|Bid||68.56 x 0|
|Ask||68.71 x 0|
|Day's Range||68.90 - 69.42|
|52 Week Range||65.00 - 102.30|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.81|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.21|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.63 (4.40%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
German chemicals giant BASF expects to eke out some profit growth in 2019 as it banks on business to perk up with car production in the latter half of the year and on benefits from ongoing cost cuts. BASF, which held its annual shareholder meeting on Friday, reported a drop in first-quarter operating profit of 24 percent, hurt by weakness in the firm's basic chemicals business and a slump in prices for materials used in polyurethane foams. The maker of petrochemicals, coatings, catalytic converters and foams, said it still aims to grow operating profit this year at the lower end of a 1-10 percent range from 6.35 billion euros in 2018, despite analyst predictions of a decline in full year earnings.
BASF SE said profit growth this year will be at the low end of its forecast, testing Chief Executive Officer Martin Brudermueller’s plan to make the world’s biggest chemicals maker more nimble. Brudermueller marked his first year in charge with a reorganization of BASF’s businesses spanning basic plastics to genetically modified seeds. “It’s still too early to say what kind of test Brudermueller will see as he enters his second year,” said Mustaq Rahaman, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.
German chemicals group BASF said on Wednesday that its had completed the merger of oil and gas groups Wintershall and DEA and is aiming for a stock market listing of the new company in the second half of 2020. Reuters reported last week that Wintershall DEA had picked banks to organise its flotation, which could become one of Europe's largest listings in 2020, people close to the matter said. BASF and LetterOne, a vehicle of Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman which owns DEA, signed the merger deal last September.
* China's environment watchdog is considering modifying coastal ecological red lines to make space for two giant chemical projects planned by Germany's BASF
BASF expects revenues and earnings to rise this year as recent acquisitions help it cope with a slowing global economy and trade tensions, the German company said on Tuesday, sending its shares five percent higher. Fourth-quarter operating profit plunged almost 60 percent to 630 million euros (£543 million) as the firm's basic chemicals business was hit by a slump in prices for isocyanate - used in making polyurethane polymers and foams - and supply disruptions. Brudermueller is under pressure from investors to show a decline in the company's basic chemicals business, which makes materials for products such as heat insulation foams and coatings, can be offset by growth in more advanced products such as pesticides, catalysts and engineering plastics.
German chemicals group BASF reported a nearly 60 percent drop in fourth-quarter operating profit on Tuesday, due to a sharp decline in earnings at its basic petrochemical-making unit. Fourth-quarter group earnings before interest and tax plunged 59 percent to 630 million euros ($715.37 million), above the average analyst estimate of 598 million euros in a Reuters poll. Chief Executive Martin Brudermueller is under pressure from analysts and investors to show that a decline at the basic chemicals unit, which makes materials that go into products such as heat insulation foams or coatings, can be offset by gains from more advanced products such as pesticides, catalysts or engineering plastics.
The combined company will operate under the Solenis name as a global specialty chemical company focused on paper and industrial water technologies. WILMINGTON, Delaware , Feb. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Following ...
NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, and Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NXEO) announces the expanded distribution relationship, in the United States, to include Chemetall's surface treatment portfolio developed for the aerospace industry. "We are excited to expand our portfolio in the U.S. with Chemetall's product line and technical support," said Jason Sanchez, Business Director of Aerospace and Custom Packaging at Nexeo Solutions.
NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, advances the standards with two new products, Tech Cool® 35058 and Tech Cool 35037. "Tech Cool 35058 and 35037 are the result of our commitment to continuous innovation," said Duane Fudge, Senior Director – Product Portfolio, and Applications at Chemetall.