BASF on the capital market

The stock markets in 2014 were particularly marked by the effects of geopolitical conflict and economic uncertainty. Investors were unsettled by the ongoing debt crisis in the eurozone and by speculation as to the end of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s expansive fiscal policy. In this volatile environment, the BASF share fell by 9.8%, trading at €69.88 at the end of 2014. We stand by our ambitious dividend policy and will propose a dividend of €2.80 per share at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting – an increase of 3.7% compared with the previous year. BASF enjoys solid financing and good credit ratings.

€69.88

BASF share closing price down by 9.8% year-on-year

€2.80

proposed dividend per share

DJSI World, CDLI

BASF once again included in sustainability indexes

Key BASF share data1

 

 

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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

Based on year-end share price

Year-end price

 

59.70

53.89

71.15

77.49

69.88

Year high

 

61.73

69.40

73.09

78.97

87.36

Year low

 

39.43

43.66

51.89

64.79

65.61

Year average

 

46.97

57.02

62.17

71.96

77.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily trade in shares2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

million €

197.5

265.7

205.6

200.8

224.5

 

 

million shares

4.2

4.7

3.3

2.8

2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares December 31

 

million shares

918.5

918.5

918.5

918.5

918.5

Market capitalization December 31

 

billion €

54.8

49.5

65.4

71.2

64.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

4.96

6.74

5.25

5.22

5.61

Adjusted earnings per share

 

5.73

6.26

5.64

5.31

5.44

Dividend per share

 

2.20

2.50

2.60

2.70

2.80

Dividend yield3

 

%

3.69

4.64

3.65

3.48

4.01

Payout ratio

 

%

44

37

50

52

50

Price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio)3

 

 

12.0

8.0

13.6

14.8

12.5