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Linde Raises Full-Year 2022 Outlook After Solid Third Quarter; Increasing FVE to $347

Krzysztof Smalec Equity Analyst

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We increase our fair value estimate for narrow-moat Linde to $347 from $340 after the industrial gas firm reported strong third-quarter results, posting a 14% year-over-year increase in adjusted EPS, to $3.10 from $2.73. The fair value increase is driven by our revised near-term expectations as well as time value of money.

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Linde is the largest industrial gas supplier in the world, with operations in over 100 countries. The firm's main products are atmospheric gases (including oxygen, nitrogen, and argon) and process gases (including hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and helium), as well as equipment used in industrial gas production. Linde serves a wide variety of end markets, including chemicals, manufacturing, healthcare, and steelmaking. Linde generated approximately $31 billion in revenue and $5 billion in GAAP operating profit in 2021.

10 Priestly Road, The Priestley Centre, The Surrey Research Park
Guilford, Surrey, GU2 7XY, GBR
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Employees 65,293

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Yes. LIN has a forward dividend yield of 1.41%. See LIN’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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LIN’s market cap is 163.84 Bil.
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LIN’s stock style is Large Growth.
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LIN’s price/sales is 4.99.
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LIN’s price/forward earnings is 25.71.
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LIN’s price/book is 4.35.
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LIN’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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