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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
APD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. APD: 0.06 )
APD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.06

0.01
0.16
Equity to Asset 0.41
APD's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. APD: 0.41 )
APD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.41

0.31
0.46
Interest Coverage 9.34
APD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. APD: 9.34 )
APD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 13.06
Current: 9.34

3.9
13.06
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.98
M-Score: -2.72
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 13.01
APD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. APD: 13.01 )
APD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.44   Max: 16.88
Current: 13.01

9.44
16.88
Net-margin (%) 9.77
APD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. APD: 9.77 )
APD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 12.65
Current: 9.77

2.21
12.65
ROE (%) 14.12
APD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. APD: 14.12 )
APD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 21.12
Current: 14.12

4.4
21.12
ROA (%) 5.57
APD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. APD: 5.57 )
APD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 8.57
Current: 5.57

1.5
8.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.31
APD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. APD: 13.31 )
APD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.24   Max: 19.68
Current: 13.31

9.24
19.68
Revenue Growth (%) 4.90
APD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. APD: 4.90 )
APD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 12.3
Current: 4.9

-2.2
12.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.00
APD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. APD: 1.00 )
APD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.6   Max: 13.6
Current: 1

-9.6
13.6
EPS Growth (%) -0.10
APD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. APD: -0.10 )
APD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.8   Max: 50.1
Current: -0.1

-32.8
50.1
» APD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

APD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,600 sh (+48.39%)
Meridian Funds 113,100 sh (+29.41%)
Mario Gabelli 40,008 sh (+7.02%)
Sarah Ketterer 378,500 sh (+5.58%)
Westport Asset Management 157,500 sh (+5%)
Chris Davis 6,650,427 sh (+4.93%)
Dodge & Cox 10,950 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 914,183 sh (-0.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,359,050 sh (-2.6%)
Tom Gayner 26,400 sh (-3.3%)
Steven Cohen 3,275 sh (-61.87%)
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Q2 2013

APD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 65,362 sh (New)
Bill Ackman 10,095,708 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 8,412 sh (+156.85%)
Chris Davis 7,226,703 sh (+8.67%)
Mario Gabelli 41,204 sh (+2.99%)
Meridian Funds 113,100 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 157,500 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 10,950 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 378,000 sh (-0.13%)
Tom Gayner 26,000 sh (-1.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 825,781 sh (-9.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,280 sh (-99.24%)
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Q3 2013

APD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Bill Gates 963,279 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 35,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 43,427 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,451,290 sh (+17152.6%)
Bill Ackman 20,545,284 sh (+103.51%)
Westport Asset Management 157,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 90,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 10,950 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson 15,000 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Chris Davis 7,188,588 sh (-0.53%)
Diamond Hill Capital 815,936 sh (-1.19%)
Tom Gayner 25,000 sh (-3.85%)
Mario Gabelli 38,866 sh (-5.67%)
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Q4 2013

APD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 149,600 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 686,031 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,799 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 10,700 sh (New)
Bill Ackman 20,549,076 sh (+0.02%)
Dodge & Cox 10,950 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 157,500 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 25,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 500,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Bill Gates Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 807,886 sh (-0.99%)
Chris Davis 7,100,817 sh (-1.22%)
Whitney Tilson 32,505 sh (-7.13%)
Mario Gabelli 33,550 sh (-13.68%)
Steven Cohen 854,981 sh (-41.09%)
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Latest Guru Trades with APD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.2%$90.75 - $110.02 $ 118.4715%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.2%$84.28 - $96.58 $ 118.4730%65362
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Add 29.41%0.08%$84.02 - $90.17 $ 118.4735%113100
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 New Buy0.29%$77.09 - $85.75 $ 118.4745%87400
Tom Gayner 2012-09-30 Add 75.32%0.04%$77.73 - $85.45 $ 118.4744%27700
Tom Gayner 2012-06-30 Add 464.29%0.05%$76.61 - $91.98 $ 118.4742%15800
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 51.94%0.01%$86.32 - $92.06 $ 118.4742%31908
Tom Gayner 2012-03-31 Reduce -41.67%0.01%$86.32 - $92.06 $ 118.4742%2800
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -37.5%0.01%$73.87 - $89.41 $ 118.4743%21000
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$74.8 - $97.79 $ 118.4740%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -66.5%0.04%$84.12 - $94.96 $ 118.4733%33200
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Sold Out $84.12 - $94.96 $ 118.4733%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $84.12 - $94.96 $ 118.4733%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Air Products & Chemicals Inc

Bill Ackman Comments on Air Products - Oct 04, 2013

We began a productive, private dialogue with Air Products (APD) and its Board shortly after our July31, 2013 Schedule 13D filing and reached an agreement with the Company on September 24th.

As part of the agreement, John McGlade, Chairman and CEO, announced his plan to retire by June 30, 2014, and the Company committed to launch a CEO search promptly. Three new directors – Pershing Square Advisory Board member Matt Paull (former CFO of McDonald's), Seifi Ghasemi (Chairman and CEO of Rockwood Holdings and a former industrial gas executive at British Oxygen Corporation), and Edward Monser (President and Chief Operating Officer of Emerson Electric) will join the board replacing three retiring directors.

Matt Paull and Seifi Ghasemi will serve on the search committee along with four existing Air Products directors.We have high expectations for the future of Air Products and are delighted that we could come to an agreement with the Company promptly in light of John McGlade's and the board's collaborative approach.

From Bill Ackman's Pershing Square third quarter 2013 investor letter.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.90
APD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. APD: 24.90 )
APD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.72   Max: 30.76
Current: 24.9

10.72
30.76
P/B 3.40
APD's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. APD: 3.40 )
APD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 3.92
Current: 3.4

1.87
3.92
P/S 2.50
APD's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. APD: 2.50 )
APD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.56
Current: 2.5

0.93
2.56
PFCF 97.70
APD's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. APD: 97.70 )
APD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.34   Max: 859.46
Current: 97.7

16.34
859.46
EV-to-EBIT 23.30
APD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. APD: 23.30 )
APD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9   Max: 26
Current: 23.3

9
26
PEG 4.30
APD's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. APD: 4.30 )
APD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 11.52
Current: 4.3

0.7
11.52
Shiller P/E 24.40
APD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. APD: 24.40 )
APD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.52   Max: 31.14
Current: 24.4

12.52
31.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.50
APD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. APD: 2.50 )
APD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 3.83
Current: 2.5

1.49
3.83
Dividend Payout 0.56
APD's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. APD: 0.56 )
APD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.56

0.2
1.92
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
APD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. APD: 13.00 )
APD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 15.1
Current: 13

5.4
15.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.23
APD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. APD: 4.23 )
APD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.63   Max: 6.75
Current: 4.23

2.63
6.75
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
APD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. APD: 0.70 )
APD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.1   Max: -1.4
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.10
APD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. APD: 5.10 )
APD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 5.24
Current: 5.1

2.32
5.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.84
APD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
60% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. APD: 2.84 )
APD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 3.53
Current: 2.84

1.22
3.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
APD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. APD: 1.34 )
APD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.34

0.58
1.26
Price/Graham Number 2.32
APD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. APD: 2.32 )
APD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.85
Current: 2.32

1.21
5.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
APD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. APD: 4.30 )
APD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 11.1
Current: 4.3

3.8
11.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.01
APD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. APD: 5.01 )
APD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 16.3
Current: 5.01

4.5
16.3

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:AP3.Germany
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is a Delaware corporation originally founded in 1940. The Company is a supplier of hydrogen and helium. It also provides semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. It serves technology, energy, industrial, and healthcare customers globally with a unique portfolio of products, services, and solutions that include atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services. It manages its operations, assesses performance, and reports earnings under four business segments: Merchant Gases; Tonnage Gases; Electronics and Performance Materials; and Equipment and Energy. Merchant Gases sells atmospheric gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, and argon (primarily recovered by the cryogenic distillation of air); process gases such as hydrogen and helium (purchased or refined from crude helium); and medical and specialty gases, along with certain services and equipment, throughout the world to customers in many industries, including those in metals, glass, chemical processing, food processing, healthcare, steel, general manufacturing, and petroleum and natural gas industries. Merchant Gases includes the following types of products: Liquid bulk, Packaged gases, Small on-site plants, and Healthcare products. Tonnage Gases provides hydrogen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, oxygen, and syngas principally to the energy production and refining, chemical, and metallurgical industries worldwide. Electronics and Performance Materials segment provides the electronics industry with specialty gases (such as nitrogen trifluoride, silane, arsine, phosphine, white ammonia, silicon tetrafluoride, carbon tetrafluoride, hexafluoromethane, critical etch gases, and tungsten hexafluoride) as well as tonnage gases (primarily nitrogen), specialty chemicals, services, and equipment for the manufacture of silicon and compound semiconductors, thin film transistor liquid crystal displays, and photovoltaic devices. Equipment and Energy designs and manufactures cryogenic and gas processing equipment for air separation (utilizing membrane technology and adsorption technology), hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction (LNG), and helium distribution (cryogenic transportation containers), and serves energy markets in a variety of ways. The Company faces strong competition from several large, global competitors and many smaller regional ones in all of its business segments. The Company is subject to various environmental laws and regulations in the countries in which it has operations.

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