QUOTE AND NEWS  Sep 30  Comment 
LUDWIGSHAFEN (dpa-AFX) - German chemical giant BASF SE (BFA.L, BASFY.PK) Wednesday announced that by 2021, the company aims to raise the overall proportion of women in positions with disciplinary leadership responsibilities to 22%-24% globally...  Dec 19  Comment 
Read full story for latest details.  Oct 24  Comment 
LUDWIGSHAFEN (dpa-AFX) - German chemical giant BASF SE (BFA.L, BASFY.PK) Friday reported a marginal fall in profit for the third quarter which was marked with geopolitical tensions and increasing fears of economic growth. The company backed its...
Bloomberg  Sep 10  Comment 
BASF SE is close to concluding a three-year review of its sustainability and the findings will influence acquisitions at the world’s largest chemical maker as well as mark changes to its current business.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 6  Comment 
By Jonathan Weber: Disclaimer: All numbers reported in € were converted to $ at a rate of 1.29. Company Overview With a market capitalization of $96 billion BASF SE (OTCQX:BASFY) is the world's largest chemical company. The...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 24  Comment 
BASF SE (OTCQX:BASFY) Q2 2014 Earnings Call July 24, 2014 5:00 am ET Executives Magdalena Moll - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations Kurt W. Bock - Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officer ...
Bloomberg  Jul 24  Comment 
BASF Shrugs Off Weaker Economies, Currencies to Keep Goal BASF SE is standing by a target for a “slight increase” in profit this year even as economic growth falls short...


BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of Euro 62.3 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN) and listed in the DAX 30.[1]

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R&D ($M) R&D % Revenue Revenue ($B) Net income ($B) EBIT margin
DuPont (2009) [3] $1,378 5.3% $26.1 $1.76 8.0%
BASF SE (BASFY) (2009) [4] €1.4M 2.8% €50.7 €1.4 7.25%
Bayer AG (BAYRY) (2009) [5] €2746 8.80%€31.2 €1.359 9.6%
Dow Chemical Company (DOW) (2009) [6] $1,492 3.3% $44.9 $0.676 4.5%
Monsanto Company (MON) (2010) [7] $1,205 11.4% $10.5 $1.1 15.3%


  1. Webpage of BASF - The Chemical Company
  2. BASF - Reports
  3. Dupont 2009 10-K, p. 16
  4. BASF Annual Report 2009, Consolidated Financial Statements
  5. Bayer 2009 Annual Report, Consolidated Financial Statements
  6. DOW 10-K 2009, Item 1 "Business," page 10
  7. MON 10-K 2009]
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