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									               Linde AG (LIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

       Reference Code: GDAE7093FSA                                                                                      Publication Date: MAY 2011

       Klosterhofstr. 1                          Phone              +49 89 3575701                     Revenue            12,868 (million EUR)
       Munich, Bayern                            Fax                +49 89 357571075                   Net Profit         1,005 (million EUR)
       80807                                     Website            www.linde.com                      Employees          48,694
       Germany                                   Exchange           LIN [XETRA]                        Industry           Alternative Energy

      Company Overview
       Linde AG (Linde) is one of the leading Germany-based industrial gases and engineering company. It mainly engages in the
       manufacture of different industrial gases and provision of facilities and equipment for gas applications. The company operates
       through three business divisions, namely, Gases; Engineering; and Gist. The Gases division focuses on providing industrial,
       medical and therapeutic gases. These gases are used in diverse applications including steel production, refining, chemical
       processing, environmental protection, welding, food processing, glass production and electronics.

      Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                    Name                                    Title                    Linde AG, SWOT Analysis
      Georg Denoke                          Chief Financial Officer                  Strengths                          Weaknesses

      Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle                  Chairman
                                                                                     Vertically Integrated Business Increasing Trade Receivables
      Dr. Aldo Belloni                      Director                                 Operations
      J. Kent Masters                       Director                                                                     Declining KPI's
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,        Diverse products - Gases
      GlobalData                                                                     Division
      Share Data
      Linde AG
                                                                                     Opportunities                      Threats
       Share Price (EUR) as on 18-May-2011                                  118

       EPS (EUR)                                                           5.86      Contracts and Partnership           Competitive Landscape
                                                                                     Agreements
       Market Cap (million EUR)                                         20,555
                                                                                                                         Catastrophic Effects
       Enterprise Value (million EUR)                                   26,341       New Launches
       Shares Outstanding (million)                                         170
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                     Research, GlobalData


      Financial Performance                                                          Recent Developments
                                                                                     May 11, 2011        Linde, Sapphire Energy Enter Into
                                                                                                         Agreement   To   Co-Develop  CO2
                                                                                                         Management System For Algae Fuel
                                                                                                         Production
                                                                                     Dec 21, 2010        Linde Says 100th Tanker Successfully
                                                                                                         Loaded With LNG
                                                                                     Nov 16, 2010        Linde     To     Expand     Gas             Supply
                                                                                                         Infrastructure For GCL-Poly
                                                                                     Nov 02, 2010        Oerlikon Solar-Led         Research Project
                                                                                                         Receives   Funds           From    European
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,                           Commission
       GlobalData
                                                                                     Oct 17, 2010        SAMCO Awards Petrochemical Contract
                                                                                                         To Linde And Samsung Engineering
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                     Research, GlobalData




Linde AG (LIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                                     Reference Code: GDAE7093FSA

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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      Linde AG - Key Facts ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      Linde AG - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
      Linde AG - Key Employee Biographies.......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
      Linde AG - Major Products and Services ....................................................................................................................................................................... 8
      Linde AG - History.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
      Linde AG - Company Statement .................................................................................................................................................................................. 12
      Linde AG - Locations And Subsidiaries........................................................................................................................................................................ 13
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 13
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
      Linde AG - Business Description ................................................................................................................................................................................. 17
      Linde AG - Corporate Strategy..................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
      Linde AG - SWOT Analysis.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Linde AG - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Strength - Vertically Integrated Business Operations ..................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Strength - Diverse products - Gases Division ................................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Strength - Strong Focus on Research and Development ............................................................................................................................... 19
                  Strength - Global Presence............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
            Linde AG - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
                  Weakness - Increasing Trade Receivables..................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Weakness - Declining KPI's ............................................................................................................................................................................ 20
            Linde AG - Opportunities ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Opportunity - Contracts and Partnership Agreements .................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Opportunity - New Launches........................................................................................................................................................................... 21
                  Opportunity - New Facility ............................................................................................................................................................................... 21
                  Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition.................................................................................................................................................................. 21
                  Opportunity - Increasing LNG Demand- Europe ............................................................................................................................................. 21
                  Opportunity - Focus on Emerging Markets ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
            Linde AG - Threats ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
                  Threat - Competitive Landscape ..................................................................................................................................................................... 22
                  Threat - Catastrophic Effects .......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
                  Threat - Transportation and Storage of Gases ............................................................................................................................................... 22
                  Threat - Stringent Regulatory Environment..................................................................................................................................................... 23
      Linde AG - Key Competitors ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
      Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ........................................
								
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