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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.24
BASFY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BASFY: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BASFY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.18 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24
Equity to Asset 0.41
BASFY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. BASFY: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BASFY' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.41
0.32
0.48
Interest Coverage 10.68
BASFY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.28 vs. BASFY: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BASFY' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 10.5 Max: 18.07
Current: 10.68
4.76
18.07
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.84
M-Score: -3.00
WACC vs ROIC
7.77%
12.58%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.47
BASFY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. BASFY: 9.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BASFY' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.25  Med: 9.97 Max: 12.83
Current: 9.47
7.25
12.83
Net-margin (%) 6.50
BASFY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. BASFY: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BASFY' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 6.58 Max: 8.42
Current: 6.5
2.78
8.42
ROE (%) 14.03
BASFY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. BASFY: 14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BASFY' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.05  Med: 18.71 Max: 27.17
Current: 14.03
8.05
27.17
ROA (%) 5.65
BASFY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. BASFY: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BASFY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 7.7 Max: 10.26
Current: 5.65
2.76
10.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.62
BASFY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. BASFY: 15.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BASFY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.62  Med: 27.17 Max: 43.24
Current: 15.62
15.62
43.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
BASFY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BASFY: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BASFY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.25 Max: 20.1
Current: -0.9
0
20.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
BASFY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. BASFY: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BASFY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.3  Med: 9.1 Max: 30.3
Current: 1.7
-5.3
30.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.20
BASFY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. BASFY: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BASFY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.6  Med: 4.55 Max: 57.9
Current: -6.2
-27.6
57.9
» BASFY's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-10-27)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

BASFY Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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Q1 2016

BASFY Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:BF.Argentina, BAS.Germany, BASF.Italy, BAS N.Mexico, BAS.Switzerland, BFA.UK,
Basf SE is a chemical company. It operates in five segments namely chemicals, performance products, functional materials and solutions, agriculture solutions and oil and gas.

Basf SE is a chemical company. It sells various products, including commodity chemicals like ethylene and propylene, performance plastics, and specialty chemicals like vitamins, coatings, and crop-protection products. The Company's portfolio is arranged into five segments namely chemicals, performance products, functional materials and solutions, agriculture solutions and oil and gas.

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 15.82
BASFY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. BASFY: 15.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BASFY' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.01  Med: 12.57 Max: 28.58
Current: 15.82
4.01
28.58
Forward P/E 17.01
BASFY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. BASFY: 17.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.82
BASFY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. BASFY: 15.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BASFY' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.01  Med: 12.55 Max: 28.58
Current: 15.82
4.01
28.58
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 17.36
BASFY's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.56 vs. BASFY: 17.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BASFY' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.36  Med: 11.73 Max: 22.49
Current: 17.36
4.36
22.49
P/B 2.21
BASFY's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. BASFY: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BASFY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.29 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.21
1.05
3.21
P/S 1.03
BASFY's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BASFY: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BASFY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.89 Max: 4.37
Current: 1.03
0.56
4.37
PFCF 25.79
BASFY's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. BASFY: 25.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BASFY' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.46  Med: 15.27 Max: 50.38
Current: 25.79
6.46
50.38
POCF 8.19
BASFY's POCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. BASFY: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BASFY' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 8.22 Max: 68
Current: 8.19
3.72
68
EV-to-EBIT 13.44
BASFY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.16 vs. BASFY: 13.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BASFY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 9 Max: 18.2
Current: 13.44
3.2
18.2
EV-to-EBITDA 7.71
BASFY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
66% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. BASFY: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BASFY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 6 Max: 9.6
Current: 7.71
2.4
9.6
Shiller P/E 13.39
BASFY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.01 vs. BASFY: 13.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BASFY' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.64  Med: 16.18 Max: 25.8
Current: 13.39
11.64
25.8
Current Ratio 1.65
BASFY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. BASFY: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BASFY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.7 Max: 3.06
Current: 1.65
1.05
3.06
Quick Ratio 1.09
BASFY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BASFY: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BASFY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.37
Current: 1.09
0.69
2.37
Days Inventory 79.69
BASFY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.10 vs. BASFY: 79.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BASFY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.41  Med: 64.1 Max: 79.69
Current: 79.69
52.41
79.69
Days Sales Outstanding 60.38
BASFY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 60.38 vs. BASFY: 60.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BASFY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.1  Med: 52.53 Max: 60.38
Current: 60.38
48.1
60.38
Days Payable 30.29
BASFY's Days Payable is ranked lower than
71% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 45.67 vs. BASFY: 30.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BASFY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.48  Med: 32.28 Max: 45.83
Current: 30.29
21.48
45.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.10
BASFY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BASFY: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BASFY' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 3.74 Max: 7.05
Current: 4.1
2.45
7.05
Dividend Payout 0.62
BASFY's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
79% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. BASFY: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BASFY' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.97 Max: 5.27
Current: 0.62
0.62
5.27
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.80
BASFY's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BASFY: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BASFY' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 15.2
Current: 3.8
0
15.2
Forward Dividend Yield 4.10
BASFY's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BASFY: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.42
BASFY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. BASFY: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BASFY' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.84  Med: 5.86 Max: 11.05
Current: 6.42
3.84
11.05

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.66
BASFY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. BASFY: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BASFY' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.99 Max: 6.17
Current: 3.66
0.79
6.17
Price/Projected FCF 1.26
BASFY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. BASFY: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BASFY' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.26
0.55
1.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
BASFY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. BASFY: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BASFY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.95 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.15
0.47
4.35
Price/Graham Number 1.60
BASFY's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BASFY: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BASFY' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.36
Current: 1.6
0.43
4.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.36
BASFY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BASFY: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BASFY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.1 Max: 31
Current: 7.36
5.5
31
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.21
BASFY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BASFY: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BASFY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 17.9 Max: 30.2
Current: 1.21
1.2
30.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $71,909
EPS (TTM) $ 5.09
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float0.02%
52-Week Range $63.52 - 85.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)918.48

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 63,954 65,921 67,725
EPS ($) 2.88 2.64 5.53
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.88 2.64 5.53
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.52%
Dividends Per Share ($) 3.45 3.53 3.47
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