Close dialog with the capital market

  • Roadshows for institutional investors and talks with rating agencies
  • BASF R&D Roundtable
  • Informational events for private investors

Our corporate strategy aims to create long-term value. We support this strategy through regular and open communication with all capital market participants. We engage with institutional investors and rating agencies in numerous one-on-one meetings, as well as at roadshows and conferences worldwide, and give private investors an insight into BASF at informational events. In 2017, around 2,000 private investors took the opportunity to attend such events.

At the end of June 2017, we discussed the opportunities and potential of digitalization along our value chains with analysts and investors at an R&D Roundtable held in Ludwigshafen, Germany. We presented digital methods, various tools and the wide range of applications in research at BASF. The growing use of digital technologies secures our leading position in chemistry-based innovations.

In 2017, we once again held special events aimed toward investors who base their investment decisions on sustainability criteria. There, we outlined in particular our measures for climate protection, energy efficiency, health and safety. In addition, we offered several creditor relations roadshows, where credit analysts and creditors could learn more about our business and financing strategy.

Analysts and investors have confirmed the quality of our financial market communications: We took first place in the “Best IR” category of the Materials sector in the annual survey conducted by Britain’s IR Magazine. In addition, Institutional Investor Magazine recognized BASF for the best investor relations program in the Chemicals market segment. The IR Society awarded BASF first place in the “Best use of digital communications – international” category of the Best Practice Awards 2017.