LIN Linde plc

Price (delayed)

$224.53

Market cap

$117.98B

P/E Ratio

51.76

Dividend/share

$3.68

EPS

$4.34

Enterprise value

$130.84B

Business Summary

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Specialty Chemicals
Linde Plc engages in the production and distribution of industrial gases. It operates through the following segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia and South Pacific (APAC); and Engineering. The America segment include operation of production facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The EMEA segment comprises production facilities primarily in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Benelux region, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Russia. The APAC segment consists production facilities located primarily in China, Korea, India and Thailand. The Engineering segment focuses in the design and manufacture of equipment for air separation and other industrial gas applications. The company was founded on April 18, 2017 and is headquartered in Guildford, the United Kingdom.

Highlights

LIN's gross profit has surged by 59% year-on-year
The revenue rose by 49% year-on-year
LIN's EPS has dropped by 66% year-on-year but it is up by 2.8% since the previous quarter
The net income has declined by 47% year-on-year but it has increased by 2.5% since the previous quarter
LIN's price to earnings (P/E) is 68% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 30.9
Linde's quick ratio has decreased by 43% YoY and by 10% from the previous quarter

Key stats

Shares outstanding
525.19M
Market cap
$117.98B
Enterprise value
$130.84B
EBIT
$3.17B
EBITDA
$7.77B
Price to earnings (P/E)
51.76
Price to book (P/B)
2.67
Price to sales (P/S)
4.26
EV/EBIT
41.22
EV/EBITDA
16.84
Net debt/EBITDA
1.66
EV/Sales
4.67
EBITDA margin
27.7%
Gross margin
41.6%
Net margin
8.4%
Operating margin
10.1%
Return on assets
2.7%
Return on equity
4.8%
Return on invested capital
7.4%
Return on capital employed
4.6%
Return on sales
11.3%
Debt to equity
0.38
Free cash flow
$2.76B
Free cash flow per share
$5.19
Book value per share
$84.01
Revenue per share
$52.75
TBVPS
$80.87
Current ratio
0.74
Quick ratio
0.52
Working capital
-$3.98B
Dividend yield
1.64%
DPS
$3.68
Payout ratio
84.7%

LIN stock price

Financial performance

LIN's net margin has shrunk by 64% YoY but it is up by 3.7% QoQ
LIN's gross profit has surged by 59% year-on-year
The company's operating income has surged by 51% YoY and by 4.7% QoQ
The revenue rose by 49% year-on-year

Valuation

Price to earnings (P/E)
Current price to earnings (P/E):
51.76
LIN's price to earnings (P/E) is 68% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 30.9
LIN's EPS has dropped by 66% year-on-year but it is up by 2.8% since the previous quarter
Price to book (P/B)
Current price to book (P/B):
2.67
LIN's P/B is 21% above its last 4 quarters average of 2.2
The equity has declined by 13% year-on-year and by 9% since the previous quarter
Price to sales (P/S)
Current price to sales (P/S):
4.26
The revenue rose by 49% year-on-year
The price to sales (P/S) is 7% higher than the last 4 quarters average of 4.0

Efficiency

LIN's return on sales has dropped by 61% year-on-year but it is up by 2.7% since the previous quarter
The ROE has contracted by 45% YoY but it has grown by 4.3% from the previous quarter
The ROA has contracted by 44% YoY but it has grown by 3.8% from the previous quarter
Linde's return on invested capital has decreased by 37% YoY but it has increased by 6% QoQ

Dividends

DPS
$3.68
Dividend yield
1.64%
Payout ratio
84.7%

Recent dividends

Financial health

Assets vs liabilities
The company's total assets is 127% higher than its total liabilities
The current ratio has contracted by 45% YoY and by 13% from the previous quarter
Linde's quick ratio has decreased by 43% YoY and by 10% from the previous quarter
Debt vs equity
LIN's debt is 62% lower than its equity
The debt to equity has grown by 36% from the previous quarter and by 36% YoY
LIN's debt is up by 21% QoQ and by 19% YoY

All financial data is based on trailing twelve months (TTM) periods - updated quarterly, unless otherwise specified.