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Emerging Markets Boost Air Liquide's Revenues

6:09 AM MDT | July 30, 2012 | Ian Young

Air Liquide posted a 5% year-on-year increase in net profits for the first half of 2012, to €790 million ($968 million). Strong sales growth in emerging markets, particularly Central and Eastern Europe, South America, and the Middle East, enabled the company to generate a 3% increase in first-half sales on a comparable basis—excluding the impact of currency effects and natural gas prices—to €7.5 billion. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) increased 5%, to €2.54, and recurring operating income rose 4%, to €1.2 billion. First-half...

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