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Airgas, Inc. (ARG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Airgas, Inc. (Airgas), a subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A., is an industrial gas company, which carries out the supply of industrial, medical, specialty gases and related equipment. It also supplies welding equipment and supplies, and safety products. The company offers various gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen; welding and fuel gases such as propylene, acetylene and propane. It produces and distributes atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice, nitrous oxide, safety products, refrigerants, ammonia products and process chemicals. The company’s services portfolio includes packaged gas supply, on-site safety, rentals, inventory management, eprocurement integration, training and process analysis, freezing and heating solutions, hydrocarbon analysis, prescription safety eyewear and nuclear filler metal supply. Airgas is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, the US.

Airgas, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Oct 27, 2015: Airgas Reports Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Earnings
Oct 20, 2015: Airgas Names John F. Sheehan As President – Airgas South Division
Aug 07, 2015: Airgas Names Nicole L. Kahny Senior Vice President – Human Resources
Jul 28, 2015: Airgas Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Earnings
May 05, 2015: Airgas Celebrates New Specialty Gas Facility In Tooele, Utah

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Table Of Contents

Airgas, Inc. (ARG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
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Section 1 - About the Company 6
Airgas, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Airgas, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Airgas, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Airgas, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Airgas, Inc. - History 10
Airgas, Inc. - Company Statement 14
Airgas, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 - Company Analysis 18
Airgas, Inc. - Business Description 18
Airgas, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Airgas, Inc. - Strengths 19
Airgas, Inc. - Weaknesses 20
Airgas, Inc. - Opportunities 21
Airgas, Inc. - Threats 22
Airgas, Inc. - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 - Company's Lifesciences, Oil and Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 30
Airgas, Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30
Airgas, Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31
Airgas, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 33
Oct 27, 2015: Airgas Reports Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Earnings 33
Oct 20, 2015: Airgas Names John F. Sheehan As President - Airgas South Division 35
Aug 07, 2015: Airgas Names Nicole L. Kahny Senior Vice President - Human Resources 36
Jul 28, 2015: Airgas Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Earnings 37
May 05, 2015: Airgas Celebrates New Specialty Gas Facility In Tooele, Utah 39
Apr 30, 2015: Airgas Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Earnings 40
Apr 30, 2015: Airgas Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year 42
Mar 27, 2015: Airgas To Build New Air Separation Unit (ASU) In Tuscaloosa, AL 44
Mar 20, 2015: Airgas Provides Update On Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter Organic Sales Growth And Issues Revised Fourth Quarter Guidance 45
Mar 19, 2015: Airgas Names Matthew B. Whitton PresidentAirgas Northern California and Nevada Region 46
Section 6 - Appendix 47
Methodology 47
Ratio Definitions 47
About GlobalData 51
Contact Us 51
Disclaimer 51

List of Tables
Airgas, Inc., Key Facts 6
Airgas, Inc., Key Employees 7
Airgas, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Airgas, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Airgas, Inc., History 10
Airgas, Inc., Subsidiaries 16
Airgas, Inc., Key Competitors 23
Airgas, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 24
Airgas, Inc., Annual Ratios 25
Airgas, Inc., Interim Ratios 28
Airgas, Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30
Airgas, Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31
Airgas, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 32
Currency Codes 47
Capital Market Ratios 47
Equity Ratios 48
Profitability Ratios 48
Cost Ratios 49
Liquidity Ratios 49
Leverage Ratios 50
Efficiency Ratios 50

List of Figures
Airgas, Inc., Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 27
Airgas, Inc., Ratio Charts 29
Airgas, Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 30
Airgas, Inc., Medical Equipment, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 31

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Air Liquide S.A.

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