Close dialog with the capital market
Dialog with the capital markets
- Worldwide roadshows and individual meetings provide information to institutional investors and ratings agencies
- In-depth exploration of topics at investor days
- Special roadshows for credit analysts and creditors as well as for investors focused on sustainability criteria
- Information events for retail investors
- 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.
In March, we explained how the new accounting and reporting standards IFRS 10, IFRS 11 and IAS 19 (revised) affected our accounting methods and the reported figures for 2012, as well as how they implacted BASF’s financial goals. We also presented further details on the new segment structure introduced at the beginning of the year.
At the beginning of June, we held an “Investor Day Asia Pacific” for analysts and investors from around the globe. The focus here was on the implementation of the “We create chemistry” strategy in the Asia Pacific region: our “Grow Smartly” strategy. We explained how expanding existing sites and strengthening research and development activities in the region will help us achieve our ambitious growth targets. Participants also had the opportunity to tour our Verbund site in Nanjing, China, and the new regional innovation campus in Shanghai, China.
In 2013, we once again put on roadshows geared specifically toward investors who base their investment decisions on sustainability criteria. There, we particularly outlined our measures for climate protection and energy efficiency. In addition, as in previous years, 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 several years. This resource is being accessed at an ever-increasing rate.
Analysts and investors have confirmed the quality of our communication work: In the annual survey of European financial analysts and investors conducted by Britain’s IR Magazine, we received the Grand Prix for Best Overall Investor Relations and took several first prizes, including in the categories for Best Investor Relations by Country (Germany) and in the Chemicals/Specialty Chemicals sector. We were further honored for our corporate report and the effective use of modern communication channels in financial communication. In the Global Top 50 Awards, also conducted by IR Magazine and covering all regions and industries, BASF took the Gold Award for the best investor relations worldwide. Our capital market communications also received high honors in the IR Global Rankings.