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Royal Dutch Shell Cash And Cash Equivalents

: USD 27,939 Mil (As of Jun. 2020)
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Royal Dutch Shell's quarterly cash and cash equivalents increased from Dec. 2019 (USD 18,055.00 Mil) to Mar. 2020 (USD 21,811.00 Mil) and increased from Mar. 2020 (USD 21,811.00 Mil) to Jun. 2020 (USD 27,939.00 Mil).

Royal Dutch Shell's annual cash and cash equivalents increased from Dec. 2017 (USD 20,312.00 Mil) to Dec. 2018 (USD 26,741.00 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2018 (USD 26,741.00 Mil) to Dec. 2019 (USD 18,055.00 Mil).


Royal Dutch Shell Cash And Cash Equivalents Historical Data

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Royal Dutch Shell Annual Data
Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Cash And Cash Equivalents Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 31,752.00 19,130.00 20,312.00 26,741.00 18,055.00

Royal Dutch Shell Quarterly Data
Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20
Cash And Cash Equivalents Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 18,470.00 15,417.00 18,055.00 21,811.00 27,939.00

Royal Dutch Shell Cash And Cash Equivalents Calculation

Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid assets on the balance sheet. Cash equivalents are assets that are readily convertible into cash, such as money market holdings, short-term government bonds or Treasury bills, marketable securities and commercial paper.


Royal Dutch Shell  (NYSE:RDS.A) Cash And Cash Equivalents Explanation

A high number means either:

1) The company has competitive advantage generating lots of cash

2) Just sold a business or bonds (not necessarily good)

A low stockpile of cash usually means poor to mediocre economics.

There are 3 ways to create large cash reserve.

1) Sell new bonds or equity to public

2) Sell business or asset

3) It has an ongoing business generating more cash than it burns (usually means durable competitive advantage)

When a company is suffering a short term problem, Buffett looks at cash or marketable securities to see whether it has the financial strength to ride it out.

Important: Lots of cash and marketable securities + little debt = good chance that the business will sail on through tough times.

Test to see what is creating cash by looking at past 7 yrs of balance sheets. This will reveal how the cash was created.


Be Aware

Depreciation estimates make the calculation of net income susceptible to management's accounting choices. These choices can be either overly aggressive or overly conservative.


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