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Shell Q3 earnings up and payout maintained as units resilient

Staff Writer | November 2, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell reported a rise in earnings for the third quarter of 2017 and maintained its dividend payout to shareholders, with all three of its businesses making "resilient contributions" to its results.
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Royal Dutch Shell   $3.70 billion for the third quarter
The oil major reported earnings on a current cost of supplies basis attributable to shareholders of $3.70 billion for the third quarter ended in September, more than double the $1.45 billion it reported the same period the year before.

This takes CCS earnings for the first nine months to $9.00 billion, up from $2.50 billion.

For the quarter, Shell - London's largest company by market capitalisation - proposed an unchanged dividend of $0.47, taking its dividends for the nine months to an unchanged $1.41.

Looking ahead, Shell said it expects its fourth quarter corporate earnings excluding exceptional items and exchange rate impacts to be a net charge of $350 million to $450 million.