Earnings Guidance

Praxair Earnings Guidance

Earnings Guidance

View our Financial Outlook given in the Fourth-Quarter 2017 earnings teleconference on January 25, 2017.

Financial Outlook 


  • 4Q 2017 provisional charge of $394MM related to US Tax Reform

- Adjustments to charge will be made as new information becomes available 

  • 1Q 2018 Effective Tax Rate: 23% to 25%

First Quarter 2018

  • EPS of $1.53 to $1.58*, up 12% to 15% YOY
  • Guidance includes:

- Seasonal Lunar New Year and Carnival

- Significant customer turnarounds in U.S. Gulf Coast

- ~$0.05 tailwind from US Tax Reform

*1Q 2018 guidance does not include transaction costs related to potential Linde merger.