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Air Products and Chemicals

NYSE:APD
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
APD
NYSE
$38B
Market Cap
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Company description

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services worldwide. The last earnings update was 24 days ago. More info.


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APD Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
3.9%
NYSE:APD
1.9%
US Chemicals
1.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
6.4%
NYSE:APD
-9.5%
US Chemicals
0.9%
US Market
APD Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Air Products and Chemicals (APD) 3.9% 9.7% 10.5% 6.4% 31% 46.6%
US Chemicals 1.9% 3.8% -2.6% -9.5% 42.4% 22.3%
US Market 1.2% 6.6% 1.2% 0.9% 44.3% 41.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • APD outperformed the Chemicals industry which returned -9.5% over the past year.
  • APD outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 0.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
APD
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

APD Value

 Is Air Products and Chemicals undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Air Products and Chemicals to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Air Products and Chemicals.

NYSE:APD Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 18 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 10.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:APD
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Chemicals Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.99
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.991 (1 + (1- 21%) (9.88%))
1.069
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.07
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.069 * 7.27%)
10.5%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:APD using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Air Products and Chemicals is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:APD DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 959.25 1,246.00 2,081.00 302.00 2,102.00
Source Analyst x4 Analyst x3 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Analyst x1
Present Value
Discounted (@ 10.5%)
868.10 1,020.46 1,542.37 202.56 1,275.93
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $4,909.43
NYSE:APD DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $2,102.00 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (10.5% – 2.73%)
$27,792.51
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $27,792.51 ÷ (1 + 10.5%)5
$16,870.31
NYSE:APD Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $4,909.43 + $16,870.31
$21,779.74
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $21,779.74 / 219.63
$99.17
NYSE:APD Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $99.17
Current discount Discount to share price of $174.08
= -1 x ($174.08 - $99.17) / $99.17
-75.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Air Products and Chemicals is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Air Products and Chemicals's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Air Products and Chemicals's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:APD PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $7.50
NYSE:APD Share Price ** NYSE (2019-02-15) in USD $174.08
United States of America Chemicals Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 63 Publicly-Listed Chemicals Companies 18.56x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,045 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.97x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Air Products and Chemicals.

NYSE:APD PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:APD Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 174.08 ÷ 7.50

23.2x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Air Products and Chemicals is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Chemicals industry average.
  • Air Products and Chemicals is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Air Products and Chemicals's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:APD PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 23.2x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 18 Analysts
9.8%per year
United States of America Chemicals Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 46 Publicly-Listed Chemicals Companies 1.36x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,115 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.36x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:APD PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 23.2x ÷ 9.8%

2.36x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Air Products and Chemicals is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Air Products and Chemicals's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:APD PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $49.55
NYSE:APD Share Price * NYSE (2019-02-15) in USD $174.08
United States of America Chemicals Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 91 Publicly-Listed Chemicals Companies 2.33x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,122 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.82x
NYSE:APD PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:APD Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 174.08 ÷ 49.55

3.51x

* Primary Listing of Air Products and Chemicals.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Air Products and Chemicals is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Chemicals industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Air Products and Chemicals's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Chemicals industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Chemicals industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Air Products and Chemicals has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

APD Future Performance

 How is Air Products and Chemicals expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
9.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Air Products and Chemicals expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Air Products and Chemicals's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Air Products and Chemicals's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Air Products and Chemicals's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:APD Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:APD Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 18 Analysts 9.8%
NYSE:APD Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 18 Analysts 8.5%
United States of America Chemicals Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.5%
United States of America Chemicals Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.5%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:APD Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 18 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:APD Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-09-30 13,076 4,866 3
2022-09-30 12,288 3,825 2,276 3
2021-09-30 10,961 3,349 2,185 10
2020-09-30 10,035 3,165 2,041 18
2019-09-30 9,324 2,919 1,752 18
NYSE:APD Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 8,938 2,640 1,648
2018-09-30 8,930 2,542 1,456
2018-06-30 8,834 2,569 1,477
2018-03-31 8,697 2,330 1,150
2017-12-31 8,522 1,610 1,038
2017-09-30 8,188 1,568 1,134
2017-06-30 7,930 1,715 950
2017-03-31 7,723 1,929 1,096
2016-12-31 7,520 2,601 1,070
2016-09-30 7,504 2,661 1,100
2016-06-30 8,008 2,571 1,156
2016-03-31 8,563 2,543 1,226

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Air Products and Chemicals's earnings are expected to grow by 9.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Air Products and Chemicals's revenue is expected to grow by 8.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:APD Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 18 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Air Products and Chemicals Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:APD Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-09-30 14.19 14.19 14.19 1.00
2022-09-30 11.37 12.48 10.26 2.00
2021-09-30 10.30 10.99 9.71 4.00
2020-09-30 9.31 9.57 9.05 7.00
2019-09-30 7.97 8.11 7.86 7.00
NYSE:APD Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 7.50
2018-09-30 6.64
2018-06-30 6.74
2018-03-31 5.26
2017-12-31 4.76
2017-09-30 5.20
2017-06-30 4.36
2017-03-31 5.04
2016-12-31 4.93
2016-09-30 5.08
2016-06-30 5.36
2016-03-31 5.69

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Air Products and Chemicals is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Air Products and Chemicals's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Air Products and Chemicals has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

APD Past Performance

  How has Air Products and Chemicals performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Air Products and Chemicals's growth in the last year to its industry (Chemicals).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Air Products and Chemicals's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Air Products and Chemicals's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (58.7% vs 7%)
  • Air Products and Chemicals's earnings growth has exceeded the US Chemicals industry average in the past year (58.7% vs 41.6%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Air Products and Chemicals's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Air Products and Chemicals Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:APD Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 8,937.60 1,647.50 747.30 64.90
2018-09-30 8,930.20 1,455.60 753.10 64.50
2018-06-30 8,834.40 1,476.90 763.50 57.30
2018-03-31 8,697.30 1,150.40 759.00 56.90
2017-12-31 8,521.70 1,038.40 742.00 57.20
2017-09-30 8,187.60 1,134.40 715.40 57.60
2017-06-30 7,930.00 949.60 701.30 62.20
2017-03-31 7,722.60 1,095.70 685.60 66.30
2016-12-31 7,519.90 1,070.20 675.80 69.70
2016-09-30 7,503.70 1,099.50 689.20 71.80
2016-06-30 8,007.60 1,156.10 710.00 86.70
2016-03-31 8,563.30 1,226.30 783.10 101.40
2015-12-31 9,200.40 1,241.00 855.00 118.60
2015-09-30 7,824.30 933.30 773.00 76.40
2015-06-30 10,122.50 1,041.20 982.40 145.10
2015-03-31 10,286.90 1,034.70 1,012.90 145.50
2014-12-31 10,454.30 1,024.60 1,036.60 143.30
2014-09-30 10,439.00 994.60 1,054.70 139.80
2014-06-30 10,348.50 1,034.80 1,086.60 135.10
2014-03-31 10,261.20 1,008.60 1,085.90 134.80
2013-12-31 10,163.50 1,014.40 1,089.10 133.90
2013-09-30 10,180.40 1,004.20 1,076.40 133.70
2013-06-30 10,199.70 991.10 1,047.60 135.20
2013-03-31 9,992.50 1,060.50 1,006.70 134.20
2012-12-31 9,852.60 1,050.20 977.50 131.60
2012-09-30 9,611.70 999.20 946.80 126.40
2012-06-30 9,512.10 1,166.30 937.50 122.70
2012-03-31 9,644.00 1,106.10 941.60 119.50

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Air Products and Chemicals has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Air Products and Chemicals used its assets more efficiently than the US Chemicals industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Air Products and Chemicals's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Air Products and Chemicals's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Chemicals industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Air Products and Chemicals has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

APD Health

 How is Air Products and Chemicals's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Air Products and Chemicals's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Air Products and Chemicals is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Air Products and Chemicals's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Air Products and Chemicals's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Air Products and Chemicals Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:APD Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 11,203.40 3,778.30 2,962.20
2018-09-30 11,176.30 3,826.50 3,004.30
2018-06-30 10,810.00 3,897.40 3,009.80
2018-03-31 10,693.20 3,644.40 3,209.40
2017-12-31 10,321.20 3,569.00 3,136.70
2017-09-30 10,185.50 3,996.70 3,688.70
2017-06-30 9,509.90 3,949.50 3,381.00
2017-03-31 9,420.20 3,866.90 3,330.10
2016-12-31 7,261.10 4,333.50 687.80
2016-09-30 7,213.40 5,223.60 1,313.10
2016-06-30 7,180.20 5,688.40 531.90
2016-03-31 7,053.10 5,820.30 328.30
2015-12-31 7,499.00 5,817.80 298.10
2015-09-30 7,381.10 5,879.80 224.00
2015-06-30 8,009.20 5,864.00 247.40
2015-03-31 7,756.30 5,930.30 225.40
2014-12-31 7,792.00 6,120.20 264.30
2014-09-30 7,808.60 6,137.60 360.30
2014-06-30 8,197.60 6,161.20 337.60
2014-03-31 7,871.40 6,174.90 356.90
2013-12-31 7,781.40 6,178.00 387.60
2013-09-30 7,574.70 6,283.20 450.40
2013-06-30 7,063.20 6,135.00 431.60
2013-03-31 6,916.10 5,991.60 401.60
2012-12-31 6,841.90 6,055.50 545.90
2012-09-30 7,015.80 5,317.00 455.50
2012-06-30 6,647.40 4,231.00 368.50
2012-03-31 6,407.40 4,743.70 331.30
  • Air Products and Chemicals's level of debt (33.7%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (79.4% vs 33.7% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (69.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 21.6x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Air Products and Chemicals's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Air Products and Chemicals has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

APD Dividends

 What is Air Products and Chemicals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.67%
Current annual income from Air Products and Chemicals dividends. Estimated to be 2.82% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Air Products and Chemicals shares you are expected to receive $53 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Air Products and Chemicals's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.43%).
  • Air Products and Chemicals's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.59%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Air Products and Chemicals on or before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:APD Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 18 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Chemicals Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 51 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1998 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:APD Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-09-30 5.81 1.00
2022-09-30 5.54 1.00
2021-09-30 5.21 9.00
2020-09-30 4.89 15.00
2019-09-30 4.61 13.00
NYSE:APD Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-01-24 4.640 2.791
2018-11-20 4.400 2.793
2018-07-19 4.400 2.718
2018-05-16 4.400 2.730
2018-01-25 4.400 2.688
2017-11-14 3.800 2.312
2017-07-20 3.800 2.526
2017-05-18 3.800 2.633
2017-01-27 3.800 2.725
2016-07-21 3.440 2.378
2016-05-19 3.440 2.393
2016-03-17 3.440 2.384
2015-11-19 3.240 2.487
2015-09-16 3.240 2.383
2015-05-21 3.240 2.301
2015-03-19 3.240 2.164
2014-11-20 3.080 2.090
2014-07-18 3.080 2.335
2014-05-15 3.080 2.474
2014-03-20 3.080 2.598
2013-11-21 2.840 2.529
2013-09-19 2.840 2.618
2013-05-16 2.840 2.862
2013-03-21 2.840 3.252
2012-11-15 2.560 2.981
2012-09-20 2.560 3.151
2012-05-17 2.560 3.161
2012-03-15 2.560 2.917
2011-11-17 2.320 2.673
2011-09-15 2.320 2.818
2011-05-18 2.320 2.654
2011-03-17 2.320 2.534
2010-11-18 1.960 2.209
2010-09-16 1.960 2.335
2010-05-20 1.960 2.733
2010-03-18 1.960 2.638
2009-11-19 1.800 2.330
2009-09-17 1.800 2.245
2009-05-21 1.800 2.587
2009-03-19 1.800 2.975
2009-02-19 1.760 3.588

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Air Products and Chemicals's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.7x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Air Products and Chemicals's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Air Products and Chemicals afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Air Products and Chemicals has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

APD Management

 What is the CEO of Air Products and Chemicals's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Seifi Ghasemi
COMPENSATION $13,941,507
AGE 74
TENURE AS CEO 4.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Seifollah Ghasemi, also known as Seifi, has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since July 1, 2014. Mr. Ghasemi serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Pigments NA Inc. Mr. Ghasemi served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy and China President of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since August 2014. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Specialties Group Inc., from November 2001 to July 1, 2014. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., from November 2001 to June 30, 2014 and its President until June 30, 2014. From 1997 to 2001, he was employed at GKN plc and served as its Managing Director of Powder Metallurgy. From 1979 to 1997, he was with The BOC Group. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of GKN Sinter Metals Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of BOC Process Plants LTD. and Cryostar. From 1987 to 1997, he served at BOC Gases, serving as President of BOC Gases, Americas from 1993 to 1997. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Versum Materials, Inc. since September 29, 2016. He serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Chemetall GmbH. He served as Chairman of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. since November 2001 until January 01, 2015. He served as Chairman of Rockwood Holding Company. He served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at CeramTec GmbH (formerly, CeramTec AG). He has been Chairman of Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc. at BYK Additives, Inc. since November 2001. He served as the Chairman of BOC Process Plants LTD. and Cryostar, GKN Sinter Metals Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. He serves as Director of INOX Air Products Private Limited. Mr. Ghasemi has been a Director of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. since September 2013. He has been a Director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., and Rockwood Specialties Group Inc., a parent company of OM Group Ultra Pure Chemicals Limited (also known as Rockwood Electronic Materials Limited) since November 2001. He served as a Director of EnerSys from July 12, 2010 to July 30, 2014. He served as a Director of the Main Board of GKN PLC from 1997 to 2001. He served as a Director of GKN Sinter Metals Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Main Board of BOC Group, plc from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Ghasemi has deep experience in the specialty chemicals industry. His prior executive leadership of an international specialty chemicals and materials company provides the Board with broad experience in navigating many of the challenges Versum Materials faces, such as portfolio management, strategic planning, talent management and international operations. Mr. Ghasemi received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Abadan Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Lafayette College in 2017 and an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2018. Mr. Ghasemi is a Member of The Business Council, an association of the Chief Executive Officers of the world’s most important business enterprises. He also was the recipient of the 2017 biennial International Palladium Medal from the Société de Chimie Industrielle for his distinguished contributions to the chemical industry.

CEO Compensation
  • Seifi's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Seifi's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Air Products and Chemicals management team in years:

2.3
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Air Products and Chemicals management team is about average.
Management Team

Seifi Ghasemi

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$14M
AGE
74
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Michael Crocco

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
54
TENURE
6 yrs

Sean Major

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
54
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Samir Serhan

TITLE
Executive Vice President
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
57
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Russ Flugel

TITLE
SVP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
3.8 yrs

William Karlson

TITLE
Executive Director of Technology
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Richard Boocock

TITLE
Senior VP
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Simon Moore

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Relations
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Katie McDonald

TITLE
Vice President of Corporate Communications
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Kearney Klein

TITLE
Vice President of Corporate Development
TENURE
2.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Air Products and Chemicals board of directors in years:

5.4
Average Tenure
67.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Air Products and Chemicals board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Seifi Ghasemi

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$14M
AGE
74
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Chad Deaton

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$290K
AGE
66
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Ed Monser

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$280K
AGE
68
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Matthew Paull

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$289K
AGE
67
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Margie McGlynn

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$260K
AGE
59
TENURE
14 yrs

Andrew Wood

TITLE
Member of European Advisory Council

Jurgen Krumnow

TITLE
Member of European Advisory Council

Patrick Faure

TITLE
Member of European Advisory Council

Santiago Zaldumbide

TITLE
Member of European Advisory Council
AGE
76

Graham Boyce

TITLE
Member of European Advisory Council
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
14. Nov 18 Buy Charles Cogut Individual 13. Nov 18 13. Nov 18 200 $159.79 $31,951
13. Nov 18 Buy Seifollah Ghasemi Individual 12. Nov 18 12. Nov 18 20,000 $160.11 $3,202,200
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Management checks
We assess Air Products and Chemicals's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Air Products and Chemicals has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

APD News

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Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Still Undervalued?

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … How Do I Calculate Air Products and Chemicals's Price To Earnings Ratio … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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How Does Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Fare As A Dividend Stock?

The stock currently pays out a dividend yield of 2.8%, and has a market cap of US$36b. … Let's take a look at Air Products and Chemicals in more detail. … View our latest analysis for Air Products and Chemicals?

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Have Insiders Been Buying Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Shares?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. … So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. … But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.'s (NYSE:APD)

In 2014 Seifi Ghasemi was appointed CEO of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. … How Does Seifi Ghasemi's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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What Should Investors Know About Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.'s (NYSE:APD) Growth?

The latest earnings announcement Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. … (NYSE:APD) released in September 2018a … suggested

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Did Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.'s (NYSE:APD) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

For investors with a long-term horizon, examining earnings trend over time and against industry peers is more insightful than looking at an earnings announcement in one point in time. … Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. … APD's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 September 2018) of US$1.5b has

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Taking A Look At Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.'s (NYSE:APD) ROE

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. … Our data shows Air Products and Chemicals has a return on equity of 13% for the last year. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD): The Best Of Both Worlds

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. … Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area.

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What Should Investors Know About The Future Of Air Products and Chemicals Inc's (NYSE:APD)?

On 30 September 2018, Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD) announced its earnings update. … the consensus outlook from analysts appear fairly confident, … with earnings expected to grow by 24% in the upcoming year

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Do Institutions Own Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD) Shares?

The big shareholder groups in Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD) have power over the company. … With a market capitalization of US$35b, Air Products and Chemicals is rather large. … Check out our latest analysis for Air Products and Chemicals

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APD Company Info

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Description

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including refining, chemical, gasification, metals, electronics, manufacturing, food and beverage, magnetic resonance imaging, energy production and refining, and metals. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Details
Name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
APD
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1940
$38,233,394,247
219,631,171
Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Address: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
7201 Hamilton Boulevard,
Allentown,
Pennsylvania, 18195,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE APD Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 02. Jan 1968
DB AP3 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1968
LSE 0HBH Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 02. Jan 1968
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
16,150
Air Products and Chemicals employees.
Industry
Industrial Gases
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/02/18 01:17
End of day share price update: 2019/02/15 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/02/11
Last earnings filing: 2019/01/25
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/09/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.