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Praxair reports earnings, sales growth on acquisitions and stronger volumes

8:27 AM MDT | July 24, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Praxair says that net income increased 4% year-over-year (YOY), to $445 million. Reported earnings were $1.49/share, in line with analyst estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). Sales of $3 billion grew 7% YOY due to strong volumes in Asia and South America, partially mitigated by lower volumes in Europe, and acquisitions—which contributed 3% growth, the company says. The company also lowered its full year earnings guidance by 3%, down to $5.90-$6.00/share—from a previous range of $5.90-$6.05/share released in the first quarter—due...

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