Linde reveals interim report, continued growth in Gases Division amidst increased revenue and earnings


With the results from 2015’s third quarter now clear, The Linde Group has reported its figures for the first nine months of the year and notes continued growth in its Gases Division.

The group achieved a 7.7% increase in revenue on the basis of reported figures in the first nine months of 2015 to €13.55bn, compared with revenue of €12.58bn in the first nine months of 2014.

After adjusting for exchange rate effects, revenue was 0.9% below that generated in the prior-year period.

Operating profit improved by 8.2% to €3.13bn (2014: €2.89bn). After adjusting for exchange rate effects, operating profit fell slightly, by 0.7%. Group operating margin improved slightly to 23.1% (2014: 23%).

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