Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2015 sales of $11 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace,chemicals,food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others.
Company Growth (employees)
Danbury, US
Size (employees)
26,487 (est)
Praxair was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, US

Key People at Praxair

Eduardo Menezes

Eduardo Menezes

Executive Vice President
Scott Telesz

Scott Telesz

Executive Vice President
Steve Angel

Steve Angel

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Matthew White

Matthew White

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Praxair Office Locations

Praxair has offices in Danbury, Lawrence, Midland, Philadelphia and in 122 other locations
Danbury, US (HQ)
10 Riverview Dr
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Praxair Data and Metrics

Praxair Financial Metrics

Praxair's revenue was reported to be $10.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

10.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.5 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.2 b

Market capitalization (18-Aug-2017)

38.2 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

524 m


46.7 b
Praxair's current market capitalization is $38.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


11.9 b12.3 b10.8 b10.5 b

Revenue growth, %



2.6 b2.6 b2.3 b2.2 b

EBIT margin, %


Net Income

1.8 b1.7 b1.6 b1.5 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


138 m126 m147 m524 m

Accounts Receivable

1.6 b1.6 b


506 m551 m531 m550 m

Current Assets

2.9 b2.8 b2.6 b2.9 b


3.2 b3.1 b3 b3.1 b

Total Assets

20.3 b19.8 b18.3 b19.3 b

Accounts Payable

921 m864 m791 m906 m

Total Debt

8 b8.7 b9 b9.1 b

Current Liabilities

2.7 b2.5 b1.9 b2.5 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

4 b4 b4 b4.1 b

Retained Earnings

10.5 b11.5 b12.2 b12.9 b

Total Equity

7 b6 b4.8 b5.4 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.1 x1.4 x1.9 x1.7 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.5 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

2.9 x3.3 x3.8 x3.6 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.8 b1.7 b1.6 b1.5 b

Accounts Receivable

(84 m)(80 m)1 m(33 m)


(54 m)(42 m)(23 m)(13 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.9 b2.9 b2.7 b2.8 b

Capital Expenditures

(2 b)(1.7 b)(1.5 b)(1.5 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(3.2 b)(1.8 b)(1.3 b)(1.8 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

328 m(1 b)(1.3 b)(643 m)

Income Taxes Paid

532 m606 m420 m585 m

Free Cash Flow

4.9 b4.6 b4.2 b4.2 b
USDY, 2016


20.9 x


16.9 x


11 x


396.4 k


1.7 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3.6 x

Praxair Market Value History

Praxair Job Categories

Praxair Median Salaries

Source: 188 public H-1B filings from Praxair

Traffic Overview of Praxair

Praxair Online and Social Media Presence

Praxair News and Updates

Praxair and Linde Join Forces After Revived Merger Talks

The merger would be a 50-50 split.

Linde of Germany Reaches Merger Deal with American Rival Praxair

The agreement, which comes less than two weeks after the companies agreed to resume talks, would combine two of the world’s largest industrial-gas suppliers.

Breakingviews: New Linde C.E.O.’s Job: Make Himself Redundant

The industrial gas giant, with Aldo Belloni as its chief executive, re-engages in merger talks with the American rival Praxair.

Linde of Germany to Resume Merger Talks With Praxair

Combining the companies would create a giant supplier of industrial-gas products with more than $30 billion in annual revenue.

Two Top Linde Executives to Depart After Merger Talks End

The German company said that its chief financial officer would leave Tuesday and its chief executive next year after its talks with Praxair ended.

Linde of Germany Ends Merger Discussions With Praxair

The German industrial-gas supplier said that it had been unable to reach a mutual understanding on governance and other details of the tie-up with its American rival.
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