Commenting on the 1st half of 2021, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide, said:
“This first half excellent performance reflects the momentum of our markets and the acceleration in sales in the 2nd quarter. These exceeded the level seen in 2nd quarter of 2019(1), across all regions and for all activities. Sales for the half year were close to 11 billion euros, marking strong growth of +9.2% on a comparable basis, versus the 1st half of 2020.
In Gas & Services, the rebound in industrial activities was particularly strong in the 2nd quarter, both in Large Industries and Industrial Merchant. Electronics also recorded strong growth at the end of the half year. [...]
With a growth model combining financial performance with societal performance, Air Liquide is a major player in a sustainable future and is particularly committed to developing a low-carbon society through the reduction of CO2 emissions and the implementation of hydrogen solutions.
In 2021, in a context of recovery in the second half of the year, Air Liquide is confident in its ability to further increase its operating margin and to deliver recurring net profit growth(2), at constant exchange rates.”
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