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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.07
NYSE:LIN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NYSE:LIN: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:LIN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.07
0
0.14
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
NYSE:LIN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NYSE:LIN: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:LIN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.31
0.16
0.41
Debt-to-Equity 1.33
NYSE:LIN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
90% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. NYSE:LIN: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:LIN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.33
0.7
2.67
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.13
NYSE:LIN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. NYSE:LIN: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:LIN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.83  Med: 2.25 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.13
1.83
2.85
Interest Coverage 15.99
NYSE:LIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 29.84 vs. NYSE:LIN: 15.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:LIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.38  Med: 15.39 Max: 16.76
Current: 15.99
13.38
16.76
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.84
Beneish M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
6.76%
10.78%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating Margin % 22.72
NYSE:LIN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. NYSE:LIN: 22.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:LIN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.6  Med: 21.77 Max: 22.88
Current: 22.72
17.6
22.88
Net Margin % 11.93
NYSE:LIN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. NYSE:LIN: 11.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:LIN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 14.12 Max: 15.07
Current: 11.93
10.9
15.07
ROE % 23.24
NYSE:LIN's ROE % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. NYSE:LIN: 23.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:LIN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.52  Med: 27.7 Max: 31.88
Current: 23.24
21.52
31.88
ROA % 7.09
NYSE:LIN's ROA % is ranked higher than
64% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. NYSE:LIN: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:LIN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.27  Med: 8.81 Max: 10.57
Current: 7.09
6.27
10.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 21.30
NYSE:LIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. NYSE:LIN: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:LIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.33  Med: 20.27 Max: 23.7
Current: 21.3
17.33
23.7
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.60
NYSE:LIN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NYSE:LIN: -1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LIN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.8  Med: 4.05 Max: 15.9
Current: -1.6
-2.8
15.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -0.30
NYSE:LIN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NYSE:LIN: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LIN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 6.5 Max: 16.9
Current: -0.3
-2.3
16.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -9.00
NYSE:LIN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. NYSE:LIN: -9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LIN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: 12.7 Max: 41.7
Current: -9
-9
41.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

LIN Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Ken Fisher 1,693 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 556,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 366,700 sh (+10.75%)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (+122.22%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,065,555 sh (+0.08%)
Pioneer Investments 279,166 sh (+1770.84%)
Murray Stahl 1,485 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 84,400 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,051 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 50,865 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 285,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 202,592 sh (-0.03%)
First Eagle Investment 2,175,523 sh (-44.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,262 sh (-1.51%)
Chris Davis 7,956 sh (-99.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,480,370 sh (-0.98%)
Steven Cohen 156,700 sh (-39.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,185 sh (-79.12%)
Ray Dalio 1,425 sh (-78.53%)
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Q1 2018

LIN Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 28,466 sh (+772.65%)
Murray Stahl 1,535 sh (+3.37%)
Tom Gayner 94,400 sh (+11.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,303 sh (+600.37%)
Jim Simons 809,400 sh (+120.73%)
Ray Dalio 14,668 sh (+929.33%)
Mairs and Power 2,051 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 50,865 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 175,140 sh (-13.55%)
First Eagle Investment 1,802,616 sh (-17.14%)
Chris Davis 7,195 sh (-9.57%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,464,369 sh (-1.08%)
Steven Cohen 102,704 sh (-34.46%)
Louis Moore Bacon 106,685 sh (-80.83%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,064,711 sh (-0.08%)
Pioneer Investments 273,934 sh (-1.87%)
Jerome Dodson 175,000 sh (-38.60%)
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Q2 2018

LIN Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Leucadia National 15,400 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 970,688 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 1,550 sh (+0.98%)
Louis Moore Bacon 256,650 sh (+140.57%)
Pioneer Investments 339,543 sh (+23.95%)
Tom Gayner 94,400 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,051 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 170,000 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 175,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 174,950 sh (-0.11%)
First Eagle Investment 1,799,882 sh (-0.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,143 sh (-53.83%)
Chris Davis 6,905 sh (-4.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,459,269 sh (-0.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,064 sh (-14.63%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,059,168 sh (-0.52%)
Ray Dalio 12,191 sh (-16.89%)
Jim Simons 188,500 sh (-76.71%)
Bernard Horn 43,865 sh (-13.76%)
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Q3 2018

LIN Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,591,995 sh (+64.01%)
Pioneer Investments 365,321 sh (+7.59%)
Murray Stahl 1,585 sh (+2.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 55,102 sh (+319.25%)
Jerome Dodson 175,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 94,400 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 43,865 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 6,905 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 315,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Leucadia National Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,799,003 sh (-0.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,439,669 sh (-1.34%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,050,864 sh (-0.78%)
Wallace Weitz 171,950 sh (-1.71%)
Mairs and Power 2,032 sh (-0.93%)
Louis Moore Bacon 157,039 sh (-38.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,206 sh (-60.15%)
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325199    SIC: 2869
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Traded in other countries:LINI.Austria, LIN.Germany, LIN.Switzerland,
Headquarter Location:USA
Praxair Inc is a supplier of gas in the United States. It produces, distributes and sells atmospheric and process gases and surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Its products are oxygen, helium, nitrogen and specialty gases.

Praxair is the largest industrial gas supplier in North America and South America and among the largest globally. The company has a growing presence in Asia and a well-established presence in Europe. Its three main distribution businesses--on-site, merchant liquid, and packaged or cylinder gases--represent 29%, 34%, and 28% of sales, respectively. Praxair serves diverse industries, including healthcare, petroleum refining, aerospace, and chemicals. Revenue and operating income in 2015 totaled $10.8 billion and $2.5 billion, respectively.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 32.92
LIN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. LIN: 32.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LIN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.02  Med: 21.57 Max: 38.35
Current: 32.92
13.02
38.35
Forward PE Ratio 21.98
LIN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. LIN: 21.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 32.92
LIN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
73% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. LIN: 32.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LIN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.02  Med: 21.57 Max: 38.35
Current: 32.92
13.02
38.35
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 28.56
LIN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
59% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.77 vs. LIN: 28.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LIN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.55  Med: 28.92 Max: 43.84
Current: 28.56
15.55
43.84
PB Ratio 7.50
LIN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. LIN: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LIN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.39  Med: 5.71 Max: 7.96
Current: 7.5
3.39
7.96
PS Ratio 3.92
LIN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. LIN: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LIN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 3 Max: 4.19
Current: 3.92
1.58
4.19
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.39
LIN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. LIN: 26.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LIN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.93  Med: 33.41 Max: 123.98
Current: 26.39
22.93
123.98
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.83
LIN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. LIN: 14.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LIN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.69  Med: 12.56 Max: 18.83
Current: 14.83
8.69
18.83
EV-to-EBIT 36.01
LIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. LIN: 36.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 17.95 Max: 36.01
Current: 36.01
10.9
36.01
EV-to-EBITDA 24.64
LIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. LIN: 24.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 12.4 Max: 24.64
Current: 24.64
7.7
24.64
EV-to-Revenue 8.01
LIN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
85% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LIN: 8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LIN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.7 Max: 5
Current: 8.01
2.1
5
PEG Ratio 53.00
LIN's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LIN: 53.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LIN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.28 Max: 425.67
Current: 53
0.82
425.67
Shiller PE Ratio 29.43
LIN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.88 vs. LIN: 29.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LIN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.96  Med: 28.84 Max: 42.08
Current: 29.43
19.96
42.08
Current Ratio 0.86
LIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LIN: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.86
0.44
1.6
Quick Ratio 0.70
LIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. LIN: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LIN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.7
0.35
1.29
Days Inventory 32.87
LIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.18 vs. LIN: 32.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LIN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.16  Med: 27.15 Max: 33.67
Current: 32.87
24.16
33.67
Days Sales Outstanding 56.16
LIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 68.33 vs. LIN: 56.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LIN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.93  Med: 56.8 Max: 64.35
Current: 56.16
51.93
64.35
Days Payable 52.74
LIN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.72 vs. LIN: 52.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LIN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.3  Med: 51.65 Max: 56.43
Current: 52.74
45.3
56.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 2.01
LIN's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
58% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LIN: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LIN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.01
1.31
2.94
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.66
LIN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. LIN: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LIN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.66
0.37
0.73
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 6.60
LIN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. LIN: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LIN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 12.95 Max: 47
Current: 6.6
0
47
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.10
LIN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
53% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. LIN: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.99
LIN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
61% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. LIN: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LIN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 2.9 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.99
1.89
4.24
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.30
LIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. LIN: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LIN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 0.25 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.3
-5.4
1.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 18.55
LIN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LIN: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LIN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 7.19 Max: 41.46
Current: 18.55
2.28
41.46
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.71
LIN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. LIN: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LIN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 2.62 Max: 5.56
Current: 2.71
1.74
5.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.31
LIN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LIN: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LIN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.31
Current: 1.31
0.27
1.31
Price-to-Graham-Number 5.21
LIN's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
96% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LIN: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LIN' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.53 Max: 6.18
Current: 5.21
1.14
6.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.78
LIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. LIN: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LIN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 5.6 Max: 9.2
Current: 2.78
2.78
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.48
LIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
70% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. LIN: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LIN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.6 Max: 19.1
Current: 3.48
2.5
19.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,037.00
EPS (TTM) $ 4.93
Beta0.75
Volatility15.05%
52-Week Range $140.00 - 169.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)558.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 21,636 21,670 23,183
EBIT (Mil $) 3,999 4,774 5,125
EBITDA (Mil $) 6,810 7,578 7,232
EPS ($) 4.87 6.08 4.12
EPS without NRI ($) 4.87 6.08 4.12
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
18.45%
Dividends per Share ($) 3.14 3.53 3.55

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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