EX-99.2 3 d392866dex992.htm EX-99.2 EX-99.2

Exhibit 99.2

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Three month period ended March 31, 2017

Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report

 

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

1ST QUARTER 2017 UNAUDITED RESULTS

 

   LOGO

SUMMARY OF UNAUDITED RESULTS

 

$ million

     Quarters  
    Definition      Q1 2017     Q4 2016     Q1 2016     %1  

Income/(loss) attributable to shareholders

       3,538       1,541       484       +631  

CCS earnings attributable to shareholders

    A        3,381       1,032       814       +315  

Of which: Identified items

    B        (373     (763     (739  
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

CCS earnings attributable to shareholders excluding identified items

       3,754       1,795       1,553       +142  

Add: CCS earnings attributable to non-controlling interest

       109       40       83    
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

CCS earnings excluding identified items

       3,863       1,835       1,636       +136  

Of which:

          

Integrated Gas

       1,181       907       994    

Upstream

       540       54       (1,437  

Downstream

       2,489       1,339       2,010    

Corporate

       (347     (465     69    
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities

       9,508       9,170       661       +1,338  

Cash flow from investing activities

       (4,324     (3,429     (16,916  

Free cash flow

    H        5,184       5,741       (16,255  
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share ($)

       0.43       0.19       0.07       +514  

Basic CCS earnings per share ($)

       0.41       0.13       0.11       +273  

Basic CCS earnings per share excl. identified items ($)

       0.46       0.22       0.22       +109  
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Dividend per share ($)

       0.47       0.47       0.47       —    
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1. Q1 on Q1 change

Compared with the first quarter 2016, CCS earnings attributable to shareholders excluding identified items increased by $2.2 billion, mainly driven by higher contributions from Upstream and Chemicals, partly offset by higher net interest expense.

Cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter 2017 was $9.5 billion, which included negative working capital movements of $1.8 billion, compared with $0.7 billion in the first quarter 2016, which included negative working capital movements of $3.9 billion.

Total dividends distributed to shareholders in the quarter were $3.9 billion, of which $1.2 billion were settled by issuing 47.8 million A shares under the Scrip Dividend Programme.

Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden commented: “The first quarter 2017 was a strong quarter for Shell. Cash flow from operating activities of $9.5 billion and free cash flow of $5.2 billion enabled us to reduce debt, and cover our cash dividend for the third consecutive quarter. We saw notable improvements in Upstream and Chemicals, which benefited from improved operational performance and better market conditions. Our operations in Qatar are restarting during the second quarter.

We continue to reshape Shell’s portfolio and to transform the company with over $20 billion divestments completed or announced that will strengthen the balance sheet as they are completed.

The strategy we have outlined to deliver a world-class investment case is taking shape. Following the successful integration of BG, we are rapidly transforming Shell through the consistent and disciplined execution of our strategy. This includes investing around $25 billion this year and the delivery of new projects, which we expect to generate $10 billion in cash flow from operating activities by 2018.”

 

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ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE MEASURES

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Definition    Q1 2017     Q4 2016     Q1 2016     %1  

Capital investment

   C      4,720       6,913       58,975    

Divestments

   D      29       3,278       485    
     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d)

        3,752       3,905       3,661       +2  
     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Global liquids realised price ($)

        48.36       44.54       29.49       +64  

Global natural gas realised price ($)

        4.29       4.03       3.89       +10  
     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses

   G      9,282       9,895       10,114       -8  

Underlying operating expenses

   G      9,181       9,844       9,463       -3  
     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

ROACE (reported income basis)

   E      4.0     3.0     -0.4  

ROACE (CCS basis excluding identified Items)

   E      3.3     2.9     3.8  
     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gearing

   F      27.2     28.0     26.1  
     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1. Q1 on Q1 change

Supplementary financial and operational disclosure for this quarter is available at www.shell.com/investor.

FIRST QUARTER 2017 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENTS

Integrated Gas

During the quarter, Shell announced the sale of its interest in the Bongkot field in Thailand, and in April, Shell announced the sale of its interest in the Kapuni assets in New Zealand.

In April, Shell signed an agreement with Nord Stream 2 AG to provide a long-term funding facility of €285 million expected to be drawn down in 2017 and funds of up to €665 million to cover a combination of short and long-term funding and guarantees for a pipeline project.

Upstream

During the quarter, Shell made a final investment decision (“FID”) for the Kaikias deep-water project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell announced the sale of a package of United Kingdom North Sea assets, oil sands and in-situ interests in Canada, and onshore interests in Gabon.

Downstream

During the quarter, Shell announced the sale of its interest in the SADAF chemicals joint venture in Saudi Arabia, and in April, Shell announced the sale of its LPG business in Hong Kong.

In April, Shell completed the sale of its interest in Vivo Energy in Africa, and in May Shell completed the separation of Motiva assets in the United States.

 

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PERFORMANCE BY SEGMENT

INTEGRATED GAS

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016      %1  

Segment earnings

     1,822        28        905        +101  

Of which: Identified items (Definition B)

     641        (879      (89   

Earnings excluding identified items

     1,181        907        994        +19  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities

     1,951        2,419        2,657        -27  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capital investment2

     805        1,145        22,824        -96  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liquids production available for sale (thousand b/d)

     169        222        224        -25  

Natural gas production available for sale (million scf/d)

     3,317        3,979        3,532        -6  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d)

     741        908        833        -11  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

LNG liquefaction volumes (million tonnes)

     8.18        8.57        7.04        +16  

LNG sales volumes (million tonnes)

     15.84        15.34        12.29        +29  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. Q1 on Q1 change
2. Q1 2016 included capital investment of $21,773 million related to the acquisition of BG Group plc.

First quarter identified items primarily reflected a gain of some $473 million related to the impact of the strengthening Australian dollar on a deferred tax position and a net gain on fair value accounting of certain commodity derivatives of some $168 million.

Compared with the first quarter 2016, Integrated Gas earnings excluding identified items benefited from higher realised oil, gas, and LNG prices, higher LNG volumes, and increased contributions from trading. This more than offset the impacts of lower liquids production volumes, the accounting reclassification of Woodside in the second quarter 2016, and higher taxation.

Despite higher earnings, cash flow from operating activities decreased compared with the same quarter a year ago as a result of negative working capital movements.

Compared with the first quarter 2016, production volumes decreased mainly as a result of a controlled shutdown of Pearl GTL, partly offset by the contribution of BG assets for an additional month. New field start-ups and the continuing ramp-up of existing fields, in particular Gorgon in Australia, contributed some 62 thousand boe/d to production compared with the first quarter 2016.

Compared with the first quarter 2016, LNG liquefaction volumes mainly reflected the start-up of Gorgon in Australia and the contribution of BG assets for an additional month.

LNG sales volumes mainly reflected increased trading of third-party volumes and higher liquefaction volumes compared with the same quarter a year ago.

 

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UPSTREAM

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016      %1  

Segment earnings

     (530      35        (1,350      +61  

Of which: Identified items (Definition B)

     (1,070      (19      87     

Earnings excluding identified items

     540        54        (1,437      +138  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities

     3,849        3,904        448        +759  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capital investment2

     2,854        3,490        35,038        -92  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liquids production available for sale (thousand b/d)

     1,697        1,732        1,557        +9  

Natural gas production available for sale (million scf/d)

     7,618        7,336        7,373        +3  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d)

     3,011        2,997        2,828        +6  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. Q1 on Q1 change
2. Q1 2016 included capital investment of $31,131 million related to the acquisition of BG Group plc.

First quarter identified items primarily reflected the impact of the divestment of Shell’s oil sands interests in Canada, including an impairment loss of $1,436 million partly offset by a gain of $329 million related to the recognition of a deferred tax asset. Identified items also included a gain of $118 million related to the impact of the strengthening Brazilian real on a deferred tax position.

Compared with the first quarter 2016, Upstream earnings excluding identified items benefited from higher realised oil and gas prices, increased production volumes mainly from new assets and improved operational performance, and lower depreciation including the impact of assets held for sale.

Compared with the same quarter a year ago, cash flow from operating activities increased as a result of higher prices and volumes.

The production contribution of BG assets for an additional month, compared with the first quarter 2016, was some 211 thousand boe/d. New field start-ups and the continuing ramp-up of existing fields, in particular Lula Central, Lula Alto and Lapa in Brazil, Kashagan in Kazakhstan, Sabah Gas Kebabangan in Malaysia, and Stones in the Gulf of Mexico, contributed some 142 thousand boe/d to production compared with the first quarter 2016, which more than offset the impact of field declines.

 

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DOWNSTREAM

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016      %1  

Segment earnings2

     2,580        1,575        1,700        +52  

Of which: Identified items (Definition B)

     91        236        (310   

Earnings excluding identified items2

     2,489        1,339        2,010        +24  

Of which:

           

Oil Products

     1,653        823        1,633        +1  

Refining & Trading

     715        77        662        +8  

Marketing

     938        746        971        -3  

Chemicals

     836        516        377        +122  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities

     3,705        2,286        (1,434      +358  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capital investment

     1,046        2,251        1,092        -4  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Refinery processing intake (thousand b/d)

     2,630        2,698        2,645        -1  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Oil products sales volumes (thousand b/d)

     6,508        6,464        6,225        +5  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Chemicals sales volumes (thousand tonnes)

     4,546        4,414        4,050        +12  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. Q1 on Q1 change
2. Earnings are presented on a CCS basis.

First quarter identified items primarily reflected a net gain on fair value accounting of commodity derivatives of $278 million, partly offset by impairments of $100 million. Other identified items included an onerous contract provision of $39 million, a loss on divestment of $24 million and redundancy and restructuring charges of $24 million.

Compared with the first quarter 2016, Downstream earnings excluding identified items benefited from stronger chemicals and refining industry conditions, improved operational performance, and lower operating expenses, partly offset by lower contributions from trading.

Cash flow from operating activities included negative working capital movements of $221 million compared with negative working capital movements of $3,582 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Oil Products

 

  Refining & Trading earnings excluding identified items benefited from improved refining industry conditions and operational performance, partly offset by lower contributions from trading.

Refinery processing intake volumes were 1% lower compared with the first quarter 2016. Excluding portfolio impacts, intake volumes were 11% higher compared with the same period a year ago. Refinery availability increased to 94% compared with 90% in the first quarter 2016, mainly as a result of lower unplanned maintenance.

 

  Marketing earnings excluding identified items were impacted by lower margins mainly driven by adverse exchange rate effects and divestments, partly offset by lower taxation and operating expenses.

Oil products sales volumes reflected higher trading volumes partly offset by lower marketing volumes, mainly as a result of portfolio impacts.

Chemicals

 

  Chemicals earnings excluding identified items benefited from stronger industry conditions driven by tight supply and improved operational performance.

Chemicals sales volumes benefited from improved operational performance and improved demand driven by tight supply conditions in the Americas. Chemicals manufacturing plant availability increased to 93% from 88% in the first quarter 2016, mainly reflecting lower planned maintenance.

 

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CORPORATE

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Segment earnings

     (410      (566      (456

Of which: Identified items (Definition B)

     (63      (101      (525

Earnings excluding identified items

     (347      (465      69  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities

     3        561        (1,010
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

First quarter identified items mainly reflected a tax charge of $56 million related to an exchange rate gain on financing of the Upstream business.

Compared with the first quarter 2016, Corporate earnings excluding identified items were impacted by higher net interest expense driven by increased debt following the acquisition of BG, partly offset by higher tax credits.

Compared with the same quarter a year ago, cash flow from operating activities increased mainly as a result of lower costs and favourable working capital movements.

OUTLOOK FOR THE SECOND QUARTER 2017

Compared with the second quarter 2016, Integrated Gas production volumes are expected to be impacted by a reduction of some 25 thousand boe/d mainly associated with the impact of restoring production at Pearl GTL, partly offset by the start-up of Gorgon.

Compared with the second quarter 2016, Upstream earnings are expected to be negatively impacted by a reduction of some 45 thousand boe/d associated with completed divestments, and by some 50 thousand boe/d associated with the impact of lower production at NAM in the Netherlands. Earnings are expected to be positively impacted by some 55 thousand boe/d associated with lower levels of maintenance.

Refinery availability is expected to increase in the second quarter 2017 as a result of lower maintenance compared with the same period a year ago.

Chemicals manufacturing plant availability is expected to increase in the second quarter 2017 as a result of improved operational performance at Bukom and lower maintenance compared with the second quarter 2016.

As a result of completed divestments in Malaysia and Denmark, and the separation of Motiva assets, oil products sales volumes are expected to decrease by some 200 thousand barrels per day compared with the same period a year ago.

Corporate earnings excluding identified items, excluding the impact of currency exchange rate effects and interest rate movements, are expected to be a net charge of $350 – 450 million in the second quarter and a net charge of around $1.4 – 1.6 billion for the full year.

Downstream earnings are expected to include a non-cash tax charge of up to $600 million in the second quarter 2017, associated with the completion of the separation of Motiva assets, which will be treated as an identified item.

Corporate earnings are expected to include a non-cash charge of some $500 – 600 million in the second quarter 2017, driven by the restructuring of the funding of our businesses in North America, which will be treated as an identified item.

 

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UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 20161  

Revenue2

     71,796        64,767        48,554  

Share of profit of joint ventures and associates

     1,198        982        789  

Interest and other income

     317        1,343        389  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total revenue and other income

     73,311        67,092        49,732  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Purchases

     51,266        45,528        33,286  

Production and manufacturing expenses

     6,658        6,703        6,765  

Selling, distribution and administrative expenses

     2,412        2,912        3,106  

Research and development

     212        280        243  

Exploration

     443        568        457  

Depreciation, depletion and amortisation3

     7,838        6,558        6,147  

Interest expense

     1,112        1,115        370  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total expenditure

     69,941        63,664        50,374  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income/(loss) before taxation

     3,370        3,428        (642

Taxation charge/(credit)4

     (274      1,820        (1,097
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income/(loss) for the period2

     3,644        1,608        455  

Income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling interest

     106        67        (29
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     3,538        1,541        484  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share ($)5

     0.43        0.19        0.07  

Diluted earnings per share ($)5

     0.43        0.19        0.07  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. The Consolidated Statement of Income for the first quarter 2016 has not been revised to include a credit of $87 million after taxation that resulted from adjustments made in the third quarter 2016 to the fair value of net assets acquired from BG Group plc. This credit was reflected in the income for the third quarter 2016.
2. See Note 2 “Segment information”
3. The first quarter 2017 includes a pre-tax impairment charge of $2,442 million mainly related to the divestment of Shell’s oil sands interests in Canada. (Q4 2016: pre-tax charge of $211 million; Q1 2016: pre-tax charge of $641 million).
4. The first quarter 2017 includes gains of $329 million related to the recognition of a deferred tax asset as a result of the oil sands divestment, and $535 million driven by the strengthening of the Australian dollar and Brazilian real (Q4 2016: charge of $433 million; Q1 2016: gain of $574 million).
5. See Note 3 “Earnings per share”

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Income/(loss) for the period

     3,644        1,608        455  

Other comprehensive income net of tax:

        

Items that may be reclassified to income in later periods:

        

-     Currency translation differences

     1,222        (1,484      2,319  

-     Unrealised gains/(losses) on securities

     129        120        (12

-     Cash flow hedging gains/(losses)

     88        (201      324  

-     Net investment hedging gains/(losses)

     —          (785      136  

-     Share of other comprehensive income/(loss) of joint ventures and    associates

     60        66        8  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     1,499        (2,284      2,775  

Items that are not reclassified to income in later periods:

        

-     Retirement benefits remeasurements

     1,753        2,610        (1,634
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

     3,252        326        1,141  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

     6,896        1,934        1,596  

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling interest

     116        8        4  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     6,780        1,926        1,592  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

     $ million  
     Mar 31, 2017      Dec 31, 2016      Mar 31, 20161  

Assets

        

Non-current assets

        

Intangible assets

     23,705        23,967        21,327  

Property, plant and equipment2

     233,822        236,098        245,133  

Joint ventures and associates3

     34,236        33,255        35,654  

Investments in securities

     6,124        5,952        3,474  

Deferred tax3

     15,482        14,425        15,311  

Retirement benefits

     2,513        1,456        3,108  

Trade and other receivables4

     9,684        9,553        11,047  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     325,566        324,706        335,054  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Current assets

        

Inventories

     21,589        21,775        17,396  

Trade and other receivables4

     44,201        45,664        47,872  

Cash and cash equivalents

     19,595        19,130        11,019  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     85,385        86,569        76,287  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

     410,951        411,275        411,341  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities

        

Non-current liabilities

        

Debt

     83,009        82,992        73,005  

Trade and other payables4

     6,801        6,925        3,917  

Deferred tax

     14,773        15,274        16,677  

Retirement benefits

     13,062        14,130        13,516  

Decommissioning and other provisions5

     29,770        29,618        32,710  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     147,415        148,939        139,825  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Current liabilities

        

Debt

     8,620        9,484        7,868  

Trade and other payables4

     49,553        53,417        51,069  

Taxes payable

     8,777        6,685        10,387  

Retirement benefits

     443        455        401  

Decommissioning and other provisions

     3,390        3,784        3,777  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     70,783        73,825        73,502  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     218,198        222,764        213,327  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     190,817        186,646        196,521  

Non-controlling interest

     1,936        1,865        1,493  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity

     192,753        188,511        198,014  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

     410,951        411,275        411,341  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at March 31, 2016 has not been revised to reflect the adjustments made in the third quarter 2016 to the provisional fair value of net assets acquired from BG Group plc.
2. At March 31, 2017, the carrying amount includes $13,500 million of assets held for sale (December 31, 2016: $282 million), of which $9,012 million relate to the oil sands divestment in Canada.
3. At March 31, 2017, joint ventures and associates and deferred tax assets respectively include the carrying amount of Shell’s interest in the Motiva joint venture of $5,204 million, which is held for sale, and an associated deferred tax liability of $1,376 million.
4. See Note 6 “Derivative contracts and debt excluding finance lease liabilities”
5. At March 31, 2017, this includes provisions of $3,025 million related to assets held for sale (December 31, 2016: $482 million).

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

     Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders        

$ million

   Share
capital1
     Shares
held in
trust
    Other
reserves2
    Retained
earnings
    Total     Non-controlling
interest
    Total
equity
 

At January 1, 2017

     683        (901     11,298       175,566       186,646       1,865       188,511  

Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

     —          —         3,242       3,538       6,780       116       6,896  

Dividends paid

     —          —         —         (3,903     (3,903     (31     (3,934

Scrip dividends

     4        —         (4     1,249       1,249       —         1,249  

Share-based compensation

     —          557       (510     (1     46       —         46  

Other changes in non-controlling interest

     —          —         —         (1     (1     (14     (15
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At March 31, 2017

     687        (344     14,026       176,448       190,817       1,936       192,753  
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At January 1, 2016

     546        (584     (17,186     180,100       162,876       1,245       164,121  

Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

     —          —         1,108       484       1,592       4       1,596  

Dividends paid

     —          —         —         (3,734     (3,734     (35     (3,769

Scrip dividends

     5        —         (5     1,476       1,476       —         1,476  

Shares issued

     120        —         33,930       —         34,050       —         34,050  

Share-based compensation

     —          369       (381     123       111       —         111  

Other changes in non-controlling interest

     —          —         —         150       150       279       429  
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At March 31, 2016

     671        (215     17,466       178,599       196,521       1,493       198,014  
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1. See Note 4 “Share capital”
2. See Note 5 “Other reserves”

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017     Q4 2016     Q1 2016  

Income/(loss) for the period

     3,644       1,608       455  

Adjustment for:

      

- Current tax

     1,882       1,241       753  

- Interest expense (net)

     952       980       272  

- Depreciation, depletion and amortisation

     7,838       6,558       6,147  

- Net (gains)/losses on sale and revaluation of non-current assets and businesses

     70       (1,238     (175

- Decrease/(increase) in working capital

     (1,828     (648     (3,909

- Share of (profit)/loss of joint ventures and associates

     (1,198     (982     (789

- Dividends received from joint ventures and associates

     776       1,466       688  

- Deferred tax, retirement benefits, decommissioning and other provisions

     (2,039     1,078       (1,755

- Other

     501       (153     (292

Tax paid

     (1,090     (740     (734
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities

     9,508       9,170       661  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

     (4,306     (5,714     (5,324

Acquisition of BG Group plc, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired

     —         —         (11,421

Investments in joint ventures and associates

     (194     (527     (332

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and businesses

     122       1,306       46  

Proceeds from sale of joint ventures and associates

     1       1,411       16  

Interest received

     123       176       136  

Other

     (70     (81     (37
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities

     (4,324     (3,429     (16,916
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in debt with maturity period within three months

     (290     23       873  

Other debt:

      

- New borrowings

     364       189       264  

- Repayments

     (1,322     (3,327     (1,969

Interest paid

     (850     (1,073     (534

Change in non-controlling interest

     2       291       422  

Cash dividends paid to:

      

- Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     (2,654     (2,323     (2,258

- Non-controlling interest

     (31     (72     (35

Repurchases of shares

     —         —         —    

Shares held in trust: net sales/(purchases) and dividends received

     (60     (175     (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities

     (4,841     (6,467     (3,241
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Currency translation differences relating to cash and cash equivalents

     122       (128     (1,237
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     465       (854     (20,733
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     19,130       19,984       31,752  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

     19,595       19,130       11,019  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. Basis of preparation

These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (“Interim Statements”) of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“the Company”) and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Shell”) have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board and as adopted by the European Union, and on the basis of the same accounting principles as, and should be read in conjunction with, the Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 (pages 122 to 127) as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The financial information presented in the Interim Statements does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434(3) of the Companies Act 2006 (“the Act”). Statutory accounts for the year ended December 31, 2016 were published in Shell’s Annual Report and a copy was delivered to the Registrar of Companies in England and Wales. The auditors’ report on those accounts was unqualified, did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying the report and did not contain a statement under sections 498(2) or 498(3) of the Act.

 

2. Segment information

Segment earnings are presented on a current cost of supplies basis (CCS earnings), which is the earnings measure used by the Chief Executive Officer for the purposes of making decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance. On this basis, the purchase price of volumes sold during the period is based on the current cost of supplies during the same period after making allowance for the tax effect. CCS earnings therefore exclude the effect of changes in the oil price on inventory carrying amounts. Sales between segments are based on prices generally equivalent to commercially available prices.

INFORMATION BY SEGMENT

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Third-party revenue

        

Integrated Gas

     8,419        7,031        5,679  

Upstream

     1,609        1,418        1,922  

Downstream

     61,752        56,300        40,929  

Corporate

     16        18        24  

Total third-party revenue

     71,796        64,767        48,554  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Inter-segment revenue

        

Integrated Gas

     805        1,087        743  

Upstream

     8,661        8,218        5,037  

Downstream

     726        796        331  

Corporate

     —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

CCS earnings

        

Integrated Gas

     1,822        28        905  

Upstream

     (530      35        (1,350

Downstream

     2,580        1,575        1,700  

Corporate

     (410      (566      (456

Total

     3,462        1,072        799  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FOR THE PERIOD TO CCS EARNINGS

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Income/(loss) for the period

     3,644        1,608        455  

Current cost of supplies adjustment:

        

Purchases

     (217      (633      398  

Taxation

     60        173        (120

Share of profit/(loss) of joint ventures and associates

     (25      (76      66  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (182      (536      344  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

CCS earnings

     3,462        1,072        799  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

3. Earnings per share

EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

     Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders ($ million)

     3,538        1,541        484  

Weighted average number of shares used as the basis for determining:

        

Basic earnings per share (million)

     8,154.8        8,101.8        7,173.4  

Diluted earnings per share (million)

     8,222.9        8,170.1        7,230.4  

 

4. Share capital

ISSUED AND FULLY PAID ORDINARY SHARES OF €0.07 EACH1

 

     Number of shares      Nominal value ($ million)  
     A      B      A      B      Total  

At January 1, 2017

     4,428,903,813        3,745,486,731        374        309        683  

Scrip dividends

     47,791,678        —          4        —          4  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

At March 31, 2017

     4,476,695,491        3,745,486,731        378        309        687  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

At January 1, 2016

     3,990,921,569        2,440,410,614        340        206        546  

Scrip dividends

     65,704,048        —          5        —          5  

Shares issued

     218,728,308        1,305,076,117        17        103        120  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

At March 31, 2016

     4,275,353,925        3,745,486,731        362        309        671  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. Share capital at March 31, 2017 also included 50,000 issued and fully paid sterling deferred shares of £1 each.

At Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2016, the Board was authorised to allot ordinary shares in Royal Dutch Shell plc, and to grant rights to subscribe for or to convert any security into ordinary shares in Royal Dutch Shell plc, up to an aggregate nominal amount of €185 million (representing 2,643 million ordinary shares of €0.07 each), and to list such shares or rights on any stock exchange. This authority expires at the earlier of the close of business on August 24, 2017, and the end of the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2017, unless previously renewed, revoked or varied by Royal Dutch Shell plc in a general meeting.

 

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5. Other reserves

OTHER RESERVES

 

$ million

   Merger
reserve
    Share
premium
reserve
     Capital
redemption
reserve
     Share plan
reserve
    Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income
    Total  

At January 1, 2017

     37,311       154        84        1,644       (27,895     11,298  

Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     —         —          —          —         3,242       3,242  

Scrip dividends

     (4     —          —          —         —         (4

Share-based compensation

     —         —          —          (510     —         (510
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At March 31, 2017

     37,307       154        84        1,134       (24,653     14,026  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At January 1, 2016

     3,398       154        84        1,658       (22,480     (17,186

Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     —         —          —          —         1,108       1,108  

Scrip dividends

     (5     —          —          —         —         (5

Shares issued

     33,930       —          —          —         —         33,930  

Share-based compensation

     —            —          (381       (381
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At March 31, 2016

     37,323       154        84        1,277       (21,372     17,466  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The merger reserve and share premium reserve were established as a consequence of Royal Dutch Shell plc becoming the single parent company of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c., now The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited, in 2005. The capital redemption reserve was established in connection with repurchases of shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc. The share plan reserve is in respect of equity-settled share-based compensation plans.

 

6. Derivative contracts and debt excluding finance lease liabilities

The table below provides the carrying amounts of derivatives contracts held, disclosed in accordance with IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement.

DERIVATIVE CONTRACTS

 

$ million

   Mar 31, 2017      Dec 31, 2016      Mar 31, 2016  

Included within:

        

Trade and other receivables – non-current

     482        405        1,250  

Trade and other receivables – current

     4,956        5,957        12,297  

Trade and other payables – non-current

     3,094        3,315        1,369  

Trade and other payables – current

     5,387        6,418        11,026  

As disclosed in the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2016, presented in the Annual Report and Form 20-F for that year, Shell is exposed to the risks of changes in fair value of its financial assets and liabilities. The fair values of the financial assets and liabilities are defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair values at March 31, 2017 are consistent with those used in the year ended December 31, 2016, and the carrying amounts of derivative contracts measured using predominantly unobservable inputs have not changed materially since that date.

The table below provides the comparison of the fair value with the carrying amount of debt excluding finance lease liabilities, disclosed in accordance with IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures.

DEBT EXCLUDING FINANCE LEASE LIABILITIES

 

$ million

   Mar 31, 2017      Dec 31, 2016      Mar 31, 2016  

Carrying amount

     76,925        77,617        68,723  

Fair value1

     80,087        80,408        71,903  

 

1. Mainly determined from the prices quoted for these securities

 

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DEFINITIONS

 

A. Earnings on a current cost of supplies basis attributable to shareholders

CCS earnings is defined in Note 2 “Segment information” to the Interim Statements in this Report. CCS earnings attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders excludes the non-controlling interest share of CCS earnings and is reconciled to income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders as follows.

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Income/(loss) attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     3,538        1,541        484  

CCS adjustment

     (182      (536      344  

CCS adjustment attributable to non-controlling interest

     25        27        (14
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

CCS adjustment attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     (157      (509      330  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

CCS earnings attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     3,381        1,032        814  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

B. Identified items

Identified items comprise: divestment gains and losses, impairments, fair value accounting of commodity derivatives and certain gas contracts, redundancy and restructuring, the impact of exchange rate movements on certain deferred tax balances, and other items. These items, either individually or collectively, can cause volatility to net income, in some cases driven by external factors, which may hinder the comparative understanding of Shell’s financial results from period to period. The impact of identified items on Shell’s CCS earnings is shown below.

IDENTIFIED ITEMS AFTER TAX

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Divestment gains/(losses)

     197        1,061        163  

Impairments

     (1,525      (293      (613

Fair value accounting of commodity derivatives and certain gas contracts

     504        (239      (382

Redundancy and restructuring

     (45      (48      (54

Impact of exchange rate movements on tax balances

     535        (433      574  

Other

     (67      (811      (525
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impact on CCS earnings

     (401      (763      (837
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Of which:

        

Integrated Gas

     641        (879      (89

Upstream

     (1,070      (19      87  

Downstream

     91        236        (310

Corporate

     (63      (101      (525
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impact on CCS earnings attributable to non-controlling interest

     (28      —          (98
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impact on CCS earnings attributable to shareholders

     (373      (763      (739
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The categories above represent the nature of the items identified irrespective of whether the items relate to Shell subsidiaries or joint ventures and associates. The after-tax impact of identified items of joint ventures and associates is fully reported within “Share of profit and joint ventures and associates” on the Consolidated Statement of Income. Identified items related to subsidiaries are consolidated and reported across appropriate lines of the Consolidated Statement of Income. Only pre-tax identified items reported by subsidiaries are taken into account in the calculation of “underlying operating expenses” (Definition G).

Fair value accounting of commodity derivatives and certain gas contracts: In the ordinary course of business, Shell enters into contracts to supply or purchase oil and gas products as well as power and environmental products. Derivative contracts are entered into for mitigation of resulting economic exposures (generally price exposure) and these derivative contracts are carried at period-end market price (fair value), with movements in fair value recognised in income for the period. Supply and purchase contracts entered into for operational purposes are, by contrast, recognised when the transaction occurs (see also below); furthermore, inventory is carried at historical cost or net realisable value, whichever is lower. As a consequence, accounting mismatches occur because: (a) the supply or purchase transaction is recognised in a different period; or (b) the inventory is measured on a different basis. In addition, certain UK gas contracts held by Upstream are, due to pricing or delivery conditions, deemed to contain embedded derivatives or

 

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written options and are also required to be carried at fair value even though they are entered into for operational purposes. The accounting impacts of the aforementioned are reported as identified items.

Impacts of exchange rate movements on tax balances represent the impact on tax balances of exchange rate movements arising on (a) the conversion to dollars of the local currency tax base of non-monetary assets and liabilities, as well as losses (this primarily impacts the Integrated Gas and Upstream segments) and (b) the conversion of dollar-denominated inter-segment loans to local currency, leading to taxable exchange rate gains or losses (this primarily impacts the Corporate segment).

Other identified items represent other credits or charges Shell’s management assesses should be excluded to provide additional insight, such as certain provisions for onerous contracts or litigation.

 

C. Capital investment

Capital investment is a measure used to make decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance. It comprises capital expenditure, exploration expense excluding well write-offs, new investments in joint ventures and associates, new finance leases and investments in Integrated Gas, Upstream and Downstream securities, all of which on an accruals basis. In 2016, it also included the capital investment related to the acquisition of BG Group plc.

The reconciliation of “Capital expenditure” to “Capital investment” is as follows.

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Capital expenditure

     4,306        5,714        5,324  

Capital investment related to the acquisition of BG Group plc

     —          —          52,904  

Investments in joint ventures and associates

     194        527        332  

Exploration expense, excluding exploration wells written off

     157        416        224  

Finance leases

     41        215        414  

Other

     22        41        (223
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capital investment

     4,720        6,913        58,975  

Of which:

        

Integrated Gas

     805        1,145        22,824  

Upstream

     2,854        3,490        35,038  

Downstream

     1,046        2,251        1,092  

Corporate

     15        27        21  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

D. Divestments

Divestments is a measure used to monitor the progress of Shell’s divestment programme. This measure comprises proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and businesses, joint ventures and associates, and other Integrated Gas, Upstream and Downstream investments, reported in “Cash flow from investing activities”, adjusted onto an accruals basis and for any share consideration received or contingent consideration recognised upon divestment, as well as proceeds from the sale of interests in entities while retaining control (for example, proceeds from sale of interest in Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.), which are included in “Change in non-controlling interest” within “Cash flow from financing activities”.

With effect from January 1, 2017, consideration received in the form of shares is valued and included in this measure upon completion of the divestment transactions, instead of when these shares are disposed of. This change in timing of recognition enables Shell to better evaluate its progress against its divestment programme. The share or contingent consideration is not remeasured thereafter, including if and when the shares received are eventually disposed of, or contingent consideration is realised. Comparative information for 2016 has been adjusted to include the share consideration received upon the divestments of Shell’s interests in the Deep Basin and Gundy acreages (Canada) and the Brutus TLP and Glider subsea production system (USA), both in the fourth quarter 2016.

In future periods, the proceeds from any disposal of shares received as divestment consideration, and proceeds from realisation of contingent consideration, will be included in “Cash flow from investing activities”.

 

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The reconciliation of “Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and businesses” to “Divestments” is as follows.

 

$ million

   Quarters  
     Q1 2017      Q4 20161      Q1 2016  

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and businesses

     122        1,306        46  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of joint ventures and associates

     1        1,411        16  

Share and contingent consideration

     —          275        —    

Proceeds from sale of interests in entities while retaining control

     —          289        421  

Other adjustments

     (94      (3      2  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Divestments

     29        3,278        485  

Of which:

        

Integrated Gas

     12        47        16  

Upstream

     17        1,480        38  

Downstream

     —          1,747        427  

Corporate

     —          4        4  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1. Comparative information has been adjusted to include share consideration received upon divestments.

 

E. Return on average capital employed

Return on average capital employed (ROACE) measures the efficiency of Shell’s utilisation of the capital that it employs. In this calculation, ROACE is defined as income for the current and previous three quarters, adjusted for after-tax interest expense, as a percentage of the average capital employed for the same period. Capital employed consists of total equity, current debt and non-current debt.

 

$ million

   Q1 2017     Q4 2016     Q1 2016  

Income for current and previous three quarters

     7,966       4,777       (1,882

Interest expense after tax

     3,268       2,730       799  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before interest expense

     11,234       7,507       (1,083
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital employed – opening

     278,887       222,500       212,662  

Capital employed – closing

     284,382       280,987       278,887  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital employed – average

     281,635       251,744       245,775  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

ROACE

     4.0     3.0     -0.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Return on average capital employed on a CCS basis excluding identified items is defined as the sum of CCS earnings attributable to shareholders excluding identified items for the current and previous three quarters, as a percentage of the average capital employed for the same period.

 

$ million

   Q1 2017     Q4 2016     Q1 2016  

CCS earnings excluding identified items

     9,386       7,185       9,261  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital employed – average

     281,635       251,744       245,775  

ROACE on a CCS basis excluding identified items

     3.3     2.9     3.8
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

F. Gearing

Gearing is a key measure of Shell’s capital structure and is calculated as follows.

 

$ million

   Mar 31, 2017     Dec 31, 2016     Mar 31, 2016  

Current debt

     8,620       9,484       7,868  

Non-current debt

     83,009       82,992       73,005  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total debt1

     91,629       92,476       80,873  

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

     (19,595     (19,130     (11,019
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net debt

     72,034       73,346       69,854  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Add: Total equity

     192,753       188,511       198,014  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total capital

     264,787       261,857       267,868  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gearing

     27.2     28.0     26.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1.  Included finance lease liabilities of $14,704 million at March 31, 2017, $14,859 million at December 31, 2016, and $12,150 million at March 31, 2016.

 

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G. Operating expenses

Operating expenses is a measure of Shell’s total operating expenses performance, comprising the following items from the Consolidated Statement of Income: production and manufacturing expenses; selling, distribution and administrative expenses; and research and development expenses. Underlying operating expenses measures Shell’s total operating expenses performance excluding identified items.

 

$ million

   Q1 2017      Q4 2016      Q1 2016  

Production and manufacturing expenses

     6,658        6,703        6,765  

Selling, distribution and administrative expenses

     2,412        2,912        3,106  

Research and development

     212        280        243  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating expenses

     9,282        9,895        10,114  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Less identified items:

        

Redundancy and restructuring charges

     (73      (51      (69

Provisions

     (28      —          (160

BG acquisition costs

     —          —          (422
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (101      (51      (651
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Underlying operating expenses

     9,181        9,844        9,463  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

H. Free cash flow

Free cash flow is used to evaluate cash available for financing activities, including dividend payments, after investment in maintaining and growing our business. It is defined as the sum of “Cash flow from operating activities” and “Cash flow from investing activities” as shown on page 6.

 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

All amounts shown throughout this announcement are unaudited. All peak production figures in Portfolio Developments are quoted at 100% expected production.

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate legal entities. In this announcement “Shell”, “Shell group” and “Royal Dutch Shell” are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. “Subsidiaries”, “Shell subsidiaries” and “Shell companies” as used in this announcement refer to companies over which Royal Dutch Shell plc either directly or indirectly has control. Entities and unincorporated arrangements over which Shell has joint control are generally referred to as “joint ventures” and “joint operations” respectively. Entities over which Shell has significant influence but neither control nor joint control are referred to as “associates”. The term “Shell interest” is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch Shell. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Royal Dutch Shell to market risks and statements expressing management’s expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “goals”, “intend”, “may”, “objectives”, “outlook”, “plan”, “probably”, “project”, “risks”, “schedule”, “seek”, “should”, “target”, “will” and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell’s products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; and (m) changes in trading conditions. No assurance is provided that future dividend payments will match or exceed previous dividend payments. All forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional risk factors that may affect future results are contained in Royal Dutch Shell’s Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 (available at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These risk factors also expressly qualify all forward-looking statements contained in this announcement and should be considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this announcement, May 4, 2017. Neither Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any of its subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking statements contained in this announcement.

This Report contains references to Shell’s website. These references are for the readers’ convenience only. Shell is not incorporating by reference any information posted on www.shell.com

We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this announcement that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly prohibits us from including in our filings with the SEC. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 1-32575, available on the SEC website www.sec.gov. You can also obtain this form from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

May 4, 2017

The information in this Report reflects the unaudited consolidated financial position and results of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Company No. 4366849, Registered Office: Shell Centre, London, SE1 7NA, England, UK.

Contacts:

 

  Linda Szymanski, Company Secretary

 

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APPENDIX

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2017

 

  Cash and cash equivalents increased to $19.6 billion at March 31, 2017, from $19.1 billion at December 31, 2016.

 

  Cash flow from operating activities was an inflow of $9.5 billion for the first quarter 2017, compared with an inflow of $0.7 billion for the same period last year. The increase of $8.8 billion was driven by higher oil, gas and LNG prices, higher volumes and favourable working capital movements.

 

  Cash flow from investing activities was an outflow of $4.3 billion for the first quarter 2017, compared with an outflow of $16.9 billion for the same period last year. The decrease of $12.6 billion is explained by the acquisition of BG in 2016.

 

  Total current and non-current debt decreased to $91.6 billion at March 31, 2017, compared with $92.5 billion at December 31, 2016. No debt was issued in the first quarter 2017 under the US shelf registration or Euro medium-term note (EMTN) programmes.

 

  Cash dividends paid to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders were $2.7 billion in the first quarter 2017, compared with $2.3 billion in the first quarter 2016. In addition, $1.2 billion dividends were distributed to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders in the form of scrip dividends in the first quarter 2017, compared with $1.5 billion in the first quarter 2016.

 

  Dividends of $0.47 per share are announced on May 4, 2017, in respect of the first quarter 2017. These dividends are payable on June 26, 2017. In the case of B shares, the dividends will be payable through the dividend access mechanism and are expected to be treated as UK-source rather than Dutch-source. See the Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 for additional information on the dividend access mechanism.

 

  Under the Scrip Dividend Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in Shell by choosing to receive new shares instead of cash dividends. Only new A shares will be issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B shares.

CAPITALISATION AND INDEBTEDNESS

The following table sets out the unaudited consolidated combined capitalisation and indebtedness of Shell at March 31, 2017. This information is derived from the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements.

 

CAPITALISATION AND INDEBTEDNESS    $ million  
     Mar 31, 2017  

Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders

     190,817  

Current debt

     8,620  

Non-current debt

     83,009  

Total debt[A]

     91,629  

Total capitalisation

     282,446  

 

[A] Of the total carrying amount of debt at March 31, 2017, $76.5 billion was unsecured and $15.1 billion was secured, and $62.0 billion was issued by Shell International Finance B.V., a 100%-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc with its debt guaranteed by Royal Dutch Shell plc (December 31, 2016: $62.4 billion).

 

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RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

The following table sets out the consolidated unaudited ratio of earnings to fixed charges for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and the three months ended March 31, 2017:

 

     $ million  
     Three
months
ended
March 31
    Years ended December 31  
     2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012  

Pre-tax income from continuing operations before income from joint ventures and associates

     2,172       2,061       (1,480     22,198       26,317       41,564  

Total fixed charges

     1,173       3,508       2,495       2,113       1,710       1,712  

Distributed income from joint ventures and associates

     776       3,820       4,627       6,902       7,117       10,573  

Interest capitalised

     (154     (725     (839     (757     (762     (567

Total earnings

     3,967       8,664       4,803       30,456       34,382       53,282  

Interest expensed and capitalised

     997       2,736       1,795       1,522       1,412       1,461  

Interest within rental expense

     176       772       700       591       298       251  

Total fixed charges

     1,173       3,508       2,495       2,113       1,710       1,712  

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges

     3.38       2.47       1.93       14.41       20.11       31.12  

For the purposes of the table above, “earnings” consists of pre-tax income from continuing operations (before adjustment for non-controlling interest) plus fixed charges (excluding capitalised interest) less undistributed income of joint ventures and associates. Fixed charges consist of expensed and capitalised interest (excluding accretion expense) plus interest within rental expenses (for operating leases).

 

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