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BASF is a chemical company. It conducts its operations through six business segments, including Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, and Agricultural Solutions. The company's products comprise petrochemicals, intermediates, performance materials, monomers, dispersions and pigments, performance chemicals, catalysts, coatings, care chemicals, and more. It mainly serves transportation, energy and resources, construction, consumer goods, electronics, health and nutrition, and agriculture industries.

TypePublic
Founded1865
HQLudwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Websitebasf.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)117,563
Job Openings882
Revenue (FY, 2019)€59.3 B(-5%)
Share Price (Oct 2020)€54.4
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at BASF

Kurt Bock

Kurt Bock

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Wayne T. Smith

Wayne T. Smith

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Martin BrudermuLler

Martin BrudermuLler

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer
Hans-Ulrich Engel

Hans-Ulrich Engel

Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Financial Officer
Tobias Dratt

Tobias Dratt

President Region North America, Executive Vice President and CFO/COO
Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz

Industrial Relations Director
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BASF Office Locations

BASF has offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Augsburg, Berlin, Besigheim and in 360 other locations
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE (HQ)
Carl-Bosch-Straße 38
Augsburg, DE
Piccardstraße 11
Berlin, DE
59 Charlottenstraße
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 (Q2, 2020)

12.7b

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

3.1b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

24.7%

Net income (Q2, 2020)

(878.0m)

EBITDA (Q2, 2020)

1.1b

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

59.0m

Market capitalization (13-Oct-2020)

49.8b

Closing stock price (13-Oct-2020)

54.4

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

5.2b

EV

70.7b
BASF's current market capitalization is €49.8 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, 2020

Revenue

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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

32%32%29%30%28%27%27%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, 2020

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

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

Inventories

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

Current Assets

33.7b34.5b43.3b46.5b29.5b30.0b36.0b35.2b
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, 2020

Net Income

1.7b3.2b4.4b1.4b7.9b8.8b885.0m7.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Purchases of PP&E

(627.0m)(1.4b)(2.4b)(741.0m)(1.7b)(2.6b)(569.0m)(1.3b)
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, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Countries

80 90 90

Production Sites

347 355 361

Verbund Sites

6 6 6

Customers

130 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 Cybersecurity Score

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B

83/100

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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 Online and Social Media Presence

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BASF News and Updates

BASF to concentrate glufosinate-ammonium production

BASF will close its site in Muskegon, Michigan (USA), and one out of three production plants at its site in Knapsack (Germany). These sites produce glufosinate-ammonium (GA), a non-selective herbicide, and its intermediates.

BASF Group releases preliminary figures for third quarter of 2020 and publishes outlook for full year 2020

BASF has released preliminary figures for the third quarter of 2020. Sales declined by 5% in the third quarter of 2020 to €13,812 million (Q3 2019: €14,556 million). This was mainly driven by negative currency effects.

A new level of puncture resistance thanks to Elastollan

With the market launch of its new Aerothan bicycle tube on October 8, 2020, Schwalbe presents a new generation of bicycle tubes based on BASF's thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Elastollan®. This innovation scores top marks in terms of weight, puncture resistance, handling characteristics, ease of as…

Ultramid for high-quality surfaces in the car interior

Numerous trends are influencing the automotive industry: automated driving, electromobility, sustainability, lightweight construction, energy efficiency. In addition, the interior is getting into the focus by designers and developers.

Elastollan 1598 A 10 FC – The best of two worlds: BASF combines the advantages of ether and ester TPU in one new product

With Elastollan 1598 A 10 FC, BASF presents at its virtual booth on the occasion of the International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing (Fakuma) starting October 13th, 2020, a novel TPU plastic with food contact (FC) approval that combines the highly effective hydrolysis and microbial resistance of…

BASF closes divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business

On September 30, 2020, effective at midnight, BASF closed the divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €3.17 billion.
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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 Kurt Bock, Wayne T. Smith and Martin BrudermuLler.

  • How many employees does BASF have?

    BASF has 117,563 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 €504.5 k.

  • Who are BASF competitors?

    Competitors of BASF include Dow, Celanese and Ashland Global Holdings.

  • 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 360 other locations.

  • How many offices does BASF have?

    BASF has 413 offices.