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Air Liquide at a glance

Invest in the leader in its industry

The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3.6 million customers and patients. Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to €21 billion in 2018 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales.

Creating value over the long term

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Delivering profitable growth over the long term

In 2017, net profit (Group share) amounted to €2,113 million euros, the net earnings per share was 4.95 euros, resulting in a 55.1% pay-out ratio.

Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

Delivering profitable growth over the long term

2018 key figures

Group

Creation 1902
Countries 80
Customers Over 2 million
Patients Around 1.6 million
Employees Approximately 66,000

Innovation

Innovation expenses €300 million
Innovation patents filed 309

Finance

Revenues €21,011 million
Operating income recurring €3,449 million
Net profit €2,113 million
Cash flow from operations €4,716 million
Debt-to-equity ratio 68.8%
Operational margin (Gas & Services) 18.3%
Adjusted earnings per share €4.95
Adjusted dividend per share €2.65
ROCE 8.3%
TSR +8.5% over 5 years for a registered shareholder

ISR

Accident frequency 1.3 per million hours worked
% of Group sales related to protecting life and preserving the environment Over 40%
Carbon dioxide emissions 27.8 million of tons
Air Liquide Foundation Over 300 projects since its creation
Independent Directors 8 out of 12
Women 29% of managers and professionals
Women on the Board 5 members out of 12

Stock market data at December 31

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Market capitalization (in millions of euros)   35,470 35,672 41,085 45,003 46,571
Adjusted closing share price (a) (in euros) High 91.73 109.49 96.41 111.45 115.15
  Low 74.78 86.28 78.55 90.41 97.94
At December 31 91.07 91.78 96.05 105.05 108.45

 
(a) Adjusted following current Euronext regulation.

Data per share at December 31

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Net earnings per share (b) - EPS (in €) 4.29 4.53 4.64 5.16 4.95
Net dividend per share (b) - DPS (in €) 2.25 2.30 2.36 2.65 2.65 (c)
Pay-out ratio 53.9% 52.5% 56% 52.8% 55.1%
Dividend yield 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.4%
Ex-dividend date May 18, 2015 May 23, 2016 May 15, 2017 May 28, 2018 May 20, 2019

 
(b) Data for 2014, 2015 and 2016 adjusted for attribution of free shares and capital increase.
(c) Subject to the approval of the Shareholders' Meeting of May 16, 2018.