Exclusive extracts from this 26-page-long report:
- Who is the player?
Founded as a dye producer in 1865 in Mannheim, Germany, under the name Badische Anilin & Sodafabrik (Baden Aniline and Soda Factory), BASF is today the world's leading chemical company. In the chemical industry, BASF employs a unique, highly vertically-integrated model. It also engages in hydrocarbon exploration and production worldwide as a way of securing its raw materials supply. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
One constant feature of BASF's business strategies over the years has been its commitment to internationalising its business and serving global markets (e.g. 2 Verbund sites in each of its 3 three largest markets: Europe, North America and Asia Pacific). While Europe still figures prominently in its business outlook, the company is actively looking to further strengthen its global footprint. Of particular note is the growing importance of China, whose chemical market already makes up 40% of the global total. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
The world's leading chemical company by revenues
Broad geographical footprint with a presence in more than 80 countries […]
Still highly dependent on Europe (almost half of 2017 sales) in a market where Asia is growing fastest and holds the most potential […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Consolidated net profit and margin, R&D spending and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.