Linde AG

Linde AG

Linde AG

Overview
Date Founded

1879

Headquarters

Klosterhofstrasse 1,Munich, Bayern (Bavaria) 80331

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

59.7K

Industries

Engineering, Construction & Architecture
Wholesale: Raw Materials
Power & Utilities
Chemicals

Company Description

Linde AG is a holding company, which engages in the gas and engineering business. It operates through the following division: Gases, Engineering and Gist. The Gases Division produces, sells, and distributes gases for applications in industry, medicine, environmental protection, and research and development. The Engineering Division designs and operates turnkey olefin plants; plants for the production of hydrogen and synthesis gases; and air separation and pharmaceutical plants. The Gist Division which offers a range of solutions to transform supply chains. The company was founded by Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde on June 21, 1879 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Member-Supervisory Board & Head-Global Pensions

Chief Financial Officer

Head, Gases Division

Head-Operational Finance & Controlling

Head-Group Accounting & Reporting

Head-Financial Control

Head-Group Human Resources

Head-Procurement

Head-Group Information Services

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Supervisory Board

Partner, Advisory at Perella Weinberg Partners LP

Deputy Chairman-Supervisory Board at Linde AG

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Deutsche Bank AG

Scientific Director, Center for Entrepreneurial & Financial Studies at Technical University of Munich

Managing Partner at Bosch Robert Industrietreuhand KG

Head, Gases Division at Linde AG

Employee Representative at Linde AG

Vice President-Enterprise Services Delivery at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Former Project Manager at Sulzer Infra

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Dodge & Cox manages diversified equity, fixed-income and balanced separate accounts and mutual funds for individuals and institutions. Individual security selection is based on the relationship of fundamentals to valuation. The firm maintains a long-term investment horizon and an employs an investment approach that emphasizes the evaluation of risk relative to opportunity. The firm adheres to a strict price discipline. Dodge & Cox's Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income. The fund's secondary objective is the generation of reasonable current income. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of the common stocks of companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Global Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by companies from at least 3 different countries, including emerging markets. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies. The fund is not required to allocate investments to particular companies in set percentages. Typically, 40% of the fund's total assets are invested in the securities of non-US companies.The firm's International Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by non-US companies from at least 3 different foreign countries, including emerging markets. The fund focuses on countries whose economic and political systems appear more stable and are believed to provide some protection to foreign shareholders. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Balanced Fund seeks regular income, conservation of principal and an opportunity for long-term growth of principal and income through investments in a diversified portfolio of common stocks, preferred stocks and fixed-income securities. The fund invests in companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth. The fund typically holds no more than 75% of its total assets in stocks. The fund's invests in investment-grade fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds, collateralized mortgage obligations and others. To a lesser extent, the fund may also invest in below investment-grade fixed income securities.The firm's Income Fund seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital with the secondary objective of capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds and collateralized mortgage obligations.

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Recent Transactions
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DCC Plc purchases TEGA-Technische Gase und Gasetechnik GmbH from Linde AG

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Linde AG, Linde Gas North America LLC purchase Transfill Equipment Supplies & Services, Inc.

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Linde AG, Linde Gaz Romania SRL purchase Rodmir Expert SRL

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Advised onUnited Technologies Corporation, Carrier Corp. purchase Refrigeration Business of Linde AG from Linde AG

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
$32.4B
Total Enterprise Value
$36.9B
Earnings Per Share
$6.22
Revenue
$16.9B
Net Profit
$1.15B
EBITDA
$3.89B
EBITDAMargin
22.96%
Total Debt
$8.6B
Total Equity
$15.5B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.18x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.5x
TEVNet Income
32.01x
Debt TEV
0.23x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.58%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
4.21%
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T.K. Corp. (Korea) engages in the production and sale of fittings and pipe materials. The company operates in the following business areas: Butt Weld Pipe Fittings, Forged Fittings, Flanged Fittings and Seamless Pipe. Its main products include wrought steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, socket welding type and threaded type forged steel fittings. The company was founded by Jong-Gyu Yoon in May 1965 and is headquartered in Busan, South Korea.

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Competitors
Praxair, Inc. Engineering, Construction & Architecture - Danbury, CT

With 26,000 employees and active in more than 50 countries, Praxair is focused on making our planet more productive by helping our customers become more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly. Praxair is a global Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies. Among the gases we supply are oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium, and hydrogen. The company’s world-class engineering organization designs, engineers and constructs cryogenic and non-cryogenic supply systems around the world. Our Praxair Surface Technologies subsidiary applies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to metal surfaces in order to resist wear, high temperatures and corrosion. The gases and technologies supplied by Praxair are used by a wide variety of industries — to preserve foods, produce computer chips, improve the efficiency of industrial processes, reduce emissions, clean and recycle waste water, treat hospital patients, make cleaner-burning transportation fuels, increase energy supplies and put the fizz in soft drinks. We even received an Academy Award for our special effects “synthetic air” used in movies like Spider Man, Armageddon and Bruce Almighty. Praxair is a recognized leader in sustainable development. For ten consecutive years, the company has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index -- the only U.S. chemical company with this distinction -- and for three consecutive years has been selected for the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. Download our Corporate Brochure (PDF=1.13MB) View our Company Video (WMV=36MB) Worldwide Locations Praxair adopted its name in 1992, from the Greek word "praxis", or practical application, and "air", our primary raw material. The company was originally founded in 1907 when it was the first company in North America to commercialize cryogenically separated oxygen. Over the century of its existence, Praxair has led the development of processes and technologies that have revolutionized the industrial gases industry. The company introduced the first distribution system for liquid gas in 1917, and developed on-site gas supply by the end of WWII. In the 1960s, Praxair introduced non-cryogenic means of air separation, and since then has continued to introduce innovative applications technologies for various industries. The company has over 4,000 patents and pending applications.