ARG Airgas Inc.
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- Industrial equipment wholesale
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ARG Company Profile
Airgas- (ARG)-distributes industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and welding, safety, and related products in the United States. It offers various gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, and hydrogen; welding and fuel gases, such as acetylene, propylene, and propane; and carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, ultra high purity grades, and special application blends. As of March 31, 2007, it operated an integrated network of approximately 900 locations, including production facilities, packaged gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, distribution centers, branches, and retail stores. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
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Airgas to Acquire Encompass Gas Group (ARG)Oct 7, 2013Airgas, Inc. (ARG) announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets and operations of The Encompass Gas Group, Inc. . Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is expected to be finalized on November 1. Airgas Executive Chairman Peter McCausland commented: “The Encompass Gas Group is among the most respected companies in the U.S. packaged gas industry, and we are very excited for their associates and customers to join the Airgas family." “Encompass' leadership team and associates have worked very hard over several decades to grow and service the needs of their diverse customer base. We believe this combination will enhance the quality of service and breadth of product offering available to the customers of both companies,” McCausland added. Airgas shares were down $1.26, or 1.16%, during Monday morning trading. The stock is up 18% YTD.Expand to read the full story
Airgas Beats Q1 Revenue Estimates, Falls Short on EPS (ARG)Jul 25, 2013On Thursday, Airgas Inc (ARG) announced its first quarter fiscal 2014 earnings for the period ended June 30, 2013, with revenue on the rise slightly and EPS coming in lower than last year's same quarter. The Pennsylvania-based company reported EPS for the quarter at $1.14, which was down 1 cent from a year-ago's EPS and 2 cents below analysts' estimates of $1.16. Revenue for Q1 2014 came in $1.28 billion, which was a 2% rise from last year's same quarter, and just above analysts' expectations of $1.27 billion. The company cited "the impact of continued economic uncertainty and sluggish business conditions on its diversified customer base, as well as a greater than expected negative impact on its refrigerants business from the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling on R-22 production allowances," as reasons for its lackluster performance this quarter. Looking forward to next quarter, the company gave guidance for earnings per diluted share at $1.20 to $1.27, and FY2014 to be in the range of $5 to $5.15. Shares of Airgas were inactive during pre-market trading. The company's stock is up 7.99% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Airgas Inc. (ARG) have a yield of 1.9% based on Wednesday's closing price of $101.8. Airgas Inc. (ARG) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Downgrades Airgas to "Underperform" On Slowdown of Sale Growth (ARG)Mar 25, 2013On Monday, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded industrial products distributor Airgas, Inc. (ARG) , citing a number of factors for the downgrade including a slowdown of sales growth. The analysts downgraded ARG from "Neutral" to "Underperform" with a price target of $94, down from $96. This new valuation suggests a 4% downside to Friday's closing price of $98.02. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst noted, “Our change reflects: (1) downward revisions to our estimates and PO given deceleration of organic sales growth; (2) our below-consensus view of F2014 EPS; (3) uncertain prospects for US packaged gas demand driven by weakness in non-residential construction; (4) Airgas' reliance on incremental, SAP-enabled revenue growth to meet Street earnings expectations for F2014, and implications for valuation; and (5) our view of valuation as Airgas' share price exceeds our PO.” Airgas shares were down $1.15, or -1.17%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up +13.41% over the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Airgas (ARG) have a dividend yield of 1.63% based on Friday's closing price of $98.02 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.60 per share. Airgas, Inc. (ARG) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
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