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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 0.02
PX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. PX: 0.02 )
PX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.05
Current: 0.02

0
0.05
Equity to Asset 0.33
PX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. PX: 0.33 )
PX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.33

0.24
0.41
Interest Coverage 16.01
PX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.23 vs. PX: 16.01 )
PX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.16   Max: 16.66
Current: 16.01

3.16
16.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.41
M-Score: -2.67
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.01
PX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. PX: 22.01 )
PX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.02   Max: 22.01
Current: 22.01

14.02
22.01
Net-margin (%) 14.72
PX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. PX: 14.72 )
PX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 15.07
Current: 14.72

6.34
15.07
ROE (%) 26.55
PX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. PX: 26.55 )
PX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.11   Max: 30.47
Current: 26.55

14.11
30.47
ROA (%) 8.66
PX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1895 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PX: 8.66 )
PX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.74   Max: 10.22
Current: 8.66

3.74
10.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.92
PX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1891 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. PX: 19.92 )
PX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 22.77
Current: 19.92

13.7
22.77
Revenue Growth (%) 7.10
PX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PX: 7.10 )
PX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 14.3
Current: 7.1

0.7
14.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.70
PX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. PX: 8.70 )
PX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 15.8
Current: 8.7

-2.2
15.8
EPS Growth (%) 15.20
PX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. PX: 15.20 )
PX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 20.3
Current: 15.2

-3.8
20.3
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 66,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 13,087 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 212,753 sh (+2892.73%)
Frank Sands 7,311,432 sh (+7.18%)
Meryl Witmer 5,293,988 sh (+4.33%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,926,778 sh (+0.51%)
Bernard Horn 18,865 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 123,000 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 125,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 267,500 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Tom Russo 30,260 sh (-0.25%)
Chris Davis 2,422,023 sh (-3.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,358,970 sh (-4.17%)
RS Investment Management 495,703 sh (-4.67%)
Pioneer Investments 345,017 sh (-38.63%)
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Q2 2013

PX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 93,830 sh (New)
Jim Simons 205,200 sh (+208.57%)
Meryl Witmer 5,716,024 sh (+7.97%)
Frank Sands 7,427,764 sh (+1.59%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,927,780 sh (+0.05%)
Wallace Weitz 125,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 123,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 18,865 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,352,970 sh (-0.44%)
Tom Russo 29,675 sh (-1.93%)
Chris Davis 2,273,297 sh (-6.14%)
Pioneer Investments 323,803 sh (-6.15%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 214,000 sh (-20%)
RS Investment Management 319,874 sh (-35.47%)
Steven Cohen 300 sh (-99.86%)
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Q3 2013

PX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 38,536 sh (New)
John Rogers 12,793 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 46,389 sh (+15363%)
Jim Simons 308,300 sh (+50.24%)
Pioneer Investments 343,479 sh (+6.08%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,410,470 sh (+4.25%)
Wallace Weitz 125,700 sh (+0.56%)
Chris Davis 2,277,346 sh (+0.18%)
Bernard Horn 18,865 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 123,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 214,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,927,796 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Tom Russo 29,575 sh (-0.34%)
RS Investment Management 316,304 sh (-1.12%)
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Q4 2013

PX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 63,701 sh (+397.94%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,705,470 sh (+20.92%)
Pioneer Investments 368,307 sh (+7.23%)
Bernard Horn 18,865 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 125,700 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 123,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 214,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Tom Russo 29,525 sh (-0.17%)
RS Investment Management 312,709 sh (-1.14%)
Chris Davis 2,250,026 sh (-1.2%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,904,750 sh (-1.2%)
Jim Simons 247,400 sh (-19.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Add 20.92%0.05%$117.75 - $130.01 $ 131.76%1705470
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$117.75 - $130.01 $ 131.76%0
Frank Sands 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.9%$114.7 - $123.73 $ 131.711%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.36%$114.7 - $123.73 $ 131.711%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$114.7 - $123.73 $ 131.711%38536
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.36%$107.69 - $119.52 $ 131.716%93830
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$107.69 - $119.52 $ 131.716%0
Frank Sands 2013-03-31 Add 7.18%0.19%$109.45 - $114.18 $ 131.718%7311432
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$109.45 - $114.18 $ 131.718%13087
Frank Sands 2012-12-31 Add 3.73%0.11%$103.7 - $110.09 $ 131.723%6821699
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.45%$102.91 - $109.69 $ 131.723%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 23.51%0.05%$102.91 - $109.69 $ 131.723%1406170
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -57.39%0.63%$102.82 - $116.7 $ 131.720%121300
Frank Sands 2012-06-30 Add 9.97%0.29%$102.82 - $116.7 $ 131.720%6414718
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Add 303.83%0.83%$105.69 - $114.56 $ 131.728%284700
Ruane Cunniff 2011-12-31 Add 41.88%0.53%$91.74 - $107.29 $ 131.730%1911038
Ruane Cunniff 2011-09-30 Add 10.38%0.12%$90.16 - $111.3 $ 131.732%1346949
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Reduce -39.63%0.09%$90.16 - $111.3 $ 131.732%267810
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Reduce -22.26%0.06%$100 - $108.12 $ 131.727%443640
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.30
PX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. PX: 22.30 )
PX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.02   Max: 25.87
Current: 22.3

13.02
25.87
P/B 5.90
PX's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PX: 5.90 )
PX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 6.02
Current: 5.9

3.39
6.02
P/S 3.30
PX's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 1931 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. PX: 3.30 )
PX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 3.33
Current: 3.3

1.58
3.33
PFCF 44.20
PX's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. PX: 44.20 )
PX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 21.14   Max: 125.53
Current: 44.2

21.14
125.53
EV-to-EBIT 18.20
PX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. PX: 18.20 )
PX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 22.8
Current: 18.2

10.8
22.8
PEG 1.90
PX's PEG is ranked higher than
60% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PX: 1.90 )
PX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 29.85
Current: 1.9

0.81
29.85
Shiller P/E 26.40
PX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. PX: 26.40 )
PX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.17   Max: 35.67
Current: 26.4

18.17
35.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
PX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PX: 1.90 )
PX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.9

1.16
2.76
Dividend Payout 0.41
PX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
51% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. PX: 0.41 )
PX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.41

0.18
0.47
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
PX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. PX: 10.10 )
PX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 29.7
Current: 10.1

10.1
29.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.99
PX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. PX: 2.99 )
PX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 4.59
Current: 2.99

1.93
4.59
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
PX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. PX: 1.30 )
PX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.7   Max: -5.4
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 13.80
PX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 1700 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PX: 13.80 )
PX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.99   Max: 13.57
Current: 13.8

2.99
13.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.10
PX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
66% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PX: 3.10 )
PX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 3.3
Current: 3.1

1.74
3.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
PX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PX: 1.20 )
PX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.2

0.4
1.22
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
PX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PX: 2.00 )
PX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 3.84
Current: 2

1
3.84
Price/Graham Number 3.60
PX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PX: 3.60 )
PX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 3.55
Current: 3.6

1.55
3.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
PX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. PX: 5.50 )
PX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 9.3
Current: 5.5

4.4
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.71
PX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. PX: 12.71 )
PX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 19
Current: 12.71

3.4
19

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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 company's 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 Praxair's facilities using a variety of thermal spray coatings processes. The coated parts are finished to the customer's 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 global enterprise with approximately 56% of its 2008 sales outside of the United States. Praxair's 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 ow

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