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