At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
Size (employees)
113,830 (est)+3%
Basf was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE

Basf Office Locations

Basf has office in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE

Basf Metrics

Basf Summary

Market capitalization

€81 b

Closing share price

Basf's current market capitalization is €81 b.

Basf Financials

Basf's revenue is €74.3 b in FY, 2014 which is a 5.5% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015


€74.3 b€70.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

€55.8 b€51.4 b

Gross profit

€18.5 b€19.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

€7.5 b€8.1 b

R&D expense

€1.9 b€2 b

General and administrative expense

€1.4 b€1.4 b

Operating expense total

€10.7 b€11.4 b

Depreciation and amortization

€3.5 b€4.4 b


€7.6 b€6.2 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

€711 m€638 m

Interest income

€207 m€213 m

Income tax expense

€1.7 b€1.2 b

Pre tax profit

€7.2 b€5.5 b

Net Income

€5.2 b€4 b

Operating cash flow

€7 b€9.4 b

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Basf Revenue Breakdown

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