Lead opperator Jeremy Ayala moves full tanks out for loading as cylinder filler Norman Coleman puts the finishing touches on more at the Airgas Intermountain Plant in Commerce City. Unemployment insurance tax rates are up about 40 percent this year compared to last in Colorado. But it all depends on who laid workers off. Airgas Intermountain didn't before rates were set and is seeing no increase. Joe Amon, The Denver PostJoe Amon — The Denver Post
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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.

Company Info

CEOMichael L. Molinini
IndustryWholesalers: Diversified
HQ LocationRadnor, PA
Years on Fortune 500 List3

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)$5,305
Profits ($M)$368
Assets ($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 ($)485
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%