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Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) GF Value Rank

: 9 (As of Today)
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Air Products & Chemicals has the GF Value Rank of 9.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Air Products & Chemicals's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

Air Products & Chemicals GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Air Products & Chemicals's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Air Products & Chemicals's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) Business Description

1940 Air Products Boulevard, Allentown, PA, USA, 18106-5500
Since its founding in 1940, Air Products has become one of the leading industrial gas suppliers globally, with operations in 50 countries and 19,000 employees. The company is the largest supplier of hydrogen and helium in the world. It has a unique portfolio serving customers in a number of industries, including chemicals, energy, healthcare, metals, and electronics. Air Products generated $12.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2023.
Jeffrey Kutz officer: VP, Controller & PAO 1940 AIR PRODUCTS BLVD., ALLENTOWN PA 18106-5500
Seifi Ghasemi director 100 OVERLOOK CENTER, PRINCETON NJ 08540
Sean D Major officer: Executive VP & General Counsel 100 E. WISCONSIN AVENUE, SUITE 2780, MILWAUKEE WI 53202
Wayne Thomas Smith director 1940 AIR PRODUCTS BLVD., ALLENTOWN PA 18106
Melissa N. Schaeffer officer: Senior Vice President and CFO 1940 AIR PRODUCTS BLVD., ALLENTOWN PA 18106
Edward L Monser director
Lisa Ann Davis director 2555 TELEGRAPH RD, BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Russell A Flugel officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O THE MOSAIC COMPANY, 101 EAST KENNEDY BLVD., SUITE 2500, TAMPA FL 33602
Charles I Cogut director 7201 HAMILTON BOULEVARD, ALLENTOWN PA 18195
Samir Serhan officer: Executive Vice President 7201 HAMILTON BLVD., ALLENTOWN PA 18195
Jennifer Grant officer: VP 7201 HAMILTON BLVD, ALLENTOWN PA 18195
John D. Stanley officer: SR VP and General Counsel 7201 HAMILTON BOULEVARD, ALLENTOWN PA 18195-1501
Painter Corning F. officer: Senior V.P. 7201 HAMILTON BOULEVARD, ALLENTOWN PA 18195-1501