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Statement of cash flows
BASF Group

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Statement of cash flows 1 (million €)

 

2012

2011

1

More information on the Statement of cash flows can be found in the Management ’s Analysis (Financial Position).
Other information on cash flows can be found in Note 28.

Net income

4,879

6,188

Depreciation and amortization of intangible assets, property, plant and equipment and financial assets

3,561

3,419

Changes in inventories

(640)

(1,239)

Changes in receivables

(1,122)

(45)

Changes in operating liabilities and other provisions

807

378

Changes in pension provisions, defined benefit assets and other non-cash items

(314)

(68)

Net gains from disposal of long-term assets and securities

(438)

(1,528)

Cash provided by operating activities

6,733

7,105

 

 

 

Payments related to intangible assets and property, plant and equipment

(4,149)

(3,410)

Payments related to financial assets and securities

(144)

(346)

Payments related to acquisitions

(1,043)

(148)

Proceeds from divestitures

724

665

Proceeds from the disposal of long-term assets and securities

524

1,501

Cash used in investing activities

(4,088)

(1,738)

 

 

 

Capital increases/repayments and other equity transactions

(1)

32

Proceeds from the addition of financial liabilities

5,005

2,306

Repayment of financial liabilities

(5,291)

(4,678)

Dividends paid

 

 

To shareholders of BASF SE

(2,296)

(2,021)

To minority shareholders

(345)

(457)

Cash used in financing activities

(2,928)

(4,818)

Net changes in cash and cash equivalents

(283)

549

 

 

 

Effects on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

From foreign exchange rates

10

9

From changes in scope of consolidation

2

(3)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

2,048

1,493

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

1,777

2,048