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Chart Industries (GTLS) Prices 3.5M Common Share Offering


Chart Industries, Inc. GTLS announced that yesterday it priced public offerings of 3.5 million common shares. This move along with other financing actions will help the company to fund the acquisition of the Industrial Air-X-Changers business of Harsco Corporation HSC.

It is worth mentioning here that Chart Industries’ shares inched up 0.5% yesterday, ending the trading session at $74.94.

Inside the Headline

As noted, the company will issue the aforementioned number of its common shares for $73.50 per share to the public in an underwritten registered offering. To add, the underwriters will have the exclusive rights, valid for 30 days, to buy additional 525,000 common shares of Chart Industries.

The company will close the public offering on Jun 14, 2019. It anticipates raising roughly $248.8 million (net of commissions and discounts to underwriters as well as offering-related expenses) from the share issuance. This amount might escalate to $286.3 million if underwriters exercise their exclusive purchasing rights.

The company will use net proceeds from the share offering for funding buyout deal signed with Harsco for deleveraging and paying certain fees and expenses.

Before we proceed further, we believe that a brief snapshot on the buyout deal with Harsco will be useful here. In May 2019, Chart Industries announced that it will purchase Harsco’s Industrial Air-X-Changers business, which will help in strengthening its businesses in the industrial energy and gas market. The deal value was set at $592 million in cash. The buyout is anticipated to generate cost synergies of roughly $20 million in the initial year of the completion.

Zacks Rank & Other Key Picks

With a market capitalization of $2.4 billion, Chart Industries currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). In the past 30 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its earnings has increased 2.4% to $3.02 for 2019 and 8.1% to $4.95 for 2020.

Chart Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus

Chart Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus

Chart Industries, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Chart Industries, Inc. Quote

Over the last three months, the company’s share price declined 15.9% compared with growth of 5.5% recorded by the industry.

Two other top-ranked stocks in the industry are Roper Technologies, Inc. ROP and DXP Enterprises, Inc. DXPE. While Roper Technologies currently sports a Zacks Rank #1, DXP Enterprises carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

In the past 60 days, earnings estimates for the two stocks have improved for the current year. Further, average earnings surprise for the last four quarters was positive 8.43% for Roper Technologies and 48.47% for DXP Enterprises.

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