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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 CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2021)111,047
Job Openings2,186
Revenue (FY, 2021)€78.6 B(+29%)
Share Price (May 2022)€49.4(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at BASF

Martin Brudermuller

Martin Brudermuller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
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 and Chief Digital Officer
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
Peter Schuhmacher

Peter Schuhmacher

President, Global Catalysts Division, Executive Vice President
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BASF Office Locations

BASF has offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Grenzach-Wyhlen and in 354 other locations
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE (HQ)
Carl-Bosch-Straße 38
Berlin, DE
Charlottenstraße 59
Berlin, DE
Rotherstraße 11
Berlin, DE
Tegeler Weg 33
Düsseldorf, DE
Henkelstraße 67
Grenzach-Wyhlen, DE
Köchlinstraße 1
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BASF Financials and Metrics

BASF Revenue

BASF's revenue was reported to be €78.6 b in FY, 2021
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2021)

78.6b

Gross profit (FY, 2021)

25.1b

Net income (FY, 2021)

6.0b

EBITDA (FY, 2021)

11.6b

EBIT (FY, 2021)

8.0b

Market capitalization (13-May-2022)

45.4b

Closing stock price (13-May-2022)

49.4

Cash (31-Dec-2021)

2.6b

EV

61.9b
BASF's current market capitalization is €45.4 b.
Annual
EURFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

66.8b63.2b61.0b78.6b

Cost of goods sold

(42.6b)(40.8b)(38.3b)(55.1b)

Gross profit

25.5b23.6b23.9b25.1b

R&D expense

(2.1b)(2.2b)(2.1b)(2.2b)
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Revenue

16.2b16.5b13.9b16.8b13.9b12.6b19.4b19.8b19.7b

Cost of goods sold

(10.2b)(10.3b)(9.7b)(11.2b)(9.2b)(6.0b)(13.4b)(13.8b)(13.9b)

Gross profit

6.5b11.9b(523.0m)6.0b4.6b7.1b6.3b6.3b6.3b

R&D expense

(511.0m)(534.0m)(532.0m)(494.0m)(497.0m)(501.0m)(511.0m)(545.0m)(523.0m)
Annual
EURFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

2.3b2.4b4.3b2.6b

Accounts Receivable

10.7b9.1b9.5b11.9b

Prepaid Expenses

251.0m310.0m257.0m327.0m

Inventories

12.2b11.2b10.0b13.9b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Cash

2.3b2.1b2.2b3.8b5.2b5.5b4.1b2.9b2.9b

Accounts Receivable

12.8b11.2b10.5b11.4b9.4b9.3b12.5b12.6b12.3b

Inventories

12.5b12.4b12.2b11.2b10.8b10.5b10.6b11.2b12.5b
Annual
EURFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Net Income

4.7b8.4b(1.1b)5.5b

Depreciation and Amortization

3.8b4.2b6.8b3.7b

Inventories

(1.2b)479.0m849.0m(3.3b)
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Net Income

1.4b7.9b8.8b885.0m7.0m(2.1b)1.7b3.4b4.6b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.0b2.1b3.1b999.0m2.0b5.7b865.0m1.7b2.7b
EURFY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

560.5k
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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: 17.3% from CHEMICALS, 19.4% from MATERIALS, 11.3% from INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS, 28.8% from SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, 8.2% from NUTRITION & CARE, 10.4% from AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS and 4.7% from Other

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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

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BASF Online and Social Media Presence

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BASF Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    78/100

  • CEO Rating

    A

    78/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    81/100

  • Diversity

    A

    79/100

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BASF News and Updates

California Research Alliance by BASF activates 100 research projects to address key sustainability challenges

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF has led to 100 research projects between the chemical company and the more than 10 universities that are part of CARA since its establishment in 2014. The research projects in the areas of new func…

BASF Studies Splitting Wintershall Into Russia, Other Assets

BASF Studies Splitting Wintershall Into Russia, Other Assets

Solar panels along Ansan river stand firm with Boldur™ poles

Boldur™ poles, made with BASF’s Elastolit® polyurethane and enabled by a unique filament winding technology, are now used to support photovoltaic infrastructures for the first time. 82 Boldur poles have been installed by JS Power Co., Ltd., (JS Power) on a roadside along 600 meters of the Ansan rive…

BASF and SINOPEC break ground for the expansion of the joint Verbund site in Nanjing, China

BASF and SINOPEC today broke ground for the expansion of their Verbund site operated by BASF-YPC Co., Ltd. (BASF-YPC), a 50-50 joint venture of both companies in Nanjing. The expansion includes new capacities of several downstream chemical plants and a new tert-butyl acrylate plant, to serve the gro…

BASF Safety Scouts program returning for its second season in continued support of children’s safety on the farm

Calgary, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is excited to relaunch its popular BASF Safety Scouts program in 2022, bringing the successful initiative back for a second season in support of farm safety for kids and their families. Last year’s initiative saw…

BASF and partners rebuild sixth school in remote area of Vietnam

BASF and other co-sponsors today initiated the sixth school renovation project covering B Nhơn Hưng primary school located in a remote area of Nhơn Hưng Commune1, Tịnh Biên District, An Giang Province, nearly 300km away from Ho Chi Minh City. As part of the project, two new classrooms and a playgrou…
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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 111,047 employees.

  • What is BASF revenue?

    Latest BASF annual revenue is €78.6 b.

  • What is BASF revenue per employee?

    Latest BASF revenue per employee is €707.8 k.

  • Who are BASF competitors?

    Competitors of BASF include GCP Applied Technologies, Sinopec 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, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Grenzach-Wyhlen and in 354 other locations.

  • How many offices does BASF have?

    BASF has 406 offices.