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- Who is the player?
BASF is one of the world's leading chemical companies. The group manufactures a vast range of upstream and downstream products, from basic petrochemical raw materials to high-performance end products with applications for the construction, automobile, agricultural and health industries, [...].
- What are the player's strategies?
BASF has identified the Asian market as key to its future growth. With a global market share that already exceeds 40%, China is the main driver of chemicals demand worldwide. BASF expects China's slice of the market to grow to almost 50% by 2030. In January 2019, the company achieved a significant breakthrough in relation to its China strategy with the signing of a Framework Agreement for the establishment of a Verbund site in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China. […].
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Highly diversified product portfolio covering a broad range of upstream and downstream activities (11 operating divisions and 86 strategic product areas) […]
Broad geographical footprint, with a presence in more than 90 countries […]
Continues to be highly dependent on developed economies […]
70,000 suppliers and a high sensitivity to commodity prices create constant supply and price pressures […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators presented 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.