue 451,235  467,153  470,171  368,056  278,188 
Gross profit margin1 15.44% 15.23% 15.67% 16.42% 17.91%

Source: Based on data from Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenue
= 100 × 69,650 ÷ 451,235 = 15.44%

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's gross profit margin deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 but then slightly improved from 2012 to 2013.

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Operating Profit Margin

 
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating income 25,878  36,636  41,877  25,497  13,893 
Revenue 451,235  467,153  470,171  368,056  278,188 
Operating Profit Margin, Comparison to Industry
Royal Dutch Shell PLC1 5.73% 7.84% 8.91% 6.93% 4.99%
Industry, Oil & Gas 9.11% 10.12% 11.27% 7.90% 8.35%

Source: Based on data from Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Revenue
= 100 × 25,878 ÷ 451,235 = 5.73%

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's operating profit margin deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

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Net Profit Margin

 
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 16,371  26,592  30,918  20,127  12,518 
Revenue 451,235  467,153  470,171  368,056  278,188 
Net Profit Margin, Comparison to Industry
Royal Dutch Shell PLC1 3.63% 5.69% 6.58% 5.47% 4.50%
Industry, Oil & Gas 7.01% 7.58% 7.90% 6.18% 6.00%

Source: Based on data from Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders ÷ Revenue
= 100 × 16,371 ÷ 451,235 = 3.63%

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's net profit margin deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

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Return on Equity (ROE)

 
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 16,371  26,592  30,918  20,127  12,518 
Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 180,047  188,494  169,517  148,013  136,431 
ROE, Comparison to Industry
Royal Dutch Shell PLC1 9.09% 14.11% 18.24% 13.60% 9.18%
Industry, Oil & Gas 14.06% 16.35% 19.84% 13.63% 12.17%

Source: Based on data from Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders ÷ Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders
= 100 × 16,371 ÷ 180,047 = 9.09%

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's ROE deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

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Return on Assets (ROA)

 
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 16,371  26,592  30,918  20,127  12,518 
Total assets 357,512  360,325  345,257  322,560  292,181 
ROA, Comparison to Industry
Royal Dutch Shell PLC1 4.58% 7.38% 8.96% 6.24% 4.28%
Industry, Oil & Gas 6.95% 8.01% 9.39% 6.36% 5.74%

Source: Based on data from Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders ÷ Total assets
= 100 × 16,371 ÷ 357,512 = 4.58%

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's ROA deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

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