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The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to €20.3 billion in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales.
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.
In 2017, net profit (Group share amounted to €2,200 million euros, the net earnings per share was 4.76 euros, resulting in a 53% 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.
|Customers||Over 2 million|
|Patients||Around 1.5 million|
|Innovation expenses||€292 million|
|Innovation patents filed||318|
|Operating income recurring||€3,334 million|
|Net profit||€2.2 billion|
|Cash flow from operations||€4.2 billion|
|Developing economies||26% of Gas & Services revenue|
|Operational margin (Gas & Services)||18.3%|
|Adjusted earnings per share||€4.76|
|Adjusted dividend per share||€2.65|
|TSR||+9.6% over 5 years for a registered shareholder|
|Accident frequency||1.6 per million hours worked|
|% of Group sales related to protecting life and preserving the environment||Over 40%|
|Carbon dioxide emissions||26.1 million of tons|
|Air Liquide Foundation||284 projects since its creation|
|Independent Directors||8 out of 12|
|Women||30% of managers and professionals|
|Women on the Board||5 members out of 12|
|Market capitalization (in millions of euros)||32,159||35,470||35,672||41,085||45,003|
|Adjusted closing share price (a) (in euros)||High||95.77||103.60||123.65||106.05||111.45|
|At December 31||93.45||102.85||103.65||105.65||105.05|
(a) Adjusted following current Euronext regulation.
|Net earnings per share (b) - EPS (in €)||4.23 (c)||4.29 (c)||4.53 (c)||4.63 (c)||5.16|
|Net dividend per share (b) - DPS (in €)||2.04 (c)||2.25 (c)||2.29 (c)||2.36 (c)||2.65 (d)|
|Ex-dividend date||May 16, 2014||May 18, 2015||May 23, 2016||May 15, 2017||May 28, 2018|
(b) Adjusted for previous two-for-one share splits, free share attributions and the capital increase.
(c) Adjusted following the dilutive impact of the capital increase.
(d) Subject to the approval of the Shareholders' Meeting of May 16, 2018.