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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
PX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. PX: 0.01 )
PX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.07
Current: 0.01

0
0.07
Equity to Asset 0.26
PX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PX: 0.26 )
PX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.26

0.23
0.41
Interest Coverage 12.24
PX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.99 vs. PX: 12.24 )
PX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.16   Max: 16.66
Current: 12.24

3.16
16.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.41
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
7.34%
11.92%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.29
PX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. PX: 21.29 )
PX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.02   Max: 22.01
Current: 21.29

14.02
22.01
Net-margin (%) 13.85
PX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. PX: 13.85 )
PX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 15.07
Current: 13.85

6.34
15.07
ROE (%) 27.06
PX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. PX: 27.06 )
PX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.31   Max: 29.65
Current: 27.06

15.31
29.65
ROA (%) 8.25
PX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. PX: 8.25 )
PX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.69   Max: 10.57
Current: 8.25

4.69
10.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.47
PX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. PX: 19.47 )
PX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.73   Max: 32.7
Current: 19.47

13.73
32.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
PX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PX: 4.20 )
PX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 14.3
Current: 4.2

0.7
14.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
PX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PX: 4.00 )
PX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 15.8
Current: 4

-2.2
15.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
PX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PX: 1.70 )
PX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 19.9
Current: 1.7

-3.8
19.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 271,528 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 3,921 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,598 sh (New)
John Rogers 78,925 sh (+16.49%)
Pioneer Investments 389,812 sh (+1.02%)
RS Investment Management 220,049 sh (+0.53%)
Westport Asset Management 123,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 214,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 25,065 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 125,645 sh (-0.04%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,898,588 sh (-0.18%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,693,370 sh (-0.77%)
Chris Davis 1,868,017 sh (-5.78%)
Tom Russo 15,750 sh (-41.99%)
Jim Simons 81,700 sh (-47.29%)
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Q3 2014

PX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chris Davis 5,471,961 sh (+192.93%)
Ray Dalio 9,931 sh (+153.28%)
Diamond Hill Capital 532,198 sh (+96.00%)
Wallace Weitz 125,645 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 310,551 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 220,049 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 214,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 25,065 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,691,729 sh (-0.10%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,892,547 sh (-0.32%)
Tom Russo 15,650 sh (-0.63%)
Westport Asset Management 100,000 sh (-18.70%)
John Rogers 36,377 sh (-53.91%)
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Q4 2014

PX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 24,595 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 13,497 sh (+35.91%)
John Rogers 46,921 sh (+28.99%)
RS Investment Management 280,679 sh (+27.55%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,891,729 sh (+11.82%)
Diamond Hill Capital 573,846 sh (+7.83%)
Pioneer Investments 328,874 sh (+5.90%)
Wallace Weitz 125,645 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 214,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 25,065 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,891,801 sh (-0.04%)
Chris Davis 5,433,852 sh (-0.70%)
Tom Russo 11,900 sh (-23.96%)
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Q1 2015

PX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,526 sh (New)
Jim Simons 421,906 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,319 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 155,000 sh (+2114.29%)
Diamond Hill Capital 869,018 sh (+51.44%)
John Rogers 55,080 sh (+17.39%)
RS Investment Management 313,784 sh (+11.79%)
Pioneer Investments 350,747 sh (+6.65%)
Wallace Weitz 125,745 sh (+0.08%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,891,729 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 214,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 25,065 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,890,753 sh (-0.06%)
Chris Davis 5,399,667 sh (-0.63%)
Tom Russo 11,750 sh (-1.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,034 sh (-83.60%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.40
PX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. PX: 21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.02   Max: 25.87
Current: 21.4

13.02
25.87
Forward P/E 17.76
PX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.79 vs. PX: 17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.60
PX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. PX: 21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.02   Max: 25.85
Current: 21.6

13.02
25.85
P/B 7.00
PX's P/B is ranked lower than
101% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. PX: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 7.26
Current: 7

3.39
7.26
P/S 3.00
PX's P/S is ranked lower than
90% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. PX: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 3.32
Current: 3

1.58
3.32
PFCF 31.10
PX's PFCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PX: 31.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 21.14   Max: 125.53
Current: 31.1

21.14
125.53
POCF 12.66
PX's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. PX: 12.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.69   Max: 18.85
Current: 12.66

8.69
18.85
EV-to-EBIT 17.54
PX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. PX: 17.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 23.1
Current: 17.54

10.9
23.1
PEG 2.20
PX's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. PX: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.76
Current: 2.2

0.81
5.76
Shiller P/E 22.50
PX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.83 vs. PX: 22.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.11   Max: 35.53
Current: 22.5

18.11
35.53
Current Ratio 1.17
PX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. PX: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.17

0.64
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.94
PX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. PX: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.16
Current: 0.94

0.53
1.16
Days Inventory 29.06
PX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.48 vs. PX: 29.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.16   Max: 42.32
Current: 29.06

24.16
42.32
Days Sales Outstanding 53.24
PX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.66 vs. PX: 53.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.89   Max: 74.99
Current: 53.24

48.89
74.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.20
PX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PX: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.2

1.29
2.76
Dividend Payout 0.47
PX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. PX: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.88
Current: 0.47

0.16
4.88
Dividend growth (3y) 9.10
PX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PX: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 29.7
Current: 9.1

9.1
29.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.58
PX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PX: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 4.49
Current: 3.58

2.1
4.49
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
PX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. PX: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.7   Max: -0.9
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 24.70
PX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
120% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PX: 24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 15.48
Current: 24.7

2.37
15.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.70
PX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
96% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PX: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
PX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 3.74
Current: 2.7

1.74
3.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
PX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PX: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.1

0.39
1.16
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.80
PX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PX: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.8

0.99
3.84
Price/Graham Number 4.70
PX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
100% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PX: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 4.71
Current: 4.7

1.1
4.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
PX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. PX: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.2
Current: 5.7

4.3
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.68
PX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. PX: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
PX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 19.4
Current: 9.68

6.1
19.4

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:PXR.Germany,
Praxair Inc was founded in 1907 and became an independent publicly traded company in 1992. It was the first company in the United States to produce oxygen from air using a cryogenic process and continues to be a major technological innovator in the industrial gases industry. The Company's main products for its industrial gases business are atmospheric gases and process gases. It also designs, engineers and builds equipment that produces industrial gases for internal use and external sale. The companys surface technologies segment, operated through Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders. Praxair serves approximately 25 industries as diverse as healthcare and petroleum refining; computer-chip manufacturing and beverage carbonation; fiber-optics and steel making and aerospace, chemicals and water treatment. Atmospheric gases are the highest volume products produced by Praxair. Using air as its raw material, Praxair produces oxygen, nitrogen and argon through several air separation processes of which cryogenic air separation is the most prevalent. Praxair also led the development and commercialization of non-cryogenic air separation technologies for the production of industrial gases. These technologies open important new markets and optimize production capacity for the company by lowering the cost of supplying industrial gases. These technologies include proprietary vacuum pressure swing adsorption and membrane separation to produce gaseous oxygen and nitrogen, respectively. Praxair also manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used mainly in the production of semiconductors. The Company's surface technologies segment supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, printing, textile, plastics, primary metals, petrochemical and other industries. It also manufactures a complete line of electric arc, plasma and high-velocity oxygen fuel spray equipment as well as arc and flame wire equipment used for the application of wear resistant coatings. The coatings extend wear life and are applied at Praxairs facilities using a variety of thermal spray coatings processes. The coated parts are finished to the customers precise specifications before shipment. Praxair carries inventories of merchant and cylinder gases, hardgoods and coatings materials to supply products to its customers on a reasonable delivery schedule. On-site plants and pipeline complexes have limited inventory. The Company is not dependent upon a single customer or a few customers. Praxair is a enterprise with approximately 60% of its 2013 sales outside of the United States. Praxairs surface technologies segment has operations in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Company owns or license
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