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$116.71
Previous Close
$116.75
Day High
$117.55
Day Low
$115.91
52 Week High
11/21/14 - $118.75
52 Week Low
02/4/14 - $99.32
Market Cap
8.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
285.6K
EPS TTM
$4.83
Shares Outstanding
74.7M
EX-Date
12/10/14
P/E TM
24.3x
Dividend
$2.20
Dividend Yield
1.75%
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Airgas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hard goods. The company operates through two segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. The Distribution segment offers industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hard goods, such as welding equipment and related products, consumables and equipment, safety products, construction supplies, and maintenance, repair, and operating supplies. It offers atmospheric gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, and argon; helium; hydrogen; welding and fuel gases, such as acetylene, propylene, and propane; carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide; various gases; special application blends; and process chemicals. This segment also rents gas cylinders, cryogenic liquid containers, bulk storage tanks, tube trailers, and welding-related and other equipment. The All Other Operations segment produces carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide; distributes refrigerants, and anhydrous and aqua ammonia; and provides technical and refrigerant reclamation services. The company markets its products and services through various sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores, strategic customer account programs, telesales, catalogs, e-business, and independent distributors. It serves various industries, including manufacturing and metal fabrication; non-residential construction; life sciences and healthcare; food, beverage, and retail; energy and chemical production and distribution; basic materials and services; and government and other industries. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Dubai, and European countries. Airgas, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

16,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/29/14
Founded in 1982

airgas inc (ARG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $862.8K
Founder, Executive Chairman and Member of Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $470.5K
President of North Division
Total Annual Compensation: $329.8K
President of Airgas USA LLC
Total Annual Compensation: $296.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

airgas inc (ARG) Key Developments

Airgas, Inc. Presents at Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals & Agriculture Conference 2014, Nov-12-2014 11:00 AM

Airgas, Inc. Presents at Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals & Agriculture Conference 2014, Nov-12-2014 11:00 AM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Robert M. McLaughlin, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.

Airgas, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter Ending December 31, 2015 and Revises Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2015

Airgas, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $1,357,755,000 compared to $1,281,970,000 a year ago. Operating income was $175,781,000 compared to $168,769,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $157,300,000 compared to $149,578,000 a year ago. Net earnings were $98,312,000 or $1.30 per diluted share compared to $94,982,000 or $1.27 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $1.30 compared to $1.25 a year ago. For the six months, the company reported net sales of $2,671,342,000 compared to $2,561,861,000 a year ago. Operating income was $330,862,000 compared to $325,383,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $298,111,000 compared to $285,511,000 a year ago. Net earnings were $187,164,000 or $2.48 per diluted share compared to $179,668,000 or $2.41 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $341,918,000 compared to $381,194,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $220,872,000 compared to $168,483,000 a year ago. Adjusted cash from operations was $356,003,000 compared to $396,559,000 a year ago. Adjusted capital expenditures were $208,889,000 compared to $158,675,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $147,114,000 compared to $237,884,000 a year ago. For the third quarter ending December 31, 2014, the company expects earnings per diluted share in the range of $1.20 to $1.25, representing an increase of 9% to 14% over prior year earnings per diluted share of $1.10 and an increase of 2% to 6% over prior year adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.18. Third quarter guidance assumes a year-over-year organic sales growth rate in the mid single digits. For the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, the company expects earnings per diluted share in the range of $5.00 to $5.10, representing an increase of 7% to 9% over prior year earnings per diluted share of $4.68 and an increase of 6% to 8% over prior year adjusted earnings per diluted share of $4.72. Full year guidance includes a negative $0.09 to $0.11 per diluted share year-over-year impact from variable compensation reset following a below-budget year in fiscal 2014. The company's previous fiscal 2015 guidance range for earnings per diluted share was $5.00 to $5.20, an increase of 6% to 10% over fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings per diluted share.

Airgas, Inc. Announces New Distribution Facility in Germantown, WI

Airgas, Inc. announced that the company celebrated its new 250,000 square foot facility in Germantown, WI with a building dedication and tour. The new facility, which includes a distribution center and administrative office space, will expand and further streamline the Company's hardgoods supply chain to Airgas customers and branch locations when it is fully operational in early December 2014. The facility will also be the new home for the regional Airgas Total Access(TM) telesales team that serves Airgas customers across much of the Midwest and Mountain States. Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, and Dean Wolter, Germantown Village President, joined Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer Michael L. Molinini, President of Airgas USA, LLC Andrew R. Cichocki, Airgas associates, and residents of the Germantown community to celebrate the new facility.

 

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