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Last $64.42 USD
Change Today +0.13 / 0.20%
Volume 501.5K
LECO On Other Exchanges
Symbol
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As of 8:10 PM 03/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

lincoln electric holdings (LECO) Snapshot

Open
$64.14
Previous Close
$64.29
Day High
$64.72
Day Low
$63.90
52 Week High
11/21/14 - $75.49
52 Week Low
10/14/14 - $61.12
Market Cap
4.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
488.3K
EPS TTM
$3.15
Shares Outstanding
76.1M
EX-Date
03/27/15
P/E TM
20.5x
Dividend
$1.16
Dividend Yield
1.61%
Current Stock Chart for LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS (LECO)

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lincoln electric holdings (LECO) Details

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells welding, cutting, and brazing products in the United States, China, and Internationally. The company’s welding products comprise arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, and fluxes. It also offers computer numeric controlled plasma and oxy-fuel cutting systems, and regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding, cutting, and brazing; and consumables used in the brazing and soldering alloys market. The company serves general metal fabrication, power generation and process industry, structural steel construction, heavy equipment fabrication, shipbuilding, automotive, pipe mills and pipelines, and offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction markets. It sells its products directly to users of welding products, as well as through industrial distributors, retailers, and agents. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/15
Founded in 1895

lincoln electric holdings (LECO) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $880.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accountng ...
Total Annual Compensation: $460.0K
Executive Vice President and President of Lin...
Total Annual Compensation: $435.0K
Senior Vice President and President of Global...
Total Annual Compensation: $340.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $400.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

lincoln electric holdings (LECO) Key Developments

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Presents at BB&T's 9th Annual Commercial & Industrial Investor Conference, Mar-26-2015

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Presents at BB&T's 9th Annual Commercial & Industrial Investor Conference, Mar-26-2015 . Venue: Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, United States.

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Capital Spending Guidance for 2015

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $684 million against $714.8 million a year ago. Operating income was $104.9 million against $118.9 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $100.7 million against $121.4 million a year ago. Net income was $75.2 million or $0.96 per diluted share against $88.3 million or $1.07 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $75.4 million or $0.96 per diluted share against $89.2 million or $1.09 per diluted share a year ago. Return on invested capital was 19.1% against 18.9% a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $133.6 million against $96.8 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $17.6 million against $16.3 million a year ago. EBIT was $106.8 million against $121.1 million a year ago. Adjusted EBIT was $107 million against $122 million a year ago. The prior year's adjusted diluted earnings per share include $0.22 per share from Venezuelan operations in the fourth quarter of 2013. For the year, the company reported net sales of $2,813.3 million against $2,852.7 million a year ago. Operating income was $373.7 million against $407 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $375.8 million against $416.4 million a year ago. Net income was $254.7 million or $3.18 per diluted share against $293.8 million or $3.54 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $305.9 million or $3.82 per diluted share against $313.2 million or $3.77 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $401.7 million against $338.9 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $73 million against $76.0 million a year ago. EBIT was $383.2 million against $416 million a year ago. Adjusted EBIT was $434.3 million against $437.4 million a year ago. Excluding Venezuelan results, 2014 adjusted EPS would have increased 10% to $3.65, reflecting solid operational execution and the benefit of share repurchase program. Current 2015 capital spending plan is estimated at $65 million to $75 million, primarily associated with significant reinvestment projects in North American business.

Lincoln Electric Seeks Acquisitions

Chris Mapes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:LECO) said in the fourth quarter earnings call, "We are investing in advancing our automation portfolio. This includes not only an active acquisition program but also broadening our automation portfolio to serve a wider base of users."

 

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