Tomorrow, Wednesday 20th December Royal Dutch Shell pays out its quarterly dividend.
RDSA Royal Dutch Shell A FTSE 100 $0.47 (35.02p)
RDSB Royal Dutch Shell B FTSE 100 $0.47 (35.02p)
Royal Dutch Shell plc’s capital consists of 4,544,414,617 A shares and 3,745,486,731 B shares, each with equal voting rights. Royal Dutch Shell plc holds no ordinary shares in Treasury.
The total number of A shares and B shares in issue is 8,289,901,348
Now, Shell is paying out 35.02p a share thus:
The total number of A shares and B shares in issue is 8,289,901,348 x 35.02p = £2,903,123,452.07
That is £2.903 Billion. That is a yield of 5.9%