Business Intelligence Financial – Air Products – Q4 2016


gas world Business Intelligence provides you with the latest analysis of Air Products’ Q4 2016 earnings report.


  • Air Products have completed spin off of the Electronic Materials business (as Versum) and has sold the Performance Materials business – together these represented the company’s Materials Technologies business. Analysis of historic performance has been adjusted to exclude the impact of such discontinued non-gas related businesses.
  • Total reported corporate sales marginally up year-on-year (YoY) in CYQ4 by 1% at $1.88bn – this is the first increase in nearly two years. Including discontinued non-gas related businesses in prior year, total sales were down by around 20%.
  • Operating income at $408m in Q4, showed a slowdown in YoY growth to 6%, its slowest growth since mid-2014.
  • Significant non-GAAP items in Q4 included further $50m for cost reduction actions and $30m of business separation costs.

  • Corporate Sales
  • Corporate Sales ex Discontinued Businesses
  • Corporate Operating Income ex Discontinued Businesses
  • Corporate Operating Income
,Corporate Sales,Corporate Sales ex Discontinued Businesses,Corporate Operating Income ex Discontinued Businesses,Corporate Operating Income
2011 Q1,11.2%,7.7%,15.6%,23.2%
2011 Q2,14.5%,12.8%,12.3%,23.9%
2011 Q3,11.1%,10.8%,18.0%,15.9%
2011 Q4,1.3%,1.2%,5.1%,6.7%
2012 Q1,-6.3%,-7.5%,-12.0%,-10.8%
2012 Q2,-9.2%,-11.7%,-0.6%,-5.0%
2012 Q3,-0.2%,-1.5%,-6.1%,-6.3%
2012 Q4,5.7%,7.9%,4.8%,-3.2%
2013 Q1,6.0%,10.1%,11.1%,3.9%
2013 Q2,8.9%,14.9%,1.4%,-3.5%
2013 Q3,-0.7%,1.9%,6.7%,5.6%
2013 Q4,-0.7%,-1.9%,0.0%,3.5%
2014 Q1,3.9%,2.6%,-9.2%,-1.3%
2014 Q2,3.4%,1.6%,2.2%,8.0%
2014 Q3,3.5%,0.8%,4.0%,12.2%
2014 Q4,0.6%,-1.4%,5.8%,15.3%
2015 Q1,-6.5%,-9.7%,9.4%,15.0%
2015 Q2,-6.2%,-8.5%,10.6%,16.6%
2015 Q3,-8.5%,-7.4%,14.4%,9.0%
2015 Q4,-8.0%,-8.4%,13.1%,15.1%
2016 Q1,-5.9%,-5.5%,26.5%,20.2%
2016 Q2,-1.4%,-0.8%,21.0%,16.1%
2016 Q3,0.6%,-0.6%,11.9%,13.5%
2016 Q4,-20.1%,0.9%,6.2%,-20.2%

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