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Last $102.47 USD
Change Today +0.40 / 0.39%
Volume 185.4K
ARG On Other Exchanges
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As of 12:14 PM 05/4/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

airgas inc (ARG) Snapshot

Open
$102.07
Previous Close
$102.07
Day High
$103.06
Day Low
$101.79
52 Week High
03/2/15 - $119.00
52 Week Low
04/30/15 - $101.20
Market Cap
7.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
661.7K
EPS TTM
$4.86
Shares Outstanding
75.1M
EX-Date
06/11/15
P/E TM
21.1x
Dividend
$2.40
Dividend Yield
2.15%
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airgas inc (ARG) Details

Airgas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hard goods. The company operates through two segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. The Distribution segment offers industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hard goods, such as welding equipment and related products, consumables and equipment, safety products, construction supplies, and maintenance, repair, and operating supplies. It offers atmospheric gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, and argon; helium; hydrogen; welding and fuel gases, such as acetylene, propylene, and propane; carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide; various gases; special application blends; and process chemicals. This segment also rents gas cylinders, cryogenic liquid containers, bulk storage tanks, tube trailers, and welding-related and other equipment. The All Other Operations segment produces carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide; distributes refrigerants, and anhydrous and aqua ammonia; and provides technical and refrigerant reclamation services. The company markets its products and services through various sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores, strategic customer account programs, telesales, catalogs, e-business, and independent distributors. It serves various industries, including manufacturing and metal fabrication; non-residential construction; life sciences and healthcare; food, beverage, and retail; energy and chemical production and distribution; basic materials and services; and government and other industries. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Dubai, and European countries. Airgas, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

17,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/30/15
Founded in 1982

airgas inc (ARG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $862.8K
Founder, Executive Chairman and Member of Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $470.5K
President of North Division
Total Annual Compensation: $329.8K
President of Airgas USA LLC
Total Annual Compensation: $296.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

airgas inc (ARG) Key Developments

Airgas, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2016

Airgas, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $1,301,723,000 against $1,267,830,000 a year ago. Operating income was $147,530,000 against $150,232,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $137,035,000 against $134,549,000 a year ago. Net earnings were $87,723,000 or $1.15 per share diluted against $88,357,000 or $1.17 per share diluted a year ago. Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $1.15 against $1.15 a year ago. Fourth quarter sales were down 2% from the third quarter, primarily driven by the challenge described by Peter earlier and normal seasonality in All Other Operations segment. For the year, the company reported net sales of $5,304,885,000 against $5,072,537,000 a year ago. Operating income was $641,278,000 against $630,534,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $584,121,000 against $551,905,000 a year ago. Net earnings were $368,086,000 or $4.85 per share diluted against $350,784,000 or $4.68 per share diluted a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $718,037,000 against $744,860,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $468,789,000 against $354,587,000 a year ago. Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $4.85 against $4.72 a year ago. Adjusted capital expenditures were $442,547,000 against $334,684,000 a year ago. Adjusted cash from operations was $752,022,000 against $775,841,000 a year ago. Full year free cash flow was $309 million compared to $441 million in the prior year. The year-over-year decrease in free cash flow is primarily driven by an increase in capital expenditures, reflecting investment in revenue-generating assets, including 2 air separation plants, eBusiness platform and a new hardgoods distribution center. The company provided earnings guidance for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2016. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, the company expects earnings per diluted share in the range of $1.14 to $1.18, compared to prior year earnings per diluted share of $1.18. First quarter guidance includes a $0.03 per diluted share negative year-over-year impact from near term net cost pressure related to helium supply extension and diversification initiatives. The flat to slightly declining earnings per diluted share range also reflects the near term challenging sales environment and assumes a year-over-year organic sales growth rate in the low single digits. For the full fiscal year 2016, the company expects earnings per diluted share in the range of $4.85 to $5.15, reflecting a flat to 6% increase over prior year earnings per diluted share. Full year guidance includes a $0.00 to $0.14 per diluted share negative year-over-year impact from variable compensation reset following a below-budget year as well as a $0.06 to $0.09 per diluted share negative year-over-year impact from near term net cost pressure related to helium supply extension and diversification initiatives. Full year guidance assumes a year-over-year organic sales growth rate in the low to mid single digits.

Airgas, Inc. to Report Q4, 2015 Results on Apr 30, 2015

Airgas, Inc. announced that they will report Q4, 2015 results at 9:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Apr 30, 2015

Airgas, Inc., Q4 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 30, 2015

Airgas, Inc., Q4 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 30, 2015

 

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