Linde reported sales of $8.1 billion for the 1st quarter, down 1% on the same period a year earlier.

At the same time, adjusted operating profit was up 6% to $2.3 billion, giving adjusted EPS of $3.75 (+10%).

For 2024, Linde is targeting adjusted EPS of between $15.3 and $15.6, up 8 to 10% year-on-year.

'Despite the uncertain economic environment, I remain confident in our ability to continue to create value for our shareholders through our proven operating model', commented Linde CEO Sanjiv Lamba.

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