BASF Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1865

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 111,991


  • Stock Symbol
  • BAS

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 141

  • Share Price
  • $55.10
  • (As of Monday Closing)

BASF General Information


Founded in 1865 and based in Germany, BASF is the world's largest chemical company, with products spanning the full spectrum of commodities to specialties. In addition, the company is a strong player in agricultural crop protection chemicals and emissions control catalysts for cars and trucks. Given its sheer size, BASF has a top-three market position in approximately 70% of its businesses.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Multi-line Chemicals
Other Industries
Industrial Chemicals
Other Materials
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38
  • 67056 Ludwigshafen
  • Germany
+49 0621 000

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BASF Stock Performance

(As of Monday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$55.10 $55.40 $42.56 - $59.53 $49.2B 893M 2.4M $0.27

BASF Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Dec-2023 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 69,641,516 69,641,516 64,587,588 85,010,905
Revenue 74,557,161 74,557,161 91,815,878 92,926,307
EBITDA 7,416,545 7,416,545 6,032,951 13,585,793
Net Income 243,467 243,467 (659,230) 6,529,835
Total Assets 85,552,424 85,552,424 90,587,567 98,936,845
Total Debt 23,596,971 23,596,971 22,465,656 21,666,176
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BASF Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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BASF Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Multi-line Chemicals
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111,991 As of 2023


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BASF Competitors (27)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Clariant International Corporation Muttenz, Switzerland 00000 00.000 000000000 00.000
Eastman Chemical Corporation Kingsport, TN 00000 00.000 000000000 00.000
Arkema Corporation Colombes, France 00000 00000 00000000000 00000
Wanhua Chemical Group Company Corporation Yantai, China 00000
Air Liquide Corporation Paris, France 00000 000 00000000000 000
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BASF Executive Team (99)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Peter Schuhmacher Ph.D President - Battery Materials and Recycling and Catalyst Division
Ralph Schweens President Care Chemicals
Stefan Blank President, Corporate Development
Dirk Elvermann Chief Financial Officer, Chief Digital Officer & Board Member
Hans-Ulrich Engel Ph.D Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
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BASF Board Members (26)

Name Representing Role Since
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BASF Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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BASF Investments & Acquisitions (141)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Quantistry 12-Mar-2024 00000 0000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software
Fasihi 05-Feb-2024 0000000000 Business/Productivity Software 000000 00
Arc Metal 01-Feb-2024 0000000000 Other Metals, Minerals and Mining
3Helix 29-Nov-2023 0000 00000 00.000 Biotechnology
Cofinity-X 31-Jan-2023 Joint Venture IT Consulting and Outsourcing
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BASF Subsidiaries (38)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
trinamiX (Electronic Equipment and Instruments) Electronic Equipment and Instruments Ludwigshafen, Germany 2015
xarvio Business/Productivity Software Cologne, Germany 0000
Lucura Versicherungs Insurance Company Ludwigshafen, Germany 0000
Cloudfarms Business/Productivity Software Bratislava, Slovakia 0000
Sculpteo Printing Services (B2B) Villejuif, France 0000
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Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated February, 13, 2024

25.22 | Med Risk

Risk Scale

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Peers Analysis

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BASF Exits (18)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Nunhems 16-Aug-2018 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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Ahrma Group 06-Dec-2017 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
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Synvina 07-Oct-2016 00000 0000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Battrion 12-Jan-2016 00000 000.00 Completed
  • 2 buyers
GnBS Engineering 01-Nov-2011 Grant 000 Completed
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  • When was BASF founded?

    BASF was founded in 1865.

  • Where is BASF headquartered?

    BASF is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

  • What is the size of BASF?

    BASF has 111,991 total employees.

  • What industry is BASF in?

    BASF’s primary industry is Multi-line Chemicals.

  • Is BASF a private or public company?

    BASF is a Public company.

  • What is BASF’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for BASF is BAS.

  • What is the current stock price of BASF?

    As of 15-Apr-2024 the stock price of BASF is $55.10.

  • What is the current market cap of BASF?

    The current market capitalization of BASF is $49.2B.

  • What is BASF’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for BASF is $74.6B.

  • Who are BASF’s competitors?

    Clariant International, Eastman Chemical, Arkema, Wanhua Chemical Group Company, and Air Liquide are some of the 27 competitors of BASF.

  • What is BASF’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    BASF’s EPS for 12 months was $0.27.

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