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Airgas Inc Issues Q4 2013 EPS Guidance Below Analysts' Estimates; Lowers FY 2013 EPS Guidance


Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 07:30am EST 

Airgas Inc announced that it expects earnings per diluted share (EPS) for the fourth quarter of 2013 to increase 4% to 10% from $1.12 in the prior year to $1.17 to $1.23 and adjusted earnings per diluted share to increase 6% to 12% from $1.11 in the prior year to $1.18 to $1.24. For fiscal 2013, the Company expects earnings per diluted share to increase 10% to 12% from $4.00 in the prior year to $4.40 to $4.46 and adjusted earnings per diluted share to increase 7% to 9% from $4.11 in the prior year to $4.40 to $4.46. Guidance for both earnings per diluted share and adjusted earnings per diluted share reflects an estimated year-over-year decline of $0.07 from the impact of two less selling days in fiscal 2013, an estimated year-over-year decline of $0.07 from the impact of lower sales due to helium supply constraints, and an estimated year-over-year decline of $0.02 due to a higher tax rate, as well as approximately $0.16 to $0.18 of SAP implementation costs and depreciation expense, net of expected benefits, compared to $0.34 of SAP implementation costs and depreciation expense in the prior year. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $1.30 for the fourth quarter of 2013 and EPS of $4.55 for fiscal 2013. 

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24 Jul 2014