Linde Financial Highlights

[Q1 – January to March 2015]

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Linde Financial Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January to March 2015

 

January to March 2014

 

Change

1

EBIT (before non-recurring items) adjusted for amortisation of intangible assets and depreciation of tangible assets.

2

At 31 March 2015/31 December 2014.

3

Basis points.

Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing price

 

189.65

 

145.20

 

30.6%

Year high

 

193.85

 

152.05

 

27.5%

Year low

 

149.30

 

139.15

 

7.3%

Market capitalisation (at closing price on 31 March)

€ million

 

35,206

 

26,947

 

30.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share – undiluted

 

1.62

 

1.56

 

3.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share – undiluted (before non-recurring items)

 

1.69

 

1.56

 

8.3%

Number of shares outstanding at the end of the reporting period

000s

 

185,638

 

185,588

 

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

€ million

 

4,398

 

4,045

 

8.7%

Operating profit1

€ million

 

1,010

 

927

 

9.0%

Operating margin

%

 

23.0

 

22.9

 

+10 bp3

EBIT (earnings before interest and tax)

€ million

 

523

 

518

 

1.0%

EBIT (before non-recurring items)

€ million

 

543

 

518

 

4.8%

Profit for the period

€ million

 

324

 

321

 

0.9%

Number of employees2

 

 

65,662

 

65,591

 

0.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gases Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

€ million

 

3,672

 

3,367

 

9.1%

Operating profit1

€ million

 

1,008

 

913

 

10.4%

Operating margin

%

 

27.5

 

27.1

 

+40 bp3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

€ million

 

668

 

701

 

−4.7%

Operating profit1

€ million

 

57

 

71

 

−19.7%

Operating margin

%

 

8.5

 

10.1

 

−160 bp3