• 30-JUL-2013

  • SOURCE: The Linde Group

First Half of 2013: Linde Continues Its Steady Business Performance and Confirms Outlook

In the second quarter of 2013, the technology company The Linde Group built on its solid business performance in the first quarter of the year. In the six months ended 30 June 2013, it once again achieved increases in Group revenue and Group operating profit.

In the first half of 2013, Group revenue rose by 10.5 percent to EUR 8.207 bn, compared with EUR 7.425 bn in the first half of 2012. Linde was able to reinforce its profitability at a high level and increased its Group operating profit by 13.6 percent to EUR 1.966 bn (2012: EUR 1.731 bn). As a result, the Group operating margin rose to 24.0 percent (2012: 23.3 percent).

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