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 an office in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen Am Rhein, DE (HQ)
38 Carl Bosch Straße

Basf Metrics

Basf Financial Metrics

Basf's revenue was reported to be €70.4 b in FY, 2015 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

€70.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

€19.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

€4 b

EBIT (FY, 2015)

€6.2 b

Market capitalization (23-May-2017)

€78.5 b

Closing share price (23-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

€2.2 b


€87.4 b
Basf's current market capitalization is €78.5 b.
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

Pre tax profit

€7.2 b€5.5 b

Income tax expense

€1.7 b€1.2 b

Net Income

€5.2 b€4 b
Y, 2014Y, 2015


€1.7 b€2.2 b

Total Assets

€71.4 b€70.8 b

Total Debt

€3.5 b€11.1 b

Total Liabilities

€43.2 b€39.3 b
FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

€7 b€9.4 b
Y, 2015


14 x


9.3 x

Basf Market Value History

Basf Revenue Breakdown

Basf Median Salaries

Source: 76 public H-1B filings from Basf

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