Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Royal Dutch Shell beat expectations on revenue and whiffed on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Royal Dutch Shell logged revenue of $117.07 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $102.43 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $121.26 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.82. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $2.13 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q2 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.39 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 13.4%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.4%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $101.44 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.19.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $456.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $8.72.

Investor sentiment
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Royal Dutch Shell is outperform, with an average price target of $81.53.