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ag九游会注册The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 67,000 employees and serves more than 3.7 million customers and patients. Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to €22 billion in 2019 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

ag九游会注册In 2019, net profit (Group share) amounted to €2,242 million euros, the net earnings per share was 4.76 euros, resulting in a 58% 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.

2019 key figures

Group

Creation 1902
Countries 80
Customers Over 2 million
Patients Around 1.7 million
Employees Approximately 67,000

Innovation

Innovation expenses €317 million
Innovation patents filed 330

Finance

Revenues €21,920 million
Operating income recurring €3,794 million
Net profit €2,242 million
Cash flow from operations €4,712 million
Debt-to-equity ratio 64%
Operational margin (Gas & Services) 19.1%
Adjusted earnings per share €4.76
Adjusted dividend per share €2.70
ROCE 8.6%
TSR +11.98% over 5 years for a registered shareholder

ISR

Accident frequency 1.2 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 350 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

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Market capitalization (in millions of euros)   35,672 41,085 45,003 46,571 59,706
Adjusted closing share price (a) (in euros) High 99.53 87.64 101.32 104.68 126.90
  Low 78.44 71.41 82.19 89.04 93.09
At December 31 83.44 87.31 95.50 98.59 126.20

 
(a) Adjusted following current Euronext regulation.

Data per share at December 31

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Net earnings per share (b) - EPS (in €) 4.1 4.2 4.68 4.49 4.76
Net dividend per share (b) - DPS (in €) 2.08 2.14 2.40 2.40 2.70 (c)
Pay-out ratio 52.5% 56% 52.8% 55.1% 58%
Dividend yield 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.4% 2.1%
Ex-dividend date May 23, 2016 May 15, 2017 May 28, 2018 May 20, 2019 May 11, 2020

 
(b) Data adjusted for attribution of free shares and capital increase.
(c) Subject to the approval of the Shareholders' Meeting of May 5, 2020.