Linde’s achieving positive trends


The Linde Group continued to attain increases in group revenue and operating profit in the nine months to 30th September 2017.

In the results released today, the company revealed that’s its group revenue was 2.4% higher than in the prior-year period. Group operating profit rose by 3.7%. Special items totalling €277m ($325m) have been recognised in the current financial year. These include around €50m ($58m) of merger-related costs.

Cash flow from operating in the nine-month period fell by 7.4% from €2.472bn ($2.904bn) to €2.289bn ($2.689bn). The main reasons for this are payments made for restructuring costs and costs relating to the planned merger with Praxair.

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