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BASF is a company that provides petrochemicals, intermediates, performance materials, monomers, dispersions and pigments, performance chemicals, catalysts, coatings, and care chemicals. It conducts its operations through six business segments, including Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, and Agricultural Solutions. The company serves transportation, energy and resources, construction, consumer goods, electronics, health and nutrition, and agriculture industries.
TypePublic
Founded1865
HQLudwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Websitebasf.com
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureD+

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)117,922
Job Openings2
Revenue (FY, 2019)€59.3 B(-5%)
Share Price (Mar 2021)€69.2 (+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at BASF

Hans-Ulrich Engel

Hans-Ulrich Engel

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Financial Officer
Melanie Maas-Brunner

Melanie Maas-Brunner

Member of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF SE
Saori Dubourg

Saori Dubourg

Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Wayne T. Smith

Wayne T. Smith

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BASF Corporation, Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Industrial Relations Director
Kurt Bock

Kurt Bock

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
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BASF Office Locations

BASF has offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Augsburg, Berlin, Besigheim and in 355 other locations
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE (HQ)
Carl-Bosch-Straße 38
Augsburg, DE
Piccardstraße 11
Berlin, DE
Charlottenstraße 59
Berlin, DE
Rotherstraße 11
Berlin, DE
Tegeler Weg 33
Besigheim, DE
Gustav-Siegle-Straße 19
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BASF Financials and Metrics

BASF Revenue

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BASF's revenue was reported to be €59.32 b in FY, 2019 which is a 5.4% decrease from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (Q3, 2020)

13.8b

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

3.4b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

24.8%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

(2.1b)

EBITDA (Q3, 2020)

1.0b

EBIT (Q3, 2020)

(2.6b)

Market capitalization (1-Mar-2021)

63.4b

Closing stock price (1-Mar-2021)

69.2

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

5.5b

EV

79.5b
BASF's current market capitalization is €63.4 b.
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

64.5b62.7b59.3b

Revenue growth, %

12%(3%)(5%)

Cost of goods sold

43.9b44.3b43.1b

Gross profit

20.5b18.4b16.3b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

16.6b16.8b15.6b16.2b15.2b15.2b16.8b12.7b13.8b

Cost of goods sold

11.3b11.5b11.1b11.3b10.9b11.1b12.2b9.5b10.4b

Gross profit

5.4b5.3b4.5b4.9b4.3b4.1b4.5b3.1b3.4b

Gross profit Margin, %

32%32%29%30%28%27%27%25%25%
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

6.5b2.3b2.4b

Accounts Receivable

11.2b10.7b9.1b

Inventories

10.3b12.2b11.2b

Current Assets

31.1b43.2b31.0b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

7.3b7.7b2.4b2.3b2.1b2.2b3.8b5.2b5.5b

Accounts Receivable

12.1b11.4b10.2b12.8b11.2b10.5b11.4b9.4b9.3b

Inventories

10.4b10.7b12.1b12.5b12.4b12.2b11.2b10.8b10.5b

Current Assets

33.7b34.5b43.3b46.5b29.5b30.0b36.0b35.2b35.0b
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

6.1b4.7b8.4b

Depreciation and Amortization

4.2b3.8b4.2b

Inventories

(915.0m)(1.2b)479.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

8.8b7.9b7.5b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

1.7b3.2b4.4b1.4b7.9b8.8b885.0m7.0m(2.1b)

Depreciation and Amortization

927.0m1.9b2.9b1.0b2.1b3.1b999.0m2.0b5.7b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.2b3.5b6.4b373.0m2.3b4.3b(1.0b)1.2b3.3b

Purchases of PP&E

(627.0m)(1.4b)(2.4b)(741.0m)(1.7b)(2.6b)(569.0m)(1.3b)(2.0b)
EURFY, 2017

EV/EBITDA

7.7 x

EV/EBIT

11.4 x

EV/CFO

11.1 x

Revenue/Employee

562.6k

Debt/Equity

0.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.3 x

P/E Ratio

14.2
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BASF Operating Metrics

BASF's Customers was reported to be 100 k in FY, 2019.
FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Countries

80 80 90 90

Production Sites

352 347 355 361

Verbund Sites

6 6 6 6

Customers

130 k130 k90 k100 k
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BASF Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SculpteoNovember 18, 2019
IsobionicsSeptember 27, 2019
Solvay - Polyamides BusinessSeptember 19, 2017$1.90 b
Innofil3DAugust 18, 2017
ZedX, Inc.April 25, 2017
THERMOTEKApril 24, 2017
Rolic TechnologiesFebruary 07, 2017
EnerG2June 20, 2016
Chemetall GmbHJune 17, 2016
Albemarle - Surface-Treatment Chemetall UnitJune 17, 2015$3.20 b
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BASF Revenue Breakdown

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BASF revenue breakdown by business segment: 8.8% from Materials, 10.1% from Surface Technologies, 60.3% from Agricultural Solutions, 6.5% from Industrial Solutions, 7.4% from Chemicals and 6.9% from Other

BASF revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.4% from South America, Africa, Middle East, 22.6% from Asia Pacific, 27.7% from North America and 43.3% from Europe

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BASF Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

81/100

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BASF Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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BASF Online and Social Media Presence

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BASF Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D+

    60/100

  • CEO Rating

    D

    60/100

  • Compensation

    D

    51/100

  • Diversity

    D+

    59/100

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BASF News and Updates

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Global Eubiotics Market Anticipated to Reach $7.74 Billion by 2025 with Chr. Hansen, Koninklijke DSM., Kemin Industries, and BASF are Increasing Their Investments

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Dublin, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher has been monitoring the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market and it is poised to grow by 1387.12 million t…

4-H Canada, BASF strengthen partnership with renewed, three-year investment that empowers youth to build stronger communities

Calgary, Feb. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 4-H Canada and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) are proud to announce their renewed partnership, which is designed to help youth leaders make positive contributions to their communities and advocate for important issues.

BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts

FREEPORT, Texas, Feb. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BASF is collaborating with EDF Energy North America to improve the energy balance and reduce CO2 emissions of two of its production sites in Texas. The companies have signed a 35 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW wind po…
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BASF Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BASF founded?

    BASF was founded in 1865.

  • Who are BASF key executives?

    BASF's key executives are Hans-Ulrich Engel, Melanie Maas-Brunner and Saori Dubourg.

  • How many employees does BASF have?

    BASF has 117,922 employees.

  • What is BASF revenue?

    Latest BASF annual revenue is €59.3 b.

  • What is BASF revenue per employee?

    Latest BASF revenue per employee is €503 k.

  • Who are BASF competitors?

    Competitors of BASF include Sumitomo Chemical, Bayer CropScience and Huntsman Corporation.

  • Where is BASF headquarters?

    BASF headquarters is located at Carl-Bosch-Straße 38, Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

  • Where are BASF offices?

    BASF has offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Augsburg, Berlin, Besigheim and in 355 other locations.

  • How many offices does BASF have?

    BASF has 405 offices.