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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 Ratings3.7
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)110,302(-6%)
Job Openings1,722
Revenue (FY, 2020)€59.1 B
Share Price (Jul 2021)€66.4
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at BASF

Martin Brudermuller

Martin Brudermuller

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

Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Hans-Ulrich Engel

Hans-Ulrich Engel

Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
Melanie Maas-Brunner

Melanie Maas-Brunner

Member of the Board of Executive Directors & Chief Technology Officer
Saori Dubourg

Saori Dubourg

Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Kurt Bock

Kurt Bock

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
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BASF Office Locations

BASF has offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Nienburg/Weser, Sinzheim and in 98 other locations
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE (HQ)
Carl-Bosch-Straße 38
Düsseldorf, DE
Henkelstraße 67
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Benckiserpl. 1
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Benckiserpl. 1
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Brunckstraße 49
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Donnersbergweg 3
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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-Jul-2021)

61.3b

Closing stock price (30-Jul-2021)

66.4

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

4.1b

EV

77.5b
BASF's current market capitalization is €61.3 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

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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BASF Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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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

Eni, BASF Launch Biofuel R&D Initiative

Italian energy giant Eni SpA and German industrial conglomerate BASF SE said Thursday that they have launched a joint research-and-development initiative to reduce the carbon footprint in the transport sector.

BASF reports second-quarter beat, says no Delta impact so far

The world's largest chemical producer BASF reported a better-than-expected second-quarter net profit on Wednesday, saying the spread of Delta coronavirus variant has not interrupted orders from industrial customers so far.

Global $74.61 Bn Ammonia Market Insights & Forecasts Report 2021-2025 Featuring BASF SE, CF Industries, Nutrien, OCI, Orica, Yara International

Dublin, July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Ammonia Market (by Application & Region): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2021-2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Porsche Teams With BASF On High-Performance EV Batteries

As the world transitions to electric cars and the instant-on torque that comes with them, legacy automakers who have built those legacies on high-performance cars are going to need to step up their engineering games in order to keep up with cars like … well, even a ten-year-old Chevy Spark would spa…

BASF CEO Martin Brudermuller to Receive 2021 ICIS CEO of the Year Award

LONDON and NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICIS CEO of the Year Award will be presented to Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chief Executive Officer of BASF, for outstanding achievement as voted on and recognised by his peers in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players. This prestigious global...

BASF and Porsche partner to develop high-performing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles

BASF has been selected by by Cellforce Group (CFG), a joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, as the exclusive cell development partner for its next generation lithium-ion battery. As part of the collaboration, BASF will provide high-energy HEDTM NCM cathode active materials to contribute to …
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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, Michael Heinz and Hans-Ulrich Engel.

  • 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 Sinopec, Sumitomo Chemical and Bayer CropScience.

  • 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, Düsseldorf, Nienburg/Weser, Sinzheim and in 98 other locations.

  • How many offices does BASF have?

    BASF has 112 offices.