TOP
Global
Factbook

Materials

The Materials segment is composed of the Performance Materials division and the Monomers division. The Materials segment’s portfolio comprises advanced materials and their precursors for new applications and systems. These include isocyanates and polyamides as well as inorganic basic products and specialties for the plastics and plastics processing industries. We want to focus primarily on organic growth through differentiation via specific technological expertise, industry know-how and customer proximity to maximize value in the isocyanate and polyamide value chains.

Divisions

Performance Materials

Polyurethanes, thermoplastics and foam specialties for sectors such as the transportation, construction and consumer goods industries, as well as for industrial applications

More...

Monomers

Isocyanates and polyamides as well as inorganic basic products and specialties for sectors such as the plastics, automotive and construction industries

More...
the-vision-venture.jpg

The VisionVenture, co-created by BASF and HYMER, is a nearproduction glimpse into the future of van life. Using the development expertise of the BASF Creation Center, a new class of van has been created that blazes a trail in lightweight construction, independence, travel experience and design. The vehicle celebrated its world premiere at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany, in August 2019.

sales-2019_materials.jpg

Factors influencing sales

EBIT before special items

factors-influencing-sales_materials.jpg
ebit-before-special-items_materials.jpg

Million € 2019 2018
Sales to third parties 11,466 13,270
Share of total BASF sales (%) 20 22

of which Performance Materials

6,064 6,517

Monomers

5,402 6,753
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) before special items 1,719 3,020
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) 1,691 2,993
EBITDA margin (%) 15 23
Income from operations (EBIT) before special items 1,003 2,400
EBIT before special items margin (%) 9 18
Income from operations (EBIT) 973 2,374
EBIT margin (%) 8 18
Return on capital employed (ROCE) (%) 10.7 26.1
Last Update June 19, 2020