Linde AG 1Q Results -- Forecast

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FRANKFURT--The following is a summary of analysts' forecasts for Linde AG (LIN.XE) first-quarter results, based on a poll of eight analysts conducted by Dow Jones Newswires (figures in million euros, EPS, dividend and target price in euro, according to IFRS). Earnings figures are scheduled to be released May 6.

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                                              Net
                                           attrib.
1st Quarter     Sales  EBITDA  EBIT   EBT  profit   EPS

AVERAGE         3,993     935   513   425    296   1.59
Prev. Year      3,985     953   521   433    318   1.72
+/- in %         +0.2    -1.9  -1.5  -1.9   -7.0   -7.4

MEDIAN          3,995     932   510   424    296   1.57
Maximum         4,038     963   543   458    319   1.70
Minimum         3,909     922   495   402    280   1.51
Amount              8       8     6     5      7      5

Bankhaus Lampe  3,982     922   502    --    298     --
Berenberg       4,035     941    --    --     --   1.62
Deutsche Bank   3,996     934   504   414    296     --
Equinet         4,038     963   543   458    319   1.70
LBBW            3,990     928    --    --    290   1.56
UBS             3,909     933   495   402    280   1.51
Warburg Res.    3,995     930   515   424    291   1.57

         Target price  Rating                DPS 2014

AVERAGE        164.75  positive 7    AVERAGE     3.12
Prev. Quarter  163.88  neutral  1    Prev. Year  3.00
+/- in %         +0.5  negative 0    +/- in %    +3.9

MEDIAN         165.00                MEDIAN      3.15
Maximum        180.00                Maximum     3.30
Minimum        145.00                Minimum     2.80
Amount              8                Amount         6

Bankhaus Lampe 160.00  Buy                       3.15
Berenberg      180.00  Buy                       3.30
Commerzbank    173.00  Buy                         --
Deutsche Bank  170.00  Buy                         --
Equinet        160.00  Accumulate                2.80
LBBW           160.00  Buy                       3.15
UBS            145.00  Neutral                   3.15
Warburg Res.   170.00  Buy                       3.15
===

Year-earlier figures are as reported by the company. DJG/mus

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