linde ag (LNAGF) Key Developments
Linde Aktiengesellschaft Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the 2015
Apr 30 15
Linde Aktiengesellschaft reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. In the first quarter of 2015, Group revenue rose by 8.7% to EUR 4.398 billion, when compared with the figure for the first quarter of 2014 of EUR 4.045 billion. Operating profit increased by 9.0% to EUR 1.010 billion compared to EUR 927 million a year ago. Positive exchange rate movements were the most significant factor contributing to the increase. After adjusting for exchange rate effects, Group revenue was 0.8 below the figure for the prior-year period. The company achieved earnings per share in the first quarter of 2015 of EUR 1.62 compared to EUR 1.56 a year ago. Earnings per share before non-recurring items was EUR 1.69. The very positive trend in operating cash flow continued. It rose by 24.6% to EUR 740 million when compared with the figure for the prior-year period of EUR 594 million.
The group provided earnings guidance for the 2015. The group continues to expect to achieve Group revenue of between EUR 18.2 billion and EUR 19.0 billion in the full year 2015. It anticipates that it will achieve an increase in Group operating profit (after adjusting for non-recurring items) in 2015 to between EUR 4.1 billion and EUR 4.3 billion.
Linde - Engeneering Presents at CIS Petchem 2015, Mar-25-2015 02:00 PM
Mar 24 15
Linde - Engeneering Presents at CIS Petchem 2015, Mar-25-2015 02:00 PM. Venue: Radisson Royal Hotel, 2/1 Building 1, Kutuzovskiy Prospekt, Moscow 121248, Russia. Speakers: DANIL EFREMOV, Project manager, business development and sales, petrochemical plants.
The Linde Group Proposes Increased Dividend for the 2014 Financial Year; Announces Earnings Results for the Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Mar 16 15
The Linde Group proposed 5.0% increase in dividend to EUR 3.15 per share for the 2014 financial year.
The company announced earnings results for the year 2014. For the financial year 201, the company achieved a 2.4% increase in Group revenue to EUR 17.047 billion compared to EUR 16.655 billion. After adjusting for the negative impact of currency fluctuations, equivalent to revenue of EUR 346 million, the increase in Group revenue for the 2014 financial year was 4.5%. Linde achieved Group operating profit of EUR 3.920 billion, which was not quite as high as the prior-year figure of EUR 3.966 billion. Without these distortions, which reduced earnings in the 2014 financial year by EUR 83 million, Linde would have achieved an increase in Group operating profit of 1.0%. Linde achieved earnings per share in the 2014 financial year of EUR 5.94 compared to EUR 7.10 a year ago. This figure was adversely affected by non-recurring items in the second half of 2014. Earnings per share before non-recurring items rose to EUR 7.13 compared to EUR 7.10 a year ago. After adjusting for the payment of EUR 300 million made in 2014 to provide additional external funding for the pension plans in Germany, operating cash flow rose by 5.0% to EUR 3.301 billion compared to EUR 3.144 billion. Return on capital employed was 9.5% in 2014 compared to 9.7%. The decrease in ROCE was mainly due to the increase in capital employed at December 31, 2014 as a result of exchange rate effects.
In the 2015 financial year, the Group expects to generate Group revenue of between EUR 18.2 billion and EUR 19.0 billion, depending on economic trends and exchange rate movements. Linde anticipates that it will achieve an increase in Group operating profit (after adjusting for non-recurring items) to between EUR 4.1 billion and EUR 4.3 billion.
Linde Aktiengesellschaft Presents at Bankhaus Lampe German Equity Forum, Feb-05-2015
Jan 9 15
Linde Aktiengesellschaft Presents at Bankhaus Lampe German Equity Forum, Feb-05-2015 . Venue: London, United Kingdom.
Linde Aktiengesellschaft Presents at Commerzbank German Investment Seminar, Jan-12-2015
Jan 9 15
Linde Aktiengesellschaft Presents at Commerzbank German Investment Seminar, Jan-12-2015 . Venue: New York, New York, United States.