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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.

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Interest Coverage 9.67
ARG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.76 vs. ARG: 9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ARG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 9.67
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.

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

ARG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 4,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 338,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 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)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Ron Baron 248,812 sh (-33.33%)
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Q1 2016

ARG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Paulson 14,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 109,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 479,300 sh (+41.70%)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Ron Baron 120,011 sh (-51.77%)
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Q2 2016

ARG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ron Baron Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals  
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Traded in other countries:AAS.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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.

Guru Investment Theses on Airgas Inc

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.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 ABC Fund shareholder commentary.

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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.


From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund Merger and Arbitrage shareholder letter for the fourth quarter 2015.

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Dividend Yield % 1.68
ARG's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ARG: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ARG' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.68
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Dividend Payout Ratio 0.53
ARG's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ARG: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ARG' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.53
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Forward Dividend Yield % 1.68
ARG's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ARG: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.68
ARG's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
76% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ARG: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ARG' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.68
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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 without NRI ($) 5.35 5.90
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.14%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.25
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5 Companies Hit Yearly Highs Jan 24 2017 
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Airgas Inc. May 03 2016 
The Gabelli ABC Fund 1st Quarter Shareholder Commentary May 03 2016 
Mario Gabelli Adds to More Than 200 Stakes in 4th Quarter Feb 08 2016 
Mario Gabelli Comments on Airgas Inc. Jan 29 2016 
Dividend Aristocrats Part 40: Air Products & Chemicals Jan 06 2016 
Air Liquide Set to Buy Airgas Nov 22 2015 
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