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Quarterly Statement Q3 2021

    Q3 January - September
    2021 2020 +/– 2021 2020 +/-
Sales Million €

19,669

13,811

42%

58,822

43,244

36%

Income from operations before depreciation, amortization and special items Million €

2,771

1,542

80%

9,169

5,350

71%

Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) Million €

2,729

1,044

161%

9,104

4,542

100%

EBITDA margin %

13.9

7.6

15.5

10.5

Depreciation and amortizationa Million €

907

3,682

–75%

2,655

5,665

–53%

Income from operations (EBIT) Million €

1,822

–2,638

.

6,449

–1,123

.

Special items Million €

–43

–3,219

99%

–92

–3,570

97%

EBIT before special items Million €

1,865

581

221%

6,541

2,447

167%

Income before income taxes Million €

1,777

–2,786

.

6,213

–2,509

.

Income after taxes from continuing operations Million €

1,424

–2,177

.

5,028

–2,184

.

Income after taxes from discontinued operations Million €

–43

13

.

–43

49

.

Net income Million €

1,253

–2,122

.

4,625

–2,115

.

Earnings per share

1,36

–2,31

.

5,03

–2,30

.

Adjusted earnings per share

1,56

0,60

160%

5,59

2,11

165%

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses Million €

523

518

1%

1,579

1,492

6%

Personnel expenses Million €

2,654

2,590

2%

8,525

8,095

5%

Employees (September 30)  

110,672

117,922

–6%

110,672

117,922

–6%

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets (September 30) Million €

86,102

86,973

–1%

86,102

86,973

–1%

Investments including acquisitionsb Million €

1,792

811

121%

3,168

3,601

–12%

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity ratio (September 30) %

47.2

39.8

47.2

39.8

Net debt (September 30) Million €

16,680

15,702

6%

16,680

15,702

6%

Cash flows from operating activities Million €

1,896

2,100

−10%

3,908

3,312

18%

Free cash flow Million €

1,077

1,364

−21%

1,866

1,281

46%

a Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (including impairments and reversals of impairments)

b Additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

Chemicals Million €
  2020 2019
Sales 8,071 9,532
EBIT before special items 445 791
Steamcracker im BASF-Werk Ludwigshafen
Materials Million €
  2020 2019
Sales 10,736 11,466
EBIT before special items 835 1,003
Birds eye view of BASF plant

Industrial Solutions

Million €

  2020 2019
Sales 7,644 8,389
EBIT before special items 822 820
Liquid solution on disc held by scientist
Surface Technologies Million €
  2020 2019
Sales 16,659 13,142
EBIT before special items 484 722
Car frame featuring BASF coating solution
Nutrition & Care Million €
  2020 2019
Sales 6,019 6,075
EBIT before special items 773 793
Softgel capsules spilling out of jar
Agricultural  Solutions Million €
  2020 2019
Sales 7,660 7,814
EBIT before special items 970 1,095
Field of yellow flowers
Last Update October 27, 2021