Air Liquide shows resilience of its businesses


Air Liquide has successfully reached the 2009 targets it set for itself, and claims a strengthened balance sheet will enable the group to continue to invest and seize growth opportunities in 2010 and beyond.

Group revenue was close to €12bn, with Gas & Services business sales representing €10bn – a decline of 4.8% compared to 2008.

Operating income remained stable at around €1.9bn, operating margin increased significantly, totaling 16.3% compared to the previous year’s 14.9%.

Net profit (Group share) totaled €1.2bn, up 0.8%, and net profit per share remained stable at €4.70.

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