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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 Ratings3.9
Overall CultureD+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)110,302(-6%)
Job Openings1,385
Revenue (FY, 2020)€59.1 B
Share Price (Apr 2021)€67.4(-4%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at BASF

Martin Brudermuller

Martin Brudermuller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
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
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, BASF SE
Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Industrial Relations Director
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BASF Office Locations

BASF has offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Augsburg, Berlin, Besigheim and in 361 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 €59.15 b in FY, 2020 which is a 0.3% decrease from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

19.4b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

5.1b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

26.3%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

1.8b

EBITDA (Q1, 2021)

3.2b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

2.3b

Market capitalization (30-Apr-2021)

61.9b

Closing stock price (30-Apr-2021)

67.4

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

4.1b

EV

78.1b
BASF's current market capitalization is €61.9 b.
Annual
EURFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

62.7b59.3b59.1b

Revenue growth, %

(3%)(5%)0%

Cost of goods sold

44.3b43.1b44.0b

Gross profit

18.4b16.3b15.1b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

16.6b16.8b15.6b16.2b15.2b15.2b16.8b12.7b13.8b19.4b

Cost of goods sold

11.3b11.5b11.1b11.3b10.9b11.1b12.2b9.5b10.4b14.3b

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

32%32%29%30%28%27%27%25%25%26%
Annual
EURFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

2.3b2.4b4.3b

Accounts Receivable

10.7b9.1b9.5b

Inventories

12.2b11.2b10.0b

Current Assets

43.2b31.0b29.9b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

7.3b7.7b2.4b2.3b2.1b2.2b3.8b5.2b5.5b4.1b

Accounts Receivable

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

Inventories

10.4b10.7b12.1b12.5b12.4b12.2b11.2b10.8b10.5b10.6b

Current Assets

33.7b34.5b43.3b46.5b29.5b30.0b36.0b35.2b35.0b34.6b
Annual
EURFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

4.7b8.4b(1.1b)

Depreciation and Amortization

3.8b4.2b6.8b

Inventories

(1.2b)479.0m849.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

7.9b7.5b5.4b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

927.0m1.9b2.9b1.0b2.1b3.1b999.0m2.0b5.7b865.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.2b3.5b6.4b373.0m2.3b4.3b(1.0b)1.2b3.3b(525.0m)

Purchases of PP&E

(627.0m)(1.4b)(2.4b)(741.0m)(1.7b)(2.6b)(569.0m)(1.3b)(2.0b)(456.0m)
EURQ1, 2018

Revenue/Employee

143.8k

Debt/Equity

0.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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BASF Operating Metrics

BASF's Customers was reported to be 90 k in FY, 2020.
FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Countries

8080909090

Production Sites

352347355361241

Verbund Sites

66666

Customers

130 k130 k90 k100 k90 k
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BASF Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SculpteoNovember 18, 2019
IsobionicsSeptember 27, 2019
Solvay - Polyamides BusinessSeptember 19, 2017$1.9 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$3.2 b
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BASF Revenue Breakdown

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BASF revenue breakdown by business segment: 13.6% from Chemicals, 18.2% from Materials, 12.9% from Industrial Solutions, 28.2% from Surface Technologies, 10.2% from Nutrition and Care, 13.0% from Agricultural Solutions and 4.0% from Other

BASF revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.1% from South America, Africa, Middle East, 25.2% from Asia Pacific, 27.8% from North America and 41.0% from Europe

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BASF Cybersecurity Score

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C

76/100

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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

    C-

    59/100

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BASF News and Updates

BASF strengthens its global production footprint for enzymes

BASF has agreed with Sandoz GmbH, a subsidiary of Novartis, to invest at the Kundl/Schaftenau Campus in Austria. This agreement enables BASF to further develop its production footprint for enzymes and biotechnology products.

BASF launches new website for Performance and Formulation Additives

BASF launched a new website for ‘Performance and Formulation Additives’. The new website offers multiple value-adding features.

BASF strengthens innovation capabilities in Asia

BASF is strengthening its innovation capabilities in Asia by breaking ground for the third phase of its Innovation Campus Shanghai and by establishing an academic sounding board as part of the Network for Asian Open Research (NAO). The expansion includes an additional research and development (R&amp…

Azelis Americas new distribution partner for BASF’s Lupragen portfolio of polyurethane catalysts in North America

Azelis Americas CASE, LLC will exclusively distribute BASF’s polyurethane catalyst portfolio, which is marketed under the Lupragen® brand in North America. The two companies concluded a contractual agreement that goes into immediate effect.

BASF and Omya Enter Global Partnership on Hollow Glass Microspheres for Cementing and Drilling Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry

With unique combinations of shape and size, as well as lower density and higher compressive strength, BasoSphere is a product family of engineered hollow glass microspheres which offer superior strength to density ratios and prevent fluid loss and formation damage during well completion. It will be …

Chattanooga State And BASF Partner To Present TECH Academy

Rising juniors and seniors in Hamilton County who are interested in technical careers have the opportunity to apply for the BASF TECH Academy sponsored by BASF, in coordination with Chattanooga State Community College, for a week-long summer program from June 28 to July 2'n Chattanooga State’s main …
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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 Martin Brudermuller, Hans-Ulrich Engel and Melanie Maas-Brunner.

  • How many employees does BASF have?

    BASF has 110,302 employees.

  • What is BASF revenue?

    Latest BASF annual revenue is €59.1 b.

  • What is BASF revenue per employee?

    Latest BASF revenue per employee is €536.2 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 361 other locations.

  • How many offices does BASF have?

    BASF has 414 offices.