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BASF SE operates as a chemical company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil and Gas. The Chemicals segment offers solvents, plasticizers, monomers, glues, and electronic chemicals, as well as raw materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, plant protection, and medicines. The Performance Products segment provides dispersions and pigments, care chemicals, nutrition and health, paper chemicals, and performance chemicals that are used in the pharmaceuticals, personal care, and cosmetics, as well as hygiene and household products; and other products for enhancing the processes in the paper, oil and gas production, water treatment, and ore production industries. The Functional Materials & Solutions segment offers catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethane systems, automotive and industrial coatings, and concrete admixtures, as well as construction systems, such as tile adhesives and decorative paints for the automotive, electrical, chemical, and construction industries, as well as for household, and sports and leisure applications. The Agricultural Solutions segment provides fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides, as well as functional crop care products. The Oil and Gas segment explores for and produces oil and gas primarily in Europe, Russia, North Africa, and South America. This segment is also involved in the transport, storage, and trade of natural gas in Europe. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

107,667 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1865

basf se (BFA) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of The Board of Executive Directors ...
Total Annual Compensation: €3.9M
Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board ...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.9M
President of Intermediates Division and Membe...
Total Annual Compensation: €162.0K
Vice Chairman of The Board of Executive Direc...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.6M
Head of Ressort VI and Member of the Board of...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

basf se (BFA) Key Developments

BASF Opens New Dispersions Plant in Freeport, Texas

BASF recently held a opening ceremony for the new dispersions plant at its existing site in Freeport, Texas. The new plant manufactures acrylic emulsion polymers for architectural coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives, and applications in the paper chemicals industry. This event marked the first new plant to come online for the company since 2007. During peak construction of the plant, more than 500 contractor jobs were generated. In addition, the presence of the new facility has meant 25 new full-time jobs. BASF operates emulsion polymer plants at three other locations in North America: Monaca, Penn.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Altamira, Mexico. The addition of the Freeport plant allows the company to broaden its supply for customers in the central and southern United States.

BASF Proposes Dividend for the Year 2014

BASF proposed raising its dividend per share to EUR 2.80 for the year 2014, up 10 cents from a year ago.

BASF Announces Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

BASF announced earnings results for the fourth quarter and year 2014. For the year, the company’s net profit grew by 7.6% to EUR 5.155 billion in 2014. Underlying or operating profit was up 6.5% at EUR 7.626 billion while sales edged up 0.5% to EUR 74.326 billion. Cash provided by operating activities decreased by EUR 1.1 billion to EUR 7 billion. EBITDA rose by 5.9% year on year to EUR 11.0 billion. EBIT, before special items, rose by 4.0% year on year to EUR 7.36 billion. For the quarter, the company's net profit jumped to EUR 1.4 billion, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 11% to EUR 2.9 billion. Profit increase was mainly driven by growing sales of farming pesticides and catalysts. Revenue fell 0.6% to EUR 18 billion. EBIT rose by 7% to EUR 1.7 billion. At EUR 1.4 billion, net income came in 26% higher than in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings per share increased to EUR 1.04 compared to EUR 1 a year ago. Operating cash flow reached EUR 2 billion, an increase of 4% versus a year ago. For the year 2015, the company expects a slight increase in sales this year and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) remaining flat on the year. The company plan to reduce CapEx spending from EUR 5.1 billion to EUR 4 billion in 2015.


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