Linde AG (LIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 65 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Linde AG (LIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Linde AG (Linde) is an industrial gases and engineering services provider. It produces and markets different industrial gases and offers facilities and equipment for gas applications. Linde’s gases portfolio includes atmospheric gases, fuel gases, shielding gases, electronic gases and chemicals, emissions solutions, food grade gases, plastic & rubber solutions, pharmaceutical solutions, refrigerants, welding and safety products and others. It also offers engineering services to natural gas plants and air separation plants, olefin plants and hydrogen and synthesis gas plants. The company serves various sectors including energy, steel production, chemical processing, environmental protection, welding, food processing, glass production, electronics and others. It has operations in Europe, North America, Asia/Pacific, South America and Africa. Linde is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Linde AG Key Recent Developments

Mar 10, 2016: Linde successfully sustains its position in a challenging market environment and again proposes an increase in dividend
Mar 07, 2016: Elliott Group & The Linde Group To Cooperate
Jan 27, 2016: Univation Technologies And Linde To Cooperate On Advancing Polyethylene Plant And Cracker Integration
Oct 28, 2015: Linde increases revenue and earnings in a challenging environment - mainly as a result of exchange rate effects and healthcare
Oct 23, 2015: Linde, Gazprom To Build LPG Export Terminal In Russian Far East

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents  2 
List of Tables  4
List of Figures  5
Section 1 - About the Company  6
Linde AG - Key Facts  6
Linde AG - Key Employees  7
Linde AG - Key Employee Biographies  8
Linde AG - Major Products and Services  9
Linde AG - History  10
Linde AG - Company Statement  17
Linde AG - Locations And Subsidiaries  18
Head Office  18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  18
BusinessUnit  26
Section 2 – Company Analysis  27
Linde AG - Business Description  27
Linde AG - Corporate Strategy  28
Linde AG - SWOT Analysis  29
SWOT Analysis - Overview  29
Linde AG - Strengths  29
Strength - Business Performance: Gases Division  29
Strength - Diverse End Markets  29
Strength - Geographic Presence  29
Linde AG - Weaknesses  30
Weakness - Employee Issues  30
Linde AG - Opportunities  31
Opportunity - New Contracts and Agreements  31
Opportunity - Operational Infrastructure Expansion Initiatives  31
Opportunity - Healthcare Market: Middle East and North Africa (MENA)  31
Linde AG - Threats  32
Threat - Market Competition  32
Threat - Raw Material procurement Risks  32
Threat - Environment Regulations  32
Linde AG - Key Competitors  33
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  34
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  34
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  35
Performance Chart  37
Financial Performance  37
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  38
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  39
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances  40
Linde AG, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  40
Linde AG, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  41
Linde AG, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  42
Linde AG, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  43
Linde AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  44
Linde AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  45
Linde AG, Recent Deals Summary  46
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  47
Mar 10, 2016: Linde successfully sustains its position in a challenging market environment and again proposes an increase in dividend  47
Mar 07, 2016: Elliott Group & The Linde Group To Cooperate  50
Jan 27, 2016: Univation Technologies And Linde To Cooperate On Advancing Polyethylene Plant And Cracker Integration  51
Oct 28, 2015: Linde increases revenue and earnings in a challenging environment - mainly as a result of exchange rate effects and healthcare  52
Oct 23, 2015: Linde, Gazprom To Build LPG Export Terminal In Russian Far East  54
Oct 14, 2015: Gazprom: Construction Of Amur GPP Launched  55
Oct 08, 2015: Grupa LOTOS: Cornerstone Laid For The EFRA Project  56
Oct 04, 2015: Salalah Methanol Company Announces Update On Salalah Ammonia Project  58
Sep 10, 2015: Gazprom Addresses Issues Of Cooperation With Linde And Daelim Industrial  59
May 04, 2015: Germany's first hydrogen filling station on the autobahn opens  60
Section 6 – Appendix  61
Methodology  61
Ratio Definitions  61
About GlobalData  65
Contact Us  65
Disclaimer  65

List of Tables
Linde AG, Key Facts  6
Linde AG, Key Employees  7
Linde AG, Key Employee Biographies  8
Linde AG, Major Products and Services  9
Linde AG, History  10
Linde AG, Subsidiaries  18
Linde AG, BusinessUnit  26
Linde AG, Key Competitors  33
Linde AG, Ratios based on current share price  34
Linde AG, Annual Ratios  35
Linde AG, Interim Ratios  38
Linde AG, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  40
Linde AG, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  41
Linde AG, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  42
Linde AG, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  43
Linde AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  44
Linde AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  45
Linde AG, Recent Deals Summary  46
Currency Codes  61
Capital Market Ratios  61
Equity Ratios  62
Profitability Ratios  62
Cost Ratios  63
Liquidity Ratios  63
Leverage Ratios  64
Efficiency Ratios  64

List of Figures
Linde AG, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  37
Linde AG, Ratio Charts  39
Linde AG, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  40
Linde AG, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  41
Linde AG, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  42
Linde AG, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  43
Linde AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  44
Linde AG, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  45


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