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BASF on the capital market

High dividend yield, good credit ratings

BASF shares could not escape losses on the stock markets as a result of the financial and economic crisis. Even in difficult times, we are committed to our ambitious dividend policy and offer our shareholders a dividend yield of 7%. BASF has solid financing and good credit ratings compared with its competitors in the chemical industry.

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Key BASF share data1

 

 

 

 

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

1

All values adjusted for two-for-one stock split, conducted in the second quarter of 2008

2

Average, Xetra trading

3

After deduction of shares earmarked for cancellation

4

Starting in 2005, the accounting and reporting of the BASF Group has been performed in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The previous year’s figure has been restated accordingly. The figures up to and including 2003 were prepared according to German Commercial Code.

5

Based on year-end share price

6

With regard to the number of qualifying shares as of December 31, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year-end price

26.50

32.36

36.93

50.71

27.73

Year high

26.50

32.67

37.12

50.81

52.41

Year low

20.25

25.06

29.49

35.98

19.95

Year average

22.59

28.57

32.41

44.5

38.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily trade in shares2

 

 

 

 

 

 

– million €

 

121.7

154.0

198.6

298.3

282.1

– million shares

 

5.4

5.4

6.2

6.7

7.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares as of December 313

million shares

1,080.80

1,028.80

999.4

956.4

918.5

Market capitalization
December 31

billion €

28.6

33.3

36.9

48.5

25.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share4

1.83

2.87

3.19

4.16

3.13

Dividend per share

0.85

1.00

1.50

1.95

1.95

Dividend yield5

%

3.21

3.09

4.06

3.85

7.03

Payout ratio4

%

45

34

46

45

626

Price-earnings ratio
(P/E ratio)4,5

 

14.5

11.3

11.6

12.2

8.9

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