- The report contains detailed information about The Linde Group that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
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- The The Linde Group financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of The Linde Group business.
About The Linde Group
Linde AG is an international technology group which has engaged in each of its three business segments, Gas and Engineering, Material Handling and Refrigeration.
Gas and Engineering
Linde Gas is a supplier of industrial, medical and pharmaceutical gases, is focusing particularly on the expansion of healthcare and the environmentally friendly fuel hydrogen.
Linde Engineering, which develops its own processes and technologies, is targeting growth markets in international plant construction, increasingly by applying its specialist competence to plants producing hydrogen, oxygen and olefins and natural gas treatment plants.
Linde Gas: Linde Gas is the principal supplier of industrial and medical gases in Europe. The company's focus is on the on-site business, where it supplies industrial gases to large-scale consumers from plants located directly at the user's site, and healthcare, i.e. the medical and pharmaceutical gas business.
Linde Engineering: By using the companys own processes and having a clear technological focus on a few well-chosen growth-areas, such as hydrogen, oxygen and olefin plants and natural gas processing plants Linde Engineering is successful throughout the world.
With its three brands, Linde, STILL and OM Pimespo, as well as its strategic partner Komatsu, the Linde Group manufactures industrial trucks in the world. The company's range of products include engine-powered forklift trucks, electric trucks and warehouse trucks. The company's business success in this segment, which it is repeating in emerging markets such as Asia, is based on products at the cutting edge of technology and an extensive range of service options from financing to fleet management.
The company supplies industrial refrigerated and freezer display cases, as well as refrigeration technology, for all areas of the retail food trade. The company sets the pace in terms of design, cost-effectiveness and environmental protection, working together with its customers to develop comprehensive tailor-made solutions based on its key account management. The company offers turnkey competence in the new growth markets of Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
In December 2007, The Linde Group has set up a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, for the production and long-term supply of industrial gases to customers in Abu Dhabi. ADNOC Linde Industrial Gases Company Ltd. is established under the name 'Elixier' and will have ADNOC (51% of the shares) and Linde (49% of the shares) as shareholders.
Flowserve Corp. has entered into a joint venture agreement with The Linde Group to commercialize and deploy iKompressor natural gas and biogas refueling systems.
The company has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Sinopec Fujian Petrochemical Company Limited for the long-term supply of industrial gases to customers in China's southeast province of Fujian.
On May 11, 2009, The Linde Group has signed a contract with China's Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (SVW) to jointly build gas production facilities for the long-term supply of SVW's chemical complex in the Chongqing Chemical Industrial Park, western China.
In November 2009, the company and the Algenol Biofuels LLC have agreed to collaborate in a joint development project to identify the optimum management of carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) for Algenol's algae and photobioreactor technology.
Linde AG was founded in 1879.
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1. THE LINDE GROUP COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. THE LINDE GROUP BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. THE LINDE GROUP SWOT ANALYSIS
4. THE LINDE GROUP FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. THE LINDE GROUP COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. The Linde Group Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of The Linde Group and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of The Linde Group and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. The Linde Group Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Chemicals Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. The Linde Group Industry Position Analysis
6. THE LINDE GROUP NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. THE LINDE GROUP EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. THE LINDE GROUP ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. GERMANY PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. THE LINDE GROUP IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. THE LINDE GROUP PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. THE LINDE GROUP VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
The Linde Group Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
The Linde Group Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
The Linde Group Major Shareholders
The Linde Group History
The Linde Group Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
The Linde Group Offices and Representations
The Linde Group SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
The Linde Group Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
The Linde Group Capital Market Snapshot
The Linde Group Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Chemicals Industry Statistics
The Linde Group Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
The Linde Group Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
The Linde Group Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
The Linde Group 1-year Stock Charts
The Linde Group 5-year Stock Charts
The Linde Group vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
The Linde Group vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
The Linde Group Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?