Close dialog with the capital markets
Dialog with the capital markets
- Global roadshows and individual meetings provide information to institutional investors and ratings agencies
- Information events for retail investors
- Investor days and roundtable talks provide in-depth discussion of topics
- Special creditor relations roadshows provide information to credit analysts and creditors
- Numerous awards for BASF Investor Relations
Our corporate strategy aims to create long-term value. We support this strategy through regular and open communication with all capital market participants. To keep institutional investors and rating agencies informed, we host numerous one-on-one meetings and roadshows worldwide. We also hold information events to give private investors insight into BASF.
We presented our position as the leading provider of chemistry-based solutions for the automobile industry to analysts and investors at the “Investor Day Automotive” event at the beginning of September. Topics discussed by two members of the Board of Executive Directors, along with top management from several divisions, included how our business with the automotive industry contributes to the achievement of our ambitious growth goals. Our customer Hyundai illustrated this close cooperation using the example of a jointly developed concept car, which relies on a number of new BASF materials and solutions. Furthermore, at the Agricultural Solutions roundtable in the middle of November, we illustrated the progress and prospects of our activities in crop protection and plant biotechnology. It is very important to us that analysts and investors have direct contact with BASF management, as we feel that investors should get to know the people who lead our businesses.
Once again in 2012, we put on roadshows targeted specifically toward investors who base their investment decisions on sustainability criteria, where we particularly explained our measures related to climate protection and energy efficiency. In addition, as in the last year, we conducted several special creditor relations roadshows presenting our business and our financing strategy to credit analysts and creditors.
Investors can find comprehensive information about BASF and BASF shares on our website. We have also been providing interested users with current information on the BASF share via social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for a few years now. This offer is being used at an ever-increasing rate.
Analysts and investors have confirmed the quality of our communication work: In addition to taking first place in the German Investor Relations Award (Deutscher Investor Relations Preis), BASF’s investor relations team was also recognized multiple times in the Thomson Reuters Extel Pan-European Survey 2012. Furthermore, our work was awarded several first prizes in the IR Magazine Europe Awards 2012 and in the annual rankings of the publication Institutional Investor.