Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / BASF sets new sales record
BASF sets new sales record
26
Feb '13
BASF announces fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. 
Full year 2012:
-Sales €78.7 billion (plus 7%)
-EBIT before special items €8.9 billion (plus 5%)
-Record year in Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas; earnings in the chemicals business below prior year
 
4th quarter 2012:
-Sales €19.6 billion (plus 9%)
-EBIT before special items €1.8 billion (plus 18%)
-Dividend proposal €2.60 (2011: €2.50)
-Outlook 2013: Increase in sales and earnings targeted
 
BASF maintained its good performance in 2012. The company exceeded the 2011 record levels in sales and income from operations (EBIT) and once again earned a substantial premium on the cost of capital. Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, said: “The Oil & Gas and Agricultural Solutions segments achieved new records, while development in our chemicals business was weaker than in 2011.”
 
Sales in the fourth quarter of 2012 were €19.6 billion, 9% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year. This increase was mainly due to higher volumes in almost all segments as well as price and currency effects. At €1.8 billion, EBIT before special items was 18% above the level of the previous fourth quarter, mainly due to significantly higher volumes in Oil & Gas as well as improved earnings in Polyurethanes and Construction Chemicals.
 
For the full year, BASF increased sales to €78.7 billion, up 7% compared with 2011. EBIT before special items improved by 5% to €8.9 billion and EBIT by almost 5% to around €9 billion. Net income fell by €1.3 billion to €4.9 billion, due in part to the higher earnings contribution from Oil & Gas and thus the significantly higher taxes. Furthermore, gains from the sale of BASF’s shares in K+S Aktiengesellschaft in 2011 were predominantly tax-free.
 
At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board will propose a higher dividend of €2.60 per share. This is an increase of €0.10 compared with the previous year. Based on the 2012 year-end share price of €71.15, the dividend yield would be 3.65%.
 
 “At €6.7 billion, cash flow from operating activities once again reached a high level,” said Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, Chief Financial Officer of BASF. The equity ratio of 40.1% remained at a high level.
 
 


Must ReadView All

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

The requirement of polyester filament yarn (PFY) is increasing as it...

Courtesy: SAC

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

SAC to release pilot of Higg Facility Social Labour Module

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will release this year a...

Courtesy: Ebay

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jun 2018

eBay partners with Noon for e-commerce sales in Middle East

Noon, the $1 billion e-commerce venture backed by Dubai businessman...

Interviews View All

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search