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  • Revenues ($M)
    $5,305
  • Revenue Percent Change
    4.6%
  • Profits ($M)
    $368
  • Profits Percent Change
    4.9%
  • Assets ($M)
    $5,974
  • Employees
    17,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)
    $10,259
  • Previous Rank
    508
  • Morning Consult Brand Index
    B-

In a transatlantic merging of giants, Air Liquide, the French industrial gas company and world leader in gases, acquired the American gas industry leader for $10.3 billion last year. The takeover has awarded the European company a formidable share of a resilient U.S. gas market, and also primed Airgas for handsome growth at home.

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Company Info

CEO
Michael L. Molinini
Sector
Wholesalers
Industry
Wholesalers: Diversified
HQ Location
Radnor, PA
Websitehttp://www.airgas.com
Years on Fortune 500 List3
Employees17,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. Acquired by Air Liquide (France), May 23, 2016.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,3054.6%
Profits ($M)$3684.9%
Assets ($M)$5,974-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$2,152-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$10,259-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.9%
Profits as % of Assets6.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity17.1%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)4.85
EPS % Change (from 2014)3.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)15.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)15%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)22.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)19.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.2%