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Financial analysis of Royal dutch shell

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“How the Company manages their Working Capital and at the same time manages their Liquidity?”

A Case Study based on Royal Dutch Shell Plc



PREFACE



In the Name of Almighty God who has enabled me to successfully complete this Analysis Report.
All Praise is to Him and All Thanks is to Him.


I also thank my Personal Project Tutor who has mentored and assisted me in completing this task.



I would also like to dedicate this Report to my Parents who gave me the chance, ability and support to undertake the course which entailed the Report Research and successful completion.
Table of Contents:
REPORT INTRODUTCION 1
Reason for choice 1
Purpose 2
Objectives 3


COMPANY INTRODUCTION 4
Company history 4
Geographical presence 7
Business lines 8


METHODOLOGY USED TO CONDUCT STUDY 11
Project planning 12
Project organization 12
Project analysis 13
Project documentation 13
Quality assurance 13


LITERATURE REVIEW 15
Working capital 15
Working capital management 16
Reducing inventories 18
Managing Receivables 19
Managing suppliers 19
Days sales outstanding 21
Days inventory outstanding 21
Days payable outstanding 22
Working Capital Management during the recession (credit crunch) 22
Ernst & Young’s ‘All tied up – Working Capital Management 23
Report 2009’
Key findings of the report 24
Importance of cash management during the crisis 26
Suggestions for the future regarding Working Capital Management 27
REL’s Research report: ‘Blue Print for cash culture’ released in
January 2010 29
Relevance of these two reports and their findings to my research 31
Cash Management and its importance for organizations today 31
Effective cash management 31
Ways to achieve more effective cash management 32
The six pillars to increasing profitability in a business 33


PROJECT REPORT RESEARCH & METHODOLOGY 36
Sources Used and Reasons 36
Methods Used in gathering information 37


DATA ANALYSIS 39
Interpretation 39
Profitability Ratios 39
Management Efficiency ratios 39
Liquidity Ratios 40
Stability Ratios 40
Investor Ratios 40
Explanation of Analysis 42
LIQUIDITY 42
MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY RATIOS 43
FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY RATIOS 44


SWOT ANALYSIS 46


REFINING INDUSTRY OUTLOOK 2010 49


CONCLUSION 53


BIBLIOGRAPHY 57

APPENDIX I 59
APPENDIX II 62

1.0 REPORT INTRODUCTION
This Research and Analysis aims to report the financial health and situation of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (the expression ‘Shell’ and “Company” will be used subsequently). It is majorly based on the available audited financial statements for the year ended 31st December 2008 with the last five years acting as comparatives. Additionally it includes some interpretations by some of the well known financial experts and advisors as well as Organisations. There are many readily available techniques of financial and working capital management, however for the basis of this project the author has utilised Kaplan’s ACCA study literature (outlined in detail in the methodology section). The analysis has been carried from a shareholders’ point of view where the author will endeavour to determine the prospect of future growth of the Company. The author will utilize some of the key ratios, important aspects of the business and the general economic environment to obtain a clear picture about the future financial health of the company. Furthermore, by evaluating Shell Plc’s performance in respect of the general economic environment and also making comparisons with British Petroleum Plc (the expression ‘BP’ will be use subsequently), the Company’s closest rival in the UK, the analysis will be complete from an ...

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