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March 1, 2012
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BASF on the capital market

Dividend increase, good credit ratings

  • Stock markets develop positively in first half of 2011, second half increasingly marked by uncertainty
  • BASF share outperforms the most important benchmark and industry indices
  • Proposed dividend of €2.50 per share; increase of 13.6% compared with previous year

After developing positively in the first half of 2011, stock markets were increasingly characterized by uncertainty in the second half of the year. The BASF share traded at €53.89 at the end of 2011, 9.7% below its closing price one year earlier.

We stand by our ambitious dividend policy and will propose a dividend of €2.50 per share at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting – an increase of 13.6% compared with the previous year. BASF has solid financing and good credit ratings, especially compared with its competitors in the chemical industry.

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Key BASF share data1

 

 

 

 

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

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

Calculated since 2008

5

Based on year-end share price

Year-end price

50.71

27.73

43.46

59.70

53.89

Year high

50.81

52.41

43.95

61.73

69.40

Year low

35.98

19.95

20.71

39.43

43.66

Year average

44.50

38.88

31.62

46.97

57.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily trade in shares2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

million €

298.3

282.1

157.4

197.5

265.7

 

million shares

6.7

7.3

5.0

4.2

4.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares
December 313

million shares

956.4

918.5

918.5

918.5

918.5

Market capitalization
December 31   

billion €

48.5

25.5

39.9

54.8

49.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

4.16

3.13

1.54

4.96

6.74

Adjusted earnings per share4

3.85

3.01

5.73

6.26

Dividend per share

1.95

1.95

1.70

2.20

2.50

Dividend yield5

%

3.85

7.03

3.91

3.69

4.64

Payout ratio

%

45

62

111

44

37

Price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio)5

 

12.2

8.9

28.2

12.0

8.0

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