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BASF on the capital market

Dividend increase, above-average share performance

  • BASF’s shares significantly outperform the most important benchmark and industry indices
  • After uncertainty in first half of 2010, stock markets experience a clear upward trend from September onward
  • BASF share price reaches a new all-time high in December;
    increase of 37.4% over the year
  • Proposed dividend of €2.20 per share; increase of 29% compared with previous year

At the end of 2010, the BASF share traded at €59.70, a 37.4% increase over the closing price of the previous year. As a result, BASF shares significantly outperformed the most important benchmark and industry indices, such as the DAX 30 and DJ Chemicals. We stand by our ambitious dividend policy and will propose a dividend of €2.20 per share at the Annual Meeting – an increase of 29% compared with the previous year. BASF has solid financing and good credit ratings, especially compared with competitors in the chemical industry.

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Key BASF share data1

 

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

1

All values adjusted for two-for-one stock split conducted in the second quarter of 2008

2

Average, Xetra trading

3

After deduction of shares earmarked for cancellation

4

Adjusted for special items and the amortization of intangible assets, earnings per share amounted to €5.73 in 2010 (2009: €3.01).

5

Based on year-end share price

Year-end price

36.93

50.71

27.73

43.46

59.70

Year high

37.12

50.81

52.41

43.95

61.73

Year low

29.49

35.98

19.95

20.71

39.43

Year average

32.41

44.50

38.88

31.62

46.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily trade in shares2

 

 

 

 

 

 

– million €

 

198.6

298.3

282.1

157.4

197.5

– million shares

 

6.2

6.7

7.3

5.0

4.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares December 313

million shares

999.4

956.4

918.5

918.5

918.5

Market capitalization December 31

billion €

36.9

48.5

25.5

39.9

54.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share4

3.19

4.16

3.13

1.54

4.96

Dividend per share

1.50

1.95

1.95

1.70

2.20

Dividend yield5

%

4.06

3.85

7.03

3.91

3.69

Payout ratio

%

46

45

62

111

44

Price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio)5

 

11.6

12.2

8.9

28.2

8.3