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Air Products Reports Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter GAAP EPS Up 315 Percent and Record Adjusted EPS Up 18 Percent over Prior Year

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*The results and guidance in this release, including in the highlights above, include references to non-GAAP continuing operations measures. These exclude discontinued operations and are identified by the word “adjusted” preceding the measure. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results can be found below.

Air Products (NYSE: APD) today reported net income from continuing operations of $431 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $1.95 for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2018. There were no non-GAAP adjustments in the quarter.

On a GAAP continuing operations basis, net income and diluted EPS increased 313 percent and 315 percent, respectively, over the prior year. On a non-GAAP continuing operations basis, net income and diluted EPS increased 19 percent and 18 percent, respectively, over the prior year.

Third quarter sales of $2.3 billion increased six percent from the prior year on three percent higher volumes, three percent favorable currency, and one percent higher pricing, partially offset by one percent lower energy pass-through. Volumes were higher in all three Industrial Gas regions, partially offset by lower activity from the Jazan project. Excluding Jazan, volumes were up seven percent. Pricing increased one percent, driven primarily by the China and Europe merchant businesses.

For the quarter, adjusted EBITDA of $820 million increased 13 percent over the prior year, driven by the higher volumes, positive pricing, favorable currency and equity affiliate income. Record adjusted EBITDA margin of 36.3 percent increased 220 basis points over the prior year.

Commenting on the results, Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, “The people of Air Products have delivered another excellent set of safety and financial results, including record adjusted EPS and record adjusted EBITDA margin. We continued to generate significant cash, which supports our robust dividend and future investment opportunities. Meanwhile, we are executing on our overall growth strategy, acquiring the Shell gasification technology and closing on the Lu’An project this past quarter. This is a team committed to working together, winning together and being best-in-class in everything we do."

Air Products Q3FY18 Earnings Release – Tables
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures, Consolidated Income Statements, Consolidated Balance Sheets, Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, Summary by Business Segments, Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
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Third Quarter Results by Business Segment


Ghasemi said, “Over the past four years, we have successfully executed against our Five-Point Plan by focusing on our industrial gas business, decentralizing the company, changing the culture, controlling capital and costs, and aligning the rewards system. As we evolve that Plan to shape our success for the coming years, we will put all our energy into sustaining leading safety and financial performance, investing $15 billion in high-quality industrial gas projects, driving an accountable and inclusive culture, and fulfilling our higher purpose as a company. We remain very optimistic about the future growth of Air Products."

Again increasing guidance for fiscal 2018, Air Products now expects full-year adjusted EPS of $7.40 to $7.45 per share, up 17 to 18 percent over prior year. For the fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, Air Products expects adjusted EPS of $1.95 to $2.00 per share, up 11 to 14 percent over the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter.

The capital expenditure forecast for fiscal year 2018 now is expected to be in the range of $1.8 to $2.0 billion on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.

Management has provided adjusted EPS and adjusted tax rate guidance on a continuing operations basis. While Air Products might have additional impacts from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adopted in late 2017, or incur additional costs for items such as cost reduction actions and pension settlements in future periods, it is not possible, without unreasonable efforts, to identify the amount or significance of these events or the potential for other transactions that may impact future GAAP EPS or the effective tax rate. Management does not believe these items to be representative of underlying business performance. Accordingly, management is unable to reconcile, without unreasonable effort, the Company’s forecasted range of adjusted EPS or the impact of the adjusted tax rate to a comparable GAAP range.

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About Air Products


This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about earnings guidance, business outlook and investment opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date this release is furnished. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including, without limitation, global or regional economic conditions and supply and demand dynamics in market segments into which the Company sells; political risks, including the risks of unanticipated government actions; acts of war or terrorism; significant fluctuations in interest rates and foreign currencies from that currently anticipated; future financial and operating performance of major customers; unanticipated contract terminations or customer cancellations or postponement of projects and sales; our ability to execute the projects in our backlog; asset impairments due to economic conditions or specific events; the impact of price fluctuations in natural gas and disruptions in markets and the economy due to oil price volatility; costs and outcomes of litigation or regulatory investigations; the success of productivity and operational improvement programs; the timing, impact, and other uncertainties of future acquisitions or divestitures, including reputational impacts; the Company’s ability to implement and operate with new technologies; the impact of changes in environmental, tax or other legislation, economic sanctions and regulatory activities in jurisdictions in which the Company and its affiliates operate; and other risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect any change in the Company’s assumptions, beliefs or expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances upon which any such forward-looking statements are based.