BASF on the capital market

  • Stock market development marked by economic and political uncertainty; unsteady development followed by upward trend in fourth quarter
  • BASF share gains 8.9% in 2013
  • Proposed dividend of €2.70 per share; increase of 3.8% compared with previous year

The stock markets were characterized by economic and political uncertainty in 2013. Investors were unsettled by the continuing debt crisis in the eurozone, the budget and debt debates in the United States and speculation as to the potential end of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s expansive fiscal policy. The BASF share rose by 8.9% in this difficult environment, trading at €77.49 at the end of 2013.

We stand by our ambitious dividend policy and will propose a dividend of €2.70 per share at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting – an increase of 3.8% compared with the previous year. BASF has solid financing and good credit ratings.

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Key BASF share data1

 

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

1

The figures for the 2011 business year and earlier were not restated according to the new accounting and reporting standards IFRS 10 and 11

2

Average, Xetra trading

3

After deduction of shares earmarked for cancellation

4

Based on year-end share price

Year-end price

43.46

59.70

53.89

71.15

77.49

Year high

43.95

61.73

69.40

73.09

78.97

Year low

20.71

39.43

43.66

51.89

64.79

Year average

31.62

46.97

57.02

62.17

71.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily trade in shares2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

million €

157.4

197.5

265.7

205.6

200.8

 

million shares

5.0

4.2

4.7

3.3

2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares December 313

million shares

918.5

918.5

918.5

918.5

918.5

Market capitalization December 31

billion €

39.9

54.8

49.5

65.4

71.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

1.54

4.96

6.74

5.25

5.27

Adjusted earnings per share

3.01

5.73

6.26

5.64

5.37

Dividend per share

1.70

2.20

2.50

2.60

2.70

Dividend yield4

%

3.91

3.69

4.64

3.65

3.48

Payout ratio

%

111

44

37

50

51

Price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio)4

 

28.2

12.0

8.0

13.6

14.7