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Second quarter 2015 summary of unaudited results

  • Royal Dutch Shell’s second quarter 2015 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note 2), were $3.4 billion compared with $5.1 billion for the same quarter a year ago.
  • Second quarter 2015 CCS earnings excluding identified items (see page 4) were $3.8 billion compared with $6.1 billion for the second quarter 2014, a decrease of 37%.
  • Compared with the second quarter 2014, CCS earnings excluding identified items benefited from strong Downstream results reflecting steps taken by the company to improve financial performance and higher realised refining margins. In Upstream, earnings were impacted by the significant decline in oil and gas prices and decreased production volumes, partly offset by lower costs and depreciation.
  • Basic CCS earnings per share excluding identified items decreased by 37% versus the same quarter last year.
  • Cash flow from operating activities for the second quarter 2015 was $6.1 billion, compared with $8.6 billion for the same quarter last year. Excluding working capital movements, cash flow from operating activities for the second quarter 2015 was $7.6 billion, compared with $11.0 billion for the second quarter 2014.
  • Total dividends distributed to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders in the quarter were $3.0 billion, of which $0.7 billion were settled under the Scrip Dividend Programme. No shares were bought back during the second quarter.
  • Gearing at the end of the second quarter 2015 was 12.7%.
  • A second quarter 2015 dividend has been announced of $0.47 per ordinary share and $0.94 per American Depositary Share (“ADS”).

Second quarter 2015 results financial documents

Second quarter 2015 results dividend announcement

Second quarter 2015 interim dividend announcement

Second quarter 2015 results webcasts & presentations

Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc hosted live video webcasts of the second quarter 2015 results on Thursday July 30, 2015 at 14:00 BST (15:00 CEST / 09:00 EDT).

Analyst video webcast

Media video webcast

Webcast presentation slides
Webcast presentation transcript

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