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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
ARG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ARG: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ARG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.05
Current: 0.02
0.02
0.05
Equity to Asset 0.33
ARG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ARG: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ARG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.33
0.26
0.4
Interest Coverage 9.67
ARG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. ARG: 9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ARG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.14  Med: 7.78 Max: 9.99
Current: 9.67
5.14
9.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.27
M-Score: -2.88
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 (%) 10.93
ARG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. ARG: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ARG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.34  Med: 11.79 Max: 12.43
Current: 10.93
10.34
12.43
Net-margin (%) 6.35
ARG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. ARG: 6.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ARG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 6.18 Max: 6.94
Current: 6.35
4.82
6.94
ROE (%) 16.53
ARG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. ARG: 16.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ARG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.66  Med: 17.55 Max: 20.77
Current: 16.53
11.66
20.77
ROA (%) 5.53
ARG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. ARG: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ARG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 6.11 Max: 6.26
Current: 5.53
4.4
6.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.34
ARG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.34 vs. ARG: 15.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ARG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.46  Med: 17.78 Max: 21.42
Current: 15.34
14.46
21.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
ARG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ARG: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ARG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 5.90 Max: 15.2
Current: 4.1
1.5
15.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
ARG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ARG: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ARG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 9.20 Max: 24.3
Current: 3.3
-4.6
24.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
ARG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. ARG: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ARG' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.8  Med: 17.50 Max: 36.6
Current: 1.4
-9.8
36.6
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-27)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

ARG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,086 sh (New)
Jim Simons 275,183 sh (+1481.51%)
Murray Stahl 8,670 sh (+7.33%)
Columbia Wanger 1,111,571 sh (+0.96%)
Steven Cohen 20,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 9,200 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Ron Baron 401,333 sh (-4.59%)
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Q3 2015

ARG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 338,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 6,609 sh (-6.73%)
Ron Baron 373,213 sh (-7.01%)
Columbia Wanger 1,019,086 sh (-8.32%)
Murray Stahl 7,637 sh (-11.91%)
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Q4 2015

ARG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Eric Mindich 402,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 338,250 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 248,812 sh (-33.33%)
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Q1 2016

ARG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 109,500 sh (New)
John Paulson 14,900 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 479,300 sh (+41.70%)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Ron Baron 120,011 sh (-51.77%)
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Business Description

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Airgas Inc is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. The Company is a producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice and nitrous oxide.

Airgas Inc is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. The Company is a producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice and nitrous oxide, suppliers of safety products, and a U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products and process chemicals. Its production network and supply agreements, gas supply modes (from cylinders to truckload quantities to on-site pipeline supply) and national footprint make it one of the few fully-integrated industrial gas companies in the U.S. The Company also offers supply chain management services and solutions, and product and process technical support across many diverse customer segments. The Company markets its products and services through multiple sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores, strategic customer account programs, telesales, catalogs, e-Business and independent distributors. The Company has two business segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. The businesses within the Distribution business segment offer a portfolio of related gas and hardgoods products and services to the end customers. Its products include industrial, medical and specialty gases sold in packaged and bulk quantities, as well as hardgoods. The Company's air separation facilities and national specialty gas labs produce gases that are sold by the various regional and other business units within the Distribution business segment as part of the complementary suite of similar products and services for the Company's customers. Gas sales include: atmospheric gases including nitrogen, oxygen and argon; helium; hydrogen; welding and fuel gases such as acetylene, propylene and propane; carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide; ultra high purity grades of various gases; special application blends; and process chemicals. Within the Distribution business segment, the Company also recognizes rent revenue derived from the rental of its gas cylinders, cryogenic liquid containers, bulk storage tanks, tube trailers and welding-related and other equipment. The All Other Operations business segment consists of six business units which manufacture and/or distribute carbon dioxide, dry ice, nitrous oxide, ammonia and refrigerant gases. Its products produced and/or supplied are carbon dioxide, dry ice (carbon dioxide in solid form), nitrous oxide, ammonia and refrigerant gases. Its business units are Carbon Dioxide & Dry Ice, Nitrous Oxide, Ammonia Products and Refrigerants.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Airgas Inc. - May 03, 2016

Airgas Inc. (2.3%) (NYSE:ARG)(ARG – $141.64 – NYSE) is a Wayne, Pennsylvania based producer and supplier of industrial and specialty gases. The company agreed to a $13 billion ($143 per share) cash merger with European competitor Air Liquide SA on November 17, 2015. The deal is subject to a majority vote by Airgas shareholders. Closing is expected in the second quarter of 2016, pending antitrust approval in the U.S.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Airgas Inc. - Jan 29, 2016

Airgas Inc. (2.1%) (ARG – $138.32 – NYSE)(NYSE:ARG) is a Wayne, Pennsylvania based producer and supplier of industrial and specialty gases. The company agreed to a $13 billion ($143 per share) cash merger with European competitor Air Liquide SA on November 17, 2015. The deal is subject to a majority vote by Airgas shareholders. Closing is expected in the second quarter of 2016, pending antitrust approval in the U.S. as well as clearance by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.


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Mario Gabelli Comments on Airgas Inc. Guru stock highlight
Airgas Inc. (2.3%) (NYSE:ARG)(ARG – $141.64 – NYSE) is a Wayne, Pennsylvania based producer and supplier of industrial and specialty gases. The company agreed to a $13 billion ($143 per share) cash merger with European competitor Air Liquide SA on November 17, 2015. The deal is subject to a majority vote by Airgas shareholders. Closing is expected in the second quarter of 2016, pending antitrust approval in the U.S. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on Airgas Inc. Guru stock highlight
Airgas Inc. (2.1%) (ARG – $138.32 – NYSE)(NYSE:ARG) is a Wayne, Pennsylvania based producer and supplier of industrial and specialty gases. The company agreed to a $13 billion ($143 per share) cash merger with European competitor Air Liquide SA on November 17, 2015. The deal is subject to a majority vote by Airgas shareholders. Closing is expected in the second quarter of 2016, pending antitrust approval in the U.S. as well as clearance by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 31.56
ARG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. ARG: 31.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ARG' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.71  Med: 22.22 Max: 31.56
Current: 31.56
8.71
31.56
Forward P/E 26.74
ARG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.78 vs. ARG: 26.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.56
ARG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.82 vs. ARG: 31.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ARG' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.71  Med: 22.28 Max: 31.56
Current: 31.56
8.71
31.56
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 28.06
ARG's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. ARG: 28.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ARG' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.89  Med: 19.01 Max: 158.24
Current: 28.06
5.89
158.24
P/B 5.08
ARG's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ARG: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ARG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.20 Max: 5.21
Current: 5.08
1.4
5.21
P/S 2.01
ARG's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ARG: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ARG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.01
Current: 2.01
0.52
2.01
PFCF 37.16
ARG's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.92 vs. ARG: 37.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ARG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.58  Med: 29.63 Max: 314.25
Current: 37.16
9.58
314.25
POCF 14.35
ARG's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. ARG: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ARG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.91  Med: 10.72 Max: 21.6
Current: 14.35
3.91
21.6
EV-to-EBIT 21.87
ARG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. ARG: 21.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ARG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 15.50 Max: 22.2
Current: 21.87
7.7
22.2
EV-to-EBITDA 13.70
ARG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. ARG: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ARG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 10.40 Max: 13.9
Current: 13.7
5.4
13.9
PEG 3.95
ARG's PEG is ranked lower than
66% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. ARG: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ARG' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.84 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.95
0.39
3.98
Shiller P/E 37.84
ARG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. ARG: 37.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ARG' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.08  Med: 35.55 Max: 51.84
Current: 37.84
19.08
51.84
Current Ratio 1.21
ARG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ARG: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ARG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.21
0.96
1.99
Quick Ratio 0.81
ARG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ARG: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ARG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.81
0.48
1.34
Days Inventory 74.57
ARG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.52 vs. ARG: 74.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ARG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.04  Med: 69.50 Max: 77.38
Current: 74.57
55.04
77.38
Days Sales Outstanding 45.84
ARG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.53 vs. ARG: 45.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ARG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.5  Med: 46.54 Max: 52.33
Current: 45.84
15.5
52.33
Days Payable 26.29
ARG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 45.13 vs. ARG: 26.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ARG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.29  Med: 31.52 Max: 35.07
Current: 26.29
26.29
35.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.68
ARG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ARG: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ARG' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.68
0.58
2.59
Dividend Payout 0.53
ARG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. ARG: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ARG' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.53
0.15
0.53
Dividend Growth (3y) 14.50
ARG's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ARG: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ARG' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 20.50 Max: 39.5
Current: 14.5
0
39.5
Forward Dividend Yield 1.68
ARG's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. ARG: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.08
ARG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. ARG: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ARG' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 3.62 Max: 6.29
Current: 4.08
1.41
6.29
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
ARG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ARG: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ARG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: -0.80 Max: 4.3
Current: 0.2
-2.9
4.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 24.03
ARG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ARG: 24.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ARG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.35  Med: 14.30 Max: 76.33
Current: 24.03
6.35
76.33
Price/Projected FCF 2.55
ARG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ARG: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ARG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.52
Current: 2.55
0.77
2.52
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.97
ARG's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
64% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ARG: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.52
ARG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ARG: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ARG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.52
0.25
1.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.98
ARG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ARG: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ARG' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.01 Max: 3.95
Current: 3.98
0.48
3.95
Price/Graham Number 5.80
ARG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ARG: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ARG' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 3.72 Max: 10.09
Current: 5.8
2.13
10.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.60
ARG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ARG: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ARG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 6.40 Max: 13
Current: 4.6
4.5
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.38
ARG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. ARG: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ARG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.3  Med: 15.60 Max: 29.8
Current: 10.38
9.3
29.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,314
EPS (TTM) $ 4.53
Short Percentage of Float4.97%
52-Week Range $86.09 - 143.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)72.81

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18
Revenue (Mil $) 5,670 5,887
EPS ($) 5.35 5.90
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.35 5.90
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.14%
Dividends Per Share ($) 2.25
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