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  • Rank76
  • Previous Rank75
  • CEO
    Kurt W. Bock
  • Address
    Carl Bosch Str. 38, Ludwigshafen 67056
  • Websitehttp://www.basf.com
  • Industry
    Chemicals

The world’s largest chemical company managed to eke out growth in 2014 thanks to the strong performance of its core chemicals business. Demand for herbicides and fungicides also boosted its agricultural segment, and BASF’s oil and gas business grew slightly despite the sharp decline in oil prices. The automotive coatings business was also a bright spot. CEO Kurt Bock has cautioned that economic uncertainty in Europe and geopolitical issues are challenges that are unlikely to go away in 2015.

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Company Information

CEO
Kurt W. Bock
Industry
Chemicals
Sector
Chemicals
HQ Location
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Websitehttp://www.basf.com
Years on List21
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues98,595.70.4%
Profits6,838.36.4%
Assets86,338.8-
Employees113,292-

Profits as a % of

Profit as % of Revenues6.9%
Profits as % of Assets7.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity20.5%