Royal Dutch Shell's net income 2008-2018

Royal Dutch Shell generated a net income of 23.91 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Headquarted in the Hague, Netherlands, Shell is not only one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, but also one of the largest companies worldwide in general.

Shell in history and today

As one of the six oil and gas ‘supermajors’ in the world, Royal Dutch Shell had a revenue that amounted to 388.38 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, a significant increase from the 305.18 billion U.S. dollars generated in 2017. Founded as the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. in 1890, it is involved and operating in every segment of the oil and gas industry. Shell is a vertically integrated company, meaning they own every part of their supply chain.

Earnings and shares of Royal Dutch Shell

The segment that brought in the largest earnings in 2018 was their downstream segment. That year, the downstream segment brought in 7.6 billion U.S. dollars. Shell’s number of shares have been gradually increasing since 2008. In 2018, there were about 8.2 billion A and B shares. Those shares earned about 2.82 U.S. dollars per share that year, an increase from the 1.58 U.S. dollars per share they earned the previous year.
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