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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: 1st Quarter 2014 Unaudited Results
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: 1st Quarter 2014 Unaudited Results02:57 EDT Wednesday, April 30, 2014
THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Royal Dutch Shell's first quarter 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note 2), were $4.5 billion compared with $8.0 billion for the first quarter 2013. - First quarter 2014 CCS earnings included an identified net charge of $2.9 billion after tax, mainly reflecting impairments related to refineries in Asia and Europe (see page 6). - First quarter 2014 CCS earnings excluding identified items (see page 6) were $7.3 billion compared with $7.5 billion for the first quarter 2013, a decrease of 3%. - Compared with the first quarter 2013, Upstream earnings excluding identified items were supported by stronger Integrated Gas results as well as higher gas realisations and gas trading results. This was offset by the impact of exploration well write-offs, and higher costs and depreciation. Downstream earnings excluding identified items were impacted by lower industry refining margins and trading results. - Basic CCS earnings per share excluding identified items for the first quarter 2014 decreased by 2% versus the same quarter a year ago. - Cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter 2014 was $14.0 billion. Excluding working capital movements, cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter 2014 was $13.1 billion. - Capital investment for the first quarter 2014 was $10.7 billion, including $2.0 billion related to the acquisition of Repsol's LNG business. Net capital investment (see Note 2) for the quarter was $10.1 billion. - Total dividends distributed in the quarter were some $2.8 billion, of which $1.3 billion were settled under the Scrip Dividend Programme. During the first quarter some 32.4 million shares were bought back for cancellation for a consideration of some $1.2 billion. - Gearing at the end of the first quarter 2014 was 15.6%. - A first quarter 2014 dividend has been announced of $0.47 per ordinary share and $0.94 per American Depositary Share ("ADS"), an increase of 4% compared with the first quarter 2013.
SUMMARY OF UNAUDITED RESULTS
$ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 % Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 4,509 1,781 8,176 -45 Current cost of supplies (CCS) adjustment for Downstream (44) 371 (225) CCS earnings 4,465 2,152 7,951 -44 Less: Identified items (2,862) (763) 431 CCS earnings excluding identified items 7,327 2,915 7,520 -3 Of which: Upstream 5,710 2,477 5,648 Downstream 1,575 558 1,848 Corporate and Non-controlling interest 42 (120) 24 Cash flow from operating activities 13,984 6,028 11,559 +21 Basic CCS earnings per share ($) 0.71 0.34 1.26 -44 Basic CCS earnings per ADS ($) 1.42 0.68 2.52 Basic CCS earnings per share excl. identified items ($) 1.17 0.46 1.19 -2 Basic CCS earnings per ADS excl. identified items ($) 2.34 0.92 2.38 Dividend per share ($) 0.47 0.45 0.45 +4 Dividend per ADS ($) 0.94 0.90 0.90  Q1 on Q1 change  See page 6
Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden:
"Shell's profits enable the company to pay competitive dividends to shareholders and to finance new investments in oil and gas. Our long-term strategy is sound. Our first quarter 2014 results reflect more robust levels of profitability. However, as we saw in 2013, we are in an industry where high volatility remains, both in the macro-environment and in our quarterly results. The priorities I set out at the start of 2014 have not changed. I am determined to improve our competitiveness, and to adapt the company to respond to changes in the industry landscape, particularly in Oil Products and North America resources plays. We are aiming to continue to balance growth and returns, by focusing sharply on our three key priorities - better financial performance, enhanced capital efficiency, including more selectivity on project choices and $15 billion of divestments in 2014-15, and continuing strong project delivery. Our investment strategy is delivering where it matters - at the bottom line. The first quarter of 2014 has seen new, profitable production from the deep-water Gulf of Mexico and Iraq, together with new LNG from our acquisition of Repsol's portfolio. We are making hard choices on Shell's assets and options, to improve capital efficiency, in both Upstream and Downstream. The divestments underway in Downstream in four countries are part of Shell's drive to improve our competitive position. Downstream has the potential to average 10-12% ROACE, more than double current levels, and to deliver around $10 billion of annual cash flow. I am determined to improve our performance in this business. The impairments we have announced today in Downstream reflect Shell's updated views on the outlook for refining margins. There are substantial pressures on the industry from excess capacity, changing product demand, and new oil supplies from liquids-rich shales. The 4% dividend increase we have confirmed today for the first quarter 2014 underscores our delivery in recent years, and our confidence in the future potential." First quarter 2014 portfolio developments
In Brazil, Shell announced an agreement to sell a 23% interest in the Shell-operated deep-water project BC-10 to Qatar Petroleum International for a consideration of some $1 billion. Subject to regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to close in 2014.
In Brunei, final investment decision ("FID") was taken on the Maharaja Lela South ("ML South") development (Shell interest 35%). The development is expected to deliver peak production of 35 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day ("boe/d").
Shell successfully commenced export of its first crude from the Majnoon oil field in Iraq, where production exceeded the 175,000 barrels per day (b/d) First Commercial Production target which initiated the commencement of cost recovery.
In the United Kingdom, Shell entered into an agreement with the government to progress the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage ("CCS") project to the next phase of front-end engineering and design ("FEED"). The project aims to capture and store 10 million tonnes of CO2 over 10 years. If successful, the project could represent the first industrial-scale application of CCS technology at a gas-fired power station anywhere in the world.
In the United States, Shell announced first production from the Mars B deep-water development (Shell interest 71.5%) in the Gulf of Mexico. The Olympus platform was completed and installed more than six months ahead of schedule, allowing for early production. Olympus is Shell's seventh, and largest, floating deep-water platform in the Gulf of Mexico and extends the life of the overall Mars basin to around 2050. It is expected that the project will ramp up to a peak production of 100 thousand boe/d in 2016.
Also in the United States, Shell reached an agreement to sell its 50% interest in approximately 312,000 acres in the Niobrara and Sandwash basins for a consideration of some $90 million. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close in May, 2014.
Shell commenced FEED on the Appomattox deep-water development project (Shell interest 80%) in the Gulf of Mexico, United States. Including the Vicksburg A discovery (Shell interest 75%), the resources associated with this development are estimated to be greater than 600 million barrels of oil equivalent ("boe"). The project is expected to deliver peak production of 150 thousand boe/d.
The Siakap North-Petai development (Shell interest 21%) offshore Malaysia commenced production. The development is expected to deliver peak production of around 30 thousand boe/d.
During the quarter, in Shell's heartlands exploration programme, a Shell-operated oil discovery at the Limbayong prospect (Shell interest 35%) offshore Malaysia was announced. Shell participated in the non-operated Lympstone gas discovery (Shell interest 50%) offshore Australia, and in April in the Rosmari-1 discovery (Shell interest 85%) offshore Malaysia, adding new gas resources. In addition during the quarter, we had a successful appraisal of the Pegaga gas discovery (Shell interest 20%) offshore Malaysia.
Shell had continued success with near-field exploration discoveries in a number of countries.
As part of its global exploration programme, Shell added new acreage positions following successful bidding results in Namibia, Norway, and Russia.
Upstream divestment proceeds totalled some $0.3 billion for the first quarter 2014 and included among others proceeds from the completed sale of Shell's interest in Mississippi Lime acreage in Kansas, United States.
In April, Shell approved to move into FEED for an LNG facility in Canada. The facility is expected to have capacity of approximately 12 million tonnes per annum ("mtpa") with expansion potential to approximately 24 mtpa.
In Upstream Americas resources plays (shale oil and gas), insights from ongoing exploration and appraisal drilling results and production information, and Shell's ongoing restructuring of this portfolio, could potentially lead to future asset sales and/or impairments.
In Australia, Shell announced a binding agreement to sell its Downstream businesses (excluding Aviation) to Vitol for a total transaction value of approximately $2.6 billion. The sale covers Shell's Geelong Refinery and 870-site Retail business, along with its Bulk Fuels, Bitumen, Chemicals and part of its Lubricants businesses. It also includes a brand licence arrangement and an exclusive distributor arrangement in Australia for Shell Lubricants. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in 2014.
In Italy, Shell reached an agreement with Kuwait Petroleum International for the sale of its Retail, Supply & Distribution Logistics and Aviation businesses. Under this agreement, Shell's Retail network will be re-branded to Q8 in the country. The sale is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in 2014.
Consistent with Shell's strategic intent to concentrate its Downstream global footprint and businesses where it can be most competitive, Shell announced the intent to sell its Downstream Refining and Marketing businesses in Denmark.
Shell is also considering the sale of certain of its Marketing assets in Norway.
Downstream divestment proceeds totalled some $0.2 billion for the first quarter 2014 and included among others proceeds from the divestment of Shell's 16.3% interest in Ceska Rafinerska in the Czech Republic.
Key features of the FIRST quarter 2014
First quarter 2014 CCS earnings included an identified net charge of $2.9 billion after tax, mainly reflecting impairments related to refineries in Asia and Europe (see page 6).
First quarter 2014 CCS earnings excluding identified items (see page 6) were $7,327 million compared with $7,520 million for the first quarter 2013, a decrease of 3%. First quarter 2014 Upstream earnings excluding identified items were supported by stronger Integrated Gas results as well as higher gas realisations and gas trading results. This was offset by the impact of exploration well write-offs, and higher costs and depreciation. Downstream earnings excluding identified items were impacted by lower industry refining margins and trading results.
Basic CCS earnings per share decreased by 44% versus the same quarter a year ago.
Basic CCS earnings per share excluding identified items decreased by 2% compared with the first quarter 2013.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter 2014 was $14.0 billion, compared with $11.6 billion in the same quarter last year. Excluding working capital movements, cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter 2014 was $13.1 billion, compared with $11.5 billion in the same quarter last year.
Net capital investment (see Note 2) for the first quarter 2014 was $10.1 billion. Capital investment for the first quarter 2014 was $10.7 billion, including $2.0 billion related to the acquisition of Repsol's LNG business, and divestment proceeds were $0.5 billion.
Total dividends distributed in the first quarter 2014 were some $2.8 billion, of which $1.3 billion were settled by issuing some 38 million A shares under the Scrip Dividend Programme for the fourth quarter 2013.
Under our share buyback programme some 32.4 million B shares were bought back for cancellation during the first quarter 2014 for a consideration of some $1.2 billion.
Oil and gas production for the first quarter 2014 was 3,245 thousand boe/d. Excluding the impact of divestments, licence expiries, PSC price effects, security impacts in Nigeria and the NAM curtailment, first quarter 2014 production was 4% lower than in the same period last year.
Supplementary financial and operational disclosure for the first quarter 2014 is available at http://www.shell.com/investor.
SUMMARY OF IDENTIFIED ITEMS
Earnings for the first quarter 2014 reflected the following items, which in aggregate amounted to a net charge of $2,862 million (compared with a net gain of $431 million in the first quarter 2013), as summarised in the table below:
Upstream earnings included a net charge of $283 million, mainly reflecting charges related to asset impairments of $168 million. Identified items also included net charges related to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives and certain gas contracts, the impact of a reduction in the discount rate used for provisions, and divestments. Earnings for the first quarter 2013 included a net gain of $173 million.
Downstream earnings included a net charge of $2,580 million, including impairments of $2,284 million related to refineries in Asia and Europe. The refining-related impairments, equivalent to 14% of Shell's refinery asset base, reflect the latest insight into margins based on feedstock supply and product demand outlook. This charge includes the write-off of the Bukom oil refinery, at Shell's integrated refinery and chemicals facility in Singapore, and excludes the Bukom chemicals plant. The company has initiatives underway to improve the profitability of the integrated facilities at Bukom. Earnings for the first quarter 2013 included a net charge of $160 million.
Corporate and Non-controlling interest earnings included a net gain of $1 million. Earnings for the first quarter 2013 included a net gain of $418 million.
Summary OF IDENTIFIED ITEMS $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Segment earnings impact of identified items: Upstream (283) (631) 173 Downstream (2,580) (86) (160) Corporate and Non-controlling interest 1 (46) 418 Earnings impact (2,862) (763) 431
These identified items are shown to provide additional insight into segment earnings and income attributable to shareholders. They include the full impact on Shell's CCS earnings of the following items:
Divestment gains and losses
Fair value accounting of commodity derivatives and certain gas contracts (see Note 7)
Redundancy and restructuring
Further items may be identified in addition to the above.
Earnings BY BUSINESS segment
upstream $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 % Upstream earnings excluding identified items 5,710 2,477 5,648 +1 Upstream earnings 5,427 1,846 5,821 -7 Upstream cash flow from operating activities 9,075 5,557 9,705 -6 Upstream net capital investment 9,340 14,150 7,370 +27 Liquids production available for sale (thousand b/d) 1,481 1,539 1,640 -10 Natural gas production available for sale (million scf/d) 10,227 9,925 11,132 -8 Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d) 3,245 3,251 3,559 -9 Equity sales of LNG (million tonnes) 6.09 4.93 5.15 +18  Q1 on Q1 change
First quarter Upstream earnings excluding identified items were $5,710 million compared with $5,648 million a year ago. Identified items were a net charge of $283 million, compared with a net gain of $173 million for the first quarter 2013 (see page 6).
Compared with the first quarter 2013, Upstream earnings excluding identified items benefited from stronger Integrated Gas results, including contributions from the recent purchase of Repsol's LNG business and higher dividends from an LNG venture. Earnings also benefited from higher gas realisations and gas trading results. Earnings were negatively impacted by higher exploration expenses, mainly due to well write-offs, increased costs and higher depreciation. Earnings also reflected the cap and curtailment of NAM volumes in the Netherlands.
Global liquids realisations were 4% lower than for the first quarter 2013. Global natural gas realisations were 3% higher than for the same quarter a year ago, with a 50% increase in the Americas and a 4% decrease outside the Americas.
First quarter 2014 production was 3,245 thousand boe/d compared with 3,559 thousand boe/d a year ago. Liquids production decreased by 10% and natural gas production decreased by 8% compared with the first quarter 2013. Excluding the impact of divestments, license expiries, PSC price effects, security impacts in Nigeria and the NAM curtailment, first quarter 2014 production was 4% lower than for the same period last year.
Warm weather in Europe and the impact of field declines were partly offset by some 89 thousand boe/d related to new field start-ups and the continuing ramp-up of existing fields, in particular Majnoon in Iraq.
Equity sales of LNG of 6.09 million tonnes were 18% higher than in the same quarter a year ago, including 0.95 million tonnes from the acquisition of Repsol's LNG business and decreased feedgas disruptions in Nigeria, partly offset by higher planned maintenance at some LNG plants.
DOWNSTREAM $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 % Downstream CCS earnings excluding identified items 1,575 558 1,848 -15 Downstream CCS earnings (1,005) 472 1,688 - Downstream cash flow from operating activities 3,145 808 365 +762 Downstream net capital investment 776 1,571 820 -5 Refinery processing intake (thousand b/d) 2,965 2,910 2,890 +3 Oil products sales volumes (thousand b/d) 6,319 6,038 6,004 +5 Chemicals sales volumes (thousand tonnes) 4,285 4,412 4,143 +3  Q1 on Q1 change
First quarter Downstream earnings excluding identified items were $1,575 million compared with $1,848 million for the first quarter 2013. Identified items were a net charge of $2,580 million, compared with a net charge of $160 million for the first quarter 2013 (see page 6).
Compared with the first quarter 2013, Downstream earnings excluding identified items were impacted by lower contributions from manufacturing and from trading and supply activities. This was partly offset by a stronger refining margin environment in the United States Gulf Coast, improved performance from the Motiva joint venture, and Retail results. Earnings also benefited from decreased taxation and favourable currency exchange rate effects in the first quarter 2014.
Downstream cash flow from operating activities benefited from favourable working capital movements in Oil Products.
Refinery intake volumes were 3% higher compared with the same quarter last year, mainly as a result of improved operating performance from Motiva refineries partly offset by increased planned maintenance in United States West Coast refineries. Refinery availability was 92% compared with 91% for the first quarter 2013.
Oil products sales volumes increased by 5% compared with the same period a year ago, reflecting higher trading volumes partly offset by lower marketing volumes.
Chemicals sales volumes increased by 3% compared with the same quarter last year, mainly as a result of improved operational performance partly offset by poorer intermediates market conditions in most regions. Chemicals manufacturing plant availability increased to 95% from 92% for the first quarter 2013, as a result of decreased planned maintenance.
CORPORATE AND Non-controlling interest $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Corporate and Non-controlling interest excluding identified items 42 (120) 24 Of which: Corporate 76 (73) 88 Non-controlling interest (34) (47) (64) Corporate and Non-controlling interest 43 (166) 442
First quarter Corporate results and Non-controlling interest excluding identified items were a gain of $42 million, compared with a gain of $24 million in the same period last year. Identified items for the first quarter of 2014 were a net gain of $1 million, compared with a net gain of $418 million for the first quarter of 2013 (see page 6).
Compared with the first quarter of 2013, Corporate results excluding identified items reflected favourable currency exchange rate effects offset by lower tax credits, higher costs and higher net interest expense.
Second quarter 2014 results and second quarter 2014 dividend are scheduled to be announced on July 31, 2014. Third quarter 2014 results and third quarter 2014 dividend are scheduled to be announced on October 30, 2014. The Annual General Meeting will be held on May 20, 2014.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CONSOLIDATED Statement of income $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 % Revenue 109,658 109,243 112,810 Share of profit of joint ventures and associates 2,070 2,024 2,303 Interest and other income 351 212 401 Total revenue and other income 112,079 111,479 115,514 Purchases 83,835 85,853 86,603 Production and manufacturing expenses 7,179 7,512 6,458 Selling, distribution and administrative expenses 3,434 3,861 3,587 Research and development 283 428 294 Exploration 927 1,766 648 Depreciation, depletion and amortisation 7,424 5,629 4,225 Interest expense 452 470 401 Income before taxation 8,545 5,960 13,298 -36 Taxation 4,003 4,138 5,072 Income for the period 4,542 1,822 8,226 -45 Income attributable to non-controlling interest 33 41 50 Income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 4,509 1,781 8,176 -45  Q1 on Q1 change
earnings per share $ Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Basic earnings per share 0.72 0.28 1.30 Diluted earnings per share 0.72 0.28 1.29
SHARES Million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Weighted average number of shares as the basis for: Basic earnings per share 6,287.8 6,272.9 6,308.9 Diluted earnings per share 6,288.9 6,275.1 6,313.7 Shares outstanding at the end of the period 6,321.8 6,295.4 6,340.2  Royal Dutch Shell plc ordinary shares of EUR0.07 each
Notes 1 to 6 are an integral part of these unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements.
Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Income for the period 4,542 1,822 8,226 Other comprehensive income net of tax: Items that may be reclassified to income in later periods: Currency translation differences (551) (326) (1,652) Unrealised gains on securities 28 28 31 Cash flow hedging gains/(losses) 19 (2) 13 Share of other comprehensive loss of joint ventures and associates (7) (43) (56) Total (511) (343) (1,664) Items that are not reclassified to income in later periods: Retirement benefits remeasurements (546) 2,370 1,436 Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the period (1,057) 2,027 (228) Comprehensive income for the period 3,485 3,849 7,998 Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest 29 (14) 25 Comprehensive income attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 3,456 3,863 7,973
Notes 1 to 6 are an integral part of these unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED balance sheet $ million Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Assets Non-current assets: Intangible assets 7,482 4,394 4,456 Property, plant and equipment 194,608 191,897 180,244 Joint ventures and associates 35,909 34,613 34,478 Investments in securities 4,761 4,715 4,878 Deferred tax 6,177 5,785 4,641 Retirement benefits 3,197 3,574 3,502 Trade and other receivables 10,036 9,191 9,052 262,170 254,169 241,251 Current assets: Inventories 28,829 30,009 31,531 Trade and other receivables 63,670 63,638 66,598 Cash and cash equivalents 11,924 9,696 17,614 104,423 103,343 115,743 Total assets 366,593 357,512 356,994 Liabilities Non-current liabilities: Debt 41,236 36,218 27,329 Trade and other payables 4,281 4,065 4,170 Deferred tax 11,882 11,943 11,490 Retirement benefits 11,385 11,182 15,091 Decommissioning and other provisions 22,298 19,698 18,054 91,082 83,106 76,134 Current liabilities: Debt 4,493 8,344 8,461 Trade and other payables 70,738 70,112 73,301 Taxes payable 13,488 11,173 14,386 Retirement benefits 387 382 376 Decommissioning and other provisions 3,275 3,247 3,097 92,381 93,258 99,621 Total liabilities 183,463 176,364 175,755 Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders 182,028 180,047 179,806 Non-controlling interest 1,102 1,101 1,433 Total equity 183,130 181,148 181,239 Total liabilities and equity 366,593 357,512 356,994  See Note 6
Notes 1 to 6 are an integral part of these unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders Shares Share held in Other Retained Non-controlling Total $ million capital trust reserves earnings Total interest equity At January 1, 2014 542 (1,932) (2,037) 183,474 180,047 1,101 181,148 Comprehensive income for the period - - (1,053) 4,509 3,456 29 3,485 Capital contributions from, and other changes in, non-controlling interest - - - (4) (4) - (4) Dividends paid - - - (2,849) (2,849) (28) (2,877) Scrip dividends 4 - (4) 1,350 1,350 - 1,350 Repurchases of shares (3) - 3 (249) (249) - (249) Shares held in trust: net sales and dividends received - 746 - 32 778 - 778 Share-based compensation - - (497) (4) (501) - (501) At March 31, 2014 543 (1,186) (3,588) 186,259 182,028 1,102 183,130 At January 1, 2013 542 (2,287) (3,752) 180,246 174,749 1,433 176,182 Comprehensive income for the period - - (203) 8,176 7,973 25 7,998 Capital contributions from, and other changes in, non-controlling interest - - - - - (4) (4) Dividends paid - - - (2,752) (2,752) (21) (2,773) Scrip dividends 2 - (2) 844 844 - 844 Repurchases of shares, (1) - - 1 (1,104) (1,104) - (1,104) Shares held in trust: net sales and dividends received - 1,030 - 36 1,066 - 1,066 Share-based compensation - - (603) (367) (970) - (970) At March 31, 2013 543 (1,257) (4,559) 185,079 179,806 1,433 181,239  Under the Scrip Dividend Programme some 38.0 million A shares, equivalent to $1.3 billion, were issued during the first quarter 2014 and some 25.6 million A shares, equivalent to $0.8 billion, were issued during the first quarter 2013.  Includes shares committed to repurchase  Includes repurchases subject to settlement at the end of the quarter
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED statement of cash flows $ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Cash flow from operating activities Income for the period 4,542 1,822 8,226 Adjustment for: - Current taxation 4,400 4,677 4,892 - Interest expense (net) 378 436 357 - Depreciation, depletion and amortisation 7,424 5,629 4,225 - Net losses/(gains) on sale of assets 41 (87) (213) - Decrease/(increase) in working capital 875 (1,682) 34 - Share of profit of joint ventures and associates (2,070) (2,024) (2,303) - Dividends received from joint ventures and associates 1,507 1,865 1,242 - Deferred taxation, retirement benefits, decommissioning and other provisions (308) (938) (11) - Other 529 1,338 27 Net cash from operating activities (pre-tax) 17,318 11,036 16,476 Taxation paid (3,334) (5,008) (4,917) Net cash from operating activities 13,984 6,028 11,559 Cash flow from investing activities Capital expenditure (7,397) (14,508) (7,862) Investments in joint ventures and associates (889) (523) (372) Proceeds from sale of assets 306 432 382 Proceeds from sale of joint ventures and associates 56 109 154 Other investments (net) 152 2 20 Interest received 58 37 36 Net cash used in investing activities (7,714) (14,451) (7,642) Cash flow from financing activities Net (decrease)/increase in debt with maturity period within three months (1,297) 3,239 133 Other debt: New borrowings 3,195 4,366 180 Repayments (2,933) (464) (2,185) Interest paid (368) (650) (158) Change in non-controlling interest 0 (60) (7) Cash dividends paid to: - Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders (1,499) (1,610) (1,908) - Non-controlling interest (28) (36) (21) Repurchases of shares (1,241) (996) (545) Shares held in trust: net sales/(purchases) and dividends received 123 66 (10) Net cash used in financing activities (4,048) 3,855 (4,521) Currency translation differences relating to cash and cash equivalents 6 (14) (332) Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,228 (4,582) (936) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 9,696 14,278 18,550 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 11,924 9,696 17,614  See Note 6
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 and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as Shell) have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union and as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board 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, 2013 (pages 105 to 110) 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. Statutory accounts for the year ended December 31, 2013 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 Companies Act 2006.
2. Segment information
Segment earnings are presented on a current cost of supplies basis (CCS earnings). 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.
Net capital investment (see Note 9) is defined as capital expenditure as reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, adjusted for: proceeds from disposals (excluding other investments (net) in the Corporate segment); exploration expense excluding exploration wells written off; investments in joint ventures and associates; and leases and other items.
CCS earnings and net capital investment information are the dominant measures used by the Chief Executive Officer for the purposes of making decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance.
Information by business segment:
$ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q1 2013 Third-party revenue Upstream 13,013 12,376 Downstream 96,603 100,409 Corporate 42 25 Total third-party revenue 109,658 112,810 Inter-segment revenue Upstream 12,251 12,142 Downstream 608 243 Corporate 0 0 Segment earnings Upstream 5,427 5,821 Downstream (1,005) 1,688 Corporate 77 491 Total segment earnings 4,499 8,000
$ million Quarters Q1 2014 Q1 2013 Total segment earnings 4,499 8,000 Current cost of supplies adjustment: Purchases (8) 113 Taxation (1) (28) Share of profit of joint ventures and associates 52 141 Income for the period 4,542 8,226  First quarter 2014 Downstream earnings included an impairment charge of $2,284 million related to refineries in Asia and Europe.
3. Share capital
Issued and fully paid
Sterling deferred Ordinary shares of EUR0.07 each shares Number of shares A B of GBP1 each At January 1, 2014 3,898,011,213 2,472,839,187 50,000 Scrip dividends 37,952,003 - - Repurchases of shares - (32,428,573) - At March 31, 2014 3,935,963,216 2,440,410,614 50,000 At January 1, 2013 3,772,388,687 2,617,715,189 50,000 Scrip dividends 25,586,312 - - Repurchases of shares - (16,080,000) - At March 31, 2013 3,797,974,999 2,601,635,189 50,000
Ordinary shares of EUR0.07 each $ million A B Total At January 1, 2014 333 209 542 Scrip dividends 4 - 4 Repurchases of shares - (3) (3) At March 31, 2014 337 206 543 At January 1, 2013 321 221 542 Scrip dividends 2 - 2 Repurchases of shares - (1) (1) At March 31, 2013 323 220 543 The total nominal value of sterling deferred shares is less than $1 million.
At Royal Dutch Shell plc's Annual General Meeting on May 21, 2013, 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 ?148 million (representing 2,114 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 21, 2014, and the end of the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2014, unless previously renewed, revoked or varied by Royal Dutch Shell plc in a general meeting.
4. Other reserves
Accumulated Share Capital Share other Merger premium redemption plan comprehensive $ million reserve reserve reserve reserve income Total At January 1, 2014 3,411 154 75 1,871 (7,548) (2,037) Other comprehensive loss attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders - - - - (1,053) (1,053) Scrip dividends (4) - - - - (4) Repurchases of shares - - 3 - - 3 Share-based compensation - - - (497) - (497) At March 31, 2014 3,407 154 78 1,374 (8,601) (3,588) At January 1, 2013 3,423 154 63 2,028 (9,420) (3,752) Other comprehensive loss attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders - - - - (203) (203) Scrip dividends (2) - - - - (2) Repurchases of shares - - 1 - - 1 Share-based compensation - - - (603) - (603) At March 31, 2013 3,421 154 64 1,425 (9,623) (4,559)  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, plc, 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.
5. Derivative contracts
The table below provides the carrying amounts of derivatives contracts held, disclosed in accordance with IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement.
$ million Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Included within: Trade and other receivables - non-current 1,761 1,772 1,426 Trade and other receivables - current 7,577 6,445 8,443 Trade and other payables - non-current 569 587 609 Trade and other payables - current 7,944 6,474 8,530
As disclosed in the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, 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, 2014 are consistent with those used in the year ended December 31, 2013, and the carrying amounts of derivative contracts measured using predominantly unobservable inputs has not changed materially since that date.
The fair value of debt excluding finance lease liabilities at March 31, 2014, was $39,967 million (December 31, 2013: $40,569 million; March 31, 2013: $33,765 million). Fair value is determined from the prices quoted for those securities.
6. Acquisition of Repsol LNG businesses
On January 1, 2014, Shell completed the acquisition from Repsol S.A. of its LNG operations located in Trinidad and Tobago and Peru and related shipping and marketing activities, as reported in the Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2013 (page 139).
Cash consideration was $4.1 billion, of which $3.4 billion was transferred on December 31, 2013 and $0.7 billion on January 2, 2014. After taking account of cash balances of $0.3 billion in the entities acquired, the impact on capital expenditure in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows was $3.4 billion and $0.4 billion in the fourth quarter 2013 and the first quarter 2014 respectively. The impact on net capital investment, which also reflected the inclusion of finance lease liabilities assumed on January 1, 2014, was $3.4 billion and $2.0 billion in the fourth quarter 2013 and the first quarter 2014 respectively.
The updated fair values of the net assets acquired at January 1, 2014 and the fair value of the consideration paid were as follows:
$ million Fair value Net assets acquired: Intangible assets 3,183 Property, plant and equipment 1,198 Joint ventures and associates 531 Cash and cash equivalents 329 Other assets 424 Debt (1,601) Other liabilities (22) 4,042 Goodwill 43 Consideration paid 4,085  The determination of the fair values of the net assets acquired is provisional and will be subject to further review during the 12 months from the acquisition date.
7. Impacts of accounting for derivatives
In the ordinary course of business Shell enters into contracts to supply or purchase oil and gas products, and also enters into derivative contracts to mitigate resulting economic exposures (generally price exposure). 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 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 in this Report.
8. Return on average capital employed
Return on average capital employed (ROACE) measures the efficiency of Shell's utilisation of the capital that it employs and is a common measure of business performance. In this calculation, ROACE is defined as the sum of 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. The tax rate is derived from calculations at the published segment level.
9. Liquidity and capital resources
Net cash from operating activities for the first quarter 2014 was $14.0 billion compared with $11.6 billion for the same period last year.
Total current and non-current debt increased to $45.7 billion at March 31, 2014 from $35.8 billion at March 31, 2013 while cash and cash equivalents decreased to $11.9 billion at March 31, 2014 from $17.6 billion at March 31, 2013. New debt was issued under the euro medium-term note programme during the first quarter of 2014.
Net capital investment for the first quarter 2014 was $10.1 billion, of which $9.3 billion in Upstream and $0.8 billion in Downstream. Net capital investment for the same period of 2013 was $8.2 billion, of which $7.4 billion in Upstream and $0.8 billion in Downstream.
Dividends of $0.47 per share are announced on April 30, 2014 in respect of the first quarter. These dividends are payable on June 26, 2014. 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, 2013 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.
The purpose of Shell's share buyback programme is to offset dilution created by the issuance of shares under the Scrip Dividend Programme. Shell currently purchases only B shares for cancellation, which is more economic than purchasing A shares due to Dutch dividend withholding tax rules.
All amounts shown throughout this Report are unaudited.
The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this document "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 document refer to companies over which Royal Dutch Shell plc either directly or indirectly has control. Companies over which Shell has joint control are generally referred to as "joint ventures" and companies 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 (for example, through our 23% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.
This document 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 document, 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. All forward-looking statements contained in this document 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, 2013 (available at http://www.shell.com/investor and http://www.sec.gov). These risk factors also expressly qualify all forward-looking statements contained in this document and should be considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this document, April 30, 2014. 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 document.
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April 30, 2014
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.
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